The investigation by the department's Office of Professional Responsibility was shut down last year, after the investigators were denied security clearances. Gonzales told Congress that President Bush, not he, denied the clearances.It remains to be seen if this will be a serious inquiry or a whitewash, but this is at least encouraging.
"We recently received the necessary security clearances and are now able to proceed with our investigation," H. Marshall Jarrett, counsel for the OPR, wrote to Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. A copy of the letter, dated Tuesday, was obtained by The Associated Press.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The AP reports that the DoJ has reopened the inquiry into warrantless wiretapping.