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WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 18: Attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey testifies during the Senate Judiciary hearing on his nomination. He said Thursday he shares the administration's expansive view of President Bush's authority to withhold information from Congress, skirt federal statutes and authorize harsh interrogation techniques. The retired federal judge's statements, during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, put him at odds with the Democrats who will decide whether Mukasey succeeds Alberto R. Gonzales as the head of the Justice Department. "I think what is being fleshed out is that he has a much more heightened view of executive power," said California Democrat Dianne Feinstein. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly).

WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 18: Attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey testifies during the Senate Judiciary hearing on his nomination. He said Thursday he shares the administration's expansive view of President Bush's authority to withhold information from Congress, skirt federal statutes and authorize harsh interrogation techniques. The retired federal judge's statements, during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, put him at odds with the Democrats...
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