Stealthy John Roberts: How did I miss this...
From the Democrats.com, quoting WaP, back in August 2005:
We found the smoking gun in the Roberts nomination - the Iran-Contra scandal. PentaPost reports:
One file withheld, regarding the Iran-contra
affair, was a draft memo from Roberts to his bosses with the heading
"re: establishment of NHAO" -- referring to the Nicaraguan Humanitarian
The office was one of the ways the
Reagan administration got around what were known as the Boland
amendments, which prohibited U.S. intelligence agencies from spending
money to overthrow the Sandinistas. The office was a way the
administration could get funds to the contras for nonmilitary purposes,
but once there the money was used for all sorts of things.
In other words, John Roberts "lawyered" the Iran-Contra Scandal - one of the worst scandals in American history.
Faked out by a combination of cute kids and "brilliance" ...
Roberts and Miers: two peas in a pod. Both apparatchiks.