Nadler warns Obama to lay off Holder on ‘torture’ probe
From Politico’s Under the Radar by Josh Gerstein
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) is warning President Barack Obama not to pressure Attorney General Eric Holder against appointing a special prosecutor to investigate potential crimes related to the Bush Administration’s interrogation practices.
Speaking during a panel discussion at the Netroots Nation conference in Pittsburgh Saturday, Nadler said the White House has no business sending subtle or not-so-subtle signals to Holder to shelve the idea of naming a special counsel.
“That is properly a decision of the Justice Department to be made on independent grounds, regardless of the political convenience or inconvenience to the administration ” Nadler said. “So I have nothing to say to the president on this, except let Mr. Holder alone. As far as I know, they are,” he said, adding another “as far as I know” as the liberal crowd broke out in applause.
Nadler set up those comments by invoking alleged Bush Administration politicization of the Justice Department.
Read it all, or may be you shouldn’t if you have high blood pressure! On the other hand, he was speaking to the Netroots group! So take it for what it is worth.