Eric Holder is a pro at the quid pro quo. Attorney General Nominee gets his pass by passing up prosecutions on wiretapping and torture. Great.
Prosecutorial and investigative judgments must depend on the facts and no one is above the law, Mr. Holder wrote [in response to Republican senators questions]. But where it is clear that a government agent has acted in 'reasonable and good faith reliance on Justice Department legal opinions' authoritatively permitting his conduct, I would find it difficult to justify commencing a full blown criminal investigation, let alone a prosecution.Holder says facts may be facts, but intent matters more. Holder intends to be attorney general. Predetermining prosecution before he is in office? Ethical problem? No problem.