While Eric Holder has dropped numerous cases against CIA agents, he continues to use his position to obsessively pursue others of the very same CIA agents who gathered the evidence that led to the capture of Osama bin Laden. The retired agents have spent inordinate amounts of money defending themselves after serving their country. Others are afraid to retire since they would have to pay their own legal expenses.
From AFP: The US Justice Department launched a criminal investigation into the deaths of two detainee deaths in CIA custody, as it dropped probes into the vast majority of alleged CIA interrogation abuses.
Attorney General Eric Holder did not identify the two detainees who died in CIA custody in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al-Qaeda on New York and Washington.
An unnamed US official told CNN however that one of the detainees was Manadel al-Jamadi, who died in November 2003 while prisoner at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
A secret US federal grand jury is already looking into the role of CIA agents in that case, Time magazine reported earlier this month.
Al-Jamadi had become known as “the Iceman” when his CIA handlers placed his body in ice to slow decomposition in a failed attempt to hide the death.
Prosecutor John Durham has started calling witnesses, including US military personnel who served at Abu Ghraib, before the grand jury investigating the case, the magazine reported.
Durham spokesman Tom Carson told AFP at the time that it was “an ongoing investigation.” Read here: Holder on a mission