Earlier today, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke to MSNBC about the mammoth report his Armed Services Committee released last night. The report details the evolution of a brutal interrogation policy within the Department of Defense, and implicates, for the most part, a different set of officials than the familiar folks of the Bush Justice Department. Watch:
“It’s better that the judgment here as to whether or not any prosecution should take place or any effort at accountability professionally should be made I believe by the Justice Department. They should select one or two or three people with credibility—perhaps retired federal judges—to give recommendations relative to prosecution.”
We’re still going through that report (at over 200 pages with over 1700 foot notes, we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us) and we’ll let you know if we find anything noteworthy.
Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight, and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at email@example.com.