WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Republican senators say they're troubled by Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to begin a new criminal probe of past interrogation tactics during President George W. Bush's war on terrorism.
They say the Justice Department investigation could hamper U.S. intelligence efforts.
Word of the investigation comes as a newly declassified version of a CIA report revealed that CIA interrogators once threatened to kill a Sept. 11 suspect's children and suggested another would be forced to watch his mother sexually assaulted.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration is setting strict new standards for treatment of terror suspects.
President Barack Obama has ordered changes in future interrogations. The order will bring other agencies besides the CIA under the direction of the FBI and the supervision of the president's national security adviser. The administration is pledging that questioning will be controlled by the Army Field Manual, with strict rules.