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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Conyers to Holder: Appoint a Special Prosecutor

Conyers Wants Holder to Appoint a Special Counsel to Probe Bush Crimes
By Jason Leopold

(published in The Public Record)

On Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers quietly released the final draft of an extensive report he first unveiled in January documenting the Bush administration’s “unreviewable war powers” and the possible crimes committed in implementing those policies.

In order to determine whether Bush officials broke laws, Conyers has recommended that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special prosecutor to launch a criminal inquiry to investigate, among other things, whether “enhanced interrogation techniques” used against alleged terrorist detainees violated international and federal laws against torture.

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