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BREAKING: Meet Emmet Sullivan, IRS Judge Who Once Sicced a Special Prosecutor on DOJ
NY Observer ^ | June 27 2014 | Sidney Powell

Posted on 06/27/2014 11:03:34 PM PDT by PoloSec

Americans are appalled over the false testimony of four consecutive IRS Commissioners, Lois Lerner’s countless acts of malfeasance, and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and specific individuals, among them Senator Grassley. The ultimate outrage came over the lame, intellectually insulting assertions that all of the most relevant emails have gone missing from multiple IRS computers at the same time.

Today, Judicial Watch found a federal judge who has the integrity and fortitude to seek Justice—and this isn’t his first whack at the Department of Justice either. Enter Emmet G. Sullivan, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Mark July 10 in RED on your calendars.

Now, “Internal Revenue Service officials will have to explain to a federal judge July 10 why the tax agency didn’t inform the court that Lois Lerner’s emails had been lost,” the Washington Examiner reports.

Earlier today, attorneys for Judicial Watch sought a courtroom status conference “as soon as possible to discuss the IRS’s failure to fulfill its duties to this court under the law, as well as other ramifications of this lawsuit.” It took Judge Sullivan just a few hours to grant the hearing.

Now the IRS will have to talk to Judge Sullivan about all this—and he has the power to do something about it.

Judge Sullivan is the judge who held federal prosecutors in contempt, dismissed an unjust indictment against a United States Senator, and publicly excoriated the Department of Justice. He also had the moral conviction, courage and gumption to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department and the individual prosecutors.

The IRS, the White House, and the DOJ have a lot of explaining to do (and some emails to locate). The Washington Examiner reports that “No mention was made in that production of the lost Lerner emails, even though the original Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit filed in May 2013 specifically sought them. Judicial Watch further noted that ‘although IRS had knowledge of the missing Lois Lerner emails and of the other IRS officials, it materially omitted any mention of the missing records’ in an April 30 status update on its document production.” Federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (public domain)

Federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (public domain)

Emmet G. Sullivan, a graduate of Howard University and Howard Law who was appointed by President Clinton, is one of the heroes of my new book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Judge Sullivan ordered an independent investigation of the Department of Justice, which revealed its corrupted prosecution of United States Senator Ted Stevens.

In the book, I write, “An experienced trial judge, Sullivan was a distinguished man and widely held in high regard. He was no ordinary federal judge; he had worked hard all his life on several different courts and had been appointed by three presidents representing both political parties. . . . He had great respect for the rule of law and strived to apply it equally and fairly in all cases in his courtroom.”

In the Stevens case, Judge Sullivan publicly upbraided the government lawyers before an overflow courtroom, “In nearly 25 years on the bench, I’ve never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I’ve seen in this case. . . . When the government does not meet its obligations to turn over evidence, the system falters.”

Judge Sullivan was taking the extraordinary step of appointing a special prosecutor. He chose highly respected DC attorney Henry Schuelke III to investigate the prosecutors for possible criminal charges. The judge ordered the department to preserve all of its files, electronic correspondence—everything—and cooperate fully in the investigation, including providing Schuelke access to investigative files and all witnesses.

Yesterday, Lois Lerner’s troubles seemed so far away, goes the old song. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. . . .

Emmet G. Sullivan is one judge who knows a cover-up when he sees one. He has seen this movie before. On July 10, someone should sell admission to the courtroom and set up concession booths outside.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irsteapartyscandal; judicalwatch; loislerner; scandal

1 posted on 06/27/2014 11:03:34 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Bump


2 posted on 06/27/2014 11:05:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: PoloSec

Man I hope this goes somewhere.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 11:11:55 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Man I hope this goes somewhere.

I hope the good judge's life insurance is payed up.

4 posted on 06/27/2014 11:28:28 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: PoloSec

Counting down for the Justice Bros. to declare that the judge is a “Tom” and not really black like them in 10.9.8.7......


5 posted on 06/27/2014 11:29:28 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: PoloSec

Wonder what we’re being sold here.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 11:34:00 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Sparticus
I hope the good judge's life insurance is payed up.

Roger that. I would suggest he avoid Fort Marcy Park, and make sure he checks under his car, before he drives it.

7 posted on 06/27/2014 11:46:45 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rats and RINOs, who are destroying America, may an elephant caress you with his toes, or worse)
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To: PoloSec
Judge Sullivan is the judge who held federal prosecutors in contempt, dismissed an unjust indictment against a United States Senator, and publicly excoriated the Department of Justice. He also had the moral conviction, courage and gumption to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department and the individual prosecutors.

Unless he put someone in jail I am not impressed.

Big deal he held federal prosecutors in contempt. Did they spend time in jail? Did they get fined thousands of dollars? Did they have to pay for the defendant’s defense cost?

The DOJ has the power to ruin people’s lives; when they do wrong it is a big deal and they should be punished harshly. Yet you never hear of that happening. I certainly don’t see it happening here.

8 posted on 06/27/2014 11:51:34 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: PoloSec

I wonder if he’ll be bought off or murdered.

I think our imbecile of a president is about to attempt his ‘end game’. They have him pretty well backed into a corner.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 12:07:23 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: laplata

This looks promising. Even if there is no significant advance on the story next week, this will likely serve to keep it going well into July.

If there is a further development early next week that simmers over the holiday weekend we might see a hardening of public opinion that will be looking for action by the time this part of the story unfolds.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 12:55:16 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Bullish
"I wonder if he’ll be bought off or murdered."

There is every reason to be suspect!

11 posted on 06/28/2014 1:02:29 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Jet Jaguar; PoloSec; Nachum; LucyT

From a previous thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3173343/posts?page=5#5

Judge Sullivan’s order:

MINUTE ORDER treating as opposed and granting over objection [20] Plaintiff’s Motion for a Status Conference. The Court will hold a status hearing in this matter on July 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 24A. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on June 27, 2014. (lcegs1)
Wow! Judge Sullivan treated Judicial Watch’s motion as opposed, but didn’t even wait for the IRS to respond before granting the motion. I guess Judge Sullivan couldn’t even imagine a plausible reason for the behavior of the IRS. I’m not a lawyer, but I am a regular court watcher. I have never seen a judge grant a motion without even letting the opposing party submit a brief opposing the motion.
Two thoughts. 1) This is good because it fast tracks the process. 2) This is bad since it doesn’t require the IRS to make representations to the Court as to why it acted the way it did. Representations to Judge Sullivan that turned out to be less than forthcoming are what led to today’s slapdown.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3173343/posts?page=6#6

I’ll take a swing at this, and I think the IRS has a sensitive part of the body caught in the wringer.
Judicial Watch has had a matter in Federal Court since, it appears, May of 2013. Things take time of course, so the court has the patience to make sure everyone has what they need to proceed in this matter. BUT! If something develops which would cause either party to be unable to participate further, the court needs to be advised. So here is where the IRS outsmarted itself. Plaintiff only learned of the destroyed records on June 13, 2014, when the news media reported on the existence of IRS’s letter to Congress about the status of the emails.

Ok, the COURT is NOT amused! The attorney representing the Government is going to be on the HOT SEAT and a good excuse better be forthcoming QUICKLY as to why the COURT was not notified of the status of the E-Mails prior to the information being released in the media. A Federal Judge has almost unlimited options in dealing with something this egregious. A Federal Judge can start punitive sanctions immediately, where Congress is unable to act. I would love to be there at the next hearing.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 4:34:18 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: PoloSec

IR$. $PECIAL PRO$ECUTOR. CONgre$$. Check$ and Balance$. $ullivan.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

$OCIALI$TS 100 year-old GE$TAPO held accountable?

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 4:37:58 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PoloSec

14 posted on 06/28/2014 4:42:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: PoloSec

Has anyone started a nationwide petition to abolish the IRS?


15 posted on 06/28/2014 4:52:58 AM PDT by abclily
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To: PoloSec

Is this pop-corn time???


16 posted on 06/28/2014 5:15:31 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Pontiac
Unless he put someone in jail I am not impressed.

At least one of the prosecutors was disbarred and another prosecutor committd suicide while under investigation.

17 posted on 06/28/2014 5:28:29 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Whenifhow; maggief; LucyT; Nachum; null and void

Good analysis, Whenifhow!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3173393/posts?page=12#12

All y’all, ping to Whenifhow post!


18 posted on 06/28/2014 6:00:30 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: All

Rep. Darrell Issa on IRS Chief’s Testimony: ‘One Step Shy of Perjury’

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/darrell-issa-john-koskinen-IRS/2014/06/27/id/579771/


19 posted on 06/28/2014 6:02:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: Pontiac

He was the judge on the Senator Ted Steven’s case and did admonish the prosecutors.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/opinion/woeful-cynical-misconduct.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1403960788-FE2IoZBrlrMSof9sbDjHpQ

If he’d so it for a Republican Senator, maybe there’s a chance for justice.
But I won’t hold my breath for a Clinton appointee.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 6:14:35 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: PoloSec

Btt


21 posted on 06/28/2014 7:06:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: CaptainK
But I won’t hold my breath for a Clinton appointee.

...or maybe he hates BO as much as the Clintons do.

He seriously just sounds like a judge who wants justice (gasp) and doesn't take any crap. This is the best news I've heard yet on the IRS scandal.

July 10 can't come soon enough.

22 posted on 06/28/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Semper911

I pray you are right.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 8:19:51 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK
Isn't it sad that all we can do is pray? An administration has been caught unleashing the effing IRS against its political enemies, destroys evidence, lies about it to congress, and all we the people can do about it is pray.

I can't think of one thing any of us can do -- our government has become so sequestered from the people and protected by the press. It's just not the way it was supposed to work.

24 posted on 06/28/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Labyrinthos; Pontiac
At least one of the prosecutors was disbarred and another prosecutor committed suicide while under investigation.

Thank you for taking time to do the research on these facts.

By contrast, potshots from the uninformed are just that.

FReegards!

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25 posted on 06/28/2014 9:29:44 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Cap Huff

Thanks, Cap Huff. This does look promising.

I saw a headline that says “Obama say’s he feels like a caged bear”. It’s going to be a battle because Obama is, as I said, becoming more obstinate and reckless. The MSM won’t be able to cover for him as much as they have in the past.


26 posted on 06/28/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Bullish

I think our imbecile of a president is about to attempt his ‘end game’. They have him pretty well backed into a corner.


He’s going to become more obstinate and it should backfire on him. The MSM won’t be able to cover for him as much as they have in the past.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Labyrinthos
...and another prosecutor committed suicide while under investigation.
It's called self-adjusted to room temperature in this case... Normally suicide is not a matter for satire, but if a lefty thug offed himself - that is helpful.
28 posted on 06/28/2014 9:58:34 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: CaptainK

Clintons hate Obamas, and this judge’s personal honor and friendship/association with B&H may override racial considerations.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 9:59:48 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Cap Huff

I have been able to “read” liberals for some time. One liberal man I know casually and see about twice a week has become sullen and stand-offish. His demeanor is very telling. I know that guy is not happy with all this and that is a good sign.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 10:01:41 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Sometimes the anecdotal information is very telling, particularly when backed up by some polling data. We may be approaching a tipping point. The only problem is that there has already been a lot of damage, and even after a tipping point there will likely be a lot more.

RE: Caged Bear

I can think of a few animals to compare him to, but bear is not one of them . . . .


31 posted on 06/28/2014 11:52:32 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Cap Huff

He’s such an evil creature. Discernment is foreign to too many in our country. The dumbing down of America..........


32 posted on 06/28/2014 12:01:07 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: PoloSec

We have to depend on a private non-profit legal firm to do the work Congress won’t. Actually, that sounds very American, doesn’t it?


33 posted on 06/28/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: PoloSec

We’ve admired Judge Sullivan since he was on the D.C. Superior Court. There ARE some decent judges in D.C.


34 posted on 06/28/2014 12:28:36 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Cap Huff; laplata

Yeah, I thot that bear part was a bit of a miss. I was thinking more like skunk in a cage. I catch one in a live trap occasionally and all they know how to do is squirt stink all over the ‘hood, pretty much like the Kenyan every day. You can’t get them out of the cage until they die since they don’t honor term limits or even white flags.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 12:56:34 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

Yes, skunk is on my list. I won’t go into what else is on that list . . . .

You obviously have more experience with skunks than I do. I don’t care to get that experience, however.

I did do “battle” with a camp raiding bear several years ago. Insolent, greedy, and spoiled whatever it could get its paws on. Insisted everything in my camp belonged to him. Come to think of it, maybe bear is not entirely off . . . .


36 posted on 06/28/2014 1:10:13 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: PoloSec

Pass this around so it goes viral:

Trey Gowdy TOTALLY OWNS the smug IRS Commissioner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytpr1L8dsTc&list=UUVvxvugtuNZSygB4z4aVfsg

I find watching Trey Gowdy champion the values of integrity of the law an uplifting experience. He is truly a breath of fresh air!


37 posted on 06/28/2014 2:02:06 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

Here’s another great Trey Gowdy video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzZT9gW5gp8


38 posted on 06/28/2014 2:27:02 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: PoloSec

Why is this man still above ground? Why hasn’t he “committed suicide” yet?


39 posted on 06/28/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: Agamemnon; Labyrinthos
At least one of the prosecutors was disbarred and another prosecutor committed suicide while under investigation.

Thanks for the info.

OK, being disbarred is a real punishment. But it is frequently a fairly temporary thing. It can be appealed and credentials are frequently reinstated.

The lawyer that committed suicide is irrelevant; he punished himself.

40 posted on 06/28/2014 5:36:44 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: PoloSec

Two things that may seem irrelevant that will help in this - Judge Sullivan is not one of the Good Ole Boys club - Harvard.

He’s black. Be a little harder for the Rats and their lap-dog media to eviscerate him.


41 posted on 06/28/2014 10:00:59 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Atlantan

Yes, thanks, I’ve watched most of them and that was one of his “Best hits” vids for sure!

Trey Gowdy is a modern-day hero.


42 posted on 06/28/2014 11:40:50 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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