Obama would ask AG to “immediately review” potential Bush crimes

While the national media would much rather talk about “Bitter”-gate, a journalist for the Philadelphia Daily News amazingly has asked Barack Obama an actual question of critical importance: Whether an Obama administration would seek to prosecute Bush administration officials on the revelations that they greenlighted torture, or for other potential crimes that took place in the White House.

The response (full article linked above):

Obama said that as president he would indeed ask his new Attorney General and his deputies to “immediately review the information that’s already there” and determine if an inquiry is warranted — but he also tread carefully on the issue, in line with his reputation for seeking to bridge the partisan divide. He worried that such a probe could be spun as “a partisan witch hunt.” However, he said that equation changes if there was willful criminality, because “nobody is above the law.”

Again, a reasonable, intelligent, principled response: No partisan witch-hunt– but if crimes were committed, all bets are off.

Expect to see many more efforts by Republicans to get Hillary as the nominee.

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