IF this is authentic, it’s bad news for the people of Illinois, and for the whole country:
(IF, in caps, because it is not on an official letterhead, and it is not signed, but the White House did not deny its authenticity)
Additionally, Andy McCarthy explains,
But, assuming it is authentic, it is clearly a memo from Obama to Holder and Gates — the constitutional powers relied on are those of the president, not the attorney general, and the memo gives directions to both Holder and Gates. (Holder has no power to order Gates to do anything — they are peers, and the Constitution vests all the executive power in the president, not members of the president’s cabinet.)
Jake Tapper reports,
An Obama administration official did not dispute the legitimacy of the memo but emphasized it is only a draft.
Obama is gifting his home state this:
**Exclusive** Leaked Justice Department Memo: Terrorists To Be Moved to Camp Gitmo Illinois, also known as the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois, 150 miles west of Chicago, and 21 miles north of the Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station.
Here’s the memo:
Doug Ross has the perfect poster for the news,
So Much for Home State Favors, says Jennifer Rubin, so it’s time to Change the name of the ‘Thompson Correctional Center’ to ‘Club Durbin.’