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(A) It leaves open the question of whether the government had destroyed such evidence.

the government does not satisfactorily address the allegations, it leaves the question open.
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Attorneys for a criminal defendant charged that the government, in a cover-up, had destroyed evidence that government replied that there is no evidence that would even tend to support the defendant in the case.

Which one of the following is the most accurate evaluation of the government’s reply?

(A) It leaves open the question of whether the government had destroyed such evidence. - CORRECT. If govt knew that evidence would not have benefitted the defendant then there must be something worthy enough to get evaluated and concluded in such a manner as govt did. It was not a fair or neutral stance on govt's part.

(B) It establishes that the attorneys’ charge is an exaggeration. - WRONG. No not all.

(C) It shows that the attorneys did not know whether their charge was true. - WRONG. Altogether leads the passage in a different direction that is not relevant or rather kills the question stem itself.

(D) It demonstrates the government’s failure to search for evidence in its files. - WRONG. Opposite(evidence-wise) to what we are looking for.

(E) If true, it effectively disproves the charge made on behalf of the defendant. - WRONG. Now this what we call an exaggeration.

So many THATs that I'm searching for space to hide myself from them such that that it is making me paranoic.

Anyway coming back to the point. The crux of the passage is that the claim on defendant's behalf made by Attorney's is eventually true because of the inherent nature of govt's reply. Basically, govt's reply is such that it shot it's own feet. So, which one of the choice does that is our answer.

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Attorneys for a criminal defendant charged that the government, in a cover-up, had destroyed evidence that government replied that there is no evidence that would even tend to support the defendant in the case.

Which one of the following is the most accurate evaluation of the government’s reply?

Type: Argument (by Government and by Attorney)
Conclusion by Attorney: the government destroyed the evidence favorable to the defendant
Conclusion by Government: there is no evidence that would even tend to support the defendant in the case
Premise: None for both
Answer: (A) It leaves open the question of whether the government had destroyed such evidence.
Why: No premise exists for either argument.

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