Reid: No decision on torture memo prosecutions until fall

It is way too early to tell whether or not there will be criminal charges filed in relation to the Bush administration's so-called "torture memos," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday.

Reid indicated it may not be until fall before there is any decision on prosecutions.

"I, first of all, think it's very important that we let Chairman Feinstein, who is doing an in-depth investigation, determining what the evidence is in regard to what took place with this interrogation," Reid said in an interview on MSNBC. "That will be finished sometime this fall."

Reid said the emphasis would be to "keep our powder dry" before the results of that inquiry.

The Nevada Democrat also said that leeway should be given to the Office of Legal Counsel to give their professional opinion on the matter.

"You put those two together and we're going to come up with what I think would be the right thing to do," he said. "And I can't make that decision -- what the right thing to do, or can any other senator, until we get those two things done."