Gonzales expects no prosecution for allowing torture

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:32 EDT
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Former Attorney General told NPR’s Tell Me More that there will be no prosecution for authorization of interrogations that used torture. “I don’t think that there’s going to be a prosecution, quite frankly,” said Gonzales. “Because again, these activities…. They were authorized, they were supported by legal opinions at the Department of Justice.”

Gonzales said that he found it “hard to believe” that Eric Holder would pursue investigations. “Nonetheless, the very discussion about it is extremely discouraging,” he said.

The Chicago Tribune has a full transcript of the Gonzales interview here.

NPR has more details here.

The following audio is NPR’s Tell Me More, broadcast on Jan. 26, 2009.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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