An underhanded way to avoid lying under oath. The term is derived from Ronald Reagan
's comments and testimony during the Iran-Contra
hearings. When asked difficult questions about his involvement in illeagally funding the Contras, rather than pleading the 5th
he would just say "I don't recall."
Usually when someone refuses to answer a question during testimony they look guilty, Reagan
just sounded like a dumbass. Was it just a scam or had the alzheimers already started to affect him?
When testifying during the senate hearings, Tony Hayward
, was reaganing when he said he was "not involved in that decision," several times, rather than admit the truth: BP fucked up!