Thursday, August 13, 2015

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey to speak at 2015 National Election Law Seminar

Former Attorney General and Judge Michael Mukasey will deliver the opening address at the RNLA National Election Law Seminar on August 14. Michael B. Mukasey served as the 81st U.S. Attorney General from 2007 to 2009. From 1988 to 2006, Judge Mukasey served as a district judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, becoming Chief Judge in 2000. During that time, Judge Mukasey presided over hundreds of cases, including the trial of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 co-defendants charged with conspiring to blow up numerous sites in New York. Judge Mukasey is a member of the RNLA Board of Advisors.

Mukasey often writes for the Wall Street Journal and addresses domestic and international law, politics, terrorism and torture, health care, balancing national security with civil liberties, and other legal issues.

On Iran, Mukasey proposed an Iran “Team B” for the CIA:

House and Senate leaders of both parties should ask former senior national-security officials to study raw intelligence-reporting on Iran, and direct the administration legislatively if necessary to give them the data needed to make an informed judgment.

Why? Because Mukasey understands that Iran is not trustworthy:

Even if you take this, simply based on an analysis of their record in nuclear performance, the fact is that they have never made an agreement that they didn't cheat on.

Mukasey believes Iran and ISIS “are two sides of the same coin” and that we must keep the new Iraqi government accountable. There is no substitute for regime change in Iran which is the only honorable way out of the conundrum we are in.

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