Former AG Michael Mukasey Details Claims That White House Planned to Shield President Obama If Bin Laden Raid Failed
Last week on Hannity, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey highlighted a memo drafted by Leon Panetta at the time of the raid on Usama bin Laden’s compound – a memo that Mukasey says was meant as political cover for the president in case the raid failed because it would have allowed the administration to blame the mission’s commander Admiral William McRaven.
Mukasey joined America Live today and commented on the memo, which reads:
“The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the president. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the president for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out.”
Mukasey says that he’s never seen anything like this memo before. When Megyn noted that the document says, “Memo for the record.” Mukasey asked, “Why do people draft memos for the record?” To which Megyn replied, “Generally in litigation, it’s to cover yourself.”