HOLDER HEARING: Feinstein Brings Up Schlozman and OIG Report
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) started her line of questioning with the recent report on the politicization of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and asked Eric Holder his thoughts on it.
Holder replied that it’s “antithetical to everything the Justice Department stands for” and added that this wasn’t something he’d allow if he was attorney general.
Feinstein also brought up the Army Field Manual — a round-about way of talking about torture — which Holder hedged on, but ultimately said he supports using the manual as the basis for interrogation rules.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is up next, but has already stated that he supports Holder’s nomination.