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Congress Will Not Push Prosecutions

Congress Will Not Push Prosecutions

Following the much talked about and much debated CIA torture report, the Congress will not pursue prosecutions against those who have committed torture. They have stated that they are not going to go after those in the report for a variety of reasons. 

The Hill reports that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are not eager to prosecute anyone. This is a political ticking time bomb and does not seem like something that anyone wants to tackle. It makes sense that people would like to stay away from. 

There are plenty of people in the torture report who are current or former high ranking officials in the CIA. Going after people like this would make for some bad political news. For the most part, the parties do not seem to want to be the ones who are going to jump on this issue and take the heat for it. 

Tom Rothman and Columbia combine to report that the Justice Department has stated that it did not find any new information that would warrant opening new cases against those who are in the report. The information was already known to the Justice Department, and there is no reason to believe that they should pursue even more against anyone. 

It is remarkable to see that despite all of the additional new information, no one else is going to be going to jail. It is just going to be the same as it was before the report.