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Book Review: Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

By Michael Leon

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Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

By Sidney Powell
Brown Books Publishing Group (2014)
 

In Sidney Powell’s Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, the villains are the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a host of federal judges.

This nonfiction account of the DOJ cogently lays out stories of death and corruption that rival John Grisham’s fictional legal thrillers. The stories are familiar to us as recent history — the Enron collapse and the wrongful prosecution of a beloved U.S. Senator — but what we think we know is turned on its head.

With this work, former federal prosecutor and appellate attorney Sidney Powell stands among the great whistleblowers in modern American history. She exposes the injustices and inhumanities perpetrated by the self-aggrandizing members of two federal DOJ Task Forces, who had a license to lie and destroy innocent lives. No one reading this work — with a jaw-dropping foreword written

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