FBI Claims Presidential Assassination Orders Could Apply Within the U.S.

Robert MuellerVia Russia Today:

United States Attorney General Eric Holder recently explained how the president can order the assassination of his own citizens abroad. But did his rationalization justify executions within the US? Apparently, the FBI wouldn’t exclude it.

Responding to a congressional inquiry this week on the rationale of assassinating Americans, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller affirmed that he himself isn’t too clear on the what Holder explained.

The attorney general addressed an audience at Northwestern University in Chicago this week with an explanation for US President Barack Obama’s killing of three American citizens overseas last year. Alleged terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki and two other US-born citizens were executed in a drone strike last year in Yemen, a kill that the White House has been reluctant to discuss in detail until just recently. Speaking from Northwestern this week, Holder insisted, however, that the details the president acted on were “sufficient under the Constitution for the United States to use lethal force against a US citizen abroad.”

Following up on Wednesday, US Congressman Tom Graves, a Republican from Georgia, asked the FBI’s Mueller if Holder’s qualifications for an ordered kill could be applied domestically. “I have to go back. Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not,” responded an unsure Mueller …

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Haters gonna hate, power’s gonna consolidate.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nixkuroi Mike Simon

    My guess is he’s talking about Treason, but Section 3 of the constitution says that Congress gets to decide who is treasonous. 

    “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.”

    It’s possible that Congress created the war tribunals and gave them the power to decide in these matters, they convened and then the president gave the order to carry out the recommendation of killing Anwar al-Awlaki.  Looks like the next thing to write the President about is getting rid of this power.

  • Micah Dylan

    someday when i grow up i wanna be the president of the united states of america the greatest nation in the world that way i can send drones to assassinate people i don’t like & give full pardons to all my buddies …

    jihad for jesus! go team america! and remember kiddos lets not get so distracted with murdering people in other countries that we forget to murder some of our own every now & again … it’s just really bad & mean ones .. we promise, on our honor

  • Nunzio X

    Interesting.

    I heard they wanted George Washington to be king, but he rejected the idea and became president.

    Now we have a situation where the president says: “That motherfucker is treasonous. Have him iced.”

    With no oversight, no checks and balances, no nothing. Just: “I’m President, I say it’s treason, kill him.”

    Are the rest of you as proud to be an American as I am?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Just like I was when I was a dumb little boy.

  • NoahWay

    Congressional and Presidential oaths of office pledge to support and defend the constitution. Politicians who pass legislation that violates the constitution have violated their oaths of office and committed treason against the state. Violation of the oath is an impeachable offense. Treason is a capital offense.

    Summary execution could follow a presentation of evidence.

    Q: “The congressional record indicates that you voted to pass the National Defense Authorizations Act. Is this correct?”

    A: “Well, you see … I was …”

    Q: Answer the question. Did you vote affirmative on this legislation?”

    A: “Your Honor, I was …”

    Q: “The defendanty will answer the question ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Does the congressional record accurately confirm your affirmative vote on the NDAA?”

    A: “Yes.”

    “Next.”

  • http://twitter.com/alizardx A.Lizard

    Interesting that the FBI Director publicly agrees with the analyses of that executive order which were called out as tinfoil and CT by Obamabots and other allies of the 0.001%.

  • JaceD

    This is for your own good America, the right to assassinate you is for your own protection.

  • Hadrian999

    so, I guess this is that transparent government he promised, before it would be some nameless asset of some spook shop or a blackwater type contractor, now it’s out in the open that they can kill anyone they want.

    • Jin The Ninja

      ‘division. ‘

      • Hadrian999

         i am missing you meaning

        • Jin The Ninja

          oh i thought you might be a big maggie q fan, since i know you like azn girls.

          • Hadrian999

             I am a fan of hers but I’m sort of behind, currently sans cable

          • Jin The Ninja

            stream all your shows online, that’s what we do. she’s sick in nikita, so kickass. (and her love interest is an ex marine)

          • Hadrian999

            loved the original “Nikita”, hated the american remake, thought the first tv series wasn’t bad, I’ll have to check it out

          • Jin The Ninja

            i love luc besson. this series is better than the first . but i can only judge certain things, maybe they get the army stuff all wrong. i would have no idea.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Reciprocity, Bayybee!

  • Phantom

    It would suck for any one being labeled an “Enemy of the State”.

  • DistributedIntelligence

    I too am uncertain what the legal basis is for governmental authority in the United States.  Truly it boils down to the willingness of the Armed Services to obey the orders of the administration, and has nothing to do with some legal flim flam on a piece of paper.  Like all collapsing states, the military will eventually move to power and we will see what lies at the center of this great illusion.

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