Pelosi: Bush Administration lawbreakers should face prosecution, not immunity
Raw Story- John Byrne
Published: Thursday February 26, 2009
Not so fast.
Bush administration officials who broke the law should face criminal prosecution and shouldn’t get immunity in exchange for testimony under a proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission being discussed in the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in an interview broadcast late Wednesday.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) yesterday announced his committee will hold hearings on creating a panel to investigate alleged crimes committed by Bush administration officials, including torture of detainees and illegal wiretapping. Leahy has said the panel would avoid criminal charges except in cases of perjury.
Pelosi said she supported the investigation, but any plan should hold open the possibility of prosecution.