Under questioning today on Capitol Hill, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. stood behind the decision to read the suspected Times Square bomb-maker his rights after an initial round of interrogation.

Holder was speaking to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee about the Justice Department’s budget, two and a half days after the arrest of Faisal Shahzad in connection with the attempted bombing. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked Holder whether giving Shahzad his Miranda warnings set back the investigation.

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