Eight years after Justice Department lawyer John Yoo and Assistant AG Jay Bybee generated the now-infamous "torture memos," the DOJ has officially concluded their actions did not constitute professional misconduct. The DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility had earlier produced two draft reports, which recommended referring Yoo and Bybee to disciplinary authorities. But in crafting the final report, Associate Deputy Attorney General David Margolis was clearly swayed by arguments submitted by Bybee's and Yoo's attorneys.
Bybee, Yoo Got a Boost From Their Lawyers in Avoiding Ethics Charges
February 22, 2010