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September 25, 2007

White House Pulls Nomination for Top CIA Lawyer

We all know that Rizzo was told to pull out. The Bushies did not want another Gonzalez mess. His confirmation hearing would've brought up the administration's condoning of torture. It's a fight the White House doesn't want to fight right now. They have bigger fish to fry:
The White House withdrew the nomination of John Rizzo to be the CIA's top attorney on Tuesday after months of controversy over his role in the agency's interrogation policy.

Rizzo, a career CIA lawyer, had drawn fire from Democrats and human rights groups because of his support for Bush administration legal doctrines permitting "enhanced interrogation" of terrorism detainees in CIA custody.

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