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    EXCLUSIVE: Holder assures GOP on prosecution

    Washington Times - EXCLUSIVE: Holder assures GOP on prosecution

    President Obama's choice to run the Justice Department has assured senior Republican senators that he won't prosecute intelligence officers or political appointees who were involved in the Bush administration's policy of "enhanced interrogations."

    Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, a Republican from Missouri and the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in an interview with The Washington Times that he will support Eric H. Holder Jr.'s nomination for Attorney General because Mr. Holder assured him privately that Mr. Obama's Justice Department will not prosecute former Bush officials involved in the interrogations program.

    Mr. Holder's promise apparently was key to moving his nomination forward. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 17-2 to favorably recommend Holder for the post. He is likely to be confirmed by the Senate soon.

    Sen. Bond also said that Mr. Holder told him in a private meeting Tuesday that he will not strip the telecommunications companies that cooperated with the National Security Agency after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks of retroactive legal immunity from civil lawsuits--removing another potential sticking point among GOP senators.
    Washington Times - EXCLUSIVE: Holder assures GOP on prosecution

    Good for Holder, though I'm sure he'll catch some flak for this.
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Holder assures GOP on prosecution

    Good post, and an interesting read.

    Also, not mentioned this before but love your sig line.

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