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  • BREAKING: Lawsuit Outs Reporter Ellen Ratner as Source for Seth Rich Information

    07/16/2019 8:44:10 AM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 7/15/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Businessman Ed Butowsky filed a lawsuit on Monday that outed FOX News reporter Ellen Ratner was his source for the Seth Rich information. This comes after Michael Isikoff’s report last week that labeled Butowsky as a Russian source. Ed told The Gateway Pundit today that Ellen Ratner lied to Isikoff. Ed provided The Gateway Pundit with a copy of his email with Ratner. Butowsky added that he spoke with Isikoff off the record and he broke his trust by contacting Ratner. Butowsky told The Gateway Pundit that after last week’s report he was forced to speak out. Ed also says...
  • Amid WikiLeaks storm, gov't promotes Ellsberg film ["whistleblower of conscience"]

    01/15/2011 1:00:54 PM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. Ellsberg, whom the film portrays as a whistleblower of conscience,...
  • Obama Donor Helped Free Terrorist Behind Benghazi Attack

    01/08/2014 8:56:42 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 1-8-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Donor Helped Free Terrorist Behind Benghazi Attack January 8, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield The left is rushing to blame Bush for the Benghazi attack, now that the State Department is moving to name a former Gitmo detainee released by Bush as a key figure in the attack. But Gitmo detainees were released as part of a pressure and lawfare campaign by the radical pro-terrorist left. Including Obama’s backers. The left-wing organization that helped spring Qumu was the Center for Constitutional Rights. Last April, the group issued an indignant press release painting Qumu as a harmless victim and blasting those...
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • Leader Of Libya Attack Linked To Obama Donor

    09/24/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/21/2012
    As the administration’s false narrative about the events leading up to the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the killing of our ambassador continues to unravel, a sordid detail has come to light. The leader of the the attack is believed to be an alumnus of Guantanamo Bay who was released from custody via an anti-American left wing group headed by an Obama donor. First, the terrorist: Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu, according to his Guantanamo file, was picked up in Pakistan in early 2002 after being identified by the Libyan government (that would be the same government...
  • Obama Donor Heads Organization that Freed Terrorist Accused of Plotting Attack in Benghazi

    09/21/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 26 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 09/20/2012
    There are reports tonight that a radical left-wing organization is responsible for helping to free a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay named Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu has been cited by multiple sources at Fox News as at least being involved with, and possibly playing the lead role in the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Those attacks resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American diplomats. Michelle Malkin has revealed that the Center for Constitutional Rights represented Qumu and helped lead the charge in freeing him back in 2007. President Emeritus...
  • Iranian Legislator Says Egypt Promised to Enable His Entry to Gaza

    07/28/2010 6:18:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 3+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 07.28.10, 21:09 / Israel News | Dudi Cohen
    SNIPPET: "Iranian parliament member Mahmoud Ahmadi Bigesh said Wednesday that Egypt has promised to issue entry permits for him and three of his fellow parliament members, who want to enter the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing."
  • Scientists Question FBI Probe On Anthrax

    08/03/2008 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2008; A01 | By Joby Warrick, Marilyn W. Thompson and Aaron C. Davis
    For nearly seven years, scientist Bruce E. Ivins and a small circle of fellow anthrax specialists at Fort Detrick's Army medical lab lived in a curious limbo: They served as occasional consultants for the FBI in the investigation of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, yet they were all potential suspects. Over lunch in the bacteriology division, nervous scientists would share stories about their latest unpleasant encounters with the FBI and ponder whether they should hire criminal defense lawyers, according to one of Ivins's former supervisors. In tactics that the researchers considered heavy-handed and often threatening, they were interviewed and polygraphed...
  • Al-Qaeda’s Law Firm

    06/24/2008 11:57:42 AM PDT · by vadum · 5 replies · 117+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | June 24, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Michael Ratner (above, holding document) of the Center for Constitutional Rights rants against the country he hates most: the United States.* * * * * Much has already been written of the U.S. Supreme Court's lawless, nonsensical decision in Boumediene v. Bush that gives America's terrorist enemies unprecedented access to our civilian court system, but little has been written about the aggressively anti-American public interest law firm that helped to make it happen.* The nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, which acted as co-counsel in the case, is deeply enmeshed in the politics of terrorism (take one guess on whose side)...
  • Bush's War: PBS/FRONTLINE

    03/24/2008 9:40:29 AM PDT · by FilmCutter · 116 replies · 4,279+ views
    Bush's War Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9 P.M. (check local listings) From the horror of 9/11 to the invasion of Iraq; the truth about WMD to the rise of an insurgency; the scandal of Abu Ghraib to the strategy of the surge-for six years, FRONTLINE has revealed the defining stories of the war on terror in meticulous detail, and the political dramas that played out at the highest levels of power and influence. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga unfolds in the two-part FRONTLINE special Bush's War, airing Monday, March...
  • US rights group sues Blackwater

    10/11/2007 1:55:10 PM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 38 replies · 953+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11 October 2007 | BBC
    A US human rights group says it is suing private security firm Blackwater for unspecified damages for war crimes and wrongfully killing Iraqi civilians. The Center for Constitutional Rights is acting on behalf of an injured survivor and three families of men killed by Blackwater guards on 16 September. The Iraqi government said the incident in which 17 people died was unprovoked. Blackwater denies firing without cause. The case has put a spotlight on private military contractors in Iraq. BLACKWATER USA FACTS Founded in 1997 by a former US Navy Seal Headquarters in North Carolina One of at least 28...
  • The Terrorists' Legal Team

    09/26/2006 3:38:04 PM PDT · by vadum · 29 replies · 3,268+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 2006 | Matthew Vadum
    Worse Than The ACLU If you thought the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union was bad, wait till you read about the ultra-left "public interest" law firm called the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in “The Terrorists’ Legal Team.” The Center for Constitutional Rights is openly anti-American and pro-terrorist. Groups suspected of ties to terrorism give money to CCR. The granddaughter of the executed Communist spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg works there. The late (second) wife of the traitor Alger Hiss left money to CCR in her will. Actors Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon fund CCR, as does singer Natalie Merchant...
  • Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity(barf)

    01/11/2006 6:30:25 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 873+ views
    US newswire ^ | 1/9/06
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Connie Julian, 917-449-9064, Janet Yip 212-941-8086 or News Advisory: From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration WHEN: January 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: The White House, Walk-in Gate, across from Lafayette Park WEBSITE: An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political, and legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th. Named in the indictments are: President of...
  • Michael Ratner - The Man Behind the Attack on Guantanamo

    12/12/2005 3:00:49 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 19 replies · 666+ views ^ | June 16, 2005 | Rocco DiPippo
    The general leading the force to free the captive enemy from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, and inflict a humiliating defeat on the United States is so-called “civil rights” and “Constitutional” attorney Michael Ratner. It was Ratner who led the way in recruiting elite lawyers to defend the enemy combatants being interrogated at Gitmo. But Ratner is a long-time leader of two pro-Communist and anti-American organizations who have for decades lent aid and comfort to America's enemies in the Cold War and beyond. Michael Ratner began his legal career in the late 1960s at the National Lawyers Guild,...
  • FR Exclusive-Soldier Lawsuit Atty is Kerry Antiwar Activist-Lawsuits Instigated

    12/06/2004 8:33:57 PM PST · by Enlightiator · 46 replies · 4,966+ views
    Various sources - links in post | 12/6/04 | Enlightiator
    AP articles published on the internet at numerous news outlets, including CBS, tell the story of 8 US soldiers named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit over enlistment extensions they considered unfair. The AP article as published on the CBS website, Soldiers Decry 'Unfair' Extensions, states:The lawsuit contends the policy is a breach of the service contract because it extends the length of service without a soldier's consent. It also alleges the contracts were misleading because they make no reference to the policy, said Staughton Lynd, an attorney for the soldiers. No mention is made of Staughton Lynd's significant past and...
  • Report says U.S. secretly held 2 prisoners (Amnesty Int'l says 2 Yemenis were held for 18 mos.)

    08/03/2005 6:15:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 640+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/3/05 | Michelle Faul - AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Two Yemeni men say they were held in solitary confinement in secret, underground U.S. detention facilities in an unknown country and interrogated by masked men for more than 18 months without being charged or allowed any contact with the outside world, Amnesty International charged Wednesday. Amnesty and human rights lawyers argued that the report added to long-standing claims that the United States has held "secret detainees" in its war on terror. "We fear that what we have heard from these two men is just one small part of the much broader picture of U.S....
  • Claim against Rumsfeld filed

    12/05/2004 4:24:42 PM PST · by NCjim · 48 replies · 1,544+ views
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ^ | December 3, 2004 | Kristina Merkner
    Germany's federal prosecutors have been asked to launch investigative proceedings against members of the U.S. cabinet. A U.S. human rights group filed war crime charges against U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior U.S. officials and military officers early this week, saying they were responsible for the torture and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib. Even though both the plaintiffs and the suspects are American, the complaint was filed on Tuesday with federal prosecutors at the Bundesgerichtshof in Karlsruhe. The human rights organization, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), led by its president Michael Ratter, said...
  • The man behind the attack on Guantanamo (traitorous b*st*rd Michael Ratner)

    06/16/2005 3:28:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 76 replies · 2,383+ views
    front page mag ^ | 6-16-05 | DiPippo
    The Man Behind the Attack on Guantanamo By Rocco DiPippo | June 16, 2005 The general leading the force to free the captive enemy from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, and inflict a humiliating defeat on the United States is so-called “civil rights” and “Constitutional” attorney Michael Ratner. It was Ratner who led the way in recruiting elite lawyers to defend the enemy combatants being interrogated at Gitmo. But Ratner is a long-time leader of two pro-Communist and anti-American organizations who have for decades have lent aid and comfort to America's enemies in the Cold War and...
  • Cries of Bias Greet Remapping Ruling: Partisan Vote Fuels Debate Over Politics in Court

    12/03/2003 6:44:11 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 185+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 12-03-03 | Plunkett, Chuck, and Pankratz, Howard
    Cries of bias greet remapping ruling Partisan vote fuels debate over politics in court By Chuck Plunkett and Howard Pankratz Denver Post Staff Writers By breaking along party lines in its redistricting decision Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court provided a reminder of the clanging public debate over partisan judicial activism that started with the 2000 presidential contest. In rejecting a new GOP plan for how congressional districts are to be drawn in Colorado, the court's five Democratic members voted on the opposite side from its pair of Republicans. In doing so, the court opened itself to criticism from Republicans, and...
  • Lawyers ponder US, UK 'war crimes'

    04/14/2003 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 276+ views
    Agence France-Presse via The News - Australia ^ | 4-15-03 | From correspondents at the United Nations
    LAWYERS from British and US organisations are looking at the possibility of an international inquiry into war crimes that their governments might have committed in Iraq. "We want to establish regular and impartial procedures to establish whether war crimes have been committed," said Phil Shiner, of the British group Public Interest Lawyers. Shiner spoke at a news conference where Michael Ratner, president of the US Centre for Constitutional Rights, warned that the principle of "victor's justice" was legally unacceptable. "It is not only Saddam's crimes that have to be examined," he said today. The regime of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein...