06/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Holder: Cheney "Dead Wrong," We'd Never Authorize Torture

It might have been a casual luncheon, but that didn't make the questions any less probing. In a wide-ranging dialogue hosted by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund at the National Press Club this afternoon, Gwen Ifill, the moderator and editor of PBS's Washington Week, questioned Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. on a number of issues facing the Justice Department, including the Supreme Court, torture memos, and what he thinks of former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent media blitz.

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