Stephen Colbert used his “The Word” segment to consider a Justice Department memo that said that harsh interrogation tactics were legal if the interrogator had an “honest belief” that the tactics were not torture.
Colbert said, “This proves the administration does respect human rights. The human rights of interrogators.”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast July 29, 2008.
DOJ policy blocking Trump from being indicted ‘factored into’ the end of the Stormy Daniels case: report
Federal prosecutors decided to close the investigation into the 2016 criminal hush money payment to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that benefitted the Trump campaign because, in part, of the policy that prevents the indictment of a sitting president, according to a new report from USA Today citing an anonymous source.
Michael Cohen has already pleaded guilty to the violation of campaign finance law. He said that he carried out the effort in coordination with and at the direction of then-candidate Donald Trump in order to increase his chances of victory in the 2016 presidential election.
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Trump’s Pentagon spokeswoman forced staff to run errands — and even help her adopt a foster child: report
On Thursday, the Department of Defense Inspector General released a scathing report on ex-Pentagon spokesperson Dana White, the result of an investigation that began last year following ethics complaints from her staff.
The IG concluded that White used federal staffers to help her run personal errands both during and outside of work hours. Officials were forced to book her personal travel, deliver lunch and snacks to her office, act as her chauffeur, handle her dry cleaning, and book a makeup artist to come to her house.