DoJ to investigate lawyers who approved waterboarding.

Last week, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) requested that the Department of Justice’s inspector general “launch an investigation into the role DOJ officials” played “in authorizing the use of waterboarding during interrogations.” In a letter to the senators today, the head of the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility states that the inquiry will be included in the office’s “investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drafting” of the Office of Legal Counsel’s infamous torture memo.