Mukasey: No Plans For Special Prosecutor To Investigate Destroyed CIA Tapes

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he doesn’t plan for a special prosecutor to investigate whether the CIA broke the law when it destroyed videotapes of terror interrogations.

In a briefing Friday with reporters, Mukasey declined to discuss whether he has seen any evidence that destroying the interrogation tapes violated court orders or otherwise interfered with any case.

He says the ongoing criminal investigation was opened on grounds of “some indication” of a violation of federal statute, which he adds is “a lot less than probable cause.”

Not having plans to use a special prosecutor is in defiance of some in Congress who want an independent look at the case.