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DOJ Argues for "State Secrets" Coverup On Grounds That "Truth Commissions" Can Substitute for Prosecutions
Senator Leahy couldn't have made it any clearer himself:
One judge presented a hypothetical that awful things could be happening in Missouri that would then never be disclosed due to state secrets creating this black hole where litigation was banned despite our courts and Constitution. The DOJ lawyer rejected this hypothetical, saying there were plenty of alternatives to litigation, such as Congressional oversight, foreign relations, inspector general investigations and reports. A "senior administration official" pushed this same spin yesterday of alternative avenues to hold Bush officials accountable, such as a "truth commission idea, a DOJ truth commission, or even investigations run by the Justice Department."