In August 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder reopened criminal investigations into CIA interrogations -- four years after the Department of Justice, which had investigated instances of possible abuse, chose not to prosecute most cases. (The probe had resulted in a successful prosecution and disciplinary actions against some individuals.)
After the White House announced that bin Laden was dead, National Security Adviser John Brennan saluted Obama for one of the "gutsiest" political moves ever. On "60 Minutes," Obama said he could not praise intelligence officials enough. If the president wants to be truly gutsy, he should tell Holder to take his heavy-handed re-investigation and shove it.
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