Today I found revised versions of the memorandum and letter to Congress that were posted July 19. Both are dated July 20.
This is an oddity I have not encountered before. Someone must not have liked the first versions and forced changes just a day later. Careless? Simple error of publishing the wrong draft? No way of knowing right now.
After doing a little research, it appears the revised version has more similar language to the original Obama 2011 version than the version published July 19, 2017. So far, I have not been able to find anything from 2016 to see if there is much change.
At this point, I don’t think it is worth spending more time on this issue.
Official Titles and Links:
- Notice of Withdrawal Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations
- A Message to the Congress of the United States
Memoranda dated July 20, 2017