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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:13 AM

Amy Coney Barret formerly did legal work for an Iranian militant/terrorist group

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/barrett-supreme-court-mek/2020/09/29/da6b99ea-01ce-11eb-8879-7663b816bfa5_story.html

Judge Barrett represented Iranian exile group in fight to end terrorist designation

Amy Coney Barrett, President Trumpís nominee to join the Supreme Court, once represented an affiliate of an Iranian exile group as it challenged its State Department designation as a foreign terrorist organization.

Barrett disclosed her legal work for the group, which she undertook while employed at a law firm in Washington, in the Senate questionnaire she submitted during her 2017 confirmation process to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The work did not come up in her confirmation hearing.

Barrett wrote that she was one of five lawyers on a team that represented the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its U.S. representative office from 2000 to 2001 in their petition to review the State Departmentís foreign-terrorist-organization designation.

The NCRI is affiliated with the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), a onetime militant group comprising Iranian exiles who oppose Iranís clerical regime. The Obama administration removed the group from the U.S. governmentís list of terrorist organizations in 2012. The MEK has faced accusations of cultlike practices, which the organization has disputed as smears
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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:18 AM

1. This group is totally hated inside on Iran.

They sided with Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War.

The one thing that every Iranian agrees on is that they all hate the MEK.

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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:29 AM

2. Someone didn't do their job vetting this candidate very well, did they?

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 06:16 AM

3. Would this be considered, as the old repub mantra that we used to hear on a daily basis,

"palling around with terrorists"?

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