Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Wednesday refused once again to debate the legality of waterboarding and deflected questions from senators that sought his analysis on the controversial interrogation technique.

Testifying at an oversight hearing before the same Senate Judiciary Committee that hosted his confirmation hearing last year, Mukasey acknowledged that waterboarding is not among current CIA interrogation tactics. Because of that, he refused to talk about its past use on suspected high-ranking terrorists, to which the Bush administration has admitted.

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