Holder Defends Criminal Charges Against Christmas Day Bomber


Attorney General Eric Holder is defending his action bringing criminal charges against alleged Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Holder told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that no federal agency “spported the use of law of war detention” in the case, reports MainJustice.com.

Republican members of Congress have charged that the Justice Department squandered an opportunity to gather intelligence – a strange argument, Democrats counter, given Republicans' silence when alleged terrorists were given the same treatment during the Bush administration. The Obama administration said Abdulmutallab has been cooperating with the FBI since being read his Miranda rights.

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