The “Unitary Executive” As Defined By Addington and Yoo

Today the House Judiciary Committee questioned former Vice Presidential counsel David Addington and the chief architect of the “torture memos” about torture and the “unitary executive theory” concept.

The unitary executive theory “asserts that all executive authority must be in the President’s hands, without exception.

Addington was his usual arrogant self when questioned by the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committe, John Conyers (D-MI).  Chairman Conyers asked Addington  about “The Unitary Executive Theory”.  Here is the exchange:

 Addington – Unitary Theory

John Yoo was even more evasive with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) , but a bit more polite as you can see here: 

 John Yoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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~ by kstreet67 on June 26, 2008.

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