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Archive for March 21st, 2010

Atty. Gen. Holder Picks U.S. Atty. Fitzgerald to Probe Photos of CIA Officers Found in Gitmo Prisoner’s Cell

Patrick Fitzgerald/doj photo

Patrick Fitzgerald/doj photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has picked one of the nation’s most tenacious federal prosecutors, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago, to investigate “whether defense lawyers at Guantánamo Bay compromised the identities of covert CIA officers,” Newsweek’s DeClassified column reported.

“The probe was triggered by the discovery last year of about 20 color photographs of CIA officials in the cell of Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, an alleged financier of the 9/11 attacks, say three current and former government officials who asked not to be identified talking about an ongoing case,” Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball reported.

The magazine reports that the photos included snapshots of CIA officers on the street and in other public places.

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