Given the Justice Department's dogged investigation and prosecution of officials from the previous administration who turned waterboarding into 'enhanced interrogation techniques' as well as those who carried out such methods, it's puzzling why Holder would have to include such an obvious statement in his letter to Russian officials regarding the return of Edward Snowden to the United States. After all, John Yoo, David Addington, Dick Cheney, and George Bush have all spent a fortune fighting the charges the DoJ has brought against them.
Moreover, we've all seen how those who mistreated Bradley Manning during his incarceration have been punished.
Why on earth would the Russians, of all people, have concerns regarding Mr. Snowden's right to a fair trial in his native country?
Based on his record, it appears that Attorney General Holder is wasting ink trying to allay the concerns of Russian officials regarding what will happen to Edward Snowden once he is returned to the United States.
Edward Snowden has nothing to worry about.