01.28.08

Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s Prepared Testimony For The Department Of Justice Oversight Hearing

“I look forward to reviewing Attorney General Mukasey’s prepared remarks and look forward to his first appearance before the Judiciary Committee since his confirmation.  I hope that he is prepared to be more forthcoming in response to the questions of the Senators on the Committee than his predecessor, who left hundreds of questions unanswered and allowed the administration to exercise unchecked executive power.  Attorney General Mukasey’s prepared testimony did not address issues Members of the Committee have asked him about in advance of the hearing, such as whether he agrees that waterboarding is torture and illegal, and about the status of the Department’s investigation into the CIA’s destruction of detainee interrogation tapes.  I look forward to questioning the Attorney General about these and other matters, including his plans to address rising crime, public corruption and the politicization of the Department of Justice. We must have a candid and responsive dialogue with the Attorney General as we work to rebuild the Department of Justice.”

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