Public Papers of George Bush, 1991

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Author: George Bush  | Date: October 31, 1991

Message to the Senate Transmitting the Argentina-United States
Legal Assistance Treaty
October 31, 1991

To the Senate of the United States:

With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Argentina on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Buenos Aires on December 4, 1990. I transmit also, for the information of the Senate, the Report of the Department of State with respect to the Treaty.

The Treaty is one of a series of modern mutual legal assistance treaties being negotiated by the United States in order to counter criminal activities more effectively. The Treaty should be an effective tool to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of modern criminals, including members of drug cartels, "white collar criminals," and terrorists. The Treaty is self-executing.

The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes: (1) the taking of testimony or statements of witnesses; (2) the provision of documents, records, and evidence; (3) the execution of requests for searches and seizures; (4) the serving of documents; and (5) the provision of assistance in locating, tracing, immobilizing, seizing and forfeiting proceeds of crime, and restitution to the victims of crime.

I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification.
GEORGE BUSH
The White House,
October 31, 1991.

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Chicago: George Bush, "Message to the Senate Transmitting the Argentina-United States Legal Assistance Treaty," Public Papers of George Bush, 1991 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1670-1671 Original Sources, accessed April 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNH8QM5JL4YWPC5.

MLA: Bush, George. "Message to the Senate Transmitting the Argentina-United States Legal Assistance Treaty." Public Papers of George Bush, 1991, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1670-1671, Original Sources. 21 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNH8QM5JL4YWPC5.

Harvard: Bush, G, 'Message to the Senate Transmitting the Argentina-United States Legal Assistance Treaty' in Public Papers of George Bush, 1991. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1670-1671. Original Sources, retrieved 21 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNH8QM5JL4YWPC5.