Leahy "Very Concerned" With Mukasey's New Response On Waterboarding

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The Hill

Michael Mukasey attempted to advance his stalled nomination for attorney general Tuesday by giving Congress a written statement discussing the legality of waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning.

Mukasey submitted a four-page legalistic discussion that did not give Democrats what they were demanding: a succinct statement on whether waterboarding is akin to torture.

As a result, growing Democratic opposition to Mukasey's nomination is not likely to die down.

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