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  •  I don't know about Holder (1+ / 0-)
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    from this, ala TPM

    On at least one issue, though, Obama seems to have made up his mind. Isikoff reports that Obama announced his opposition to torture prosecutions--an unsurprising admission, perhaps, but one that must have disappointed many in attendance. Previously he had said that the question of investigation and prosecuting Bush administration officials was one for Holder to answer. But with Holder sitting right beside him, there's no doubt he's feeling pressure to, as they say, look forward, not backward.

    This was a report about an off-the-record meeting of Obama and civil rights activists at the White House last week.  The inclination was to beleive that Obama has "encouraged" (my term) that Holder not pursue investigations and prosecutions.

    I hope this is wrong, and your diary is correct.

    You're wrong for thinking I'm wrong, so that makes you wrong twice.

    by ohmyheck on Tue May 26, 2009 at 07:32:39 AM PDT

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