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  • U.S. pastor Brunson breaks down at Turkish trial (kangaroo court trial)

    04/19/2018 3:02:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 16 2018 | None stated
    U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, incarcerated in Turkey since October 2016, burst into tears at the first hearing of his trial on terrorism charges in Turkey on Monday. Brunson sobbed before telling a court in the city of Izmir that he was in a single-person cell and suffering psychologically, according to Hurriyet newspaper. Brunson said he was taking pills to treat his condition and had asked to be transferred out of solitary confinement. The U.S. pastor is on trial for aiding and abetting the Fethullah Gulen movement, an Islamist movement that Turkey blames for masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016...
  • Turkey's American Hostage - About to be Sentenced for Life?

    04/16/2018 3:07:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 15, 2018 at 4:30 am | Uzay Bulut
    The Turkish government is using Pastor Brunson's detention as a bargaining chip. In exchange for his freedom, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had demanded the return to Turkey from the United States of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, a political opponent, whom Erdogan claims was behind the failed coup against him in the summer of 2016. "They are treating the U.S. government with contempt and paying no price for it." — Pastor Andrew Brunson, March 17, 2018. Turkey -- a NATO member holding an American political prisoner hostage -- has so far faced no consequences. An American Pastor, Andrew Brunson,...
  • Prosecutors File Papers Postponing Imran Awan Court Date For Fourth Time As Parties Assess Their Op

    03/02/2018 1:49:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 2, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    On Friday, prosecutors filed papers postponing former Democrat IT aide Imran Awans court case, reports Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller. Prosecutors filed papers today postponing the #ImranAwan court date for a fourth time, to May 4, while the parties assess their options about Wasserman Schultzs laptop, which he had after being banned from the House network. The media thinks this case is about mortgage fraud, tweeted Rosiak. Prosecutors filed papers today postponing the #ImranAwan court date for a fourth time, to May 4, while the parties "assess their options" about Wasserman Schultz's laptop, which he had after being banned...
  • [OPINION] Erdogans personal troubles complicate Turkey-US ties

    02/23/2018 10:27:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | February 23, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    The number one concern for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan while meeting with visiting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Feb. 15 was whether he and his family members were in legal jeopardy with the long reach of the US criminal justice system. The Turkish president wanted to take Washington’s pulse from the top US diplomat and assess what risks he may be facing for cozying up to Russia and Iran in violation of US laws and in open defiance of Turkey’s long-standing membership in transatlantic alliance. First, he was apparently quite anxious to learn whether it would be possible...
  • Star witness in ex-Cuomo aides corruption trial arrested

    02/09/2018 10:02:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Todd Howe, the prosecutions star witness against Joseph Percoco, was arrested Thursday night after admitting in court that he likely had violated his cooperation deal with the feds, a source told The Post. Howe was remanded back to custody for violating the terms of his bail, said Nicholas Biase with the Manhattan US Attorneys Office. Asked if Howe who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan will still testify Monday in the corruption trial, the US Attorneys Office declined comment. Under cross-examination Thursday, the longtime associate of Gov. Cuomo admitted he lied to his...
  • LAPD Submits Three Harvey Weinstein Sex Cases to District Attorney

    02/08/2018 8:28:41 PM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    http://variety.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Gene Maddaus
    The LAPD has submitted three sexual abuse cases against Harvey Weinstein to the L.A. County District Attorneys office for possible charges, a spokesman said Thursday. No details of the allegations were released. The LAPD has previously acknowledged that it was investigating a claim that Weinstein raped an Italian model at a hotel in 2013. The LAPD also said it was investigating an allegation that Weinstein committed lewd acts in 2015. The LAPD submitted the three cases on Feb. 1. The D.A.s office can choose to file a case or decline to prosecute, but it may also request additional investigation or...
  • I just signed your death warrant: Did the judge in the Nassar trial go too far

    01/24/2018 11:58:46 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read his statement, contempt dripping from her voice, before she glares at him, dangles the page, and drops it in disgust. I just signed your death warrant, she crowed later in sentencing him to 40-175 years.
  • Why Turkey cares about the trial of Reza Zarrab

    01/09/2018 6:31:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil
    Brookings ^ | Nov. 22, 2017 | Amanda Sloat
    In recent weeks, there has been increasing American interest in a previously little-watched judicial saga unfolding in New York district court. Like a Turkish soap opera, it involves a dashing businessman with a pop-star wife, corruption allegations, leaked tapes of private conversations and intrigue at the highest levels of government. The trial of Reza Zarrab on charges of evading Iran sanctions, including any revelations he makes about corruption in the Turkish government, could have significant political and economic implications for Turkey. It could also damage already fraught relations between Turkey and the United States.
  • Judge Issues Final Decision in Bundy Trial

    01/08/2018 3:26:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 8, 2018 at 11:43am | Tim Pearce
    U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled Monday the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would be dismissed with prejudice and ordered the rancher set free after federal prosecutors willfully withheld exculpatory evidence during the 2017 trial. Navarro ruled a mistrial in the Bundy case last month after prosecutors willful(ly)withheldexculpatory evidence favorable to the four men on trial: Cliven Bundy, his two sons and one other person. The judge found that prosecutors had violated the defendants civil rights and violated federal law by hiding evidence from the court.
  • A New Trial in Scotland May Bring Universal Basic Income to Life

    12/27/2017 6:22:44 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 28 replies
    Futurism ^ | Lou Del Bello
    Advocates of universal basic income believe that the unconditional offer of a regular, though tiny, sum of money could help many get back on their feet, and even encourage them to invest in new business ideas. However, people from both sides of the political aisle have engaged with the proposal, which would cost money upfront but could deliver important savings by replacing unemployment benefits...
  • The Government Is Botching Another Bundy Trial

    12/20/2017 3:19:40 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Outside (magazine) ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | James Pogue
    Last week, the judge overseeing the trial of Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and a militia leader named Ryan Payneunexpectedly sent the jury home. She had already called a hearing and releasedthe defendants, who up until then had spent almost two years in pretrial detention. Now she called for a sealed hearing to discuss a growing file of previously undisclosed evidence.This trial focuses on the four so-called most culpable leaders of the standoff between federal agents and militias and Bundy loyalists at the familys Nevada ranchin 2014. It is the latest in a series of trials covering the...
  • Bundy Trial Meltdown #TrialOfTheCentury

    12/19/2017 3:30:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | December 19, 2017 | Terry Noonkester
    The Bundy Ranch Protest leaders are now on trial in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been another busy week for the lawyers. Judge Navarro excused the jurors from December 11th 20th because more time was needed to deal with motions by the defense concerning the failure of the prosecution to hand over exculpatory evidence. Because of this failure, the prosecution has committed at least seven Brady or Giglio violations. These are Fifth Amendment, Due Process violations. The defense team has filed several motions for a dismissal of the case as a remedy. Late Sunday night and early...
  • Getting rid of Bob Menendez would be appalling

    12/19/2017 8:30:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 19, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As we noted here previously, there were a few people in the media cautiously suggesting that while the #MeToo movement was sweeping away alleged sexual offenders in Congress this year, it might be an opportune time for the Democrats to relieve themselves of the embarrassment of having Bob Menendez hanging around. The New Jersey Democrat narrowly dodged a bullet when his corruption case ended in a mistrial, but that far from exonerated him. So if pressure from colleagues was enough to show Al Franken the door (assuming he actually leaves), might the same tactic work with Menendez? And more to...
  • Prosecutors urge judge in NV standoff case to limit defense theories

    12/19/2017 7:21:32 AM PST · by azkathy · 18 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | 12/19/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutors have asked the judge in the Bundy case to limit defense theories, and not allow Cliven Bundy, his two sons and Ryan Payne to claim federal officers provoked their armed standoff over the roundup of Bundy cattle, or that they were entrapped or acted in self-defense in April 2014. In a motion filed late Monday, Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre argues that the defendants are relying on "theories of defenses that are not legally cognizable.'' The motion to restrict the defense theories comes as the trial is stalled, and the judge is considering whether the government violated its obligation...
  • Ryan Bundy's Opening Statement: "This Is Not What America Is Supposed To Be...

    11/26/2017 4:04:36 PM PST · by Kalamata
    YouTube ^ | November 26, 2017 | Martin Brodel
    Includes an oral recitation of Nevadan Ryan Bundy's amazingly written and powerful Opening Statement in his trial.
  • U.S. Tells Ankara Iran-Sanctions-Case Suspect In 'Good Health'

    11/16/2017 7:31:16 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | November 16, 2017 12:56 GMT | None stated
    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag says Washington has told Ankara that jailed Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab -- a gold trader who is awaiting trial in the United States on charges of evading U.S. sanctions against Iran -- is in good medical condition. Bozdag made the remarks on November 16, a day after Turkey announced it had sent a diplomatic note to U.S. authorities inquiring about Zarrab. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8. But U.S. prosecutors said that posting was an error and he remained...
  • MSNBC host has perfectly logical reason for not covering Menendez trial

    11/14/2017 11:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Today the jurors in the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ) will go back to work on orders of the judge, seeking to break what appears to be heading for a deadlock. Of course, if you don’t read conservative blogs or watch Fox News, you probably didn’t know that. There’s been a vacuum in terms of coverage on the major networks and most of cable news. One glaring example of this is MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who freely admits that he hasn’t mentioned the trial once since it began.Why is that? He was actually asked about it...
  • Cliven Bundy to Remain in Jail Bunkerville Standoff

    Ammon Bundy will have one more chance to argue for his release on Monday. The third Bunkerville Standoff Trail in Las Vegas has been delayed for several motions to be resolved before opening arguments.Thursday saw a pre-trial detention release hearing for the four defendants, Cliven Bundy, his two sons Ryan and Ammon, as well as defendant Ryan Payne.Bret Whipple, attorney for Cliven Bundy, argued for release of his client citing his age and failing health. The elder Bundy has noticeably weakened since his incarceration nearly two years ago.Whipple told the court of Bundys dental problems, noting that the 71-year-old has...
  • Prosecution Calls Government Liars (Bunkerville, 3rd Trial)

    10/31/2017 4:18:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | October 30, 2017 | staff
    The Bunkerville Standoff Trial-Of-The-Century began with a bang this weekend, even before jury selection got underway Monday morning.A motion filed on behalf of defendant Ryan Payne this weekend addressed the prosecutions requested extension to respond to Paynes sealed motion.Specifically, Ryan Payne filed a motion to dismiss the case based on a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and its attachments. The court had ordered the prosecution to turn over the reports attachments to the defense. There are hundreds of pages of attachments to the report, which concerns SAC Dan Love, the incident commander of the 2014 cattle...
  • Nevada ranch standoff: Jury selection begins in trial of Cliven Bundy, sons

    10/31/2017 3:39:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Updated on October 31, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    LAS VEGAS - The federal trial against Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, his two sons, Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy, and Ryan Payne began Monday with prosecutors and defense lawyers questioning potential jurors about their beliefs on guns, protests, the government, ranching and the impact of the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the city's famous strip. Ryan Bundy, representing himself, had his leg shackles removed and then posed his own questions from a podium before a group of nearly 50 potential jurors. "I am a true Nevadan. I was born on Nevada Day," he said, referencing Halloween -- the day Nevada...