Lanny Davis

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Lanny J. Davis resigned May 14, 2007, as a Member of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The only Democratic member, and a former Clinton White House official, Davis "sent a letter to the White House and his fellow board members protesting the panel's lack of independence." [1] "Though mandated by law in late 2004, the board was not sworn in until March 2006, due to inaction on the part of the White House and Congress."[2]

Davis was appointed June 10, 2005, by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the Board, which was recommended in the July 22, 2004, report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission)[3].

At the time of his appointment, Davis was a Partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in Washington, D.C. Davis, "once a crisis manager in the Clinton White House," served as Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton at the White House from 1996 to 1998. [4]

Lobbying for the Honduran Gorillas

Davis has taken on a role lobbying for the coup leaders in Honduras, popularly referred to as the gorillas. Paul Jay writes:

Now, Davis should know something about apologies and apologists as well. reported that Davis led a lobbying effort against deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on behalf of Honduran business leaders. This is in defense of a regime that came to power in an illegal coup and is killing journalists and activists. Hmmm . . . defending those that kill activists . . .[5]


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  5. Paul Jay, IN DEFENSE OF HELEN THOMAS - on apologizing to apologists, Reality Asserts Itself (blog), 7 June 2010.