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  • The Evasive Mr. Wray

    08/05/2022 4:50:14 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 4 Aug, 2022 | Julie Kelly
    The FBI director knows a lot about issues that matter to the Biden regime and the media. But he isn’t so savvy when it comes to issues that matter to Americans. It was time for him to fly. FBI Director Christopher Wray, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time since July 2021, insisted he had to leave the hearing by 1:30 p.m. sharp. (It began at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.) Despite leading a scandal-ridden agency quickly losing the trust of the American people and congressional Republicans, Wray somehow believes that setting aside less than four hours...
  • Jury forewoman explains Sussmann verdict: 'There are bigger things that affect the nation'

    06/01/2022 5:31:26 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 101 replies ^ | May 31, 2022 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann was acquitted on charges of lying to the FBI because the jury thought it was a waste of time, jurors indicated after giving the not guilty verdict." I don't think it should have been prosecuted," she said, The Washington Times reported. "There are bigger things that affect the nation than a possible lie to the FBI." Special Counsel John Durham charged Sussmann with lying to the FBI about his work with the Clinton campaign and a former tech firm executive when he provided the agency with information on the since-debunked Trump-Russia collusion narrative. She explained,...
  • Justice Department Plans to Re-Try Two Remaining Whitmer Fednapping Defendants

    04/14/2022 3:54:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 13 Apr, 2022 | Julie Kelly
    Despite a humiliating defeat in what the Justice Department considered one of its biggest domestic terror investigations in recent history, federal prosecutors announced they will re-try two men who were not acquitted last week on charges of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. Chief District Court Judge Robert Jonker declared a mistrial on April 8 after a jury in western Michigan could not agree on the guilt of Adam Fox, the so-called ringleader, and Barry Croft, Jr. related to the alleged plot; two other men, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta, were found not guilty on all charges...
  • BUSTED: Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers will ask for a new trial after learning what two jurors did

    01/06/2022 10:06:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 01/06/2022 | Jeff Miller
    In response to two jurors revealing that they were victims of sexual abuse, Ghislaine Maxwell will request a new trial. Their experiences guided other jurors to convict her.The move became known during a rush of court filings on Wednesday after two jurors were interviewed, Scotty David and a juror who chose to remain anonymous. During the interviews, each of them admitted that they spoke of how they were abused with other members of the jury during deliberation.A reporter asked David if he remembered the question in the juror questionnaire that specifically asked potential jurors if they or any family member...
  • Jussie Smollett’s lawyers claim judge ‘lunged’ at one of them, ask for a mistrial

    12/02/2021 3:57:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 2, 2021 6:35pm | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett’s attorneys asked for a mistrial Thursday after the judge called their evidence irrelevant in front of the jury and “physically lunged” at one of the actor’s lawyers. The odd fracas came in the midst of the defense’s cross-examination of Olabinjo Osundairo, who claims he was paid to help Smollett stage the hate crime, as attorney Tamara Walker grilled him about his alleged homophobia and past derogatory remarks toward suspected gay men. Osundairo, 30, had just acknowledged he used the word “fruity ass” to refer to a man he suspected was gay and Walker asked if Smollett,...
  • The Rittenhouse Jurors’ Verdict Count Was Reportedly Overheard in Court — It’s A Lot Closer Than Anyone Imagined

    11/18/2021 7:14:21 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 171 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | 17 Nov 21 | Kyle Becker
    As the Kyle Rittenhouse case goes down to the wire, there are credible reports that the jurors’ verdict count is a lot closer than many have been led to believe. The volatile situation outside of the Kenosha, Wisconsin courtroom was reported by Newsmax, which relates that sources have informed it the current verdict count is split. The Newsmax reporter pointed to several media reports that indicate they overheard Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards saying that he believes the jury is at a ‘6-6 split.’ The startling report comes amidst reports of juror intimidation and even an attempted report that would...

    11/17/2021 2:23:44 PM PST · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | Nov 17, 2021 | Pam Geller
    After repeated denials by the State in the Rittenhouse case, that they knew nothing of compressing, doctoring or altering video, ‘handbrake was spotted on the DA’s screen. For everyone asking “what is handbrake” is used for compressing & converting videos. It was found on Kraus’s laptop meaning he may have purposely converted the video to the lower resolution version using handbrake. “Handbrake was on one of the prosecutions laptops since January 2021. This can be used to compress footage. Krause lied when he said he didn’t know how to do any of those actions. I’ve moved from negligence or incompetence...
  • Furious Judge in Rittenhouse Trial Accuses Prosecution of ‘Grave Constitutional Violation’

    11/10/2021 9:44:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2021 | Joel B Pollack
    Judge Bruce Schroeder of the Kenosha County Court accused prosecutors of a “grave constitutional violation” in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday morning after they tried to comment on his earlier reactions to testimony in the case. Rittenhouse stunned observers by taking the witness stand in his own defense, something that defendants rarely do in such trials. He recalled the events of Aug. 25 last year, when he fired on members of a mob attacking him during a Black Lives Matter riot. As he began to describe the events leading to the shootings, he broke down, and the...
  • Justice Mocked! Speed-Dating Jury Selection Is Over in Rittenhouse Trial as Poll Shows 2/3 of Possible Jurors Think He's Guilty as Hell

    11/02/2021 9:43:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2021 | Victoria Taft
    One potential juror in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse wondered out loud during jury selection why anyone would need a “machine gun.” On August 25, 2020, Rittenhouse was carrying a legally owned semi-automatic Smith & Wesson M&P rifle. Another juror expressed how “scared” she was to be so close to where Rittenhouse lived. And still another said she couldn’t be impartial because her family wasn’t impartial. And so went jury selection in the most consequential American self defense case in years.These people aren’t alone. According to now former Rittenhouse attorney, Robert Barnes, who did pre-trial polling, fully two-thirds of potential...
  • Michael Avenatti's California Embezzlement Case Ends in Mistrial, New Trial in October

    08/24/2021 4:08:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 8/24/21 | Mary Ellen Cagnassola
    The embezzlement trial of attorney Michael Avenatti, who is accused of stealing millions in settlement money from clients, ended in a mistrial Tuesday as U.S. District Judge James. V. Selna ruled that federal prosecutors failed to turn over relevant financial evidence to Avenatti, the Associated Press reported. The trial was the second in recent months for Avenatti, who captured the nation's attention when he represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump. Selna scheduled a tentative new trial date for October 12 and another hearing is set for September 2. In July, Avenatti was sentenced...
  • BLM-supporting Derek Chauvin juror Brandon Mitchell ‘lied’ to infiltrate ex-cop’s trial, lawyer claims

    05/08/2021 12:14:35 PM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 6 | Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore
    BRANDON Mitchell, the BLM-supporting juror in Derek Chauvin's trial, has been accused of lying to infiltrate the ex-cop's case. A criminal defense attorney said that Mitchell sitting on the jury gives Chauvin's team a "slam dunk reason" to overturn his conviction. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, attorney Jonna Spilbor accused Mitchell of lying to get on the jury. "The irony is not lost that most people lie to get out of jury duty," Spilbor said. "I think what we have here is somebody who lied to get on jury duty, specifically for this case, because we now...
  • When You See Where George Floyd Juror Got His Anti-Cop T-Shirt You'll Understand Why He Lied to Get on the Jury

    05/07/2021 8:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/07/2021 | Victoria Taft
    The human symbol of why Derek Chauvin needs a new trial in the death of George Floyd is now holding up his hands, backing away, and claiming, hey, don’t look at me, I don’t even remember that George Floyd t-shirt I wore to a Washington, D.C., rally. But wait, there’s more. Juror #52, Brandon Mitchell, a podcaster and basketball coach, was outed recently as a BLM supporter who went to Washington, D.C., for the anniversary of the March on Washington – an event whose speakers featured (naturally) Al Sharpton, along with George Floyd’s brother and sister and other people who...
  • Derek Chauvin’s attorney files motion for a new trail, appeal doesn’t include BLM shirt-wearing juror as a reason

    05/05/2021 7:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    The attorney for Derek Chauvin, Eric Nelson, has filed motions for a new trial and for a hearing to impeach the verdict based on jury misconduct (a so-called Schwartz Hearing under Minnesota law). Nearly a dozen bases are cited for a new trial, but not the recent revelations about juror Brandon Mitchell wearing a BLM t-shirt at a rally and opining that people should get on juries “to spark some change.”The Associated Press lists the reasons the motions cites for a new trial:Nelson cited many reasons in his request for a new trial. He said Judge Peter Cahill abused the...
  • Morning Joe Mentions George Floyd Six Times, But Silent On BLM-Backing Chauvin Juror

    05/04/2021 9:32:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you're a news program with any pretense of journalistic integrity, how can you: Mention "George Floyd" six times during today's show; but... fail to mention even once the major news about the trial of the man that a jury convicted of murdering George Floyd. Namely, that one of the jurors was a BLM supporter who: Who denied to the judge before being selected as a juror that he had attended any rallies against police brutality, whereas he had attended one while wearing a BLM hat, and a T-shirt that read "Get Off Our Necks--BLM." [See screencap.] Reportedly told the...
  • ‘I Didn’t Want to Go Through the Rioting’: Juror in Chauvin Trial Makes Stunning Admission over ‘Guilty’ Verdict

    04/23/2021 2:45:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 85 replies ^ | April 22, 2021 | Kyle Becker
    One juror: "I did not want to go through rioting and destruction again and I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict."

    04/20/2021 12:32:39 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 1,041 replies
  • Will Maxine Waters Cause a Mistrial? (And be held responsible for any riots?)

    04/20/2021 9:33:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/20/21 | Jim Geraghty
    On the menu today: a look at Maxine Waters and the long road that led to a California congresswoman possibly forcing a mistrial in the most high-profile police-brutality case in decades. CNN’s assessment, in an “analysis” piece written by White House reporter Stephen Collinson, front and center on their homepage: “Waters’ Comments on Chauvin Trial Expose Republican Hypocrisy.” Yeah, sure, go with that, fellas. In case you missed it, here’s what Maxine Waters said: Representative Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) told demonstrators to “stay in the street” and become “more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted of...
  • CBS News Starts the Process of Doxxing Derek Chauvin Trial Jurors

    04/19/2021 6:00:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/19/2021 | Bonchie
    The trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing George Floyd, is entering its final moments. The jury will begin deliberating soon as the defense has finished its closing arguments. Whether they are able to return a verdict at all is a question we will eventually have an answer to.In all of this, one thing is supposed to be clear. The jurors are supposed to be able to do their duty without pressure and threat. Yet, CBS News has already begun the process of doxxing them, and it’s hard to overstate how dangerous this is..@jamieyuccas reports on the...
  • Judge refuses to sequester jury in George Floyd murder case

    04/12/2021 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2021 | Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber
    The judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defense request to immediately sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. The request came from the attorney for former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Defense attorney Eric Nelson argued that the jurors could be influenced by the prospect of what might happen as a result of their verdict. “Ultimately, your honor, the question becomes will the jury be competent to make a decision regardless of the potential outcome of their decision,” Nelson...
  • Judge With Planned Parenthood Ties Orders Jury to Find David Daleiden Guilty of Racketeering

    11/14/2019 9:22:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 71 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 14, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A California judge with ties to Planned Parenthood told a jury this week that David Daleiden is guilty of trespassing. The statement from Judge William Orrick came at the conclusion of a month-long trial against Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and others with the Center for Medical Progress who helped to release undercover videos of Planned Parenthood allegedly selling aborted baby body parts for profit. Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit accusing them of more than a dozen crimes, including trespassing, breach of confidentiality, wiretapping and conspiracy. The trial is separate from a criminal case against Daleiden and Merritt launched by former California...