Alberto Gonzales Backs Off Implication He Endorses Torture Investigation

Posted by | September 4, 2009 15:25 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served in the Bush 43 administration, showed support in a Washington Times interview for current Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to investigate torture.  Gonzales gave a second interview to the Washington Times to “clarify” what he said during the first interview. In the first encounter, he said it was “legitimate to question and examine” charges of CIA abuses.

“Contrary to press reporting and based on the information that’s available to me,” Mr. Gonzales said during an interview Thursday with The Washington Times, “I don’t support the investigation by the department because this is a matter that has already been reviewed thoroughly and because I believe that another investigation is going to harm our intelligence gathering capabilities and that’s a concern that’s shared by career intelligence officials and so for those reasons I respectfully disagree with the decision.”

Gonzales says he endorses Holder’s “right to exercise his discretion”, but that he would have made a different choice.

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