opening the book on "professional misconduct", part II: Leahy Calls For Justice Department Investigation Into Missing John Yoo Emails

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Newsweek reports that the National Archives is pressing the Justice Department to investigate the "possible unauthorized destruction of e-mail and other records" within the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.

video here, c/o ThinkProgress

commentary c/o The Awl:
How Many Years Will It Take Us To Get John Yoo's Emails?
by Choire posted @2:28 PM

NO SERIOUSLY The number one thing I am pissed off about this month, right after NBC's Olympics coverage, is the disappeared John Yoo emails, which could probably shed a lot of light on how the previous administration created policies to torture people. This is such an unbelievable scandal, both on the issue of torture but also of government accountability. Pretty much, as a nation, everything should come to a standstill until this is dealt with. This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee asked Gary Grindler, Acting Deputy Attorney General, about the emails, and got total mumbling in response. This is like, pitchforks and subpoenas and prosecution time, people. There are extremely explicit rules about this kind of thing, and in light of the Bush administration email-disappearing shtick, in which everyone had to go to court over and over again simply to get what should have been carefully-conserved White House emails, was bad enough. But these are actual lawyers, at the actualDepartment of Justice, who have engaged in disappearing critical emails.

Where Are John Yoo's Missing Emails?

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