POLITICS
08/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Holder's Possible Inquiry On CIA Interrogation A Defining Gesture Of Independence From Obama

As the attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., debates whether to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate the interrogations of terrorism suspects after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he is at the brink of a career-defining decision that risks the anger of the White House and the Central Intelligence Agency, one of the Justice Department's main partners in combating terrorism.

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