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  • 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...
  • Twin Peaks biker named in three-count superseding indictment

    06/30/2017 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 6/28/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The biker scheduled to be tried first for his alleged role in the Twin Peaks shootout was named Wednesday in a three-count superseding indictment. A McLennan County grand jury charged Christopher Jacob Carrizal, 35, with one count of directing activities of a criminal street gang, a count of engaging in organized criminal activity with an underlying offense of murder and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity with an underlying offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna and his first assistant, Michael Jarrett, have made it clear that they want Carrizal, a...
  • Comey visits The NYTimes building as Trump admits he did NOT record their conversations

    06/22/2017 7:50:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 22 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Former FBI director James Comey made a quiet visit to The New York Times building on Thursday, one of few public outings since he admitted leaking stories to the newspaper about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Comey kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward as he marched through the front entrance of the Times Square office building which houses the publication. He was accompanied by his wife Patrice Failor who also wore sunglasses. Unmistakable as he towered over the crowds in a crisp navy suit and tie on one of the warmest days of...
  • EXCLUSIVE - James Comey visits The New York Times building [tr]

    06/22/2017 8:00:29 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 38 replies
    Former FBI director James Comey made a quiet visit to The New York Times building on Thursday, one of few public outings since he admitted leaking stories to the newspaper about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Comey kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward as he marched through the front entrance of the Times Square office building which houses the publication. He was accompanied by his wife Patrice Failor who also wore sunglasses. Unmistakable as he towered over the crowds in a crisp navy suit and tie on one of the warmest days of...
  • Man allegedly posed as porn recruiter, tricked women into sex

    SEATTLE (AP/WSVN) — A Seattle man is accused of posing as a porn recruiter and tricking women into having sex with him. Now he can add a consumer protection complaint to the criminal rape charges he is facing. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he sued Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey under the state Consumer Protection Act and the Commercial Electronic Mail Act, seeking restitution and thousands of dollars in penalties. Hickey’s been held on $200,000 bail at the King County Jail on three counts of second-degree rape since his arrest in Las Vegas in October. Authorities say he created...
  • Videographer in Planned Parenthood case to be offered probation

    02/03/2016 7:15:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    chron.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Brian Rogers
    A California woman charged last week for her role in the production of undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic will be offered probation, a Harris County prosecutor said in court. Sandra Susan Merritt, of San Jose, Calif., appeared in court Wednesday morning on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony which carried a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. A grand jury convened to investigate whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic had sold the organs of aborted fetuses last week cleared the clinic and instead indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations....
  • How Planned Parenthood became 'victims of a crime' in hidden camera case

    01/28/2016 6:18:44 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2016 | Kelsey Warner
    ...Mr. Schaffer said shortly after Planned Parenthood hired him last summer, he initiated a "dialog" with prosecutors in Harris County, which encompasses most of Houston, about the details of the case, and maintained communication throughout the investigation, which lasted two months. Schaffer said his clients volunteered documentation and invited prosecutors to question employees and tour its Houston clinic. Also critical to the investigation was the grand jury's focus, which changed course and started looking at the anti-abortion activists, Schaffer said on a conference call with reporters, adding he received that information from a prosecutor...
  • 106 people indicted on engaging in organized criminal activity charges in Waco biker shooting

    11/11/2015 4:41:08 AM PST · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/11/2015
    WACO, Texas- A grand jury has returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout outside a Waco, Texas, restaurant in May, the McLennan County district attorney said. The indictment "doesn't mean much," he said, adding he believes that since the indictments were done in such a short amount of time that they were "a cookie-cutter deal."
  • County pays first Twin Peaks-related lawsuit bill

    09/29/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 55 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/29/2015 | CASSIE L. SMITH
    McLennan County commissioners on Tuesday approved paying almost $17,000 toward a liability insurance deductible because of a Twin Peaks-related lawsuit that named the county as a defendant and has since been dismissed. The court agreed to pay $16,971.87 to its insurance company, the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool, in a case filed by Hewitt biker Matthew Clendennen, who was mong the 177 arrested following the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured. The court also approved a payment Tuesday of more than $1,160 toward its deductible because of an unrelated case that was...
  • Retired Bosque County judge to hear bikers’ examining trials [Waco]

    08/03/2015 5:11:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A retired state district judge from Bosque County was appointed Monday to preside over the examining trial of a Hewitt biker — and potentially 19 others — arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout. Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, administrative judge of the 26-county 3rd Judicial Region, confirmed Monday that he appointed Judge James Morgan to preside over the examining trial of Hewitt resident Matthew Clendennen, which is set for Aug. 10. Stubblefield said his order also gives Morgan authority to hear any of the 19 other cases involving bikers seeking examining trials to challenge whether there was sufficient probable...
  • Gang or club?: For Bandidos, the distinction matters after Waco biker shooting

    07/12/2015 5:24:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 70 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2015 | Dane Schiller
    It's not a gang, it's a club. When it comes to the Houston-born Bandidos Motorcycle Club, this debate has taken on some urgency and a few twists. Following a May 17 melee in Waco that left nine dead and 18 wounded, police arrested 177 bikers. Each was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity by being part of a conspiracy to commit murder and assault as part of a turf war between the Bandidos and a lesser-known rival, the Cossacks. The distinction carries a hefty penalty, as those charged faced 15 years to life in prison if convicted - even...
  • Waco Preps for Sunday's Biker Rally

    06/05/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    KCEN-TV ^ | June 4, 2015
    Thousands of bikers are expected to gather this weekend for an "All For One" rally in front of the McLennan County Courthouse. Most places in downtown Waco say will be open on Sunday. Most did not want to speak to us on camera; saying if you side with the community, the bikers will hate you and if you side with the bikers, the community will hate you. But, they all say everyone will be welcome. Mobile food vendor George Gaylord says he sees it as a great business opportunity. In fact, he plans to park his hot dog cart right...