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'Flub' freed Polanski
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/flub_freed_polanski_H04tNrasYpXZzuiPKsaa5I ^

Posted on 07/15/2010 9:38:43 AM PDT by kcvl

The Swiss government asked the U.S. Justice Department to release sealed transcripts in the Roman Polanski case just days before a Los Angeles judge was told that the Swiss did not request that information, according to a letter from Swiss officials that points to apparent miscommunication in the case.

The officials said that the denial of access to the information was the key factor in the refusal to extradite the film maker to the U.S., according to the letter to the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.

A district attorney's spokeswoman said their office was never notified of the Swiss request and did not know that the Justice Department had turned it down

The letter dated Monday was obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday night. It provided a time line of when the request was filed and when it was turned down.

The letter blamed the denial of extradition solidly on the refusal by the Justice Department to show transcripts of testimony by the film director's original prosecutor to Swiss officials.

"Since the additional documents requested were not transmitted in full, extradition of Roman Polanski to the United States of America is thus denied," said the letter.

Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney said she had no comment on the matter.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: activistcourts; cultureofcorruption; donutwatch; injusticedepartment; obamaadministration; obamalegacy; obamascandals; prorape; rape; romanpolanski; swiss; transparency

1 posted on 07/15/2010 9:38:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Cover-up or deliberate “flub”?


2 posted on 07/15/2010 9:42:05 AM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: kcvl

DoJ again?


3 posted on 07/15/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kcvl

I wonder how much that fix cost?


4 posted on 07/15/2010 9:47:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: kcvl
and did not know that the Justice Department had turned it down

Obama's team did this.

The speculation is that they dropped this matter in exchange for getting access to Swiss bank account info.

5 posted on 07/15/2010 9:47:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: kcvl

The Just-Us Dept. - headed by the guy who was instrumental in the pardons of FALN terrorists, Marc Rich and stopped the prosecutions of the New Black Panthers. Yeah, I believe it was a “flub.” /s


6 posted on 07/15/2010 9:49:45 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: a fool in paradise

It was quid pro quo for the UBS account holder information.


7 posted on 07/15/2010 9:50:19 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: kcvl

Perhaps the POS Polanski used the same system as the POS Marc Rich;

They have the same lawyer, after all ...


8 posted on 07/15/2010 9:50:19 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney said she had no comment on the matter.

TRANSPARENCY

9 posted on 07/15/2010 9:50:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: kcvl

RAPIST OF 13 YEAR OLD WALKS FREE


10 posted on 07/15/2010 9:50:56 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: kcvl

“Political correctness favoritism towards celebrities who are leftists” caused this! Most other people, worldwide, would be in jail for this!


11 posted on 07/15/2010 9:52:55 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

The Obama Administration is pro-rape.


12 posted on 07/15/2010 9:58:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Does anyone really know what Polanski’s politics are? His films display a pretty good feeling for Original Sin.


13 posted on 07/15/2010 10:01:59 AM PDT by Borges
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To: kcvl

HMMM dere....


14 posted on 07/15/2010 10:06:53 AM PDT by Grut
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To: donna
Cover-up or deliberate “flub”?

Probably unintentional flub. I doubt anyone in the Obama Justice Department is smart enough to dream up and execute this deliberately.

15 posted on 07/15/2010 10:09:01 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Borges

The MSM and “entertainment world” would be attacking him, often, if he is conservative. One’s political ideology is a big deal to, both, the MSM and entertainment world.


16 posted on 07/15/2010 10:10:24 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Flag_This

You forgot the Jurine Van Der Sloot (sp) case.


17 posted on 07/15/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

That’s a pretty weak justification. Nobody really knows.


18 posted on 07/15/2010 10:13:13 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
A long time ago I watched his movie "Bitter Moon".

That was really creepy. It didn't really even seem to have a message. It just showed creepy people doing creepy things to one another, without really applauding or denigrating anything.

19 posted on 07/15/2010 10:15:33 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
He's always dealt with people imposing themselves on others or people who are imposed upon along with the ultimate futility of human motives.
20 posted on 07/15/2010 10:21:00 AM PDT by Borges
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To: donna
I had an Upper GI test a few weeks ago. Today my gastroentrologist's office said they didn't think I had, because they didn't have the records. Two phone calls cleared that up.

Two phone calls could have cleared this up too, but the U.S. Dept of Justice didn't really want the Creative Genius Artist Hero extradited, and neither did the Swiss Govt. Wink, nod, oops!

There ya go, Roman. You're a free man. Can I have your autograph? Go forth and rape some more.

21 posted on 07/15/2010 10:42:37 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni!)
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To: kcvl

“Flub” helped by Polanski holliwierd friends. Cash is king.


22 posted on 07/15/2010 10:45:45 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: kcvl
Incompetence Inc.

Otherwise known as The Obamah Administration.

23 posted on 07/15/2010 11:44:34 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: donna

That’s EXACTLY the question:

Is this a TRUE flub
OR
An INTENTIONAL flub???

Do we have a SYSTEM that can ASK this question and GET an answer OR

IS THIS THE KIND OF THING THAT JUST GOES UNDER THE BRIDGE??


24 posted on 07/15/2010 3:33:34 PM PDT by noah (noah)
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