Justice Releases Secret Bush Memos:
The Justice Department has released nine secret memos and opinions written by the Bush Administration.
The Office of Legal Counsel documents include the use of military forces to combat terrorist activities inside the United States, presidential power to transfer terrorists to foreign nations, military detention of U.S. citizens, and the authority of the president to suspend provisions of the ABM Treaty.
Attorney General Eric Holder, in releasing the documents, said, “Americans deserve a government that operates with transparency and openness. It is my goal to make OLC opinions available when possible while still protecting national security information and ensuring robust internal executive branch debate and decision-making.”