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In Case You Missed It–See the New York Observer! and Mark July 10 in RED on your Calendars

CaptureNYO628In the last two weeks, the New York Observer has published four articles, all of which have been in the TOP TRENDING on the site since they were published.

Three have been picked up by Drudge; by Investor’s Business Daily, and the last even by Breitbart, which “borrowed” the title from the Observer and most of my article.

Here are the links and please forward them to all of your friends.  We are all starved for honesty in government–regardless of the party in power. We must demand better, and now Judge Emmet Sullivan may help us get to some of the truth.

ALL THE PRESIDENT’s MUSES: Obama and Prosecutorial Misconduct

ERIC HOLDER PROTECTS CORRUPT PROSECUTORS

WAR ON WALL STREET

And the MOST RECENT/BREAKING NEWS, which has gone viral with more than 7,000 facebook posts alone, MEET EMMET SULLIVAN –the federal judge in DC who is the HERO in my book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, already an Amazon BestSeller.  It is available on Kindle and on Nook for only $8.49, and in a terrific hardback online and in stores.

Judge Sullivan previously appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the Department of Justice and the prosecutors who hid evidence that was devastating to its ginned-up case against former United States Senator Ted Stevens. He has set a special hearing on the case filed by Judicial Watch for JULY 10.  For the full story on Emmet Sullivan, read LICENSED TO LIE.  There is reason to hope that IRS has met its match!

 

Sidney Powell on the Larry Parks Show in New York & TOP Trending Article in NY Observer

thGL05DGF0Sidney Powell discuss Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice on the Larry Parks show in New York.   Click here to watch the show.  It’s about 25 minutes.

For the top trending article for 4 days now in the NY OBSERVER, written by Licensed to Lie author Sidney Powell, see

ALL THE PRESIDENT’s MUSES could take a lesson from All the President’s Men:

‘Nothing’s riding on this except, uh, the first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country.'”

 

 

Radio Host Chad Hasty Interviews Author Sidney Powell

logoTalk Show Host Chad Hasty engages Sidney Powell in a full discussion of Licensed to Lie, including a question from a listener.  Click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page to hear the full interview. Here’s a quote from the Hasty Show Website.

In the book, which she describes as a legal thriller, Powell discusses the corruption she personally witnessed while involved in the U.S. justice system and what she calls “cruel, illegal, and unethical” practices being used by prosecutors in the Justice Department.

“It’s a book a prayed I’d never have to write- I did have to write it, because despite ten years of litigation, basically. . . we could not get the system to work like it should have. And injustice is something I have no tolerance for.”

With the new book, Powell hopes to bring national attention to the wide-spread corruption of the U.S. Justice Department. In the interview, Powell discussed the various cases that she covers in her book that demonstrate wide spread corruption in high profile court cases. She also explained how the book covers the extreme and devastating personal tolls that federal criminal prosecution can have on individuals and families involved.

She accounts her attempts to meet with various Department of Justice officials such as Attorney General Eric Holder, to try and bring those responsible for corruption to justice, but Holder is said to have ultimately ignored her, despite previous promises that Holder was going to clean up the department. When recalling interactions with Holder on a specific case, Powell said,

“I went to DC for a meeting with his[Holder] subordinates. . . he refused to meet with us, of course. . . They treated us with such hostility in the meeting that it was clear nothing was going to be done about it.”

Be sure to click on the small red bar toward the bottom of the show website to hear the full interview!

Sidney and Chad Discuss Licensed to Lie

Look Who’s Advising Obama on Benghazi Cover-Up–Ruemmler & Monaco Revealed in LICENSED TO LIE

2014-06-02-ReaganBenghazi-CarafanoLOOK who’s advising the President on the Benghazi cover-up! Kathryn Ruemmler, chief White House Counsel, seated to the left of the president, was lead prosecutor on the Enron Task Force who “plainly suppressed evidence” favorable to the defense while 4 Merrill Executives went to prison for something that wasn’t a crime. As James Carafano makes clear, the President could have chosen the path of Truth taken by Reagan in the Iran-Contra debacle, but instead, we have lies and a cover-up and now the release of Taliban terrorists from GITMO.

Ruemmler and her corrupt team of prosecutors (also promoted to high positions) actually YELLOW-HIGHLIGHTED evidence they were legally and ethically required to provide to the defense, and they deliberately hid it instead. And we wonder why we can’t get the truth on Benghazi??!  Also pictured just to the right of POTUS is another member of the corrupt cabal of prosecutors, Lisa Monaco–implicated in the Enron Broadband trial misconduct.  These former federal prosecutors are all discussed in the new book LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice with the Foreword written in his personal capacity by the incomparable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit.

We called for Ruemmler’s resignation a year ago, but Obama wanted her to stay.  She left just after the announcement of the release of the new blockbuster revelations of her legal, ethical and constitutional violations in the best-selling book LICENSED TO LIE.  Coincidence?  We think not.

Meanwhile, brilliant and profound reviews of LICENSED TO LIE continue to pour in–from readers and writers!  Be a part of the national discussion Judge Kozinski calls for on this important issue.  See who Obama chose to whisper in his ear on decisions affecting every aspect of our lives despite–or because of–their disregard for the Rule of Law and their legacy of injustice?

 

Photo by Pete Souza (White House flickr)

LICENSED TO LIE Hits #1 BESTSELLER on AMAZON in LAW/ETHICS

licensed-to-lie-bookBy May 9th, the ninth day of its release, LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice was the #1 BESTSELLER on Amazon in LAW & ETHICS!  The book has received stellar praise from lawyers and on leading legal blogs such as Above the Law and MAL Contends, but, the book is written for the lay reader as well.  Here are excerpts from two leading literary reviews–Kirkus and ForeWord:

“A former Justice Department lawyer, who now devotes her private practice to federal appeals, dissects some of the most politically contentious prosecutions of the last 15 years. Powell assembles a stunning argument for the old adage, “nothing succeeds like failure,” as she traces the careers of a group of prosecutors who were part of the Enron Task Force. The author brings the case for judicial redress before the court of public opinion.”– Kirkus Reviews

“Powell has done the law and every citizen a great favor by calling out an unholy practice of government attorneys. Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, by defense attorney Sidney Powell, is a lurid tale of deceit and amoral behavior on the part of government prosecutors. It is so well written and researched that the story makes for a stunning read.”–ForeWord Reviews

We have a number of events scheduled across the country where the author will be speaking along with selling and signing books.  We appreciate your interest in this subject that is so important to the freedom of each of us and to the Rule of Law on which our Country was founded.  The book, written in the narrative style of a legal thriller, aims to reveal the dangers and human costs to everyone when prosecutors are allowed to hide evidence favorable to the defense.  As Alex Kozinski said in the Foreword, it’s time for a national discussion of the issues raised in the book. There are things that can be done now to improve the system for everyone.

CHAMPIONS of JUSTICE — The Real Heroes of Licensed to Lie

Gala_Button_New-300x300  On April 24, at the offices of Jones Day in Washington DC — overlooking the Capitol, The Constitution Project honored its 2014 CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE.pruitt_gary_200_280_80

The first award was presented to Gary B. Pruitt, the President of Associated Press, for defending the freedom of the Press against the Justice Department’s seizure of reporters’ phone records and the Department’s intimidation of the reporters’ sources in many stories.

All of the other CHAMPIONS were part of the defense of former Senator Ted Stevens or of the investigation of the Department ordered by United States District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan following the prosecutors’ repeated Brady violations.  The story of these REAL HEROES  is told within the pages LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.Justice+Department+Voids+Ted+Stevens+Conviction+AdUPTUxwatil

These CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE were Brendan Sullivan, Rob Cary of Williams & Connolly who were with their larger team of attorneys,including Simon Latcovich, on the defense of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. robertcary

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D.C. Attorneys Hank Schuelke and Bill Shields  were the CHAMPIONS who investigated the Department of Justice prosecutors who corrupted the Stevens’ prosecution and wrote the published report of the Department’s wrongdoing–also subjects of the book.

 

AKCLAYjpgSpecial guests for the event included Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, who wrote the Foreword for Licensed to Lie in his personal capacity, and his son Clayton who is externing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh before beginning at Yale Law School in the fall.

And we were all honored by the presence of Catherine Stevens, the Senator’s widow,

esullivanand the incomparable Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who is one of the greatest heroes in LICENSED TO LIE and ordered an independent investigation of the Department for its repeated corruption of justice.

Each of The Champions and Judge Sullivan and Catherine Stevens received a fresh-off-the-press copy of LICENSED TO LIE.

To see who else is discussed in LICENSED TO LIE, check out the INDEX FOR LICENSED TO LIE.

NY Times Corroborates White House Counsel’s Role in Increased Secrecy & Circumventing the Rule of Law

Ruemmler.Three days after the press release announcing the publication date of Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, which will lay bare the role of current White House counsel in “plainly suppressing” evidence favorable to the defense while four Merrill Lynch executives and others went to prison for conduct that was not a crime, a New York Times article by Charles Savage expounded on just how much power and influence former Enron Task Force prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler has exerted in promoting the “excessive secrecy” that has become a hallmark of President Obama’s two terms in office.  Ruemmler has been the longest serving of Obama’s White House counsel.

Savage quotes the President as saying:

“Kathy has become one of my most trusted advisers over the past few years,” . . . . “I deeply value her smarts, her judgment, and her wit — but most importantly her uncanny ability to see around the corners that nobody else anticipates.”

“Cutting corners” would be more accurate, as Ruemmler has a history of hiding facts and circumventing the law.  We should not be surprised about the increased secrecy of this administration while she has been advising the President.  Savage reports:

Ms. Ruemmler took a hard line in internal debates about keeping executive branch documents secret, like memos from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel sought by congressional overseers, or in Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. Her arguments — that disclosing them would chill candid advice to presidents — have contributed to Mr. Obama’s transition from promising greater transparency to being criticized even by his own allies for excessive secrecy.

The New York Times article also credits her with great influence in Obama’s increased use of Executive Privilege to circumvent the Rule of Law.

Ms. Ruemmler has played a role in many highly charged issues, including helping develop options to carry out Mr. Obama’s decision to take unilateral executive actions to bypass congressional inaction.

That probably also includes his tepid and ineffectual response to the sensational disclosures regarding the National Security Agency’s spying practices. … Read More »

Listen to Sidney Discuss Brady Problems, Our Corrupt DOJ, and Licensed to Lie

AJCRadio Upcoming Show - Sidney Powell - Nick YarrisOn the evening of April 8, Sidney Powell discussed various problems in our criminal justice system with the advocates on A Just Cause Coast to Coast Radio.  In case you missed it, you may listen hereSidney’s conversation on the need for fairness in our courts and supervision of prosecutors begins at about 35 minutes into the broadcast.

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice is the true story of of the strong-arm, unethical, and illegal tactics used by a cabal of elite federal prosecutors in their own narcissistic pursuit of political power and fame. Some went on to become Chief White House CounselGeneral Counsel of the FBI, and the Acting Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice who directed the corrupt conviction of and unseated United States Senator Ted Stevens–changing the balance of power in the United States Senate and paving the way for the passage of Obamacare.

The beat goes on as former Enron Task Force Director Leslie Caldwell awaits Senate confirmation to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. She, with Andrew Weissmann, and assisted by Matthew Friedrich and Samuel Buell, destroyed Arthur Andersen LLP and its 85,000 jobs in an unprecedented corporate prosecution, where they concocted a crime.  Too late to save Andersen, a UNANIMOUS Supreme Court eventually reversed their high-profile prosecution and claim to fame because Andersen had not committed a crime and the jury instructions failed to require criminal intent.

Copies of  LICENSED TO LIE may be pre-ordered now at www.LicensedtoLie.comIt’s publication date is MAY 1– LAW DAY! and its Foreword is written by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski in his personal capacity.  This true story is jaw-dropping.

 

 

Don Richard of New Orleans Endorses Licensed to Lie

DonRichard.The perception of our justice system will forever be changed by this compelling book.

Ms. Powell has a gift for putting all the pieces in a well ordered, logical sequence that makes it difficult to stop reading even in the wee hours of the morning.

Don M. Richard, Esq. Former AUSA and private practitioner for over 45 years.

To order your copy, see www.LicensedToLie.com . Autographed copies of Licensed to Lie may be pre-ordered only from the publisher through PayPal at www.LicensedtoLie.com.  The book is also available for pre-order through AmazonBarnes & NobleBooksAMillion, and Indiebound, and the author will appear in at least 10 cities for book signing events.  Watch for an event near you on the Event list on the Licensed To Lie website.

Michael Adams, Distinguished U.T. English Expert and Author, Reviews Licensed to Lie

licensed-to-lie-bookSidney Powell’s Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice is a disturbing, enlightening, and superbly presented exploration of one of the most dramatic and chilling accounts of injustice in American judicial history. Written with the skill of a novelist, the keen eye of a memoirist, and the passion of an early American pamphleteer, Powell takes us on a journey through an institutional landscape created to protect the innocent and punish the guilty transformed into a house of “legal” horrors, the framing of an innocent man, the concealing and altering of evidence, the ignoring of the law, the flouting of political power, the constant display of an ego-driven desire to win at all costs, even if the result is the devastation of a  good a family who must have felt stunned by the despotic evilness of a government suddenly and completely in charge of their lives.

As dark and disheartening as it is, there is a lesson here that should be taught in every civics class—the greatest human ideal of Justice is only as good as the character of those who administer it, existing only if its guardians are devotees to integrity and fairness.

And yet in all this frustration and anger, there manages to remain a ray of hope. For ultimately this book becomes the unintentional profile of a  courageous and strong woman determined to fight through the corruption, cronyism, vindictiveness,  amoral egos, and repeated miscarriages of justice in order to free the light of truth from the dark place in which it had been deliberately hidden … Read More »