As Axe Slams Rahm from One Side, Greg Craig Slams from the Other

By: Monday September 27, 2010 2:45 pm

I trust it’s not a coincidence that at the same time David Axelrod is skewering Rahm from within the White House, Greg Craig is getting picked up on a live mike (oops!) skewering him from the outside.


The Things Bob Bauer Was Doing Before Taking Over Ethics

By: Thursday August 12, 2010 8:20 am

I’ll leave it to the ethics wonks to decide whether Bauer can do the job — on ethics — well or not. But I am worried about what this says about the Administration’s focus on two other critically important functions. You see, when Bauer took over for Greg Craig, he was hailed as the kind of guy who could solve two problems Craig had failed to: judicial confirmations and closing Gitmo.

Glenn Greenwald on ABC’s “This Week” Watching Party

By: Sunday May 16, 2010 6:58 am

Glenn Greenwald is on ABC’s This Week this morning with host Jake Tapper, starting at 10am.

David Iglesias: Obama’s Used Car Salesman for Gitmo Show Trials

By: Monday April 26, 2010 1:25 pm

The Obama Administration is using David Iglesias as a shill for its wholesale adoption of the military commissions and prosecution based on torture championed by George bush and Dick Cheney.

The Latest Rahm-linology: Working with GOP to Undermine Civilian Terror Trials

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:45 am

It has been clear since August that Rahm has been actively undermining Craig and Holder’s efforts to hew to the rule of law. Doing so, in fact, with the guy who lost the election in 2008, John McCain, who still behaves at every turn like someone trying to take down his political opponent. That’s who Rahm has been sleeping with in his efforts to thwart the rule of law.

No wonder we’re seeing so many artificial “Save Rahm!!” stories.

Key White House Resignation Signals Fallout from Disappointing Obama Civil Liberties Record

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 7:26 am

Phillip Carter helped found Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America after a tour of duty advising the Iraqi police in Baqubah. He wrote amicus briefs in two Supreme Court cases, FAIR v. Rumsfeld and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, where the Court reined in the Bush Administration’s executive over-reach, and became a leading critic of their methods in the war on terror. When he was hired by the Defense Department in April to coordinate detainee policy and help with the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, civil liberties groups considered that the Obama Administration was moving in the right direction.

He abruptly resigned late last week.

Leak Blames Ousted Counsel Craig for Dawn Johnsen’s Stalled Confirmation

By: Tuesday November 17, 2009 7:01 am

Marc Ambinder reports that it wasn’t national security differences that did Greg Craig in (even though he provides evidence of that), it was Craig’s inability to get people confirmed by the Senate.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Tried in NYC, al-Nashiri by Military Commission, No Mention of Abu Zubaydah; WH Counsel Craig to Resign

By: Friday November 13, 2009 6:03 am

The AP is previewing what Eric Holder will announce later today [update: Charlie Savage has more in the NYT] regarding where various Gitmo detainees will be tried. It reports that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM)–and the other four people charged with him as 9/11 conspirators–will be tried in civilian court in New York. Rahim al-Nashiri will [...]

Holder v. Rahm: The Torture Fight

By: Sunday July 12, 2009 6:30 am

Against the backdrop of a Holder/Rahm drama, Newsweek reveals key details about the internal conflict over torture.

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