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CIA Overreached on Interrogation

The House Judiciary Committee released a transcript Thursday of its May interview with Jay Bybee, former head of the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel under George W. Bush's tenure, in which Bybee said that the CIA used interrogation techniques his office never approved. He also said that techniques his office did approve, such as waterboarding, were used too many times. Meanwhile, the Obama administration's inquiry into “black site” prison interrogation practices is nearing completion, but Attorney General Eric Holder has stated that the probe won’t necessarily result in criminal charges. Nevertheless, the investigation has attracted criticism from Republicans, who argue that its affect on morale would jeopardize future intelligence operations.