And Then There Were Five


Citing Michael Mukasey’s reluctance to answer questions about the legality of waterboarding, Senator Patrick Leahy just added his name to the expanding list of Judiciary Committee Dems (five currently) who plan to vote against the president’s AG nominee on Tuesday. “There may be interrogation techniques that require close examination and extensive briefings,” Leahy said during a press conference in Vermont this afternoon. “Waterboarding is not among them. No American should need a classified briefing to determine whether waterboarding is torture.”

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