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By DAVID JOHNSTON and JEFF ZELENY
Published: August 24, 2009

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has named a veteran federal prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen prisoner abuse cases in which detainees were held by the Central Intelligence Agency, government officials said on Monday.

Mr. Holder has selected John Durham, a longtime federal prosecutor from Connecticut, to carry out what could lead to prosecutions of the C.I.A. employees in the most politically explosive inquiry since Mr. Holder took over the Justice Department.

The Justice Department’s ethics office recently recommended that prosecutors investigate the prisoner abuse cases, reversing the Bush administration and potentially exposing C.I.A. workers and contractors to prosecution for their brutal treatment of detainees, according to a person officially briefed on the matter.

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Rendition of Terror Suspects Will Continue Under Obama
By SCOTT SHANE and DAVID JOHNSTON
The Obama administration will continue the Bush administration’s practice of sending terror suspects abroad for interrogation but will monitor to insure they are not tortured, officials said.

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