Undue Process a Story of How Political Differences Are Turned into Crimes

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Abrams served the Reagan administration in Central America and was part of the operation to topple the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Since 1991, however, he has been relentlessly pursued by Lawrence Walsh, the Iran-Contra Independent Counsel, for his actions in Nicaragua. Here, he claims that the Office of the Independent Counsel has a created a separate legal system with its own rules, and is dedicated to finding victims rather than doing justice. Abrams recounts the effect these investigations have had on him and his family.

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Abrams, former assistant secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, provides a fast-paced, diaristic account of the accusations against him during the Iran-Contra investigation and explains his strategic decision to plead guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress. Angry, wry and appalled by the righteousness of the prosecutors, Abrams, who is bolstered by his light sentence of two-year probation, defends his view that his crimes were more technical than willful. But the depth of detail--his daily worries, his conversations with his family and lawyers, as well as verbatim transcripts of hearings and drafts of his public statements--will interest only partisans. Abrams spends little time on weightier issues. Thus, his criticism of the institution of the Independent Counsel and his defense of U.S. policy in Nicaragua ("the President's policies were too hot for the Democratic Congress to handle") are much weaker than his self-defense.
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