Following his recent victory in the lawsuit filed against him by plaintiffs Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, and others challenging the National Defense Authorization Act, President Barack Obama has filed a supplemental complaint seeking recovery of the attorney's fees he incurred defending the lawsuit.
In the legal brief accompanying his complaint, President Obama explained that he racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees appealing the federal district court's decision to prohibit enforcement of the NDAA provision allowing the U.S. government to indefinitely detain any person suspected of aiding a terrorist.
"That's taxpayer money, and the American people deserve it back. And I'm going to get it for them," he vowed.
Urging the Supreme Court to act swiftly, President Obama disclosed that, if he is not reimbursed his attorney's fees, and soon, his family's own home may be at risk, because he mortgaged the White House in order to satisfy his financial obligations to his lawyers.
While President Obama acknowledged that he'd never before expected to face foreclosure, he makes no apologies for his decision to mortgage the White House.
"It was the right thing to do under the circumstances," stated the president, his trademark grin supplanted by a steely-jawed resolve. "Now I'm in the same boat as millions of Americans. I can only hope that the Supreme Court will help me out."