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Holder orders review of terror suspect abuses

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed a career prosecutor to review whether CIA officials and the agency’s private contractors should be prosecuted amid new revelations that terror suspects were threatened with guns and a power drill. Holder named John Durham, ...

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Democrats block bid for probe of Pelosi’s CIA claims

House Democrats blocked a Republican push for a bipartisan investigation of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the Central Intelligence Agency misled her in 2002 about interrogation tactics used on suspected terrorists. Democrats voted down a Republican resolution seeking to start ...

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Holder says waterboarding is torture

Attorney General-designate Eric Holder called waterboarding a form of illegal torture and promised to restore the credibility of a Justice Department he described as "badly shaken" by "improper political interference." At Senate confirmation hearings, Holder signaled that President-elect Barack Obama will suspend military tribunals used to try suspected war criminals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The tribunals must be "substantially revamped" to provide defendants with more due process and ensure fair treatment for suspects, he said.

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