prejudged conclusion

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If the investigators' mandate is only to confirm what is already "is undeniable," in Kerry's words, why were the UN investigators stripped of the mandate of determining "who" used the chemical weapons in Syria, if not to leave it up to the US & partners to decide in advance as a prejudged conclusion that "There's no doubt who is responsible: The Syrian regime," according to Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, to be consistent with their plans for a regime change in Damascus, and let the truth go to hell.
Instead of hurtling along to a prejudged conclusion (which many fear the Government is intent on doing), we must look to the evidence.
If this occurs before cognitive elaboration, there is a danger that the cognitive processes will be distorted, which results in prejudged conclusions (1988).