Saturday, May 09, 2009

Why not probe Congress on briefings?

This could be interesting if it happens:

Glenn Thrush's Blog: Alexander: Why not probe Congress on briefings? -
During a scantly noticed exchange in a Thursday Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) asked Attorney General Eric Holder a potentially explosive question -- given the furor over Nancy Pelosi's 2002 interrogation briefing.

Alexander wanted to know if the AG would consider investigating what House and Senate members knew about torture and when they knew it. And Holder didn't exactly reject the idea.

ALEXANDER: Should you follow these facts and continue in an investigation if you’re investigating lawyers at the Department of Justice who wrote legal opinions authorizing certain interrogations, wouldn’t it also be appropriate to investigate the CIA employees or contractors or other people from intelligence agencies who asked or created the interrogation techniques or officials in the Bush Administration who approved them or what about members of Congress who were informed of them or know about them or approved them or encouraged them? Wouldn’t they also be appropriate parts of such an investigation?

1 comment:

Civis Ordinarius said...

If this issue gets closer to Speaker Pelosi, the whole issue will go away.

And when it does, it will provide another example of the utter political machinations/focus of the Dems in the Executive and Legislative branches.

Attack the opposition on a personal basis, rather than on substance.