Barr Misled Congress in 1989 Summary Memo

Discussion in 'Politics' started by exGOPer, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    Just Security: “On Friday the thirteenth October 1989, by happenstance the same day as the ‘Black Friday’ market crash, news leaked of a legal memo authored by William Barr. He was then serving as head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). It is highly uncommon for any OLC memo to make headlines. This one did because it was issued in ‘unusual secrecy’ and concluded that the FBI could forcibly abduct people in other countries without the consent of the foreign state. The headline also noted the implication of the legal opinion at that moment in time. It appeared to pave the way for abducting Panama’s leader, Gen. Manuel Noriega.”

    “Members of Congress asked to see the full legal opinion. Barr refused, but said he would provide an account that ‘summarizes the principal conclusions.’ Sound familiar? In March 2019, when Attorney General Barr was handed Robert Mueller’s final report, he wrote that he would ‘summarize the principal conclusions’ of the special counsel’s report for the public.”

    “When Barr withheld the full OLC opinion in 1989 and said to trust his summary of the principal conclusions, Yale law school professor Harold Koh wrote that Barr’s position was ‘particularly egregious.’ Congress also had no appetite for Barr’s stance, and eventually issued a subpoena to successfully wrench the full OLC opinion out of the Department.”

    “When the OLC opinion was finally made public long after Barr left office, it was clear that Barr’s summary had failed to fully disclose the opinion’s principal conclusions.”
     
  2. WeToddDid2

    WeToddDid2

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    WeToddDid2

  4. Here4money

    Here4money

  5. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    Exactly, another redacted piece of bullshit from the cover up specialist.
     
  6. vanzandt

    vanzandt

    Maga!
     
  7. WeToddDid2

    WeToddDid2

    If he is a cover up specialist, how good of one is he? Will he successfully cover it up or is this the beginning of the end?
     
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    WeToddDid2

     
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    WeToddDid2

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    #10     Apr 16, 2019
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