“Targeted”: Insider Narrative Shows Flynn “Entrapment” Was Same As “Frame” what happened to General Michael Flynn how he was tricked and set-up by Obama administration officials in an entrapment scheme that was the “tip of the spear” against President Trump. by Georgette

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(Everything about the pressure used against him and the interview itself scream miscarriage of justice. )

“Targeted”: Insider Narrative Shows Flynn “Entrapment” Was Same As “Frame”
The insider narrative explains what happened to General Michael Flynn in detail, and how he was tricked and set-up by Obama administration officials in an entrapment scheme that was the “tip of the spear” against President Trump.
by Georgette

“Targeted”: Insider Narrative Shows Flynn “Entrapment” Was Same As “Frame”

Everything about the pressure used against him and the interview itself scream miscarriage of justice.

General Michael Flynn has gotten a raw deal, many people argue. He pled guilty for ‘lying’ to the FBI, during an interview that was “tantamount” to a frame up, according to an insider narrative that was just filed in federal court.

Mueller’s prosecutors threatened to go after Flynn’s son and his business partner in order to get the cooperation for a ‘guilty’ plea, knowing full well that the case against him was feeble and based on entrapment.

The Washington Times reported on Sidney Powell’s outlining of the events, prior to the sentencing hearing that is scheduled for December:

Sidney Powell wrote this story in a letter to Attorney General William P. Barr in June as she was taking over as defense counsel for the former White House national security adviser.

She immediately accused the government of withholding exculpatory evidence that would show prosecutors violated U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s order. Her motions essentially have been attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia election trespassing, though Flynn was convicted of lying to FBI agents on another matter.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon L. Van Grack responded this month with an attack on Ms. Powell’s tactics. He said the government owns no such exculpatory, or “Brady,” material and accused her of advocating “conspiracy theories.”

The drama is set to play out at a hearing next month and sentencing in December. Meantime, Ms. Powell won the judge’s permission to reply to Mr. Van Grack with an extended brief that has been filed but not redacted for public viewing.

In his reply, Mr. Van Grack, a veteran of the Mueller team and thus a Powell target, chose to include an attachment: the June 6 Powell letter to Mr. Barr.

In it, she asked Mr. Barr for an internal case review leading to dismissal. She made seven specific requests, such as removing Mr. Van Grack, who remains in place four months later.

Mr. Mueller’s final report said he failed to establish an election conspiracy between the Kremlin and Trump campaign.

“We believe there will be ample justification for the [Justice] Department to follow the precedent of the Ted Stevens case and move to dismiss the prosecution of General Flynn in the interest of justice,” Ms. Powell said.

Judge Sullivan in 2009 threw out the conviction of the former senator from Alaska after discovering the Justice Department had withheld evidence favorable to his defense.

In her letter labeled “confidential,” Ms. Powell made some frank comments about Judge Sullivan, referring to the court hearing that led to a delay in sentencing.

“At the hearing, however, Judge Sullivan launched a tirade, effectively accusing Flynn of working for a foreign power while he was in the White House and committing treason,” Ms. Powell wrote. “Judge Sullivan made clear he intends to send him to prison. Judge Sullivan was completely wrong on the facts of the case, and his rant seems to have come straight from MSNBC comments of the previous night. After a short break in the court proceedings, the Judge returned to the bench and made something of a retraction of his most egregious choice of words. However, severe damage was done. The press ran wild with the treason suggestion unabated for an hour.”

Ms. Powell tried to make the case that the Obama administration targeted Flynn for his running criticisms on the fight against the Islamic State group, the Iran nuclear deal and Hillary Clinton’s handling of Benghazi as secretary of state.

“As more evidence has come to light, it is increasingly apparent that General Flynn was targeted and taken out of the Trump administration for concocted and political purposes,” she said. “We believe there is specific evidence of that fact. He was the tip of the spear aimed at President Trump.”

Flynn’s downfall was abrupt. He conducted several telephone calls with the Russian ambassador during the transition. He urged Russia not to overreact to Obama-imposed sanctions, a response to Moscow’s election interference.

Obama Justice Department officials, briefed on the intercepted calls, began talking up the idea that Flynn violated the never-prosecuted Logan Act of 1799, which forbids private citizens from meddling in foreign affairs.

By the time President Trump took office, the FBI had been investigating his aides for six months to see whether they colluded with the Kremlin. Agent Peter Strzok, who led the probe and expressed a deep dislike of Mr. Trump, went to the White House to interview Flynn. Flynn denied discussing sanctions, setting up his guilty plea to lying.

He pledged to cooperate with the Mueller team. He provided no evidence of a conspiracy despite rampant news media speculation that he had proof against Mr. Trump.

Flynn’s call was leaked to The Washington Post, triggering what would become a battle cry among conservatives: Obama-Clinton loyalists inside a “deep state” were sabotaging the new administration.

Former FBI Director James B. Comey later bragged in public about how he was able to send two agents to the White House without going through the counsel’s office.

“The FBI interview was worse than ‘entrapment,’” Ms. Powell told Mr. Barr. “He was led to believe he was having a casual conversation with friends about a training exercise from a day or two before, when in truth, it was a set-up-tantamount to a ‘frame.’”

Ms. Powell described Flynn’s early back-and-forth in 2017 with the Mueller team.

“The General was forced to sell his home two years ago to fund his legal defense and still needs a legal defense fund,” she said of the 33-year Army officer, who rose to the pinnacle of his military specialty as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

With Flynn under pressure, Mr. Strzok’s biased Trump texts to FBI counsel Lisa Page were about to emerge. Ms. Powell suggested that the Justice Department leaked the news only after it secured Flynn’s guilty plea in December 2017.

“Suddenly, SCO was making extreme threats and placing enormous pressure on General Flynn to enter a guilty plea,” she said. “Sometime after Mueller was notified by the IG of the extremely biased Strzok-Page text messages, Mueller went to [then-Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein to get authority to target Michael Flynn, Jr. Flynn, Jr., who had a 4-month-old baby, was required to produce his phones and computers. Suddenly, General Flynn was threatened with the public arrest, search of his home, the indictment of his son.”

She said Mr. Van Grack and other Mueller prosecutors “sought every means to put the utmost pressure on him to compel a guilty plea to the point of using threats against his son and manipulated the press to hide the truth in the process.”

Mr. Van Grack told Judge Sullivan this month that none of Ms. Powell’s “Brady” requests had anything to do with Flynn’s lying to FBI agents.

“The defendant predicates much of his request on conspiracy theories, demanding that the government engage in a fishing expedition for documents that could offer support for those theories,” he said. “Irrespective of whether such documents exist, a fact that the government does not concede here, the defendant fails to establish that such information is relevant — let alone favorable and material — in this criminal case.”

Ms. Powell told the judge she wants a letter the British Embassy supposedly delivered to the Obama White House questioning the veracity of Christopher Steele. Mr. Steele is the former British intelligence officer who wrote the now-discredited anti-Trump dossier.

Mr. Van Grack responded: “Not relevant. The government is not aware of information that Christopher Steele provided that is relevant to the defendant’s false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (‘FBI‘) on January 24, 2017, or to his punishment.”

To another Brady request, he said: “Already provided. The government has already provided any information that could reasonably be construed as favorable and material to sentencing.”

Flynn has fulfilled his cooperation agreement with the Mueller team.

In the end, his case didn’t touch on Russian election interference and he did not implicate any Trump person or the president. He lied in his Jan. 24, 2017, FBI White House interview. He made false statements on his Foreign Agent Registration Act form with the Justice Department concerning work for the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The prosecution has recommended no jail time.

Flynn’s onetime partner Bijan Kian was convicted on lobbying charges by a jury in July in Alexandria, Virginia. But U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga took the unusual step last month of overturning the verdict, citing insufficient evidence.

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Michael Flynn’s Lawyers Claim Lisa Page Altered FBI Interview Record to Frame Him

Michael Flynn’s Lawyers Claim Lisa Page Altered FBI Interview Record to Frame Him

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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page leaves following an interview with lawmakers behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 13, 2018.
JOEL B. POLLAK
25 Oct 2019

Lawyers for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn reportedly filed a motion on Thursday in which they allege that the Department of Justice manipulated a document to frame their client and is withholding exculpatory evidence.
The apparent “sealed” filing, dated October 24, 2019, was posted to social media on Thursday evening.

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The filing by Flynn’s new legal team, which took over the case several weeks ago, argues that the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an “ambush-interview” of Flynn in the White House not to discover any evidence of criminal activity, but to coax him into making false statements.

When Flynn’s new lawyer Sidney Powell first made those allegations in September, prosecutors replied that she was indulging in “conspiracy theories” and noted his client had already pleaded guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI in 2017. Flynn has been awaiting sentencing since then, and even told the sentencing judge in 2018 that he would not claim FBI misconduct, despite growing evidence that they had departed from normal practice in interviewing him and had only completed their “302” — the report of their meeting — after he had already been forced to resign from his position in the administration over the allegations.

The new defense filing alleges that the government is refusing to turn over a mountain of potentially exculpatory evidence, some of which has begun to emerge in the media — either through leaks or through ongoing inquiries into the origins of the probe into alleged Russia “collusion” with the Trump campaign, later found not to exist.

That evidence, Flynn’s legal team alleges, includes an apparent admission by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page — who resigned after being discovered having an affair with agent Peter Strzok, with whom she shared anti-trump texts — that she had edited the 302 — something that she allegedly told FBI investigators she did not recall, the filing states.

The edits, the filing alleges, were substantive: they included a claim that Flynn said he did not discuss any sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Flynn’s lawyers allege he merely told the FBI he did not recall, and that the claim he said otherwise was added only after a transcript of his discussion with the ambassador had been leaked to the media.

In a footnote, the filing adds that former FBI general counsel James Baker “is believed to be the person who illegally leaked the transcript of Mr. Flynn’s calls to [Washington Post reporter David] Ignatius.” It also alleges that former National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Ignatius to “take the kill shot on Flynn.”

The filing emerged hours after reports that the Department of Justice had shifted its investigation of the origins of the Russia probe to become a criminal investigation under the supervision of prosecutor John H. Durham.

Flynn was subject to surveillance — allegedly in response to claims that he might have violated the Logan Act, an archaic and rarely-enforced law barring private citizens from diplomacy — during President-elect Donald Trump’s transition to office. Flynn’s name was then unmasked in the transcript of his telephone conversation with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, which was then leaked illegally.

Flynn’s subsequent prosecution for lying to the FBI was key to the “Russia collusion” theory, later found to have no substance after a lengthy investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that took nearly two years to complete.

Critics have alleged that Mueller may have induced Flynn to plead guilty by suggesting that the government had more evidence of “Russia collusion” than it actually did.

This story is developing.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Chaos Continues In Hong Kong; Undercover Cops Pull Guns Amid ‘Aggressive Clearance Operation’


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Chaos Continues In Hong Kong; Undercover Cops Pull Guns Amid ‘Aggressive Clearance Operation’

by Tyler Durden
Sun, 09/29/2019 – 15:30
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/chaos-continues-hong-kong-undercover-cops-pull-guns-amid-aggressive-clearance

Violence continued in Hong Kong as anti-government demonstrations entered their 17th week. The police response was described by the Washington Post as “among the most aggressive” since the movement began over a now-withdrawn extradition bill which would have allowed China to forcibly move suspects to the mainland for face trial in communist courts.

Protesters destroyed signs and flags raised in advance of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, some of which were burned. According to WaPo, “At times, riot police appeared outnumbered. Shoppers at a luxury mall in central Hong Kong looked on as police and protesters engaged in a pitched battle. Protesters crouched, created a phalanx of umbrellas and tossed bricks and bottles toward the officers. Police fired round after round of tear gas.”

The protesters inched forward as rubber bullets shredded their umbrellas. When it appeared the police might be outflanked, officers made a hasty retreat. Protesters seized the moment, rushing toward officers piling into police vans. 

Demonstrators, cheered by onlookers and fellow marchers, hit the vans with poles and bottles as the vehicles sped away. The road was littered with glass and spent tear-gas canisters clinked across the asphalt as the protesters continued their march. 

At nightfall in the nearby neighborhood of Wan Chai, residents left their homes and workplaces to jeer at police and pelt their vehicles with bricks and bottles. -Washington Post

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At one point, an undercover cop who was exposed pulled a gun on protesters.
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Several people were seriously injured, including an Indonesian journalist based in Hong Kong who was hit in the eye by a projectile while live-streaming the event for her publication.

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Street battles broke between protesters and police who struggled to keep the demonstrators at bay with rubber bullets and tear gas. 

Residents and tourists were caught in the crossfire, clutching their faces and running in fear in several areas, including the neon-lit luxury shopping district of Causeway Bay. -Washington Post

In addition to tear gas, authorities deployed water cannons again – spraying protesters with blue die containing an irritant.
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At approximately 5pm, riot police launched an aggressive clearance operation against protesters along Harcourt Road – a frequent location for clashes.

Police pushed young demonstrators to the asphalt road and dragged them away, leaving pools of blood. Hong Kong’s hospital authority said 13 people were admitted to hospitals by 7:30 p.m., including one in serious condition. -Washington Post

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Riot police officers fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters after a march in Hong Kong. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

Arrested protesters were lined up against a wall outside a government building before being frisked and taken away.

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After one clash, police regrouped and then charged protesters. “Go, go, go,” a commanding officer shouted as dozens of tactical and riot officers sprinted down the street. Officers tackled demonstrators, pinning them to the ground and blocking journalists’ cameras as they made arrests. -Washington Post

Some Red Flags About ‘Red Flag’ Laws

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Some Red Flags About ‘Red Flag’ Laws
Beth Alcazar – 09/24/2019

Some Red Flags About ‘Red Flag’ Laws

A terrible tragedy occurred in my home state of Alabama last month. As reported by the local news, a father and his son were involved in an argument that led to the 70-year-old father shooting his 45-year-old son in the chest in what he claims was self-defense.

Soon afterward, the Alabama chapter of Moms Demand Action shared the news — along with a comment — on social media. They posted:

’Investigators said James Adams and his son, Alfred Dewayne Adams, were involved in an argument Sunday night. They further stated they believe James told Alfred he was going to bed. Alfred then walked into the bedroom and James shot him in the chest. Some of the neighbors and some other family members can tell us about stuff that was happening through [sic] the years.’ This life could have been spared by utilizing a red flag law.

Some Questions

“This life could have been spared by utilizing a red flag law?” That’s quite a statement. And I wanted to post a few questions to Moms Demand Action. First of all, I wanted to ask: If the father truly used a weapon in self-defense, would a “red flag” law have disarmed him … and then spared the life of his violent son? Would the father be dead, then, in this particular situation? Beyond that, do “red flag” laws cover all weapons in the home? What if the suspect had decided to use a knife? Or what about prescription drugs or poisons? Does it cover a person’s bare hands and/or body? Could we confiscate those weapons, as well, whenever we feel there’s “some stuff that was happening through the years?”

Some Examples

And what about the terrible case in which a son killed his father and wounded his mother with a knife? Two months ago, in Arizona, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported that when the older couple returned home, “they noticed their 33-year-old son had consumed a large amount of beer. The parents argued with him over their drinking concern. He threw his phone at them and then went into the kitchen and grabbed two large knives. When he tried to stab his mother, his father intervened and attempted to restrain him while he was still in the kitchen. The son began attacking his dad. As the struggle moved from the kitchen into the living room, the son was able to stab his dad in the chest. The father collapsed to the floor.”

Or there’s this recent horror story from Illinois: A man in a Chicago suburb was arrested by local police after killing his own mother by stabbing her repeatedly with a samurai sword in the chest. Park Ridge Police had removed the murderer’s firearms two times, with the last time being in July 2019. So the suspect didn’t have a gun … but he still had evil intent. And he used whatever weapon he could find.

There’s also the atrocity from Nevada a few weeks ago in which a 36-year-old man bludgeoned a woman to death with a sledgehammer in what Las Vegas police said was a random attack at a laundromat.

I could go on. But I won’t. Perhaps you see the point.

Some Red Flags

Beyond the fear of just anyone pointing out someone else with a gun for no good reason or people wrongly having their firearms taken from them because of mistaken identity or possibly just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, there are so many red flags about “red flag” laws. Undoubtedly, we’d love to be able to stop crimes and keep bad people from harming or killing others. But this is not the movie Minority Report, in which police can employ some sort of psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crimes. Ultimately, we have to ask: Will “red flag” laws actually target violent people … or just people with guns? Because as the above examples (and countless others) show, the problem isn’t the firearms.

About Beth Alcazar

Author of Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers column, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW and I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor.


How many times have we heard about someone running over a bunch of people too. Even the car or truck can be a deadly weapon. If someone is dead set that they are going to kill, for whatever reason, they will find the tool to kill others with!

These gun grabbers want any possible way to take our protection from us. And these same gun grabbers are socialists/communists.

Impeachment can go more ways than one. These politicians that want to do away with the Second Amendment, work for us. When they were sworn in, they swore to honor and uphold the Constitution. Trying to do away with any of the Amendments to the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, is not honoring and upholding the Constitution. Violating one’s Oath of Office is usually grounds for them to be removed.

I say let’s remove their asses!
(Please note, I usually don’t comment on my own posts).

AMERICA, LOVE IT, LEAVE IT, DEFEND IT, or DESTROY IT… By Roybeaird’s Blog

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AMERICA, LOVE IT, LEAVE IT, DEFEND IT, or DESTROY IT…
Jul 26
by roybeaird
AMERICA, LOVE IT, LEAVE IT, DEFEND IT, or DESTROY IT…

Those seem to be our choices in today’s politics. We either love America, hate America, want to stay, want to leave, are willing to defend or want to ‘fundamentally transform’ which is liberal leftist speak for destroy. Which is it for you? Some will take immediate offense and say, “Well, I’m standing on principles and Trump is the biggest problem in America.” Others will say, “We have the right to differ in our opinions.” I agree with the last statement but not the first.

I believe that today’s political climate makes our choice binary on one hand and necessitates the effort to purge the ranks of both major political parties on the other. That’s how I see it and you can agree, disagree, or be indifferent, your choice. The antics and rhetoric of today’s politicians make me want to regurgitate and find a quiet place to get away from it all. Sadly, that is not an option, due to the seriousness of this battle and what is at stake.

In war, you cannot just take a break and call ‘time-out’ expecting the enemy to honor your temporary respite and truce. No, you fight to the finish! In playing sports, I discovered that winners never quit and never take a play off, but give it their all 100% of the time. I have found in business that those who succeed do not put their efforts and plans on the shelf and take breaks, they continually, even in getaway time, they think and plan their next move. I have found in relationships, that you cannot just take a break and not put your heart into the development of the relationship, you are always alert and engaged.

In life and in spiritual matters, when we discover we are in a war for survival, we draw strength we did not know we had and a fight. I have served in combat in the military and in a firefight, you don’t take a break. There is no coexistence with evil and there is no compromise with those who want to destroy our Republic and transform it into something other than what it was designed to be and has been for over 240 years. America and our Freedom is a prize that must not be lost.

In the most recent antics of the Democrats in the never-ending, ‘Get Trump’ coup and investigations we saw, more clearly than ever, the charade for what it is. Trump was not inaccurate when he called this a ‘Witch Hunt.’ Robert Mueller demonstrated his lack of knowledge, apparent lack of involvement, and his complicity in the coup attempt. His almost incoherent displays, his lack of understanding what took place, his blankness on Fusion GPS, and his delays in ridding his team of those hand-picked Democrats who were exposed for their bias was troubling and revealing.

It was incredibly revealing when he responded to Representative Doug Collins of Georgia whether collusion and conspiracy were synonymous. He said, “No.” When challenged about that position contradicting his report, where he said they were largely synonymous he said, “Not when I read it.” What? I thought you wrote it, what do you mean when you read it? His apparent lack of knowledge about Fusion GPS was astounding. That was the group that Hillary Clinton’s team paid to produce the salacious and unverified Steel dossier, a key part of the entire premise for the investigation. He didn’t know who they were? Where have you been for two-years, Mr. Mueller?

The Democrats are, in my opinion, ‘beating a dead horse’ and a horse that had nothing to do with the Russian ‘so-called’ tampering in the 2016 elections. Was there tampering? Absolutely. Was it by the Russians? I do not know how much they tampered but the amount that the Obama administration, the DNC, and the Clinton’s engaged in was mountainous.

Who actually ran the investigation? I suspect it was Andrew Weismann. Mueller declared that his investigation did not exonerate the president and he could still be prosecuted when he leaves office. First, the investigator does not exonerate or convict anyone. That is not his job. Although that is what Comey attempted to do for Hillary. The Attorney General does not have the constitutional or legal power to exonerate anyone. Therefore, that statement by Mr. Mueller was designed as a missile launched to harm the president in public perception not rooted in good investigative or prosecutorial actions. It was political!

Representative Mike Turner of Ohio offered the line of the day when he said to Mr. Mueller, “You have no more power to declare him (Trump) exonerated than you have to declare him Anderson Cooper.” That caused me to double up in laughter. He continued with some pertinent thoughts, “The statement about exoneration is misleading and meaningless and colors this investigation. One word out of the entire portion of your report and it’s a meaningless word that has no legal meaning and it has colored your entire report.” Bravo, Representative Turner, Bravo!

When Representative Ted Lieu of California attempted to make the non-indictment an issue and insinuated that Mr. Mueller would have indicted had Trump not been president. Mueller seemed to concur. Then, Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona exposed the inconsistency and hypocrisy of Muller’s consorting with Representative Lieu about his own report declaring “his office could not come to a conclusion one way or the other on obstruction of justice.” Attorney General Barr had exposed Mueller’s attempt to offer innuendo rather than investigative conclusions. Mueller tried to backtrack on his response to Mr. Lieu but that was too little too late.

Mueller either lied or had a tremendous lapse in memory about his interview for the FBI Director’s job and being turned down the day before his unfortunate appointment to the office of Special Counsel.

With the ‘so-called’ Squad, the Four-Horsewoman of the Apocalypse ranting about America the pot is being stirred. The POTUS hopefuls of the Left wanting to destroy our system of government and economics, the border issues, and more, we are in a fight for survival. Some accuse me of being a Trump cultist, a bot, an apologist for him, and a Trump worshipper. None of those are accurate but if that’s what you think, then that’s what you think.

I have never called Donald Trump a true Conservative. But in viewing our past presidents, back to Reagan, he has done more for conservative principles and the American people than anyone since Reagan.

He can be ruthless in deals and also compassionate with people. He is a New York City street fighter in his attitude and if pushed he pushes back. He is not the nation’s pastor or spiritual leader, but he has demonstrated a willingness to fight for us. More good has been done for America and the American people of all ethnicities in three years than in the 16 years of Obama and Clinton or the 8 of George W. Bush. I voted for Him in 2016 and, at this point, plan to do so again in 2020. Why? Because I love America and know the Democrats if allowed to win, will destroy that which we love.

God bless you and God bless America!

I Don’t Think They Ever Even Looked for Richard Merritt, While the Victims That Testified Against Him Remain in Fear

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Ex-Lawyer Supposed to Be In Prison for Cheating Clients, But Now He’s Wanted in His Mom’s Murder
by Alberto Luperon | 5:51 pm, February 3rd, 2019

Disbarred lawyer Richard Merritt, 44, was due in prison Friday for swindling his clients. Yet it’s two days later and he’s now wanted for allegedly killing his mother. Cops in Dekalb County, Georgia said that officers responded to a local home on Saturday morning regarding a dead person, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They found Shirley Merritt was fatally stabbed. Cops blame this on her son.

Cops said Richard Merritt might be driving his mom’s brown 2009 Lexus RX350. It features the Georgia license plate CBV6004.

The suspect shouldn’t even be out, whether or not there was a murder. The suspect was convicted of settling lawsuits without clients’ knowledge, and keeping the cash. He was sentenced last month to 15 years in prison, to be followed by an equally long stint on probation. Prosecutors say he took advantage of the elderly, and those alleging medical malpractice. This scheme affected 17 former clients. He’d lie to them about the settlements, and claim their cases were ongoing, authorities said. Prosecutors claim he forged their signatures and checks, and notary seals.

Merritt surrendered his law license last year. From the Supreme Court of Georgia in a filing dated January 29, 2018:

In his petition, Merritt, who has been a member of the Bar since 2000, admits that in February 2017 he settled a client’s personal injury matter for $75,000, but failed to promptly disburse those funds to his client or her medical providers and failed to render a full accounting of the funds to his client.

The judge in his sentencing gave him time to prepare for prison, and turn himself in by 5 p.m. on February 1. The defendant had to deal with what was described as family medical issues before serving his sentence, according to a Fox 5 Atlanta story.

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Georgia: Disbarred Lawyer Richard Merritt Jailed on Theft, Elder Abuse Charges
http://www.barcomplaint.com/attorney-theft/georgia-disbarred-lawyer-richard-merritt-jailed-on-theft-elder-abuse-charges/

The problems of Richard Merritt have come to a head with his arrest. This has been long coming has his behavior has been in question for several years.
Georgia: Disbarred Lawyer Richard Merritt Jailed on Theft, Elder Abuse Charges
Attorney Richard Merritt was disbarred Monday for pocketing a client’s $75,000 settlement and jailed Wednesday on multiple felonies.

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Former Smyrna attorney Richard V. Merritt, who was disbarred Monday after admitting to settling a client’s suit for $75,000 and then pocketing the money, woke up in the Cobb County Jail Thursday after being arrested on separate felony elder abuse, theft, exploitation and check fraud charges.

The spokesperson for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office said he had no further information on the charges, which were apparently filed by the Smyrna Police Department. The booking report includes a notation that Merritt is to be held for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, where a press liaison said they received a bench warrant for “indirect criminal attempt.”

He provided no further information, and there was no immediate response from Smyrna police.

On Friday, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said there was little he could offer concerning Merritt’s case so far.

“We have yet to receive the complete investigative file from the Cobb Sheriff’s Department,” said Reynolds via email. “When we do, our White Collar Unit will begin the process of determining what charges we will proceed to the grand jury with. In addition, our Investigators will begin reviewing the file upon receipt to see if there are any additional victims or charges which need to be pursued.”

Merritt remained in jail on Friday afternoon.

Merritt is the subject of multiple civil suits in Cobb County, including one filed by a woman who claims he forged her name on a $150,000 settlement agreement and check without her knowledge. She claims Merritt never turned over any funds.

He also faces several legal malpractice and fraud lawsuits in Cobb County from clients claiming he agreed to handle their cases and then never filed them and never pursued any actions.

Merritt has represented himself in each of the lawsuits.

The attorney for a plaintiff in one case, Sapp & Moriarty partner Daniel Moriarty—interviewed before word of Merritt’s arrest was known—said he was surprised at the mild tone in the state Supreme Court’s disbarment opinion, which only said Merritt “settled a client’s personal injury matter for $75,000 but failed to promptly disburse those funds to his client or her medical providers and failed to render a full accounting of the funds to his client.”

“That’s a euphemism for stealing money,” said Moriarty. “I talked to an investigator who has seen his bank records and determined that he had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars. It just blows my mind what he’s gotten away with.”

According the bar complaint reviewed by the Daily Report, Merritt was retained to handle a personal injury matter in December 2016 and settled it last February, cashing the forged check Feb.7. On Feb. 10, he filed a lawsuit “and continued to lead me on until late May 2017 when I learned what he had done,” the confidential complaint said.

“I have never seen a dime of the $75,000,” said Merritt’s former client.

Another civil suit filed in Cobb County State Court last year said Merritt forged a husband and wife’s signature on a settlement and check in a medical malpractice case and never told them.

Another complaint said Merritt accepted a med-mal case and continually told his client that he was investigating it. Merritt sent emails saying “All is well and we are moving forward on your case,” and “No worries I’m on it!”

Then he stopped accepting the woman’s calls, and the filing deadline passed.

In that case, Judge Maria Golick struck Merritt’s answers and ordered a damages-only trial after finding he “willfully failed to respond” to hearing notices. Golick scheduled a show-cause criminal contempt hearing, and the decision is apparently still under advisement, according to court records.

In the case Moriarty is handling, Merritt also allegedly claimed to be conducting discovery and searching for experts, even scheduling bogus depositions for his clients, only to cancel them at the last minute.

Merritt was the principal for the Smyrna-based Merritt Firm, whose offices were the subject of several dispossessory actions between 2015 and 2017, according to court records.

Last August, Merritt sued two attorneys on behalf of spine surgeon and frequent medical expert James Chappuis. At the time, Merritt said he vice president and general counsel of Chappuis’ Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery of Atlanta.

That case settled confidentially shortly after it was filed.

Source: Professional Legal Blog
Doctor Claims Patient, Lawyers Stiffed Him After Winning $700K at Trial
The doctor, who claims he’s owed more than $200,000, also testified as an expert witness at his patient’s trial.

An Atlanta spine surgeon who sometimes works as an expert witness in personal injury cases has sued a former patient and his lawyers, claiming they stiffed him on $200,000 in medical bills after netting a $700,000 jury award.

The complaint filed Monday by Dr. James Chappuis, founder and CEO of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery of Atlanta, said he’s owed $205,323 for more than two years of treatment provided to Shin Cho. Chappuis also testified as an expert witness at Cho’s trial.

The complaint was filed by the surgery’s vice president and general counsel, Richard Merritt, and named Cho as well as his attorneys in the personal injury action, James Rice Jr. and Thomas Schaefer.

It accuses Cho of using “pressure and misrepresentation” to convince a clinic staffer to accept just $7,500 as full payment of the debt and said the lawyers paid themselves and disbursed Cho’s net award from their trust account despite knowing Chappuis was still owed.

Even the debt Cho purportedly satisfied was “erroneous” and allegedly constituted less than a quarter of the actual sum owed to the doctor, according to the complaint.

Rice denied the suit’s allegations, pointing to a May 31 letter from Chappuis’ practice, saying Cho’s $7,500 payment satisfied his “current outstanding patient balance of $43,871.01.”

“Shortly after they sent that, they contacted us to say there was a ‘bookkeeping error’ and that Mr. Cho owed more than $205,000,” Rice said. “I retained outside counsel to get advice on what to do, and we told their office we were going to disburse the funds in two weeks, and that’s what we did.”

“I also contacted the Georgia bar, and they confirmed that that was the proper way to handle it, so we did all our due diligence before we distributed the money,” Rice said.

Rice said the doctor and his practice were already paid more than $100,000 by Cho’s insurer, and “Mr. Cho candidly feels that he doesn’t owe them anything.”

Schaefer said he was out of town and had not had a chance to review the complaint but was “not really sure why I’ve been named as a party.”

“Our official quote is that we stand by the complaint as drafted,” said Merritt, declining to discuss the case further.

On May 22, Cho was awarded $700,000 for claims that he developed back pain following a minor car wreck in Gwinnett County.

Rice told the Daily Report at the time that Cho drove away from the scene. He argued Cho, who already suffered at least three previous back injuries, was an “eggshell plaintiff” for whom even a low-impact wreck was dangerous.

Last year, Cho signed a “letter of protection” with Chappuis and his practice, agreeing to pay or have his attorneys pay “all outstanding medical bills” from funds accruing from the legal action, the complaint said.

The lawyers had previously worked with Chappuis on other cases and “knew the critical importance of the medical care being provided by [Chappuis], as it related to satisfying the burden of proof in proving causation and damages, and in the effectiveness of Plaintiff Chappuis’ testimony, as both a treating physician and a medical expert,” according to the complaint.

In fact, Rice sent Chappuis a congratulatory text message after the trial, saying the jury “liked you a lot and coming across as objective helped,” while they did not “buy” the defense expert’s “nonsense.”

But on May 31, Cho went to Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery’s main office and “through deliberate pressure and misrepresentation of the facts, convinced a clerical employee to accept $7,500 in satisfaction and payment in full of an alleged $43,871.01, which was erroneous, as the amount due and owing is $205,323.70,” according to the complaint.

The complaint said that, on June 17, Chappuis’ attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to Rice “specifically instructing him not to disburse any funds” until he and his practice had been paid. On June 30 a satisfaction of judgment was filed with the court, but Rice and Schaefer “intentionally disregarded their obligation to compensate” the plaintiffs.

The suit, filed Aug. 21, names Cho, Rice, Schaefer and the lawyers’ practices as defendants, and includes counts for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract.

Rice said it is “unfortunate that the plaintiffs have chosen to bring both my firm and Mr. Shaefer’s firm into a matter that is moot,” and is also moot regarding Cho.

“To say the least, the lawsuit is disappointing, but in any event we will vigorously defend it, including seeking fees and costs,” Rice said.

Source: Daily Report

Name Of The Attorney: Attorney Richard Merritt
Name Of The Law Firm: Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds
State: Georgia
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The medical establishment routinely lies about patients being “brain dead” in order to harvest their organs for the multi-billion dollar transplant industry

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Image: The medical establishment routinely lies about patients being “brain dead” in order to harvest their organs for the multi-billion dollar transplant industry

The medical establishment routinely lies about patients being “brain dead” in order to harvest their organs for the multi-billion dollar transplant industry

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by: Ethan Huff
https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-13-the-medical-establishment-routinely-lies-about-patients-being-brain-dead.html

(Natural News) A renowned neurologist from Brazil has boldly come forward to expose the multi-billion dollar organ transplant industry, which we now know is largely built upon fraudulent “brain death” diagnoses dating all the way back to the 1960s.

According to Dr. Cicero G. Coimbra, M.D., Ph.D., comatose patients aren’t always “brain dead,” as we’ve all been conditioned to believe. In many cases, individuals in a coma could actually be “revived,” were their doctors properly equipped with the appropriate knowledge in how to do so.

But they’re generally not, which means that many patients are being erroneously declared “dead.” And once “dead,” these patients can then have their organs harvested and sold for big bucks, which Dr. Coimbra discussed in-depth during a recent conference on “Brain Death,” A Medicolegal Construct: Scientific & Philosophical Evidence.

In a personal interview, Dr. Coimbra explained how the concept of “brain death” was invented roughly 60 years go, even though there was “no preliminary scientific research” to back it. And because of this, there’s now “a demand for transplantable vital organs to be harvested from patients,” even when it’s medically inappropriate to do so.

In declaring a patient to be “brain dead,” doctors are able to quickly bypass all of the legal hurdles that would otherwise prevent them from harvesting and selling vital organs. In other words, “brain death” is a type of skeleton key diagnosis that unlocks limitless potential for illicit profits.

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It’s been known since at least the 1980s that “brain death” is a myth

While it was once believed, at least early on, that decreased blood flow to the brain resulting in a comatose state caused “irreversible” brain damage, we’ve known since at least the 1980s that this isn’t actually true. Even at 50 percent reduced blood flow, it turns out, the brain merely falls temporarily “silent” – meaning it can be “woken up” at some point in the future.

By the late 1990s, this phenomenon was actually given a name: ischemic penumbra. It was at this time proven, in other words, that so-called “brain death” is a myth. But the medical system has never fully accepted this truth, nor are medical professionals being taught it.

“In medical schools, these concepts that I am telling you about, although they are published, are not available in medical textbooks,” says Dr. Coimbra. “They are not available in medical meetings. In medical conferences you cannot find them.”

While some medical professionals know the truth and would probably admit to such in a one-on-one conversation, Dr. Coimbra says that, ultimately, “they don’t want to mess with the transplant systems,” which, just like the conventional cancer industry, has “well-controlled systems” by which propaganda is disseminated.

“The transplant system is a wealthy system; it is a powerful system,” Dr. Coimbra admitted. “They are everywhere in the medical community. They are in medical councils and medical academies; they are everywhere … Politically, they are very powerful.”

For more stories about how the medical establishment is in the business of spreading misinformation and propaganda, be sure to check out Disinformation.news.
United States organ transplant industry expected to DOUBLE its profits by 2025

Believe it or not, many, if not most, comatose patients have no brain damage at all, according to Dr. Coimbra. They could easily be revived, he says, if doctors would simply replace three essential hormones, two of them being thyroid and adrenal hormones.

Without these hormones, comatose patients typically spiral “into a disaster,” he says – which is generally how things go. But, again, since this knowledge isn’t being taught within the established medical profession, “brain dead” patients continue to needlessly die, and their organs continue to be needlessly exploited, all for profit.

“In the United States alone, in 2016 the transplant system involved business to the tune of approximately $25 billion,” Dr. Coimbra contends, adding that the transplant industry is “big business.”

“By 2025, it is expected to reach $51 billion per year,” he adds further.

To prove his point that hormone replacement often fixes “brain death,” Dr. Coimbra told the story of a 15-year-old girl who almost immediately began to show signs of brain activity after being given the appropriate regimen of replacement hormones.

“The importance of replacing thyroid hormone is not discussed in meetings related to brain injuries, and how to treat brain injuries,” says Dr. Coimbra. “Not one single intensive care unit in the world replaces thyroid hormones – not a single one that I know of.”

So, until this information can get out there, comatose patients will continue to be taken advantage of, and falsely declared “dead” in order to keep the money flowing.

You can read the full interview between Life Site News and Dr. Coimbra at LifeSiteNews.com.

You can also check out this piece by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, which discusses the findings of a recent study which found that organ transplants often take place while patients are still alive.

Sources for this article include:

LifeSiteNews.com

NaturalNews.com