Obama denies request to drop CIA abuse probe

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:37 EDT
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An investigation into abuse of terrorism detainees won’t be halted following a letter sent to President Barack Obama by seven former CIA directors. “I don’t want to start getting into the business of squelching, you know, investigations that are being conducted,” Obama told CNN’s John King Sunday.

“I appreciate the former CIA directors wanting to look after an institution that they helped to build,” Obama told CBS’ Bob Schieffer in a separate interview.

This video is from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast Sept. 17, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
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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