White House Insists on Confirmation of Torture Memo Author | Talking Points Memo

It’s starting to seem all of a piece.

Yesterday, administration officials publicly acknowledged that CIA agents, with Justice Department authorization, had waterboarded three detainees. And the administration is eager to prevent that authorization from being threatened. According to Senate Dems, the White House has refused to strike a deal on pending nominees until the Senate deals with the Justice Department official who’s authorized the use of enhanced interrogation techniques including waterboarding.

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