Skip to comments.Judge Ruling: Obama Sex Assault Comments ‘UNLAWFUL COMMAND INFLUENCE’
Posted on 06/15/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The full US v Johnson military Judge ruling for Obamas unlawful command influence can be viewed here.
Stars and Stripes reports the following:
Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of unlawful command influence derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled in a Hawaii military court this week.
Navy Judge Cmdr. Marcus Fulton ruled during pretrial hearings in two sexual assault cases U.S. vs. Johnson and U.S. vs. Fuentes that comments made by Obama as commander in chief would unduly influence any potential sentencing, according to a court documents obtained by Stars and Stripes.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Fulton approved the pretrial defense motions, which used as evidence comments that Obama made about sexual assault at a May 7 news conference.
The bottom line is: I have no tolerance for this, Obama said, according to an NBC News story submitted as evidence by defense attorneys in the sexual assault cases.
I expect consequences, Obama added. So I dont just want more speeches or awareness programs or training, but ultimately folks look the other way. If we find out somebodys engaging in this, theyve got to be held accountable prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged. Period.
The judges pretrial ruling means that if either defendant is found guilty, whether by a jury or a military judge, they cannot receive a bad conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge. Sailors found guilty under the Uniform Code of Military Justices Article 120, which covers several sexual crimes including assault and rape, generally receive punitive discharges.....
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He's a con-law scholar like my 13 year old granddaughter is. The man continues to show a profound lack of common knowledge. This is precisely the lack of law scholarship that caused him to say the Cambridge police "acted stupidly" and that if he had a son "he'd look like Trayvon."
This is almost as funny as learning that after he helped the Muslim Brotherhood depose Mubarak in Egypt, they made slavery legal again.
All hat, no brains
Any word from squeaky Sen Kirsten Gillibrand on this???
I bet not a peep.
Nice going shite-head.
I prefer "all ego,no conscience".
Urkel strikes again.
The President has some responsibilities. He’s not free to offer his comments in a active case, such as the victim looks like my son. He’s not free to offer his opinions in an active case of military justice, concerning the appropriate level of punishment. But, let’s face it, he’s an OJT President, hired on the basis of affirmative action.
Another “acted stupidly” remark...
I saw this one coming. Incredible arrogance and disregard for the rights of the accused.
Now contrast this with the prosecution of Major Hassan, where the government won’t call it an act of terrorism or an act of war because they don’t want to prejudice the prosecution. (Like it would somehow be prejudicial if the prosecution were found to actually believe the charges they brought against a defendant?)
I’m wonderign if he did this intentionally so that no convictions woudl be possible- perhaps he was bribed by military because soem top officials might be invovled too-
I don’t think judges, even military judges, have to worry about political fallout. Blackmail, yes (Roberts).
Sen Kirsten Gillibrand?
Isn’t she Erastus Corning 2nd granddaughter? Certainly looks like him. Her grandmother Dorothea “Polly” Noonan gets a nice write-up in Gillibrand’s Wikipedia article but no mention of “Polly”s husband can be found anywhere.
Obama's actions in office indicate to me that his intellect lies somewhere between that of a box of rocks and a bag of hammers. He is simply incapable of making properly informed choices. That goes to his supposed background as a constitutional law professor as well. He taught no law. He simply regurgitated Alinsky talking points that he undoubtedly memorized through repeated usage.
Apparently obama thinks he is the law of the land.