08.24.09

Comment On Attorney General Holder’s Decision To Expand Investigation Into CIA Interrogations

“I recognize how difficult this decision has been for Attorney General Holder, and I am grateful that the Justice Department is finally being led by an independent Attorney General who is willing to begin investigating this dark chapter in our country’s history.  I had no doubt that he would put the interests of the law ahead of politics, and he has demonstrated that.  While I still believe that a nonpartisan, independent review is the best way to get the full picture of how our laws were applied or broken, I hope this investigation will also bring a measure of accountability to the American people in holding responsible those whose decisions may have undermined our values and our laws.”

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