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April 5, 2009


Jason Leopold, Public Record - House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers quietly released the final draft of an extensive report he first unveiled in January documenting the Bush administration’s “unreviewable war powers” and the possible crimes committed in implementing those policies.

In order to determine whether Bush officials broke laws, Conyers has recommended that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special prosecutor to launch a criminal inquiry to investigate, among other things, whether “enhanced interrogation techniques” used against alleged terrorist detainees violated international and federal laws against torture. . .

An earlier draft of the report contained a similar recommendation, but the final version includes additional evidence that has surfaced since January to support Conyers's reasoning s for a special prosecutor. The updated version “highlights significant source materials and Judiciary Committee accomplishments, and accounts for the final days of the Bush Administration.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

While he's at it, Holder should look into the legality of Obama's continued occupation of Iraq and escalation in 'AfPak'.
Let the indictments fly.

April 6, 2009 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Mairead said...

Conyers is just a foolsgoldmine of meaningless political theater. Why does anyone report his nonsense? Oh, sorry, of course - that's WHY they cover him: he offers mere theater, and is thus no threat to the status quo.

April 7, 2009 1:59 PM  

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