by sepulvedaj3, Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 04:57:46 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge refused on Wednesday to delve into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, saying there was no evidence the Bush administration violated a court order and the Justice Department deserved time to conduct its own investigation.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy was a victory for the Bush administration, which had urged the courts not to wade into a politically charged issue already being investigated by the Justice Department, CIA and Congress.
The Kennedy opinion take a bit of a swipe at Gonzales, noting that a presumption of regularity in the investigation
"is especially warranted with respect to the newly appointed Attorney General and Department of Justice lawyers."