WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday named a special prosecutor to probe CIA prisoner abuse cases, a move that could distract President Barack Obama from his drive to reform the healthcare system.
Holder’s decision, which promises political headaches for Obama, came after the
Justice Department’s ethics watchdog recommended considering
prosecution of Central Intelligence Agency employees or contractors for harsh interrogations in Iraq and Afghanistan that went beyond approved limits.
“I fully realise that my decision to commence this preliminary review will
be controversial,” Holder said in a statement. “In this case… >>>