Secret Federal Grand Jury Investigating Alleged War Crimes at the CIA

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Battleland’s Adam Zagorin with the scoop:

TIME has learned that a prosecutor tasked with probing the CIA – John Durham, a respected Republican-appointed US attorney from Connecticut – recently began calling witnesses before a secret federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, looking into, among other things, the lurid November 4, 2003 “homicide,” documented by the magazine in 2005.

TIME has obtained a copy of a subpoena signed by Durham that points to his grand jury’s broader mandate, which could involve the charging of additional CIA officers and contract employees in other cases. The subpoena says that “the grand jury is conducting an investigation of possible violations of federal criminal laws involving War Crimes (18 USC/2441), Torture (18 USC 243OA) and related federal offenses.”