Yoo’s E-Mails

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Keeping the pressure on the DoJ as well as John Yoo. CREW continues to get to all that is there or possibly destroyed as our Government joined those we Condemn in Torture and Human Rights violations. Not only leaving our Military Troops wide open to the same leaving us with no ability to condemn nor brings charges on the World Court venue, but opening up same for our own citizens anywhere with same results!

It also greatly weaken our National Security as it was one more of the many Failed Policies, of the previous decade, that has created greater hatreds, not just as to our government done clandestine but also the citizens of our country as we all share the guilt of those policies and leave that wide open with no accountability for crimes committed by those who approved and ordered!

CREW Sends FOIA to DOJ Seeking Copies of Torture Memo Author John Yoo’s Emails

3 Mar 2010 // Washington, D.C.

Today, CREW sent a follow-up Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel seeking copies of all of John Yoo’s emails, whether in paper or electronic form.  Through this request CREW seeks to ascertain the extent to which Mr. Yoo’s emails were destroyed, as referenced in a recently released report from the Office of Professional Responsibility, and whether that destruction was limited to emails on a particular subject, suggesting willful conduct by Mr. Yoo or others.

Click here to read CREW’s FOIA request. {four page pdf-page one below}

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Related Documents

   *  3/3/10 – CREW FOIA to DOJ (John Yoo’s Emails) // 1.8 mb

   *  2/26/10 – CREW’s Request for Expedition (OLC FOIA) // 3.8 mb

  *  2/26/10 – CREW FOIA to OLC // 3.8 mb

In John Yoo’s words:

National security, executive power and the war on terrorism

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

John Yoo, law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, former Justice Department deputy assistant attorney general and author of “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,” was online Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss his book, which explores the relationship between the three branches of government and the rules of war, including surveillance, detention, interrogation and trial. The Discussion Continued at Link

What the U.S. can learn from John Yoo’s mistakes R. Jeffrey Smith, THE WASHINGTON POST

‘Do we know if Boo Boo is allergic to certain insects?”

In mid-2002, Justice Department lawyer John Yoo posed that question to a fellow attorney about captured al Qaeda operative Zayn al-Abidin Muhammed Hussein, better known by his nom de guerre, Abu Zubaida. It was one of many odd moments in secret deliberations by the government’s top lawyers over how far CIA interrogators could go in pressing captives for information that they hoped would save lives.

The fruits of that dialogue were, in part, the two notorious 2002 Office of Legal Counsel memos justifying waterboarding, wall slamming, extended sleep deprivation, the use of insects and similar interrogation methods. Career Justice Department lawyer David Margolis recently described those documents as “an unfortunate chapter in the history” of that office.

The memos – one of which Yoo internally called his “bad things opinion” – were treated as soothing gospel by many of the attorneys privy to the CIA program. But after their public disclosure in 2004, they were rewritten by new Bush administration appointees. >>>>>

“What can the U.S. Learn?” Nothing!, as long as we don’t seek accountability, but we will see the results of that inaction on the most heinous possible crimes and extremely failed policies followed, very similar to reasons given for sending our military into invasions and occupations of others, on those in and out of our government at the time committed and ordered!