Remember John Yoo, the Bush administration’s go-to guy for torture advice at the Office of Legal Counsel? And how Bush had to bring in Jack Goldsmith to clean up Yoo’s memos that allowed torture and warrantless wiretapping?

The OLC is a Justice Department office that provides legal advice to the president. Yoo’s critics complained that he was a political advisor beholden to Dick Cheney and would give the White House anything wanted.