Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, May 4, 2011 [open pdf - 8MB]
From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "The Committee holds this oversight hearing today as details continue to emerge about the successful military and intelligence operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the terrorist whom we know is responsible for thousands of American deaths in the attacks of September 11, 2001, the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and so many other attacks around the world. Nearly 10 years after the murderous attacks of September 11th, a measure of justice has been wrought for the victims of those criminal acts. Osama bin Laden has paid for his actions against innocent Americans and innocent people around the world. This terrorist-- and that is what he was, a terrorist, a murderer--perpetuated hate and destruction. His death is a fitting end to his reign of terror. One thing can be said for certain: Both President Obama and his national security team have never lost sight of the Nation's war against terrorism. Today I welcome back a member of that national security team and welcome back to the Committee for the sixth time Attorney General Holder. He has, as I said, been a key member of that national security team. His approach to fighting terrorism has been vigilant; he has not excused constitutional excesses out of fear, and he, like President Obama, has used our full arsenal to protect and defend the American people." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chuck Grassley, Patrick J. Leahy, and Eric H. Holder, Jr.
S. Hrg. 112-353; Senate Hearing 112-353; Serial No. J-112-18
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