Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderFormer AG launches redistricting effort to help Dems reclaim power The racism inquisition over Jeff Sessions Dem rep to Obama: Don’t ‘lay back’ after presidency MORE's decision to appoint a prosecutor to investigate allegations of detainee abuse by the CIA serves as a reminder of why "many Americans" doubt President Obama's ability to keep the country safe, former Vice President Dick Cheney said late Monday night.

Cheney, a longstanding critic of the Obama administration's policies -- especially on domestic security -- since leaving office, blasted the current administration's recent work on intelligence issues.

"President Obama