Interrogations

Holder: 'Waterboarding Is Torture'

Attorney general nominee Eric Holder, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon, said that he believes the controversial near-drowning interrogation technique of waterboarding is clearly illegal, and that the president does not have the power to immunize those who used it from prosecution. "No one is above the law," he told Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the committee's chairman and a strong opponent of the Bush administration's handling of prisoners.