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Lying to Congress, Murdering Prisoners Now Legal

Ryan Singel reports that lying to Congress is now legal, at least according to TSA spokeswoman Amy Von Walter. “Von Walter also indicated the agency is working to make sure that the public and Congress are better informed about the agency’s actions.”

In other news, the Pentagon will ignore the recommendation of the Army Criminal Investigation Command to try the soldiers responsible for the deaths of detainees. Michael Froomkin has commentary.

Next up, sending prisoners to Egypt, and then seven or eight other things.

One comment on "Lying to Congress, Murdering Prisoners Now Legal"

  • Iang says:

    Curious … Congressional hearings are conducted in a “minor court” and testimony is sworn as if in front of a judge. It’s privileged … as well as subject to perjury.

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