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Obama Open to Congressional Investigation of Torture Policies

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 04/21/2009 09:19
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Kaleem Kirkpatrick

Although he’s not calling it “torture” anymore, according to Greg Sargent at The Plum Line, President Obama on Tuesday said that he is not opposed to a bipartisan investigation on Capitol Hill of Bush administration officials who devised those torturous tactics.

The president has publicly opposed prosecuting the CIA officers who carried them out, but now he’s also saying that it’s up to Attorney General Eric Holder to decide whether to prosecute the lawyers that wrote the many legal memos authorizing and justifying them.

A broad range of advocates have been calling on Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to begin criminal investigations.

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