The Department of Justice is likely to recommend professional sanctions against the lawyers who authored the "torture memos" but will not seek prosecutions, the Wall Street Journal is reporting today.

DOJ has almost completed an internal investigation into the actions of those lawyers, John Yoo and Jay Bybee. Via WSJ:
The final report is expected to preserve the core findings of earlier drafts, people familiar with the matter said. Those drafts called on state bar associations to carry out sanctions including disbarment of the lawyers, but recommended against criminal prosecution, these people said.

Meanwhile, Sens. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinThis week: House GOP regroups after farm bill failure Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions Dem lawmaker spars with own party over prison reform MORE (D-Ill.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseOvernight Energy: Pruitt gets Senate grilling | Dems want investigation into Pruitt's security chief | Interior officers arrested 13 in border surge | Advisers pan science 'transparency' plan Dems claim Pruitt's former security chief intervened to hire business associate Pruitt: ‘I don’t recall’ asking security agents to use sirens MORE (D-R.I.) are upset that Stephen Bradbury, who signed off on the memos as the former head of the Office of Legal Counsel, was able to take part in the investigation during the final weeks of the Bush administration.

According to the Journal, the DOJ said Bradbury's "participation in that process was transparent"