Gorsuch 'Extraordinarily Impressed' After 2005 Gitmo Visit

By Jimmy Hoover (March 16, 2017, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Neil Gorsuch told Guantanamo Bay's top commander after a 2005 visit that he was "extraordinarily impressed" with conditions at the detention facility, recently released records from his tenure at the Department of Justice reveal, adding another layer to his involvement with detainee issues at the height of the Bush administration's war on terror.

Gorsuch, now a judge on the Tenth Circuit and a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, visited the U.S. military prison in November that year as a high-level DOJ lawyer who worked frequently on defending President George W. Bush's terror policies in federal litigation, in policy forums and...

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