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Attorney General Holder promises more openness about drone attacks (+video)

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"I heard you and the president has heard you," Mr. Holder said.

The attorney general said he is confident that if the public had more information, there would be greater comfort that the administration is acting in conformity with the law. Without elaborating, Holder said a number of steps are going to be taken and that he expects "the president will be talking about this."

Human Rights First called Holder’s statement a “positive development.”

In a statement Wednesday, organization senior counsel Daphne Eviatar said, “We welcome Attorney General Holder’s announcement that President Obama will be more forthcoming in the future, and we hope he'll be forthcoming about a whole host of issues, including explaining more about who is being killed and how the legal framework applied comports with international legal requirements.”

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder got mixed reviews from Republican members regarding drone attacks.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina lauded the administration for its efforts to target terrorists, including the use of drones.

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