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Holder tells Judiciary Committee that captured terrorists get presumption of trial in civilian courts

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Jeff Poor
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During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions pressed Attorney General Eric Holder on whether presuming terrorists captured by the United States would be tried in civilian courts could hinder America’s intelligence gathering efforts.

“Isn’t it a fact that if you presumptively to try an individual who is a terrorist planning or plotting or attempting an attack on the United States that if you presumptively are going to move them into civilian court, they are entitled to Miranda warnings within a few minutes of arrest, they are entitled to an appointment of a lawyer, they are entitled to be brought publicly before a civilian magistrate, entitled to pre-trial discovery, entitled to a speedy trial?” Sessions asked. “Can that not be a detriment to interrogating that individual over a period of time and obtaining information that protect Americans from further attack?”

Holder denied that using the civilian system would be an impediment to obtaining information.

“I think if one looks at the way with which the civilian system has worked in the past, we’ve certainly had the ability to convict hundreds of terrorists,” Holder said. “We have gotten actionable intelligence from people who were tried ultimately in the civilian system. We have modified how Miranda should be viewed.”

Looking for clarity for military and law enforcement officials, Sessions asked Holder to state clearly whether it was U.S. policy to presume captured terrorists would be tried in civilian courts.

“My question to you fundamentally is every law enforcement officer involved out there, every military person involved out there needs to know what the policy is,” Sessions said. “So, is the policy that they [captured terrorists] would presumptively be tried in civilian court?”

Holder, citing the president himself, said there is a presumption of that captured terrorists would be tried in civilian courts.

“As I said, the archived speech that the president made was that there is a presumption,” Holder said. “It is not an irrebutable presumption that cases go to the civilian court with regard to the Miranda issue, but I think we have demonstrated hundreds of times, hundreds of times, that we can get actionable intelligence, while at the same time prosecuting people in jail for really extended periods of time.”

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  • DANIEL CABRERA

    Something short about Mr Holder;

    As known by EVERYONE, Holder is a TERRORISTS ADVOCATE , is also known as DEFENDER OF CORRUPTED INDIVIDUALS.

    Because ANARCHY seems to be one of the pivotal factors in this OBAMA GANG CORRUPTED AND ANTI-AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION which came into power as result of FRAUDULENT ELCTIONS LOADED WITH EMOTIONS., present dynamics , and others future ones are to be expected LAWLESS ORIENTED.

    THE BLACK PANTHER GOUPS are certified anti-law oriented ,…and on top of that to Holder and Obama they are “brothers’,… members of a minority that are out to demonstrate the so called ‘BLACK POWER’ to the white community for ,…..”IT IS PAY BACK TIME…FOR NOW, WE ARE INCHARGE…”

    HOLDER, NOR OBAMA WILL DO NOTHING TO IMPLEMENT CORRECT LAW!

    Has been said that the next war is not going to be betwwen nations ,…instead is going to be between races.It seems that ongoing dynamics are pointing to that….we just have to wait for the incoming future.
    It seems that some factors are now more clarified;-

    BLACK PANTHER CASE / THE ERIC HOLDER FACTOR__
    http://blog.heritage.org/2009/09/14/investigating-the-black-panther-case/#more-14752
    So, let’s see in brief, the root of all this;…shall we?
    ERIC HOLDER – A TERRORIST ADVOCATE

    So there you have it;

    1. Obama – ‘front-man’, employee of an organization of TRAITROS / ‘PRESIDENTIAL CONSORTIOUM’ with AGENDA OF DESTRUCTION FOR OUR COUNTRY.
    Elements like ;- Geithner, Dood, Barney Frank, Reid, Pelosi, Cox, Jarrett, Schummer, Kerry, Axlerod,…and others are the main and fundamental factors/ key-individuals if you will, in the MASTER PLAN FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    And now their work continues as ‘THE HOLDER AGENDA’ comes into play in practial way.

    2. Holder – A terrorist advocate, defender of criminals.
    Just go into this;____

    Brian W. Walsh, “Enacting Principled, Nonpartisan Criminal-Law Reform: A Memo to President-elect Obama,” Heritage Foundation Special Report No. 42, January 9, 2009, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/sr42.cfm.

    Hans A. von Spakovsky, “Democracy in Danger: Case Studies of Election Fraud,” Heritage Foundation Special Report No. 24, October 28, 2008, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/sr24.cfm.

    Todd F. Gaziano, “Election Reform,” testimony before House Committee on Rules and Administration, U.S. House of Representatives, March 14, 2001, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/

    GovernmentReform/Test031401.cfm.
    Andrew M. Grossman, “An Individual Right Rekindled,” Heritage Foundation Commentary, June 30, 2008, at http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed063008a.cfm.
    _________________________________________________________________
    Eric Holder, Clinton, Wright’s BL “church” and the pardons of …
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2165024/posts
    http://volokh.com/posts/1231531009.shtml
    ——————————————————————————–
    [1]Josh Meyer and Tom Hamburger, “Eric Holder Pushed for Controversial Clemency,” Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2009, at http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-na-
    holder9-2009jan09,0,6643509.story (January 13, 2009).

    [2]Roger Adams, Department of Justice Pardon Attorney, letter to Kevin Ohlson regarding Holder clemency recommendation, August 31, 1998, at http://www.latimes.com/media/acrobat
    /2009-01/44427240.pdf (January 13, 2009).

    [3]Eric Holder, then-Deputy Attorney General, memorandum to All Competent Heads and United States Attorneys, regarding bringing criminal charges against corporations, June 16, 1999, at http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/doc
    s/reports/1999/chargingcorps.html (January 13, 2009).

    [4]Hans A. von Spakovsky, “Democracy in Danger: Case Studies of Election Fraud,” Heritage Foundation Special Report No. 24, October 28, 2008, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/sr24.cfm.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    Archive for Friday, January 09, 2009
    In ‘99, Holder pushed clemency for terrorists
    FALN members were linked to U.S. bombings
    http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2009/jan/09/nation/chi-holderjan09

    So , there you have it in simple short presentation.Now whoever interested can go into details

    So, exist the possibility that this character Holder, will set free those assasins islaminc-muslims extremist jihadist murderes terrorists by means of ‘TECHICALITIES and / or ‘LEGAL SEMANTICS, FISCAL BY-LAW TERMINOLOGY.

    Who out there did vote for this garbage?,…Still worshiping Obama?,…Regrets?….anyone?
    Need I say more?….how that works out for ANYONE out there?

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

    PS; To Obama worshippers; …you wanted Obama?….eat Obama now, ..choke on it!

  • votersofny

    How is this dumb bastard still AG? He has got to be the stupidest one of Obozo’s pick by far.

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  • notalone

    Holder is the worst terrorist of all.

  • gringott

    But invading a country and killing unarmed people is ok.