DALLAS, TX, June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The top Trending article in the New York Observer––"All the President's Muses: Obama and Prosecutorial Misconduct"–– by power attorney Sidney Powell has everyone talking about the people the president chose as his closest advisors on the most important legal and national security issues facing our country.
"If a picture was worth a thousand words, it is a recently released White House photo of President Obama and his muses—if one only knew the truth behind those muses whispering in the president's ear as they strategized in the aftermath of the Benghazi tragedy," says Powell. People love it: "All the President's muses could learn something from All the President's Men: 'Nothing's riding on this except, uh, the first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country.'"
In her new best-selling book "Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice" (Brown Books Publishing Group), Powell takes readers through a series of disturbing events, missteps, and cover-ups in our federal criminal justice system, identifying and documenting prosecutorial misconduct by many of the people who populate the president's inner circle. Powell worked in the department of justice for 10 years, under nine United States Attorneys in three districts across the country and was the lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals.
"Even worse, these current and former prosecutors distorted the law," offers Powell. "Americans were and can be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned for actions that are not crimes. And even if they are acquitted, there is no recourse against prosecutors who hid evidence vital to the defense. When the guardians of justice become the perpetrators of injustice, the truth must be told."
"This book should serve as the beginning of a serious conversation about whether our criminal justice system continues to live up to its vaunted reputations," states Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, who wrote the foreword for the book in his personal capacity.
"Look for yourself—the evidence is there—in black, white, and yellow," says Powell. "Be informed. There are steps you can take to improve the system."
Join in the discussion of these legal trends and what can be done about them.
To learn more, please visit: www.LicensedToLie.com
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Photo Credit: Pete Souza White House Photographer. White House Flickr
About the Author
Sidney Powell served in the Department of Justice for ten years in Texas and Virginia and has devoted her private practice to federal appeals for the past twenty years. She was the youngest Assistant United States Attorney in the country and the youngest elected Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, for which she also served as president. Recognized by her peers as a "Super Lawyer" and named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for years, she has been lead counsel in more than 500 appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, resulting in more than 180 published opinions, and was president of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. Powell's briefs have long been used as samples for practitioners.
*A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit The Constitution Project, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The Texas Equal Access to Justice Campaign.
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