Thursday, February 7, 2013

President Obama Orders Secret Drone Memos To Be Shared With Congress A Day After They Have Been Leaked To The Media

Obama Orders Secret Drone Memos Shared With Congress -- Yahoo News/The Ticket

President Barack Obama, moving to defuse a battle with Congress, directed the Justice Department on Wednesday to share secret memos laying out the legal justification for targeted drone-strike assassinations overseas with key committees, an aide said.

Obama’s decision came as his pick to head the CIA, White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, faced a grilling on the issue on Thursday at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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More News On President Obama Ordering The Secret Drone memos To Be Shared With Congress

Obama reverses course, approves providing legal advice on drones to Congress -- The Politico
Drone Strike Information To Be Provided To Congress By Justice Department -- Huffington Post
BREAKING: Obama to hand over drone documents ahead of Brennan hearing -- CNN
Obama OKs giving classified intel on drone strikes to Congress -- Detroit Free Press
Obama considers allowing lawmakers to see secret memos on targeted killings
-- Washington Post
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My Comment: He had no choice .... the memos were already leaked to the New York Times and Washington Post. He is also doing this to defuse potentially embarrassing questions tomorrow when CIA Director nominee John Brennan goes to the Senate for his confirmation hearing.

 WNU Editor: The 16 page memo is here.

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