WashTimes: DOJ has Conflicts of Interest on Detainees
4:02 PM, Nov 20, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Attorney General Eric Holder in a hearing Wednesday for a list of the employees at Dept. of Justice who might have to recuse themselves due to conflicts of interest over detainees. Some DOJ employees and their former firms represented and defended detainees in the past, raising questions about how DOJ might deal with their cases in the future.
Holder was cagey, promising only to "consider the request" despite Grassley's repeated requests.
Today, the Washington Times reveals some of the recusals already made:
DOJ has not provided a list to Grassley yet, but the list of Perelli's recusals was circulated at the department before being acquired by the Times.