Mukasey’s answer on torture frustrates Democrats

CNN

10/18/07

The refusal of attorney general-nominee Michael Mukasey to directly disavow waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques frustrated Senate Democrats Thursday. Under tough questioning on torture policy on the second day of his confirmation hearings, the retired federal judge repeated his view that torture is unconstitutional, but he would not categorically declare any specific techniques to be prohibited...

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Senators Clash With Nominee Over Torture and Limits of Law

Philip Shenon, reporting for The New York Times, writes, "On the second day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Mukasey went further than he had the day before in arguing that the White House had constitutional authority to act beyond the limits of laws enacted by Congress, especially when it came to national defense."

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Richardson's Confirmation, a Guide for Mukasey's

Elizabeth Holtzman, writing for Truthout, says: "Congressional Democrats have issued subpoenas, demanded testimony of key White House aides, negotiated in good faith with the White House to obtain release of relevant documents to inform confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey - all to no avail." She sees precedent in the Watergate era as advice for Congress today.

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