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Leahy requests Gonzales era torture documents.

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In a letter to White House Counsel Fred Fielding, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) requests all legal opinions that the DoJ has written relating to torture. The White House had turned over “four previously undisclosed documents” relating to the administration’s torture policy earlier in the week, but they all preceded Alberto Gonzales’s tenure as Attorney General. The New York Times reported this month that the Gonzales DoJ had issued “secret opinions” that “lawmakers did not know existed.” Leahy is asking for “the complete picture” of the administration’s policy. Read the full letter HERE.