Walter Shaub @waltshaub former Director of @OfficeGovEthics now with @CREWcrew personal account - views are my own May. 30, 2019 1 min read

The Justice Department office that declared the prosecution of the president unconstitutional is the Office of Legal Counsel. Probably more than half its opinions are secret, yet you see how they create a secret body of binding law. Secret law in the U.S.!  https://www.citizensforethics.org/why-crew-is-suing-doj-to-force-disclosure-of-olc-opinions/ 

They defend their denial of Freedom of Information Act requests for access to their body of secret law by insisting they only give non-binding advice. But, as Mueller made clear yesterday, the "advice" is binding. Here's their recent opinion overruling FDA on Food and Drug law:

In plain sight, the Office of Legal Counsel issued an unreviewable ruling that your president can commit crimes without facing prosecution. Behind closed doors they issued 4 (that we know of) secret memos on torture authorizing war crimes. What else has OLC secretly done to you?

 https://www.citizensforethics.org/lawsuit/doj-barr-olc-opinion-obstruction-justice/ 


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