Licensed to Lie

Licensed to Lie

Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

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This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice's destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron, Alaska Senator Ted Steven's, and more. The common thread through it all is a cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. Still in the news todayâRobert Mueller s "pitbull" Andrew Weissmann and other members of Obama's inner circleâare wreaking havoc on our Republic. This is the book that began exposing "the Deep State."
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Sidney Powell,, 2018
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781732767607
Branch Call Number: ANF 353.46534 POW 2014
Characteristics: xvii, 444 pages ; 24 cm

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tnholt79
Jun 21, 2019

Well written, unique plot which provides insight into how corrupt, ruthless and politically motivated some in the Dept of Justice are and how prosecutorial misconduct can make defending yourself nearly impossible. I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars because of a bit of redundancy, but overall this is an eye-opening, very good, fast read.

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caseysk2001
Apr 23, 2019

This is the story of federal prosecutors who broke the rules, ignored the law, made up crimes, hid evidence and successfully sent innocent people to prison. Even when convictions were thwarted or overturned, entire companies were destroyed, tens of thousands of people lost their jobs, a senator lost his career, a few lost their lives.

The book reads like a well-crafted legal thriller, but identifies the prosecutors who twisted, subverted, and perverted the law over nearly two decades in order to rise to (and in some cases remain in) positions of great power (including a key role on Mueller's Special Prosecution Team). It also identifies judges that sought to right these great wrongs, and others who turned a blind eye to their abuses of unfettered power. A truly excellent read.

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TerryJoseph
Jun 22, 2018

Reads like a fast-past, page-turning novel, providing insight on prosecutors' obligations under the law, and how the system failed miserably under a politicized high-profile trial. Having studied law and become a lawyer years ago, I have naively believed our judicial system holds up under the appellate process. How sad to read this brave expose of the truth, that the protectors of the American judicial system are weak, petty people driven by ambition and self-preservation rather than the larger principles upon which it was established. I was hoping for a different ending, and am left deeply troubled and disappointed by failures at the top of our judicial system. Moving, educative, dramatic.

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mrbillrodgers
Mar 14, 2019

mrbillrodgers thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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