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  • Court reinstates fraud conviction for Hunter Biden business partner

    10/08/2020 5:26:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/08/2020 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Devon Archer was convicted of defrauding the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of bond-sale proceeds. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP Photo A federal appeals court reinstated the fraud conviction of Hunter Biden’s former business partner on Wednesday, reversing a lower court judge who had granted his request for a retrial. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. But the scheme was committed under...
  • Hillary's email scandal now potentially a matter of high treason

    01/28/2016 7:21:27 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    Memories of the Walker family spy ring and British double agent Kim Philby could be resurrected if a new angle of the FBI investigation works toward its logical conclusion. Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports that the FBI is going directly to the intelligence agencies that generated the assessments to determine the original classification level. The investigators "will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials." This is the prudent and smart thing to do in order to get specifics on the classification authority and to compare original documents with those that were stripped...
  • Notorious Navy spy John Walker dies in NC federal prison

    08/29/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT · by fredhead · 53 replies
    WTKR ^ | 8/29/2014 | Becca Mitchell
    The man responsible for what the military called the Navy’s biggest betrayal is dead. John Anthony Walker, the former Senior Warrant Officer from Norfolk who supplied the Soviets with damaging tactical and military data, died in federal prison on Thursday in Butner, North Carolina. 29 years ago, Walker’s career as a spy came to an end in Norfolk Federal Court.
  • Holder elevates al-Qaeda lawyer to top Justice Department post

    03/05/2012 7:52:22 PM PST · by massmike · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 03/05/2012 | Jim Kouri
    In a semi-stealth promotion, a major Barack Obama fundraiser who served as a defense lawyer for a convicted al-Qaeda terrorist is scheduled to become the third-highest ranking Department of Justice executive. California-based attorney Tony West was named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 man at the Justice Department. Here you have a man linked to a terrorist group who is now a top Justice Department official. It smacks of corruption," said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker. West assisted candidate Obama in raising tens of millions of dollars as a co-chairman for Senator Obama's...
  • {Jihad Johnny] Lindh asks for lighter prison sentence

    12/20/2005 5:47:15 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 70 replies · 1,668+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 12/20/05 | AP
    American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh has asked President Bush again to reduce his 20-year prison sentence by an unspecified amount, Lindh's attorney said Tuesday. Lindh, now in his early 20s, wrote a first-person account to the Justice Department's pardon attorneys arguing why he believes Bush should reduce his sentence. Lindh's attorney said the document could not be publicly released under U.S. government restrictions intended to prevent Lindh from disclosing national secrets. Lindh, a native of Marin County, Calif., who is now imprisoned in southern California, was captured in Afghanistan weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. He pleaded...
  • The American Taliban's Plea for Mercy

    10/04/2004 1:55:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 852+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/04/04 | Don Feder
    Last week, John Walker Lindh  petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002.  It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for  Afghanistan’s former rulers.Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp – where he learned to fire an AK-47 and rubbed elbows...
  • Father defends 'Taliban' son in speech (Gotta read this one)

    01/26/2006 9:03:13 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 93 replies · 3,169+ views
    Bay Ara Reporter ^ | 1/26/06 | Matthew S. Bajko
    Frank Lindh, the gay father of John Walker Lindh, dubbed the "American Taliban" after being found in Afghanistan in late 2001, lashed out at the mainstream media and politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington during a fiery, and at times, emotional speech before the Commonwealth Club last week. Breaking a self-imposed silence about his son's case, Lindh gave the speech in order to reach out to the American public, which he said has been brainwashed by lawmakers, government officials, and sensational news coverage into thinking his son is a traitor to his country and an ally of...
  • Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism

    06/12/2002 7:42:31 AM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 143 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Austin Review ^ | June 7, 2002 | By MARC LEVIN
    Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism By MARC LEVIN An Austin Review investigation has revealed that U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk is employing an anti-Israel activist who has defended terrorist groups and is friends with American Taliban John Walker Lindh. The Review has also learned that Kirk has received numerous campaign donations from individuals linked with terrorism and anti-Semitism, one of whom also violated U.S. export laws by shipping sensitive technology to Libya and Syria. Kirk's recently filed campaign report shows payments to a Steven L. Hyland, Jr. of: $1133.22 for "payroll expense" and three separate payments totaling $638.30...
  • Democrats who took radical islamic & terrorist campaign $$$ (McKinney, Kennedy, Bonior & more)

    08/16/2002 10:51:53 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 71 replies · 8,824+ views
    FEC reports at opensecrets.com, various news reports
    CYNTHIA McKINNEYPOSITION: Democrat Congresswoman from GeorgiaDONOR: Abdurahman Alamoudi AMMOUNT: $2000 on September 11, 2001 DETAILS: Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Foundation, is a well known radical mohammedan activist known for publicly praising terrorist organizations. He worked closely as an informal advisor and affiliate of several Clinton administration officials (source). At an October 2000 rally in Washington, D.C. Alamoudi spoke to a radical islamic crowd announcing ""I have been labeled by the media in New York as being a supporter of Hamas. Any supporters of Hamas here? (cheers) Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas ... I...
  • He’s Got To Decide if He Wants to Live or Die Here

    10/19/2004 11:07:43 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 13 replies · 704+ views
    Newsweek Web Exclusive ^ | Updated: 7:10 a.m. ET Dec. 6, 2001 | By Colin Soloway
    (excerpted) Spann [to Walker]: Hey you. Right here with your head down. Look at me. I know you speak English. Look at me. Where did you get the British military sweater? (excerpted) Spann: Where are you from? Where are you from? You believe in what you’re doing here that much, you’re willing to be killed here? How were you recruited to come here? Who brought you here? Hey! [He snaps his fingers in front of Walker’s face. Walker is unresponsive] (excerpted) Spann: What, are you puzzled? (Excerpted) Spann: You got to talk to me. All I want to do is...
  • Paul Greenberg: John Walker Lindh Heard From

    06/21/2004 9:57:59 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 10 replies · 233+ views
    The Tribune Media Service ^ | June 21, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    Just as a legalistic memo defending torture was being leaked out of the Justice Department's inner sancta, the Los Angeles Times was giving all of us a peak at some of the separate but equally legalistic arguments being set forth in defense of John Walker Lindh. You remember Mr. Lindh, also known as Abdul Hamid when he was with the Taliban in Afghanistan, and as Suleyman al-Faris before that, when he was about to begin training with al-Qaida. How could anyone forget him? Mr. Lindh is now doing 20 years for supporting the enemies of the United States. But he...
  • Pakistan Says It Seized Americans Tied to Al Qaeda (6/13/2002)

    06/13/2002 6:16:02 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 818+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | By DEXTER FILKINS
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 12 — Several men believed to be American citizens have been taken into custody here during the past few weeks on suspicion of being linked to Al Qaeda, senior Pakistani officials said today. The Pakistani officials said most of the men had been picked up along with other suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban members in joint American-Pakistani raids in the country's remote tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. They said they believe that the men form a disjointed network of disaffected Westerners who converted to Islam and have been drawn to militant causes, fighting alongside Al...
  • Al Qaeda Chief KSM Wanted Gadahn to to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore

    05/30/2004 4:08:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 297+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 7, 2004 issues | Newsweek
    Full Title (didn't fit in thread title): NEWSWEEK: Al Qaeda Chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Wanted American Terror Suspect Gadahn to Join Plot to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore Captured Chief Says the Islam Convert Not Eager to Participate in 'Martydom' Operations, But Was Willing to Help NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Captured Al Qaeda chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed -- "KSM" to his interrogators -- wanted American-born terror suspect Adam Yahiye Gadahn to join a plot to blow up fuel stations outside Baltimore, according to a May 2003 classified FBI document obtained by Newsweek. Gadahn, one of the seven...
  • 'John's interest wasn't in the politics but in the people' (John Walker Lindh BARF ALERT)

    10/13/2002 2:36:00 AM PDT · by Happygal · 8 replies · 188+ views
    Sunday Independent (Ireland) ^ | September 13, 2002 | Sean O'Driscoll
    Frank Walker Lindh father of the young American Muslim, John, arrested while fighting for the Taliban remains firmly proud of his son. Sean O'Driscoll reports from Washington ON THE day the Good Friday Agreement was signed, a young American Muslim named John Walker Lindh was driving around the Donegal Gaeltacht, trying to learn Irish from Radio na Gaeltachta. Later that day, dressed in his Muslim head cap and flowing robe, he toasted the agreement with elderly relatives in the Glenties in Donegal. A strict adherent to Islamic faith, he politely declined any alcohol. His mother's elderly cousin studied his dress...
  • USA Bio-Attack 'In Days'

    09/23/2002 6:53:58 PM PDT · by dgallo51 · 30 replies · 258+ views
    Sky News ^ | Wednesday December 12, 2001
     'Traitor' John Walker USA Bio-Attack 'In Days' An American who fought for the Taliban has warned of a biological terror attack on the US in the next few days. John Walker, captured after a prison uprising in Afghanistan, told US officials of the impending attack during intelligence briefings near Kandahar. 'Phase Two' He said "Phase Two" of al Qaeda's war on America would occur at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Washington Times reported. Ramadan ends on Sunday. The third phase of al Qaeda's war would result in the total destruction of the United States -...
  • Terror Tune: song celebrates a man who betrayed his country.

    07/24/2002 10:28:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies · 432+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:01 a.m. EDT | BY COLLIN LEVEY
    <p>Country music, that bastion of soulful, twangy Americana, was responsible for something very out of character this week. Steve Earle, an on-again, off-again alternative country star, hit an off-note by recording a sympathetic ballad about the travails of a certain young ex-Taliban soldier from Northern California.</p>
  • Ballad Honors Taliban John

    07/21/2002 7:52:36 AM PDT · by gilor · 240 replies · 498+ views
    <p>NASHVILLE — American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh is glorified and called Jesus-like in a country-rock song to be released soon by maverick singer-songwriter Steve Earle.</p> <p>The controversial ballad called "John Walker's Blues" is backed by the chanting of Arabic prayers and praises Allah.</p>
  • Lindh Attorneys Want CNN Tape Barred-Interview Lacked Miranda Warning

    06/19/2002 7:16:15 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 41 replies · 496+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/19/02 | Edward Epstein
    <p>Washington -- Raising unprecedented questions about the role of media war correspondents, attorneys for John Walker Lindh asked a judge Tuesday to bar as evidence from his trial an incriminating, widely seen interview Lindh gave to CNN in December.</p> <p>The San Francisco-based attorneys for the 21-year-old Marin County man charged with terrorism argued that the interview with CNN contributor Robert Pelton was coerced out of a frightened, wounded and dazed Lindh.</p>
  • Lawyers: Lindh Pleaded to U.S. Troops (WIMP ALERT!)

    05/24/2002 6:55:36 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 33 replies · 250+ views
    AP via Excite News ^ | May 24, 2002 | LARRY MARGASAK
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - As U.S. troops transferred him to a metal prison container at a primitive base in Afghanistan, captured Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh pleaded, "Please don't kill me," a defense motion says. Lindh was told by a Marine to shut up, a response delivered with an expletive, according to the motion filed Thursday. The defense motion was based on information provided to the government by military guards, and then turned over to the defense under a court order. The defense team wants to subpoena the Marine guard who heard Lindh's comment, along with other U.S. military and...
  • The Case Of John Walker: THE DESPARATE DEFENSE

    05/16/2002 7:00:41 PM PDT · by PhilDragoo · 21 replies · 424+ views
    TalibanJohn.info ^ | 5-16-02 | Henry Mark Holzer
    TALIBAN JOHN: THE DESPERATE DEFENSE Henry Mark Holzer It’s obvious that despite its bravado, the John Walker Lindh defense camp is desperate. First, we saw two examples of “graymail,” a tactic used by defense lawyers in national security cases. The idea is for the defense to seek in the discovery stage of the case highly sensitive documents and testimony so that the government is put on the horns of a dilemma: comply with the request, and risk compromising important secrets (which the government, understandably, is loathe to do), or refuse to comply, and risk dismissal of the case (which the...