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Cheney shrugs off CIA-torture investigation

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US Attorney General Eric J. Holder, Jr. and his prosecutors are likely to start knocking on a lot of doors in Washington, since announcing last Monday an official investigation into the alleged abuse of detainees held by the Central Intelligence Agency.

But they won’t find a welcome mat if they come around to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

In a Fox News television interview six days after Mr. Holder’s announcement, Mr. Cheney suggested that he might not cooperate with the Attorney General, The Washington Post reported.

Asked whether he would talk to John Durham, the veteran prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to examine allegations that the CIA abused Sept. 11 terror suspects, Cheney said: "It will depend on the circumstances and what I think their activities are really involved in.

During the interview, Cheney dismissed the need for cooperation with prosecutors, reports Reuters.

"I'm very proud of what we did in terms of defending the nation for the past eight years, successfully," Cheney said in a recorded interview. "And it won't take a prosecutor to find out what I think. I've already expressed those views."


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