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  1. #1 LOL !!! Michael Flynn's new lawyer has been named .... 
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    So. Michael Flynn hires a high powered attorney who has written a book about DOJ malfeasance, lies and corruption.

    And the DUmmies? They laugh.
    gratuitous (65,343 posts)
    1. Was Orly Taitz not available?

    Sidney Powell is a pretty close second.
    OnDoutside (10,960 posts)

    2. Should be fun to see Judge Sullivan's reaction !
    Who is Sidney Powell?

    Sidney Powell served in the Department of Justice for 10 years, in three federal districts under nine United States Attorneys from both political parties. She was lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals. She is the author of Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice – a legal thriller that tells the inside story of high-profile prosecutions including Arthur Andersen LLP, the Ted Stevens case, and the Enron Barge case in which she represented one of the Merrill Lynch executives.

    Merrill “Lynched”

    In the trial of Enron Chairman Ken Lay and CEO Jeff Skilling, the prosecution offered the defense FBI forms that Powell describes as “composite” reports that had been “cut and pasted and otherwise edited repeatedly.” When four Merrill Lynch executives were put on trial for allegedly conspiring in an illegal buyback arrangement on a transaction with Enron, the thousands of pages of grand jury transcripts, FBI reports, and witness interviews were reduced to a 19-page summary for the defense.

    “The government claimed it had no exculpatory material,” Powell writes, and “Judge [Ewing] Werlein routinely denied the defense motions or simply ignored them.” By naming more than 100 “unindicted co-conspirators,” the task force left witnesses unwilling to talk to defense lawyers, lest they be indicted themselves. For those already indicted, the pressure was even greater. Former Enron Treasurer Ben Gilsan entered a guilty plea, but refused to testify before the grand jury. When he reported to prison, he was put right away in solitary confinement, in what Powell describes as “a bug-infested cage with only a slit for light.” After three weeks in solitary and five months in prison, Gilsan became a star witness for the prosecution.

    All four of the Merrill Lynch executives were found guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud, with one of them also convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Their appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court and the emergence, years later, of the exculpatory evidence the task force had all along provides much of the drama in Powell’s book and gives further credence to its title.
    To the lurkers: Keep laughing. In your imagination you can pretend that your derision, lies and hate mean that your side is "winning".

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    I never heard of her.
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