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Truthdigger of the Week: Jack Goldsmith

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Jack Goldsmith, who speaks out about his experiences during his nine-month tenure as head of the Office of Legal Counsel during a crucial phase of the Bush presidency in 2003-4 in his troubling and illuminating new book, “The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration.”

Posted on Sep 8, 2007 READ MORE


Former DOJ Lawyer Blasts Bush Torture Policy

Wouldn’t it have been chillingly fascinating to watch White House bigwigs in action sometime around 2003, while they played fast and loose with executive power and international law? 

Posted on Sep 5, 2007 READ MORE


David Addington
From MSNBC

Cheney’s Legal Hit Man

He’s been described as “the most powerful person you’ve never heard of,” and “Cheney’s Cheney.” He’s David Addington, the vice president’s chief of staff, and he’s behind the legal arguments to support presidential-sanctioned torture, the attempt to discredit Joe Wilson, and the bogus Niger uranium story. The New Yorker has a must-read profile.

Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney Aide Is Screening Legislation in Seeking to Protect Bush’s Power

Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, David Addington, routinely reviews legislation bound for the president’s desk, searching for ways that the bills may limit presidential power.
More than a quick-hit news item, this article masterly describes Bush’s use of signing statements—interpretations of a law that can be used to subvert a law’s intended purpose.
Earlier: Addington—“The Most Powerful Person You’ve Never Heard Of”

Posted on May 28, 2006 READ MORE


David Addington
From MSNBC

‘The Most Powerful Person You’ve Never Heard Of’

It’s David Addington, Dick Cheney’s new chief of staff, who has been instrumental in fashioning legal arguments to support presidential-sanctioned torture, the attempt to discredit Joe Wilson, and the bogus Niger uranium story. U.S. News has the goods in this fantastic profile.
Sickened by those “signing statements” that Bush uses to essentially ignore the laws Congress has passed? Addington has his fingerprints all over those.

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


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