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Justice Department / Attorney General Politics / Hamud, Fitton Interview #770713

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 10, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kelli Arena) The job of attorney general that will see White House counsel Alberto Gonzales replacing outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft examined; details given about the duties, the legal challenges about enemy combatants & how September 11 redefined Ashcroft's approach to government. [Former associate counsel Brad BERENSON†- comments on Gonzales' qualifications.] [Center for Constitutional Rights Jeff FOGEL†- comments.] [President BUSH - praises Ashcroft.] [Georgetown Law Center Peter RUBIN†- says Ashcroft took extreme positions on civil liberties.] [December 6, 2001, ASHCROFT - states a position.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with civil rights attorney Randall Hamud† & Judicial Watch Tom Fitton† about Ashcroft. [From Washington, FITTON - outlines Ashcroft's aggressive application of common law enforcement tools against terrorism; states Ashcroft cannot be blamed for the Detroit case.] [From San Diego, HAMUD - labels Ashcroft a right-wing zealot who attacked several issues besides terrorism & liberties.]

Brown, Aaron;
Arena, Kelli

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