Senate Releases Witness List For Holder Hearings

The Senate Judiciary committee has released its witness list for the confirmation hearings of Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, to begin Thursday:

The list:

The Honorable John W. Warner, Former United States Senator from Virginia
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman from the District of Columbia

Panel I:
Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Panel II:
The Honorable Louis J. Freeh, Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Chuck Canterbury, National President, Fraternal Order of Police
John Payton, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Witness to be designated by the Minority
Witness to be designated by the Minority

It’ll be interesting to see who Arlen Specter and friends decide to call, since they’ve signaled a desire to scrutinize Holder’s record — in particular his role in the Marc Rich pardon — very closely.