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Suspect in U.S. Consulate Attack Demands Lawyer During FBI Interrogation

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A suspect in custody in the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya said he wants his attorney present during FBI interrogations, the Associated Press reports.

Tunisian Ali Harzi is “strongly suspected” of being involved in the assault by armed men in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the AP reported. That attack killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other American diplomats.

Authorities believe Islamic extremists were behind the attack.

New Atty. Gen. Holder Could Release Secret Memos on Interrogations, Warrantless Wiretaps

As Atty. Gen. Eric. H. Holder Jr. takes over, we may see some of the secret and controversial actions of the Bush Justice Department that will provide more insights to what happened in the past eight years.

By Jeff Stein
Spy Talk
WASHINGTON — “Far more secret memos” on hard interrogations, detention and warrantless wiretapping programs have been discovered, most originating in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), according to a new report.
And Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., confirmed Monday, has indicated that a number of them may be made public.
The list of the more than three dozen still highly classified documents was assembled by Pro Publica, an independent public interest journalism organization founded in 2007 by former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger.
“The Bush administration’s controversial policies on detentions, interrogations and warrantless wiretapping were underpinned by legal memoranda,” write Pro Publica reporters Dan Nguyen and Christopher Weaver. “While some of those memos have been released (primarily as a result of ACLU lawsuits), the former administration kept far more memos secret than has been previously understood. At least three dozen by our count.”
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