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Trial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed (Gregory Craig)
The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Brett Samuels

Posted on 08/13/2019 9:53:08 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

The trial of a former White House counsel in the Obama administration was postponed suddenly on Tuesday amid concerns about the jury selection process.

Politico first reported that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the case, announced she may have violated Gregory Craig's right to a public trial by limiting public access to jury selection.

Proceedings in the trial began Monday, with opening statements expected to take place Tuesday morning.

Politico reported that Jackson thought the trial might have to be postponed to November to find another group to lead jury selection.

Politico noted that the process of selecting a new jury could be difficult — 70 jurors were called for Craig's trial and Jackson said it was unclear how long it would take to assemble another group sufficient to handle jury selection.

Craig was indicted in April for allegedly making false statements to investigators and withholding information about work related to Paul Manafort’s lobbying in 2012 on behalf of pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine. He has pleaded not guilty.

Last week, Jackson dismissed the charge against Craig for making a false statement to the Department of Justice's Foreign Agents Registration Act Unit.

Craig was reportedly investigated by now-former special counsel Robert Mueller before his case was referred to the Southern District of New York and then back to federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. He was the first known major Democratic figure to be charged in one of the probes stemming from Mueller’s investigation.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2percent; amyberman; amybermanjackson; berman; clownbammyjudge; fara; gregcraig; gregorycraig; jackson; judiciary; obama; robertmueller; sdny
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Did the defense suspect the jury that was selected was going to convict Craig?

Time for a do-over.

1 posted on 08/13/2019 9:53:08 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Judge Token at it again.

Gotta get the fix solid to earn that Vig.


2 posted on 08/13/2019 9:57:28 AM PDT by Macoozie (Handcuffs and Orange Jumpsuits)
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To: yesthatjallen

The fine art of Jury Stacking by hiring consultant selection specialists. Only in America.


3 posted on 08/13/2019 10:00:40 AM PDT by Scooter100
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Judge Berman again. What the hell is going on here? How is this Rat operative is getting all these cases. Time to put down the Bagpipes Barr.


4 posted on 08/13/2019 10:01:33 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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“Politico noted that the process of selecting a new jury could be difficult — 70 jurors were called for Craig’s trial and Jackson said it was unclear how long it would take to assemble another group sufficient to handle jury selection.”

It took Harris County (Texas, Houston) ONE WHOLE MORNING to assemble that many potential jurors for a case that was likely to run at least several months.


5 posted on 08/13/2019 10:03:43 AM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: yesthatjallen

“He has pleaded not guilty.’

Why does no one say “he has plead not guilty” any more?


6 posted on 08/13/2019 10:06:07 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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#RulingClassJustice definitely not for the unwashed. #RulingClassFreePass


7 posted on 08/13/2019 10:07:46 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged cash, a medicare card control.)
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To: gibsonguy

Two tiered justice system does what it wants right out in the open - emboldened, confident and in control and there’s no one to stop it...that is the point - that is their point!

Doesn’t everyone get it now!

TRUMP has failed and they have his on all the issues - really guys - I don’t like it - but I don’t see the deep state in jail or paying for anything and as the public sees it Trump is the white racists and festers all the problems and we are the white supremacist and we the white race is the problem and we are on the run and all the illegal deeds and litigiousness of the disgusting dems and deep state is almost forgotten as we are the enemy and media propagandizes us and are still on the payroll with their agenda against us!

Do I have anything wrong?


8 posted on 08/13/2019 10:09:28 AM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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Two Justice systems strike again:-)


9 posted on 08/13/2019 10:11:06 AM PDT by Harpotoo (Being a socialist is a lot easier than having to WORK like the rest of US:-))
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Jackson should just get it over with and declare the mistrial now rather than go through charades like this trying to make it look good. She isn't fooling anyone.
10 posted on 08/13/2019 10:17:15 AM PDT by Dahoser
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http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/manaforts-judge-ripped-him-to-shreds-before-his-sentencing.html


11 posted on 08/13/2019 10:19:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Looks like the Epstein example is paying off.


12 posted on 08/13/2019 10:21:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Amy Slutman Jackson is a Clownbammy “judge”.


13 posted on 08/13/2019 10:22:36 AM PDT by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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Inb4GregCraig’s”Apparentsuicide”!


14 posted on 08/13/2019 10:23:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Monday, March 25 2019 is Maga Day!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Because we have dispensed strong verbs in English.


15 posted on 08/13/2019 10:31:27 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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Nice ROLCON...


16 posted on 08/13/2019 10:39:15 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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Why does no one say “he has plead not guilty” any more?..........

For the same reason that something was “gifted” to you and if you have a superior mind you are not gifted.


17 posted on 08/13/2019 10:50:43 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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This just doesn’t sound right to me. Yeah I pleaded with my mother not to take my Xbox away and later on I plead my innocence to the court. Neither one was successful.


18 posted on 08/13/2019 10:57:02 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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or pled, which is ancient but still correct.

Drives me a bit nuts too.


19 posted on 08/13/2019 11:00:15 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The Left doesn’t have ideas, it has cliches. H/T Flick Lives)
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Wow, Berman-Jackson is suddenly concerned that a defendant get a fair trial? But of course, Craig is a democrat, and only democrats have a right to a fair trial — although they really shouldn’t ever have to answer for any crimes they may commit, or so it seems!


20 posted on 08/13/2019 11:11:50 AM PDT by erkelly
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