Category Archive: Injustice in the News

Judge Sullivan is now on Hillary’s Email Obstruction

There are four important articles out in the last week or so, two of which were even picked up the the Drudge Report.  I link them below in the order of their appearance.  Reading all four will catch you up on the latest in Mrs. Clinton’s refusal to cooperate with the State Department or the court.  All she needs to do is produce the server on which her government emails should never have resided.  Of course, that is what she steadfastly refuses to do.

JamesWoodstweetThe most famous tweet of my most recent article came from actor James Woods!  At last count, it alone had received over 800 retweets!

The first article broke the news that Judge Sullivan, the hero in my book LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,  reopened the suit by Judicial Watch to obtain the emails that show Huma Abedin’s conflict of interests in holding jobs at the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and at a consulting company owned by a Clinton friend.  He ordered the State Department to get answers from Clinton, Abedin and Mills about their use of Hillary’s private server.

Shortly thereafter, Bernard Kerik, the Commissioner of the NYPD on 9/11, wrote a significant article on selective prosecution–comparing the way this Justice Department vigorously persecuted others, including himself and General Petraeus, versus the pass the Department has given Hillary.  Kerik is also the author of a new book that I commend to your reading.  It’s the other side of the coin of Licensed to Lie.  Read FROM JAILER To JAILED.

The next article explains how Hillary continues to obstruct appropriate review of the emails and fails to comply with multiple federal laws enacted to protect federal records and provide for some measure of accountability for government officials.

The real news shocker hit just Friday night.  I learned that that lawyers for Clinton’s Chief of Staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills, had advised her to destroy all electronic copies of the emails Judge Sullivan wanted produced.  That lead to the article pictured at the left, which has been widely posted and tweeted.  I hope you’ll read these and catch up.

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Fifth Circuit Awards Attorneys’ Fees Against Department of Labor As Sanction For Prosecutorial Bad Faith

JONESIn a strongly worded and remarkable opinion, Gate Guard Services v. Thomas Perez, 14-40585-CV0, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, today ordered sanctions against the Department of Labor (DOL) for government misconduct, and remanded the case to the district court for an award to the private litigant of attorney’s fees because of the government’s “bad faith.”  Writing for the unanimous Panel which included Judge Catharina Haynes and District Judge Marcia Crone, sitting by designation, Judge Edith Jones began:

It is often better to acknowledge an obvious mistake than defend it. When the government acknowledges mistakes, it preserves public trust and confidence. It can start to repair the damage done by erroneously, indeed vindictively, attempting to sanction an innocent business.  Rather than acknowledge its mistakes, however, the government here chose to defend the indefensible in an indefensible manner. As a result, we impose attorneys’ fees in favor of Gate Guard as a sanction for the government’s bad faith. 28 U.S.C. § 2412(b).

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DOJ’s MOONLIGHT FIRE CASE GOING UP IN SMOKE?

#1JUDICIAL 1128For a new twist on misconduct by Justice Department lawyers, take a look at the “Moonlight Fire” case and the recent developments in the state and federal courts in California.  To catch you up, read my articles on the New York Observer and on Fox News.

A former Assistant United States Attorney blew the whistle on the possible suppression and/or distortion of evidence by state and federal fire investigators and the attorneys for each who pursued a massive multi-million dollar action to recover “costs” and penalties from Sierra Pacific–one of the largest land-holders in the country.  Sierra Pacific, upon discovering new evidence, is turning the tables on the Department of Justice.  A state court judge has awarded $32 million against CAL fire–the state investigative agency.  Now the feds are back in court and on the ropes to defend their actions.

Sierra Pacific is due to file an additional brief on January 15, 2015,  to explain to senior federal District Judge Shubb how the government has committed what amounts to a fraud on the court.  The government has 30 days to respond, and then Sierra Pacific has until March 9 to reply.

Judge Shubb largely ignored the Department’s outrageous attempt to knock all of the defense lawyers off of the case because they had read the affidavit and allegations of government attorney misconduct.   He vacated an order for a hearing on the government’s motion.  In a fair and measured approach, he wants to determine first that Sierra Pacific can seek to set aside the original settlement under the Federal Rule 60(d)(3).  Stay tuned. . . .

Article corrected for due date of briefing @ 1:10 p.m. on 12/5 and further editted

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!

 

READERS RAVE about LICENSED TO LIE!

Themis 2544  “Riveting, profound, compelling, revealing read. Brilliantly written, brutally informative detailed with fact and honesty. Sidney Powell has narrated a piece of history from a perspective deep within the legal circle…confirming what most of us fear, our government is only as good as those who serve it, or at best, how they are held accountable in their privilege to practice and enforce law. By design, the media is our conduit to information, not necessarily based on facts or truth. Licensed to Lie takes us on a journey of Sidney Powell’s unyielding commitment to uphold the law, all that it stands for, the quest for facts, knowledge and truth to support the law. Never have I read a book in which the author has the gumption to name names and call out those who still hold power.

This is a story that makes you think about the essence of our American freedom, our rights as citizens, and the corrupt powers that control it. Those named need to be held accountable. Those pursuing a career in law and politics, need to embrace this story as a code of ethics. Sidney Powell must be applauded and thanked for her courageous plight to expose and right the wrongs of our judicial system.

Licensed to Lie is a factual account of real people, whose lives were destroyed by those in power with questionable judgment and corrupt agendas. It reminds me of the Titanic. We know the end is horrific, but throughout the story, you keep hoping the ship will not hit the iceberg. . . our judicial system is sinking the American spirit. . . Licensed to Lie is blowing the whistle. Kudos to Sidney Powell and the stones it took to write this book. Best read in decades.” By Tricia

I just finished Sidney Powell‘s book. I am speechless and furious. And a little angry at myself for being pitifully ill-informed. Masterful writing Sidney. . . . I applaud and admire your steadfast commitment to right wrongs in the face of such obstacles.  Paige Wilson Kostelink

I just finished your book. I don’t think I ever read a book so fast before. I just couldn’t put it down. With each page your stature gained in my eyes. You have tackled corruption at the very core. You make the world a better place for all of us. Thank you for what you do and have done. Bob

You may order you book online at www.LicensedtoLie.com and it should be available now in all bookstores.  Check the Events on the website for opportunities to meet the author in your area.

Hall of Fame Trader Victor Sperandeo Endorses Licensed to Lie

VSperandeo0029fb2“Last year four government officials–under oath–gave demonstrably false testimony to Congress, and nothing has been done to them–two IRS officials, the Attorney General, and James Clapper -which caused Ed Snowden to release the fact that the US is spying on its citizens and in violation of the 4th amendment.

That our government is corrupt is the only conclusion. This book helps the people understand the nature of this corruption—and how it is possible for federal prosecutors to indict and convict the innocent.

Every business person– and anyone who values freedom–should read and  heed the warnings of this compelling work.” — Victor Sperandeo, CEO of the EAM Companies & author of Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master and other books

Licensed to Lie may be pre-ordered at www.LicensedToLie.com where there are also links to purchase it through Amazon, BooksAMillion, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.  It will be available in bookstores in May.  Part of the proceeds will benefit the Constitution Project, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pisgah Legal Services, and The Texas Equal Access to Justice Campaign.

Bipartisan Senators Propose Watchdog for DOJ

280px-United_States_Capitol_-_west_frontIn a much-needed move, a bipartisan group of Senators including Charles Grassley and Lisa Murkowski have proposed legislation to create a watchdog to review allegations of prosecutorial misconduct by the Department of Justice.  Based on the recent alarming report by the Project on Government Oversight, there have been hundreds of prosecutors who have intentionally violated legal and ethical rules, with no accountability or sanctions, and still work at the Department. We can vouch for a number of them. Virtually all have been swept under the rug.

Carrie Johnson with NPR has published an article from which we drew the following quote:

new report from the Project on Government Oversight documents 650 ethics infractions including recklessness and misconduct by Justice Department lawyers over the past decade or so.

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee and Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester cited those findings to introduce legislation Thursday that would require an independent watchdog to investigate those breaches. Under current practice, ethics investigations at the Justice Department are conducted by the Office of Professional Responsibility, an internal unit that reports up through the Attorney General and has been derided for its secrecy.

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Licensed to Lie — Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice by Sidney Powell

Licensed to LieA gruesome suicide, a likely murder, a tragic and needless plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story, giving them a frightening perspective on justice corrupted and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld.

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power. Its scope reaches from the US Department of Justice to the US Senate, the FBI, and the White House. This true story is a scathing attack on corrupt prosecutors, the judges who turned a blind eye to these injustices, and the president who has promoted them to powerful political positions.

In a compelling Foreword written by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski in his personal capacity, he notes the importance of this issue, and as did the Washington Post recently, urges a national discussion of the issue.

The book will be out soon.  You may pre-order at www.LicensedToLie.com. Pre-orders will be autographed by the author and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Constitution Project, NACDL, The Texas Equal Access to Justice Campaign, and Pisgah Legal Services.

Washington Post is Singing Our Song: Stop Prosecutorial Misconduct

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The Washington Post, in an opinion piece by Radley Balko, has now joined the Los Angeles Times and the New York times in calling for a national discussion on the problem of prosecutorial misconduct. It has infected our legal system nationwide, and the Department of Justice, the judges, and our bar associations have done little if anything about it.  It must stop. It is destroying the public’s faith in our system, the rule of law itself, and any possibility of the fair administration of justice, while causing untold harm to countless individual lives.

On Sunday, the New York Times ran an editorial about prosecutorial misconduct. The paper called the problem “rampant,” particularly with respect to what are known as “Brady violations,” or the requirement to disclose favorable evidence to defense counsel. The editorial came on the heels of a well-publicized, blistering opinion by Alex Kozinski, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, that not only excoriated prosecutors in a case the court was considering, but went on to lambaste prosecutors across the country, and the courts and bar associations that fail to hold them accountable. We appear to now be headed for an overdue, full-blown “national discussion.”

Bring on the discussion and let’s name names, but the most recent Kozinski opinion on the “epidemic of Brady violations” is found here.  Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook where we’ve posted a Judicial Wall of Fame, a Prosecutors’ Wall of Shame, and a Judicial Wall of Shame. Some of the most corrupt prosecutors are now running the country.

LA Times Speaks Out on Brady Problem & Quotes Kozinski

logoSmallKudos to the LA Times for noticing and joining the Kozinski chorus on the need for Congress, legislatures and judges to ACT to stop prosecutors from playing games that cause wrongful and unjust convictions of innocent people. That prosecutors can play games amounting to obstruction of justice, and sometimes subornation of perjury, in today’s society is inexcusable and an outrage. Yesterday’s LA Times editorial, pointing to a Kozinski dissent we have already featured, is a clear and correct call to action:

Kozinski is right: Courts need to deal more harshly with prosecutors who don’t play fair. The message, he says, should be, “Betray … and you will lose your ill-gotten conviction.” Congress and state legislatures can do their part by enacting laws such as a model statute developed by the National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers that would make it harder for prosecutors to evade their Brady obligations. Prosecutors need to stop playing games with Brady.

Yes, prosecutors need to STOP, and it will take good judges, Congress, legislatures, and Bar Associations to make them. The Department of Justice vehemently opposes bipartisan and otherwise widely-supported legislation called the Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act, which has been pending in Congress for two years. DOJ’s opposition to this legislation is an oxymoron and an affront to the entire system of justice.

I can’t help but note, however, that the LA Times needs a new and better picture of Judge Kozinski.  Here you go:

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