PELOSI ON BYGONES…. There’s been some discussion of late over whether alleged Bush administration crimes should be investigated after Barack Obama takes office. Speaker Pelosi made her opinion clear this morning on Fox News.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants an investigation into whether the Bush administration broke the law when it fired a group of federal prosecutors.
She says that what she calls the politicizing of the Justice Department cannot go unreviewed.
House Democrats last week recommended a criminal investigation to see if administration officials broke the law in the name of national security. The report cited the interrogation of foreign detainees, warrantless wiretaps, retribution against critics, manipulation of intelligence and the fired prosecutors.
Specifically, Pelosi argued, “Past is prologue. We learn from it.” Asked about the different approaches voiced by Obama and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), the Speaker added, “I don’t think Mr. Obama and Mr. Conyers are that far apart. I want to see the truth come forward.”