“I Will Consider Your Request”
That was the response of Attorney General Holder to Senator Chuck Grassley’s demand for information on who is advising the Attorney General on the decisions concerning the trials of terrorists. Byron York details how the Attorney General did not commit to revealing the names of those in the Department of Justice who are involved with these decisions, and thus is hiding the extent to which lawyers who worked as defense counsel for the terrorists are now involved with decisions impacting how, when and where those terrorists will be tried.
Stonewalling such an easy-to-comply with request is a warning signal that something is wrong in the DOJ. All senators, not just Republicans, should want a quick, concise answer to the question of who is and has been involved with these terrible decisions and whether or not those lawyers have previously represented the defendants before they joined the Obama-Holder Justice Department.