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  • Eight More Waco Dismissals

    05/16/2018 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 5/16/2018
    County prosecutors in Waco, Texas have dismissed charges against eight more defendants so far this week. At the request of McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna, the two criminal court judges in Waco, Ralph Strother and Matt Johnson, dismissed indictments for participating a criminal of conspiracy to murder and assault against Thomas Paul Landers, Noe Adame, James Caffey, Stephen Dudley, Paul Miller and George Rogers, Christopher M. Stainton and Michael Herring. Stainton and Herring are members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. Adame is a member of the Desgraciados Motorcycle Club. Landers is a founder of the Escondidos Motorcycle Club and...
  • Judge sets Twin Peaks trial dates, DA dismisses more cases (Waco)

    05/05/2018 6:32:52 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/4/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Frustrated by a lack of movement in the Twin Peaks cases, a judge set trial dates Friday for three bikers, while McLennan County prosecutors dismissed 13 more cases involving those indicted in the May 2015 shootout. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court summoned six members of the Cossacks motorcycle group or their support groups to court Friday to get updates on how their cases will be moving forward. On Thursday, prosecutors dismissed 15 cases against bikers who had been summoned to court Friday, leaving a much smaller group at the hearing in Johnson’s court. Prosecutors also formally...
  • Byron York: New revelations shed light on Comey, Trump, and that 'loyalty' demand

    04/20/2018 6:21:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 20 Apr, 2018 | Byron York
    There was great indignation and much disapproval last year when it was reported that President Trump had asked then-FBI Director James Comey for "loyalty." Such a request, it was said, was more characteristic of a mob boss than a president -- "mob boss" being a phrase Comey himself would use in a book whose title (A Higher Loyalty) he took from the president's request. Now, Comey's book and the revelations it has triggered are casting new light on the "loyalty" issue -- a light that makes Trump's position look far more understandable. The short version is this: In Trump's first...
  • Twin Peaks Biker Pleas for the return of personal property after his case was refused (Waco)

    04/04/2018 7:29:23 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 4/4/2018 | Jasmin Caldwell
    Defense Attorneys in Dallas said some of their clients had their guns, motorcycles, vehicles and other property returned to them once their case was refused, Harris said for some reason he's still left without answers. One of the Twin Peaks bikers arrested said even though it's been three years since the deadly shooting, police still have not given him back his personal belongings that were seized. Patrick Harris case was thrown out by District Attorney Abel Reyna, but he said he's having a hard time putting this all behind him without having what he said is legally his. Defense Attorneys...
  • California AG Threatens to Arrest Orange County Sheriff for Assisting ICE

    03/28/2018 3:27:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 155 replies
    GP ^ | 3-27-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title - BREAKING: California AG Threatens to Arrest Orange County Sheriff for Assisting ICE (VIDEO)Orange County California voted to bypass state rules and work with the federal government and ICE officials. And on Monday the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced it will publicly post inmates’ release dates in order to assist ICE agents. In response to this California Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened to arrest Orange County Sheriff for holding criminal illegal aliens for ICE officers. Attorney General Xavier Becerra: State law is state law. And it is my job to enforce state law. I will do so. And...
  • Primaries over, independent DA candidate launches campaign in earnest(Waco)

    03/13/2018 8:14:31 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/13/2018 | Mike Copeland
    Daniel Hare, 39, met with volunteers Tuesday at the Waco Hippodrome, launching in earnest his campaign to become McLennan County's next district attorney. Hare is running as in independent in hopes of facing Republican nominee Barry Johnson, who defeated incumbent Abel Reyna last week. Reyna mistakenly made his approach to prosecuting Twin Peaks defendants too complicated, said Hare, director of employer relations and engagement at the Baylor University Law School. The May 2015 shootout at Twin Peaks left nine bikers dead and dozens injured, and Reyna orchestrated the arrest of 177 people at the restaurant that day on charges of...
  • DA dismisses Ledbetter Twin Peaks case (Waco)

    03/12/2018 9:37:05 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/12/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The McLennan County District Attorney's Office dismissed the case against Twin Peaks shootout defendant Cody Ledbetter on Monday, four days before a jury panel in his case was supposed to report to court. The dismissal, signed by prosecutor Michael Jarrett, says that while probable cause remains in the case, the state is focusing on more culpable defendants in the Twin Peaks shootout, which left nine dead and dozens injured. Ledbetter, a 28-year-old diesel mechanic, and his attorney, Paul Looney, of Houston, eagerly snatched up the April 2 trial date that had been reserved for the retrial of Jacob Carrizal, president...
  • Holder: Mueller Is Just Trying to Make His Case Against Trump Juicier

    03/04/2018 8:26:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Eric Holder, former attorney general for President Obama, predicts that special counsel Robert Mueller already has an obstruction of justice case against President Trump and that he is stalling so he can make it as juicy as he can and bring it before a grand jury."Well I think that you technically have an obstruction of justice case that already exists," Holder said on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday. "I've known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years. My guess is, he's just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can."The Mueller investigation has produced several indictments so...
  • DA: Former prosecutor withheld key email in death row case

    03/04/2018 10:58:30 AM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 25 replies
    A former Harris County prosecutor withheld a key email that helped establish a clear alibi for Alfred Dewayne Brown in the high-profile murder case that eventually sent him to death row, District Attorney Kim Ogg said late Friday.
  • Even the left is starting to notice Mueller's flop sweat

    03/04/2018 5:53:50 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 3/4/18 | Monica Showalter
    What's obvious here is that Mueller is floundering, scruffing around for a mandate to justify all of his millions spent on the investigation which ha He will probably indict more people, and that will please the left, but what's going on here isn't exactly about justice. Allen's dismay with the pathos of what the investigation has become is a sure sign it's time to shut the whole thing down. Mueller won't of course, because he needs to show justification for his enterprise. What the rest of us can see is that if he won't do it, President Trump is going...
  • Key Witness Served In 11th Hour Lawyers’ Showdown(Waco)

    03/03/2018 7:17:50 PM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    When District Attorney Abel Reyna alighted from his car at the early voting center, the private investigator who served him with a witness subpoena had the rare distinction of a rooting section. The rooting section took cell phone in hand to report the news. As quickly as the gumshoe executed the return of service acknowledging that Abel Reyna is summoned to appear as a witness in the status conference hearing in the case of State V. Matthew Clendennen at 9 a.m. on Monday in the 54th Criminal District Court, the news hit the internet like a small pebble making wide...
  • Scooter In Court Friday – Indicted As Ham Sandwich(Waco)

    01/01/2018 10:48:46 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Because it’s not all small stuff, as he has learned since his adventure on May 17, 2015, at a political meeting about legislative matters held at Twin Peaks Restaurant. Bergman has learned that his visits to the court require subpoenas to be issued and served upon witnesses – at $85 the copy. And then they postpone or cancel the hearing, which requires the same rigamarole – all over again – at the same price, no discounts available. The rules are the same as those in a knife fight. You just stand there and cut until the other guy runs out...
  • 'Here's hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership': James Comey takes aim (tr)

    01/01/2018 3:33:07 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 01, 2018 | AP and Daily Mail Reporter
    On Sunday evening, former FBI director James Comey took to Twitter to share his hopes for the new year. Comey wrote in the post, seemingly aimed at President Donald Trump: 'Here's hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values. Happy New Year, everybody.' The President fired Comey back in May, and has said he was acting on the recommendation of Justice Department leaders who had faulted the FBI director for releasing 'derogatory information' about Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of the email server investigation months earlier. Last Saturday, amid reports that FBI Deputy Director Andrew...
  • Ex-Trump aide’s drunken gossip was key to Russia probe: report

    12/31/2017 7:38:54 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 98 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 30, 2017 | Mary Kay Linge
    A former Trump campaign aide who took a guilty plea in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe was the linchpin of the FBI’s investigation of Kremlin influence in the 2016 election, new reports say. In a drunken gossip session with an Australian diplomat in London in May 2016, Trump aide George Papadopoulos claimed that Russia held political dirt on Hillary Clinton, The New York Times said Saturday. Months later, e-mails hacked from the Democratic National Committee showed up on WikiLeaks, and the Australians told the FBI about the Papadopoulos conversation. The disclosure sparked the FBI’s probe into possible collusion between...
  • Court of inquiry on Twin Peaks perjury allegations dismissed(Waco)

    12/21/2017 7:10:05 PM PST · by Elderberry · 4 replies
    KWTX ^ | `2/21/2017 | John Carroll
    The judge named for a court of inquiry sought by an attorney for a biker charged in the Twin Peaks shootout on the merits of an accusation of perjury involving police and prosecutors has dismissed the inquiry without ever holding a hearing. “My decision (to dismiss the court of inquiry) rests on two separate and independent bases,” Judge David Peeples said in an email obtained Thursday by KWTX. “First, I conclude that the evidence of perjury is insufficient and does not justify continuing the court of inquiry. Second, I continue to have serious prudential concerns about procedure, as was suggested...
  • AG Sessions orders examination of Bundy case after mistrial over prosecution bungling

    12/21/2017 2:05:47 PM PST · by x1stcav · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/21/17 | Valerie Richardson
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped into the Bundy prosecution after Wednesday’s mistrial, ordering a third-party examination of the case in light of the latest government snafu. “The attorney general takes this issue very seriously and has personally directed that an expert in the [Justice Department’s] discovery obligations be deployed to examine the case and advise as to the next steps,” said Ian D. Prior, the department’s principal deputy director of public affairs, in a late Wednesday statement. The decision to intervene came after Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial over the government’s “willful failure to disclose...
  • FBI Probe Of Paul Manafort Focuses On 13 “Suspicious” Wire Transfers(from 2012)

    10/29/2017 6:20:04 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 138 replies
    he FBI's investigation of Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, includes a keen focus on a series of suspicious wire transfers in which offshore companies linked to Manafort moved more than $3 million all over the globe between 2012 and 2013. Much of the money came into the United States. These transactions — which have not been previously reported — drew the attention of federal law enforcement officials as far back as 2012, when they began to examine wire transfers to determine if Manafort hid money from tax authorities or helped the Ukrainian regime close to Russian President Vladimir...
  • Jay Sekulow: New Revelations Show Comey Committed ‘Fraud’ In Clinton Probe

    09/01/2017 2:35:01 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 107 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 09/01/2017 | Jack Davis
    “James Comey had the nerve to testify under oath..." Revelations that allege former FBI Director James Comey started work on his statement clearing Hillary Clinton of any charges against her long before the FBI’s investigation into her email scandal was complete have led one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers to brand the FBI investigation “a fraud on the American people.” " This new evidence proves that the whole #FBI investigation of the #HillaryClinton email scandal was a sham. #JayLive https://t.co/sCYtMehqMO " — Jay Sekulow (@JaySekulow) September 1, 2017 " The American people have been lied to. #Comey pre-determined the outcome...
  • FBI Files On Hillary Clinton Show She Was Issued A Subpoena For A Federal Grand Jury

    08/06/2017 5:41:37 AM PDT · by gaggs · 39 replies
    In the FBI’s files on Hillary Clinton, it appears she was issued a subpoena for a Federal Grand Jury. The case was stopped from moving forward. This was early in 2016 BEFORE the election. Clinton was under investigation for serious crimes yet still allowed to run for President because Obama may have prevented the investigation from going forward.
  • Trump Throws Out Bombshell Accusation That Comey Tried to Hold Dirt Over His Head

    07/20/2017 9:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 19, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    In a wide ranging interview with The New York Times, Trump threw his Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions under the bus for deciding to recuse himself from the Russia probe. A decision Trump called “very unfair” to the president. But, maybe even more shocking, he claims that FBI Director James Comey tried to hold the salacious dossier over his head, in order to gain “leverage” over him. It had previously been reported that when administration officials briefed the president at Trump Tower in January, Comey pulled him aside and told him about the details of the now infamous dossier which included...