Former US Intelligence Chief Off the Hook for Lying to Congress

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Former US Intelligence Chief Off the Hook for Lying to Congress

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

According to Washington rules, opponents of US policies alone may be charged with wrongdoing, even when charges are fabricated.

US officials pursuing America's agenda can do what they please unaccountably – no matter how serious their crimes.

Wars of aggression criminality are more serious than all other wrongdoing. Yet no US government or military officials were ever held accountable for Nuremberg-level high crimes – committed against multiple countries, ongoing daily in multiple theaters.

Perjury and lying to Congress are serious offenses. Under US Code, title 18, section 1001, anyone knowingly or willingly making false statements to federal authorities is criminally liable – even when not under oath.

Penalties include fines and imprisonment up to five years. If lying relates to anything involving terrorism, sen
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