Yoo: OPR probe was a ‘farce’

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John Yoo is celebrating the Justice Department’s finding that his Torture Memos did not violate standards of professional conduct, while calling investigators from DOJ’s internal ethics unit “incompetent” and “obviously biased,” and describing their probe as a “farce.”

In a Philadelphia Inquirer column — his first public comments since the release of the Office of Professional Responsibility report — Yoo accuses the OPR investigators of “the politicization of national security.” He describes their probe as a “witch-hunt” against Bush administration lawyers, and asserts that “OPR’s political bias was legion.” As evidence, Yoo cites the fact that former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and his deputy had argued that there were errors in the report.

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