Obama ignored top legal advice on Libya: report (Reuters) – 2089th Edition

18 06 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy to employees after touring a North Carolina energy efficient LED lights manufacturing facility, Cree Inc., in Raleigh-Durham, June 13, 2011. REUTERS/Larry DowningReuters – President Barack Obama ignored legal advice from top Pentagon and Justice Department lawyers, siding with other advisers who said he had legal authority to continue air strikes against Libya without congressional approval, the New York Times reported on Friday.

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