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  • Twitter temporarily blocks Daleiden’s team from live-tweeting undercover-video hearing

    09/05/2019 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 05, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As the preliminary hearing for charges against pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt continues, Twitter temporarily barred the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from live-tweeting the proceedings – based on a misrepresentation of the tweets from Planned Parenthood’s attorneys, CMP claims. CMP has been locked in legal battles with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) since the summer of 2015, when their undercover videos revealed abortion industry insiders expressing interest in profiting off organs from aborted babies, which is illegal. The abortion groups accuse the pro-life investigators of breaking...
  • Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking trial: Judge approves strict protective order that suggests [tr]

    07/27/2019 3:37:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2019 | Chris Spargo
    A federal judge signed a strict protective order on Thursday, instructing Jeffrey Epstein and his counsel to not share any information about the case with non-vital third parties. Judge Richard Berman wrote in his opinion that any evidence or discovery obtained by the defense from prosecutors 'is not authorized to be disclosed to the public or disclosed beyond that which is necessary for the defense of this action.' This goes for certain documents in particular which 'would impede, if prematurely disclosed, the Government’s ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals.' That suggests that a number of people closer to Epstein could be...
  • Roger Stone cannot speak publicly about case, judge rules

    02/21/2019 1:19:20 PM PST · by Magnatron · 111 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 21 February 2019 | Katelyn Polantz
    Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Thursday dramatically restricted Roger Stone's ability to speak publicly about his case after he published an Instagram post with what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun drawn behind her head. From this moment on, Stone may not speak publicly about the investigation or the case or any participants in the investigation or the case. "Period," Jackson adds. Jackson said Stone could issue no statements on the radio, no press releases, no blogs, no media interviews, no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat posts and no statements can be made on his behalf by...
  • The Media Was Just Shut Out of the Roger Stone Case

    02/15/2019 4:31:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 15, 2019 6:10 PM | Beth Baumann
    Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the federal court for the District of Columbia on Friday placed a gag order in the case of Roger Stone.According to Fox News, Judge Berman signed an order telling Stone he must "refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case." The judge also told witnesses and council to keep from making statements to the media or general public near the courthouse. The reason? The statements could “influence any juror, potential juror, judge, witness or court officer or interfere with the administration of...
  • My National Security Letter Gag Order

    03/23/2007 12:46:07 PM PDT · by socal_moderate · 20 replies · 801+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | Mar 23 2007 | Anonymous
    The Justice Department's inspector general revealed on March 9 that the FBI has been systematically abusing one of the most controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act: the expanded power to issue "national security letters." It no doubt surprised most Americans to learn that between 2003 and 2005 the FBI issued more than 140,000 specific demands under this provision -- demands issued without a showing of probable cause or prior judicial approval -- to obtain potentially sensitive information about U.S. citizens and residents. It did not, however, come as any surprise to me. Three years ago, I received a national...
  • Tommy Robinson case gag order on British media lifted in the face of worldwide protest

    05/30/2018 8:05:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    When Tommy Robinson was arrested for live streaming a report outside the Leeds courthouse where members of an alleged Muslim grooming gang that allegedly forced young British girls into prostitution, and the court quickly imposed a gag order on UK media reporting it, outrage (and an overseas legal defense fund) quickly followed. (See my writing about it here, here, and here. In the words of Washington Post writer Avi Selk, The gag order backfired, turning English Defense League founder Tommy Robinson into a sort of free-speech martyr to conservatives such as Donald Trump Jr. and Roseanne Barr before the gag order was...
  • National Security Watch: Disquieted whistle-blowers

    10/12/2005 11:07:20 AM PDT · by vadkins · 25 replies · 3,263+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 10/11/05 | Kevin Whitelaw
    One of the biggest names of the conference never even uttered a word. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer is the military intelligence operative who recently went public with a controversial claim that a year before September 11, his top-secret task force "Able Danger" was able to identify the man who later turned out to be the lead hijacker as being connected to al Qaeda. Shaffer is a veteran of top-secret operations against terrorists, including some in Afghanistan, and several of his DIA colleagues have come out publicly to confirm that they remember Mohamed Atta being identified in 2000 as part of...
  • FBI agents signed NDA for matters involving Hillary’s emails

    04/24/2018 3:31:51 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 12, 2016 | John Crudele, Daniel Halper and Jamie Schram
    In an unusual move, FBI agents working the Hillary Clinton email case had to sign a special form reminding them not to blab about the probe to anyone unless called to testify. Sources said they had never heard of the “Case Briefing Acknowledgment” form being used before, although all agents must initially sign nondisclosure agreements to obtain security clearance. “This is very, very unusual. I’ve never signed one, never circulated one to others,” said one retired FBI chief. An FBI agent currently on the job admitted, “I have never heard of such a form. Sounds strange.” Meanwhile, FBI agents expressed...
  • Mueller just abruptly reversed course on his bail agreement with Manafort

    12/04/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by Coronal · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 4, 2017 | Natasha Bertrand
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has abruptly reversed course on a bail agreement his office struck with Paul Manafort's legal team last week that would have allowed him to be released from GPS monitoring. Manafort evidently failed to tell the government that he was ghost-writing a draft op-ed about his work in Ukraine as late as November 30. He was working on it with "a longtime Russian colleague" who is "assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence," according to the special counsel's court filing. That colleague was likely Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian citizen and longtime protege of Manafort who he had...
  • Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates case

    11/08/2017 12:21:39 PM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    A federal judge has issued a gag order in the federal government's case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, preventing them and their legal teams from speaking to the press.   U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson threatened the order last week, and the lawyers for Manafort and Gates did not object. Jackson's order comes after she chastised Manafort's lawyer last week for holding a press conference after court proceedings, fearing such media attention could taint the jury pool. Manafort and Gates face 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering....
  • Lou Dobbs Reports: DOJ has just lifted the gag order on the FBI informant.

    10/25/2017 4:56:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 105 replies
    Lou Dobbs Show | 10/25/2017 | Self
    Breaking: Lou Dobbs Reports: DOJ has just lifted the gag order on the FBI informant.
  • Uranium One probe: Order to lift 'gag' on Russia informant came from Trump, source says

    10/26/2017 12:09:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/26/17 | John Roberts and Jake Gibson/ap
    The directive for the Justice Department to lift a "gag order" on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case came from President Trump himself, a source told Fox News. On Wednesday night, the DOJ announced it had cleared the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow’s Obama-era uranium deals in the U.S. market and other schemes. A source said the order to release the confidential informant came directly from Trump -- though who actually made the final call is unclear. One well-placed source familiar with the decision-making process pushed back, saying the decision was made entirely...
  • FBI Informant Claiming Uranium One Scoop Cleared from Gag Order

    10/25/2017 8:03:56 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Oct 2017 | Ian Mason
    The Department of Justice cleared the FBI informant – who brought the Uranium One scandal roaring back into national headlines with his claim, through his lawyer, to have information about the Clinton Foundation’s role – to testify before Congress Wednesday night. The informant worked undercover to investigate bribery and intrigue in the Russian nuclear industry during the Obama administration and was, until Wednesday, bound by a gag order from speaking about what he knew. According to sources at the Department of Justice, the informant is now cleared to testify about a wide range of issues including, specifically, the Clinton Foundation....
  • Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists

    11/10/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 2,047+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/10/09 | Declan McCullagh
    In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Indymedia.us Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.
  • How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech

    06/19/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch
    For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to "Free Minds and Free Markets," has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from speaking publicly about a grand jury subpoena that court sent to Reason.com. The subpoena demanded the records of six people who left hyperbolic comments at the website about the federal judge who oversaw the controversial conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. Shortly after the subpoena was issued, the government issued a gag order prohibiting Reason not only from discussing the matter but even acknowledging the...
  • Trump clamps down on federal agencies

    01/24/2017 5:32:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration is clamping down on public communications by agencies as it seeks to assert control over the federal bureaucracy. New restrictions on social media use and interaction with press and lawmakers at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, Agriculture and the Interior have sparked concerns of a President Trump-backed effort to silence dissenting views. The Trump administration’s newly imposed communications rules vary at different agencies. At the EPA, staffers were ordered to stop issuing press releases, blog updates and social media posts, according to a memo to employees. The Agriculture...
  • Franklin Graham Slams 'Outrageous' Attack on 'Freedom of Speech' After Fining of Christian Bakers

    07/07/2015 8:21:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/06/2015 | BY STOYAN ZAIMOV
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out against what he calls an "outright attack" on freedom of speech after Oregon's Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner Brad Avakin upheld an earlier ruling that forces Christian bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 for refusing to participate in a lesbian wedding. "Give me a break. In my opinion, this couple should pay the Kleins $135,000 for all they've been through," Graham wrote on Facebook on Sunday. "Even more outrageous is that Avakian has also now ordered the Kleins to 'cease and desist' from speaking publicly about not wanting to...
  • Sorry, Slate: Oregon Did Put a ‘Gag Order’ on Those Christian Bakers

    07/06/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies
    Opinionhead.com ^ | Hans von Spakovsky
    On Thursday, The Daily Signal published an article about Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian bakers who had refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, to pay the couple $135,000 for “emotional” damages and issuing a gag order against the Kleins. On Monday, Slate published an article criticizing The Daily Signal’s coverage headlined “No, Oregon Did Not ‘Gag’ That Anti-Gay Bakery.” While that’s a great, provocative headline, Slate’s headline is simply not true. (snip) Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern writes: Rather than fine the Kleins further, [Oregon Labor...
  • Oregon Issues Gag Order Against Christian Bakers Who Declined to Make ‘Gay Wedding’ Cake

    07/06/2015 7:46:17 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 7/6/15 | Heather Clark
    GRESHAM, Ore. — The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has issued a gag order against the Christian owners of a bakery in the state, banning them from speaking about their convictions not to participate in same-sex ceremonies by baking, decorating and delivering a cake for the event. “The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations … will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that...
  • Christian Bakers Fined, Gagged in Gay Cake Case

    07/03/2015 7:28:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 107 replies
    CBN ^ | Friday, July 03, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    An Oregon official certified a ruling Thursday imposing a $135,000 fine against Christian bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The official then ordered the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa not to speak publicly about their conscientous decision to follow their religious beliefs by not baking any cakes for same-sex weddings. The company has gone out of business due to the legal battle. An article by The Daily Signal, a publication of the Heritage Foundation, states that Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to "cease and desist" from openly professing...