Sen. Wants AG to Resign; Others Also OK'd Miranda for Alleged Bomber
The Department of Justice was one of at least four agencies that approved giving a Miranda warning to alleged underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab—after he had stopped talking, according to a published report.
“Knowledgeable law enforcement officials” told the Los Angeles Times that other agencies consulted included the FBI, the State Department and the CIA.
Abdulmutallab was questioned for an hour, without any Miranda warning, while he was being treated in a hospital after his arrest for allegedly trying to blow up a Christmas Day flight by lighting a bomb in his underwear, the story says. He was then sedated, and after he awakened, he refused to talk any more. At that point, he was given a Miranda warning.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., told Fox News Sunday that Holder made the wrong decision on the Miranda warning, according to The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room and United Press International. “Perhaps he should step down,” Alexander said.