The Iran-Conoco Affair
Louis Fisher's new book "In the name of National Security -- Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case" discusses how executive power has been abused to cover-up civil liability claims. (See http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/fisint.html.)
A previously unreported instance of abuse of power to cover-up the causes for a plane crash and shield political cronies from civil liabilities is discussed on the website http://iran-conoco-affair.us.
In the Iran-Conoco Affair, Secretary of Defense Cheney ordered employees of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) participate in a DuPont-Conoco-AIG cover-up of the crimes discussed in detail on the Iran-Conoco Affair website. Cheney’s motives were to allow his future employer (Halliburton) and Halliburton's client companies DuPont and Conoco to monopolize oil production in the rogue states of Libya, Iraq and Iran. Now, Vice President Cheney continues to participate in a cover-up of these crimes by ordering the AFIP to destroy or conceal public records that document the crimes carried out under his direction as Secretary of Defense. However, in this case Cheney and is corporate clients fear that concealing these documents under the ruse of “National Security” would only draw public attention to the underlying motives for the cover-up.