“Scientists determined that it was part of the bomb’s timing device and traced it to its manufacturer – a Swiss company that had sold it to a high-level Libyan intelligence official.”
William Barr, US acting Attorney General — US accuses Libyans of Lockerbie bombing (November 14 1991)
The Lockerbie trial is the most disgraceful miscarriage of justice in Scotland for 100 years. Every lawyer who has read the judgment says ‘this is nonsense’. It is nonsense.”
Robert Black QC FRSE – Professor Emeritus of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh and best known as the “Architect of the Lockerbie Trial”
“I regard the Lockerbie verdict against Megrahi as a ‘Grand Monument to Human Stupidity’. Indeed, the written opinion of the Lockerbie judges is a remarkable document that claims an ‘honoured place in the history of British miscarriages of justice.’ If the [SCCRC] Commission accepts the application for a full review, the infamous Zeist verdict doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving.”
INTEL TODAY — July 5 2017
December 7 2018 — Former US Attorney General William Barr is President Trump’s leading candidate to replace former AG Jeff Sessions as head of the Justice Department – a choice which may come within days according to the Washington Post. You got to be fucking kidding me? Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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NOTE: Following an interesting story reported by Yahoo News, I posted an update of this story on Dec. 9 2018.
William Barr served as AG from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush. Barr directed the infamous investigation of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing. And, of course, Barr was a former CIA employee (from 1973 to 1977).
If nominated, Barr would take over the Mueller Russia investigation for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has been in the position since Sessions’ ouster on November 7.
Barr was noted as “an outstanding choice” by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is likely to lead the Judiciary Committee next year where he would oversee Barr’s confirmation.
“I think he could get confirmed very easily,” Graham added.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas – the #2 Republican in the Senate, agreed.
“He’s the kind of person who could get confirmed. I think it’s going to be challenging in any event.”
Let me make one thing very clear. William Barr is a total disgrace to the US Justice system. He knew full well that Libya had nothing to do with the Lockerbie tragedy.
Some people believe that I wasted too much time on the Lockerbie scandal. They are wrong. And this is a case in point.
There is no doubt in my mind that PT/35(b) is a forgery that was planted among the debris of Pan Am 103 to implicate Libya and to steer the investigation away from the original suspects.
And William Barr knew that when he read the indictment against two Libyan citizens on November 14 1991. Why would the US president pick such a person for this top job?
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