White House To Show Secret Awlaki Memos To Senate

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May 06, 2014 AT 9:24 AM
The White House on Tuesday said it will show senators secret memos justifying the drone strike on U.S.-born Al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki that was written by one of President Obama's appellate court nominees. The administration announced the decision to release the classified documents to lawmakers one day after the American Civil Liberties Union urged senators to read the Justice Department legal opinions before for voting on the nomination of David Barron for the U.S. Court of Appears for the First Circuit. The White House released the documents last year to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has already approved Barron's nomination.