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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Eric Holder reported.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) Holder's responses to questions about torture and the significance of them for President-elect Barack Obama's administration featured. [In response to Senator Patrick Leahy, HOLDER - agrees "waterboarding is torture"; assures Guantanamo Bay will be closed] [Former Justice Department official Stephen SALTZBURG†- comments on waterboarding.] [In response to Senator Charles Schumer, HOLDER - says the department will not be politicized.] The questions about Holder's decision not to try to block President Bill Clinton's pardoning of Marc Rich noted. [HOLDER - comments on his mistakes.]

Gibson, Charles;
Thomas, Pierre

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