April 24, 2009
Holder Won't Selectively Release Terror Memos
Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Thursday he won't play "hide and seek" with secret memos
Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Thursday he won't play "hide and seek" with secret memos about harsh interrogations of terror suspects and their effectiveness. In testimony before the House Appropriations Committee, Holder said he's willing to release as much information as possible about the interrogations.
"It is certainly the intention of this administration not to play hide and seek, or not to release certain things," said Holder. "It is not our intention to try to advance a political agenda or to try to hide things from the American people."
Republicans — including former Vice President Dick Cheney — have urged the Obama administration to release other, still-secret documents detailing what intelligence was gained from the controversial interrogation techniques.
"I think you have an obligation to release the rest of the memos," said Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va.
Holder said he wasn't sure exactly which memos Cheney is referring to, because he hasn't seen them. The attorney general suggested such classified documents may exist at other agencies.
"I'm the attorney general and I don't control many of the memos you might be talking about," said Holder.
At Thursday's hearing, members of both parties asked Holder if he plans to seek charges against those officials.
"I will not permit the criminalization of policy differences. However, it is my responsibility as attorney general to enforce the law. It is my duty to enforce the law. If I see evidence of wrongdoing I will pursue it to the full extent of the law," Holder said.
HERE are the Memos that Obama insisted on being released
Cheney wants the rest added to it since Obama has deciided to do a ONE SIDE HATE FILLED INVESTIGATION.
Wild Thing's comment.......
"Holder said he wasn't sure exactly which memos Cheney is referring to..."
What a liar, he knows, they are the ones Cheney requested from the archives.
Holder wants to give the terrorists immunity, so that they will testify against American heroes! Holder is ALREADY “selectively” releasing documents and memos. Holder only releases what helps his political view.
Bush should have had Holder investigated for the Marc Rich pardon.
Posted by Wild Thing at April 24, 2009 07:47 AM
UNCLASSIFIED MEMO TO ERIC HOLDER & BARRY HUSSEIN O'VOMIT:
Posted by: cuchieddie (Known Infidel) at April 24, 2009 12:00 PM
Holder doesn't know what memos the Vice-President is referring to,...another Bart Simpson moment for the AG ...Doh... How bout you ask him.
This whole cabinet is filled with dim or flickering bulbs, they may be fascists but they are freakin stupid.
Posted by: Mark at April 24, 2009 04:54 PM
You can bet the intelligence community is backing away from doing their jobs. If I had to fear prosecution in doing my job to protect this nation from foreign terrorists, then I'll find a new line of work.
Posted by: BobF at April 24, 2009 05:27 PM
Release these, and the hide and seek memo's that are Obama/Seotoros or whoever he really is.
Posted by: Bob A at April 24, 2009 05:33 PM
cuchieddie (Known Infidel), LOL good one!!!!
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 24, 2009 11:19 PM
Mark, LOL good one, Bart Simpson is a good
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 24, 2009 11:22 PM
BobF., I agree so much. This has totally
destroyed any future hard work by the CIA
and I don't blame them at all.
Also how would any country trust us now
they see how little Obama can be trusted
by his own country. There are just so many
things this effects.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 24, 2009 11:25 PM
Bob A., Ditto that.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 24, 2009 11:27 PM