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Sen. Whitehouse on Jay Bybee: ‘It is certainly possible that an impeachment inquiry is warranted.’

By Faiz Shakir  

"Sen. Whitehouse on Jay Bybee: ‘It is certainly possible that an impeachment inquiry is warranted.’"

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Tonight on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow interviewed Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Judiciary Committee, about his views on whether Jay Bybee should be impeached:

MADDOW: Do you think that it is possible that an impeachment inquiry is warranted in this case, if only because the circumstances that are known about Judge Bybee’s career are now so different than when the Senate voted on
him in 2003?

WHITEHOUSE: It is certainly possible that an impeachment inquiry is warranted. But I think that decision should probably wait until the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility finishes its investigation into the Office of Legal Counsel and all of these opinions.

Whitehouse said the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility is expected to release the results of its year-long investigation in the very near future. Watch it:

The Wall Street Journal notes that Bybee’s “got a nationally recognized lawyer on his side, Latham & Watkins’s Maureen Mahoney, who’s handling the case pro bono.”

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