Investigations

Justice Dept. Advises Torture Probes

The skeletons in the Bush administration’s closets just won’t die: The Justice Department’s ethics office has recommended reopening nearly a dozen prisoner-abuse cases in a move that could potentially expose CIA employees to criminal prosecution. Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly reversed the course set by the Bush administration when he began looking into the allegations, which include the deaths of detainees. Coupled with the release on Monday of a large report about prisoner abuse, The Times writes that “it now seems all but certain that the appointment of a prosecutor or other concrete steps will follow.”