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Pelosi to Maddow: Criminal Prosecution Must Be On the Table

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has shared some criticism with Rachel Maddow about both the Bush and Obama administrations. According to Salon, Pelosi told Maddow, during an interview to be aired tonight, that she favors criminal prosecutions for the Bush administration and not just a fact-finding truth commission.

Pelosi apparently tells Maddow:

Senator Leahy has a proposal, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is a good idea. What I have some concern about though is it has immunity. And I think that some of the issues involved here, like the services part, politicizing of the Justice Department, and the rest, they have criminal ramifications, and I don't think we should be giving them immunity.

An enthusiastic Rachel Maddow herself shared some highlights from the yet-to-be aired interview with Andrea Mitchell earlier today. Fresh from her meeting with the speaker, and still on the Amtrak train, Rachel said that Nancy expressed concern about Obama's rumored plan to keep 50,000 troops in Iraq after combat troops leave. You can hear Rachel break it down in the above video.

They may be in control of the White House and Congress, but I anticipate some back and forth among the big players in the Democratic Party. As for the keeping criminal prosecution on the the table, I'd like to know what you all think!

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