Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Wednesday launched a full-scale criminal investigation into the actions of CIA personnel who destroyed videotapes of detainee interrogations. Mukasey noted that the investigation may uncover "a potential felony or misdemeanor violation," but he does not guarantee that "criminal charges will necessarily follow." The AG's orders come a month after reports that the CIA had destroyed the tapes and CIA Director Michael Hayden said the agency had acted "in line with the law."
Mukasey Launches Criminal Investigation in CIA Tape Case
January 3, 2008