Sen. Whitehouse: Some torturers "wide open" to prosecution

The chips are starting to fall fast. One of the things I'm pleased about it the fact the President Obama backed off when he realized HE does get to decide who get's investigated and/or charged. That's up to Eric Holder and the Justice dept. and also Congress, who has the right to investigate anything they want, themselves. The White House is basically a spectator at this point. Unless President Obama decides to issue pardons and I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.

From ThinkProgress:

This morning on MSNBC, host Norah O'Donnell asked Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) about President Obama leaving the door open to torture prosecutions yesterday. Obama said yesterday that the decision of whether to bring torture charges is more "for the attorney general...and I don't want to prejudge that." Whitehouse agreed with Obama's assessment, but added that anyone who exceeded the limits outlined in the OLC torture memos would be "wide open for potential prosecution":

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