Fred Thompson Defends Terrorists

This post, written by Cliff Schecter, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Blog

Sure, everyone deserves a lawyer in our system (except for those who Lobbyist Thompson and his friends would now throw into Guantanamo, of course).

But does everyone have to choose to defend those who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 and accept their blood money? Well, no.

But Fred Thompson did:
Add another interesting entry to the list of Fred Thompson's legal/lobbying clientele: Libyan terrorists.
The New York Times reports that billing records from the early 1990's show that Thompson gave advice to a colleague who was working on behalf of two Libyan intelligence officials implicated in the infamous Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in 1988, which killed 270 people.

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