(Washington D.C., November 30, 2010). Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, and the public interest lawyer who the National Journal has called a “real force in Washington” through his cases that legally expose government secrets, today applauded the release of over 250,000 documents by WikiLeaks. Klayman is available for Talk Show interviews and issued the following statement:
“While I do not condone breaking the law, if indeed this was the means to obtain and release so-called national security documents, the hard fact is that the government has again been caught lying to the American people about the motives and means behind its foreign policy. The administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and now Barack Obama have been exposed to be not only deceitful, but incompetent in their foreign policy. It is a sad day, for example, when the King of Saudi Arabia has been revealed to have more common sense and fortitude than Barack Obama, in advocating the removal of the radical Islamic regime in Iran and the destruction of the terrorist state’s nuclear program.
“That Attorney General Eric Holder, a criminal in his own right given his past participation during the Clinton administration in illegally helping to sell pardons and other perks for campaign contributions, has threatened WikiLeaks officials and others with prosecution is typical of a government that wants to subvert the interests of the American people by falsifying and keeping secret its own crimes and failures.
“That a group like WikiLeaks had to arguably break the law to lay bear the dishonesty and incompetence of American foreign policy shows just how crooked our government itself is, and this is why the nation is on the verge of revolution. It’s why the Tea Party has taken hold, and why the Democrats were, in a landslide, recently removed from control of the House of Representatives. But the wrath of the nation is not limited to the Democrats. The document dump of WikiLeaks unmasks the dishonest, stupid, incompetent, and failed secret foreign policies of both parties.
“By exposing this corruption, WikiLeaks’ document dump will hopefully have a positive effect on future American foreign policy.”
ABOUT LARRY KLAYMAN…
Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties. During his tenure at Judicial Watch, he obtained a court ruling that Bill Clinton committed a crime, the first lawyer ever to have done so against an American president. Larry became so famous for fighting corruption in the government and the legal profession that the NBC hit drama series “West Wing” created a character after him: Harry Klaypool of Freedom Watch. His character was played by actor John Diehl.
Larry graduated from Duke University with honors in political science and French literature. Later, he received a law degree from Emory University. During the administration of President Ronald Reagan, Larry was a Justice Department prosecutor and was on the trial team that succeeded in breaking up the telephone monopoly of AT&T, thereby creating competition in the telecommunications industry.
Between Duke and Emory, Larry worked for U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker (R-Pa.) during the Watergate era. He has also studied abroad and was a stagiaire for the Commission of the European Union in its Competition Directorate in Brussels, Belgium. During law school, Larry also worked for the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.
Larry speaks four languages — English, French, Italian, and Spanish — and is an international lawyer, among his many areas of legal expertise and practice.
The author of two books, Fatal Neglect and Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment, Larry has a third book in the works dealing with the breakdown of our political and legal systems. His current book, Whores, is on now sale at WND.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, and all major stores and booksellers.
Larry is a frequent commentator on television and radio, as well as a weekly columnist, on Friday, for WND.com
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