The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Mr Koumjian, what was even more to the people of Liberia was saving their lives. And that's why their representative, the legislature, authorised the President to use any and all means in defence of the republic. So for you to tell me now that everything that came - I opened this account, Mr Koumjian - you asked me about 1998. This account, don't let's forget, was opened in December 1999 at a time when the country had what? Had had two attacks on the republic and that account is not open in 1998 when you asked me about the budget. But the account, if you remember, is opened in December 1999 at a period when the country is now at war. And I have no apologies for what happened in that account, none, because I was authorised to do it.

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