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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Department of Justice Statement on the Investigation into the Destruction of Videotapes by CIA Personnel

WASHINGTON – The following statement may be attributed to Matthew Miller, Director, Office of Public Affairs:

"In January 2008, Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed Assistant United States Attorney John Durham to investigate the destruction by CIA personnel of videotapes of detainee interrogations. Since that time, a team of prosecutors and FBI agents led by Mr. Durham has conducted an exhaustive investigation into the matter. As a result of that investigation, Mr. Durham has concluded that he will not pursue criminal charges for the destruction of the interrogation videotapes."

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