Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Did Pat Leahy Compare Bond to Blago?

It sure seems like it.
Earlier Wednesday, The Washington Times scooped up that Sen. Kit Bond planned to support Eric Holder for Attorney General after the nominee assured him he wouldn't prosecute intelligence officials engaged in harsh interrogation techniques.
According to Talking Points Memo, Judiciary Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy denied that that type of exchange could have happened?
"It would be completely wrong if a senator said, 'I'll vote for you if you promise to withhold prosecution of a crime'," Leahy told Talking Points Memo. "No senator would make a request like that. It'd be improper."
"Maybe Governor [Rod] Blagojevich [D-IL]" would have sought such an assurance, Leahy quipped. He never specifically referenced Bond, who declined to answer questions about the while leaving the Senate chamber this afternoon.

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