Important Executive Orders

Michael Harless Executive Orders

Regan Executive Order 12333 — United States Intelligence activities
December 4, 1981
Obama (Clapper and Lynch) expansion of distribution
January 3, 2017
CIA Statement on Release of the CIA’s Updated EO 12333 Procedures
January 18, 2017
Trump Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States
January 27, 2017
Trump Executive Order: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
January 30, 2017
Trump Executive Order: Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda
February 24, 2017
Trump Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States
March 6, 2017

Interesting Government Documents

Headquarters, U.S. Army “Internment and Resettlement Operations (FM 3-39.40)”
February 2010
Draw your own conclusions about this document.
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba (TS)
March 13 1962
False Flag plan authored by General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1960-1962)
CIA Inspector General Lyman B. Kirkpatrick’s Report on the Bay of Pigs Invasion
February 16 1962
Lyman B. Kirkpatrick, Jr. (1916-1995) was a courageous public servant who, as the Inspector General of the CIA, was tasked with reviewing how the April 1961 Bay of Pigs disaster occurred. Rather than provide a report which covered mistakes made by the Agency’s leadership, he issued a truthful report about the CIA blunders, sacrificing his career in the process. It was my honor to take every course Professor Kirkpatrick offered during my four years at Brown University.

Executive Order Study Referenced

Michael Harless Executive Orders

The Cato Institute study co-authored by Bill Olson, “Executive Orders and National Emergencies: How Presidents Have Come to ‘Run the Country’ by Usurping Legislative Power,” was referenced in a presentation celebrating Constitution Day at Truman State University.

Executive Order Study Cited

Michael Harless Executive Orders

The executive order study, co-authored by Bill Olson, was cited in the statement of Morton Rosenberg, Congressional Research Service, before the House Subcommittee on Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, Committee on Government Reform, concerning H.R. 4187, The Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2002.

President Bush Declares Another State of Emergency

Michael Harless Executive Orders

President Bush issued a new executive order declaring another state of national emergency and invoking certain additional standby powers. President Bush relies on actions of the United Nations as a principal source of his authority to defend the United States. This curious practice perpetuates the approach taken by President Clinton.

Executive Orders: Additional Information

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Includes the following information: names of presidential directives, executive orders by president, national emergency declarations, currently effective presidentially-declared states of national emergency, and constitutional provisions for emergency powers.

Bill Olson Appears on the O’Reilly Factor

Michael Harless Appearances, Executive Orders, Press Coverage

Today, Bill Olson was a guest of Bill O’Reilly (The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News) to discuss President Clinton’s abuse of Executive Orders. He discussed the Separation of Powers issue, current states of national emergency, the Permanent Striker Replacement Executive Order (No. 12954), and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument Proclamation (No. 6920 issued under the Antiquities Act of 1906).

Executive Order Study Press Coverage

Michael Harless Executive Orders

The Cato Institute study co-authored by Bill Olson, “Executive Orders and National Emergencies: How Presidents Have Come to ‘Run the Country’ by Usurping Legislative Power,” was quoted in this Enter Stage Right article “Congress Must Seize Back the Law-making Power.”

Testimony on Executive Orders before the House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

Michael Harless Appearances, Executive Orders, Publications

Bill Olson was asked to testify before the House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. The topic of the hearing was “The Impact of Executive Orders on the Legislative Process: Executive Lawmaking?” Bill Olson also submitted answers to questions before the House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process.

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Bill Olson Speech on Executive Orders

Michael Harless Appearances, Executive Orders

Bill Olson spoke at a National Conference on Presidential Powers and Executive Orders at the headquarters of the Reserve Officers Associaiton of the U.S. The title of his presentation was “Martial Law, Y2K, and Presidential Power.”