Monday, August 31, 2009
A leading Democratic senator Sunday criticized a Justice Department investigation into abusive CIA interrogations of Al-Qaeda detainees as poorly timed, signaling broadening opposition to the probe.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, raised her objections in a CBS television interview while former vice president Dick Cheney was blasting the probe on Fox television as “an outrageous political act.”
Saying she, too, was “horrified” by a classified 2004 CIA report that detailed abusive interrogation practices, Feinstein said she understood Attorney General Eric Holder’s reasons for ordering a review of the interrogation program.
“However, I think the timing of this is not very good,” Feinstein said.
This article was posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 at 10:19 am