McCool Sharply Criticizes Biden’s Announcement of Blackwater Appeal

A lawyer for Blackwater guard Donald Ball, a former U.S. Marine from West Valley City, Utah, sharply criticized the U.S. government’s planned appeal. “By announcing this decision in Iraq, through an elected official, the United States makes clear it has decided to do what is politically expedient, rather than what is just based on Judge Urbina’s unshakable findings that the prosecutors engaged in gross misconduct and intentionally violated Mr. Ball’s constitutional rights,” attorney Steven McCool said in a statement.

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