As 21WIRE reported last year, the White House’s new candidate for US Attorney General has a dubious record when it comes to ‘terrorism cases’. Our question: is she what the US needs now, or would she fit in better in a police state regime like China or Egypt?
As US Senate confirmation hearings resume Monday, President Barack Obama will be hoping to finally off-load some dead weight in AG Eric Holder, replacing him a new appointee to run the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Incredibly, US government lawyer and DOJ nominee, Loretta Lynch, has repeatedly sided with dodgy FBI stings, rogue interrogators and banana republic henchmen in Africa…
What Lynch has willfully turned a blind eye to in this story is astonishing. Her recent statements in a high-profile terrorism case indicates that she’s on board with some of the worst federal practices America is suffering today; no due process, and state-sanctioned torture used to obtain bogus statements from numerous synthetic terrorists.
In the case of Somalian born British citizen Mahdi Hashi, court documents reveal how authorities first pressured him to become an informant, before detaining him in Djibouti, Africa, and without having been informed of any of his rights. Then, they began threatening him with sexual abuse and using forceful methods in order to extract various statements and ‘confessions’ under physical and psychological duress. Finally, having stripped him of his citizenship, and – being “rendered” to New York in 2012, he was held in secret for five weeks. He’s been in solitary confinement ever since.
Jury selection for Hashi’s trial is set to begin in February. Critics believe that Hashi’s upcoming trial is just the latest in a long line of War on Terror ‘show trials’ off-shored to the US, including those of known British intelligence informants, Abu Hamza and Haroon Rashid Aswat.
As court records clearly show, Obama’s nominee Lynch had no problem with any of the above. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) reported:
“Government attorney Loretta Lynch, recently nominated by Obama to be the new attorney general, argued in previous court documents that Hashi’s statements were voluntarily made and therefore admissible. The government has applied to the court for permission to call witnesses from abroad to give evidence on the interrogation of Hashi by the FBI.”
Read full report via 21st Century Wire