Former Attorney General John Ashcroft fumbled as he was point-blanked about the goings-on at Guantanamo Bay during his tenure at the White House, claiming he had “limited recollection” of the events he was there to testify about and claiming he “wasn’t an expert in this arena when I was in office.” Meanwhile, Walter Dellinger of O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., argued that “criminal prosecution” of a person making policy recommendations, within legal bounds, to the executive branch should be “ruled out in all but the most extreme … unusual circumstances.”

Watch the clips:

Clip 1: Ashcroft and Dellinger talk about interrogation methods and accountability (MSNBC):

Clip 2: Ashcroft is “somewhat on the hot seat,” according to Fox News:

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