David Addington

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(war criminal)
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Born David Spears Addington
Washington DC
Alma mater Georgetown University, Duke Law School
Criminal status
At large as of August 2016
Criminal convictions
• Torture
• Cruel Inhumane and Degrading Treatment
Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Party Republican
The "most powerful man you’ve never heard of" (2006) who was an energetic supporter of torture under George W. Bush.

Employment.png Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
November 1, 2005 - January 20, 2009
Preceded by Scooter Libby
Succeeded by Ron Klain

In 2006 he was memorably termed "most powerful man you’ve never heard of".[1] Addington was a big proponent of some of Bush’s most notorious legal abuses, such as torture and warrantless mass surveillance, and is a loyal follower of the so-called unitary executive theory. In 2009 he was ranked #7 on a list of "The Top 43 Appointees Who Helped Make Bush The Worst President Ever"[2] His support for torture lead to his conviction in 2012 for crimes against humanity by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission.[3]


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