And if the administration was somehow responsible for the 9-11 attacks, as some have suggested, we have one of the clearest cases of treason ever in the USA.
Even if the memo was only opportunistic, the entire administration is likely guilty of attempting to supercede the Constitution -- then and since . . . My God!!
Subject: Secret Post-9/11 Memo Circumvents Constitution
News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
04 Apr 2008 Secret Post-9/11 Memo Circumvents Constitution, Posse Comitatus -- 2003 memo: 'Our office recently concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations,' the footnote in that memo states, referring to a document titled 'Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the United States.' 03 Apr 2008 For at least 16 months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Bush administration argued that the Constitution's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures on U.S. soil did not apply to its efforts to protect against terrorism. That view was expressed in a secret Justice Department legal memo dated Oct. 23, 2001. Its existence was disclosed Tuesday in a footnote of a separate secret Justice Department memo, dated March 14, 2003, that discussed the legality of various
interrogation torture techniques. "Our office recently concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations," the footnote in that memo states, referring to a document titled "Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the United States." [See: The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.]
'The October 2001 memo arguing for unregulated military searches on U.S. soil has not been formally withdrawn and remains a secret but unclassified document.' Administration Asserted Fourth Amendment Does Not Apply to Domestic Military Operations In Terror Fight 04 Apr 2008 The Justice Department concluded in October 2001 that military operations combating terrorism inside the United States [!] are not limited by Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, in one of several secret memos containing new and controversial assertions of presidential power. The memo, sent on Oct. 23, 2001, to the Defense Department and the White House by the Office of Legal Counsel, focused on the rules governing any deployment of U.S. forces inside the country [!] "in the event of further large-scale terrorist activities" by al-Qaeda, a Justice Department official said yesterday. The October 2001 memo arguing for unregulated military searches on U.S. soil has not been formally withdrawn and remains a secret but unclassified document, according to Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse.
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