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The Judge who Skipped Civics Class

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If you have been scratching your head–no matter your politics, and assuming that not every decision you make is based upon personal bias–you may still be aghast at Judge Emmett Sullivan’s refusal to grant the prosecution’s motion to drop the case against Gen. Michael Flynn.

The motion was unopposed, since his defense also had a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. That motion too was obviously unopposed since the prosecutors wanted to drop the whole case. You don’t plead to a charge that doesn’t exist.

But, instead, Judge Sullivan appears to have decided to “leap across the bench” and become a prosecutor himself. He intends to see if there are charges he can file against Flynn, and is bringing prosecutors in from a time gone by, and a retired judge to show him how to still prosecute the man for something.

For all Americans, we have a right to a fair and impartial trial, whether criminal or civil. Under the Constitution, there are three branches of government–separate but equal. And there is a separation of powers between the branches. Each is to wear their own “hat” if you will. They are to do what their branch of government has jurisdiction over, and not breach that separation of the branches of government.

Prosecutors (of all titles) are in the Executive Branch, and are part of the Justice Department. (state and federal) Judges are part of the Judicial Branch, and their purview is to mediate, and make rulings that insure a fair and impartial trial. That presupposes there is an actual case at hand, and not one that has been withdrawn.

It is so fundamentally unfair, you almost can’t get your wits around it. A man is sentenced for a crime he is not charged with. That sounds like an old “Gunsmoke” plot, a story from the Wild West. Certainly it does not represent Rule of Law and Due Process.

Not only does Sullivan appear to have skipped his Civics Class when he was young, where he would have learned about the separation of powers and the role of the three branches, but it appears he also skipped his Constitutional Law Class. That, I believe, is the first class in first year law school.

Either way, Due Process is granted to all of us, under the Constitution, as it is written. If any of you even consider right now inserting “politics” into this, and attempt to avert your eyes because you hold opinions about the defendant, the prosecutors, the Justice Department or anyone else, I want you to stop. If our Judicial Branch turns into a prosecutorial arm, God helps us all.

Take a deep breath, and know that I am grateful you would never be sitting on a jury deciding my fate. The issue would be guilt or innocence on the charges, based on the facts at hand. It would not be on whether or not you like me, my husband, my boss, or my voting habits.

The issues are only: Was there a crime? Did I commit it? Beyond a reasonable doubt? If so, what should my penalty be? And if I were charged with something–and later evidence showed that not only did I not do it, but that in fact no crime occurred, but prosecutorial misconduct may have occurred–and the prosecutors drop the case to avoid turning into “persecutors,” I would expect you to grant their request, no matter your fermenting biases.

I was just funnin’ with you a few paragraphs back. I don’t think Judge Emmett Sullivan did skip his Civics Class. I don’t think he skipped his Constitutional Law class. I think he knows exactly what he is doing. And that, my friends, should scare the living daylights out of you.

Every single American should protest this outrageous behavior. And know that the next time you are in trouble, or on trial, and the Judge gets mad at you and says to the Prosecutors, “do you want to also charge this person with Treason?” and no one does anything about it, I won’t be there to defend you.

Not true. Funning with you again. I WOULD BE THERE TO DEFEND YOU, because I believe in civil liberties and I do not believe they extend only to members of one political party, or one race, or one religion.

I owe a dream debt–as I have written about before–to my ancestor who fought with George Washington, to make it possible for this nation to be free, and for our Constitution to be written and followed. I might not believe in you; I might not even like you. But I believe in the Rule of Law. Without it, we sink back into the age of the Spanish Inquisition.

A Tribute to Barry Farber

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Barry Farber died this week, one day after his 90th birthday. His daughter’s tweet says he was live on the air the day before he passed, and that he viewed death as a place he hadn’t gone to yet, like Finland or Estonia.

Many things will be said about this brilliant man by men and women who knew him better than I. Even the New York Times will acknowledge the life and work of one of the earliest pioneers of talk radio. Much will be made of a man who broadcasted live almost every day for 60 years, taking time out only to run for Mayor of New York City for example.

Or they will praise the obvious genius of a man who spoke over 20 languages, who wrote books, and advised the mighty–in business, politics, and broadcast journalism.

His close friends and family will have the most intimate and touching stories to tell to memorialize him. As for me, I have my own personal perspective.

In 1986, I was introduced to Barry Farber over lunch by one of the investors in a show I had brought into New York about the legendary diarist Anais Nin. And without any hesitation whatsoever he tried to help a young actress/writer on her journey and promote her.

He encouraged me to sit in with him on his show at ABC studios, and encouraged me to weigh in on his famous nightly talk show. He, I, and his co-host at the time would then walk late at night to an ice cream place they loved. And they talked about the world. I listened.

Through the years, I would see Barry perhaps once every few years, talk to him briefly on the phone in between, occasionally email to fill him in on my latest novel. Always, he was an encourager.

Yes, Barry Farber was brilliant, articulate, a precision-thinker with uncanny wit. But, he was also a gentleman. No matter the argument, there was a grace about him on his show, and in person. There was a profound respect for his fellow man.

He personally guided me into an understanding of Israel, the Israeli people, and that remarkable country–whose leaders he knew very well, for a very long time. I gained a world-view and appreciation from my exposure to him, both in person and on the air.

I learned to extend my hand out to others, to help them accomplish their goals. He unselfishly helped me, when he did not even know me, and I learned to help others in like kind.

Mostly, since I admired him, and his grace under fire, I gained the ability in my writing to face some of the toughest issues and people in the world today. If you know me, or my work at all, you have an inkling.

So, how do I say thank you to someone I barely knew? To someone who touched my life by chance a long time ago, but whose influence was profound and enduring?

As I said in the previous Blog, you live, ’til you die. I am quite confident Barry Farber did just that–if his daughter’s tweet is any indication. He was a country boy who “died with his boots on.”

A Warning from the Past–revisited

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 “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.  Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.  The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. . . .  I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors.” 

Attributed to Thomas Jefferson (June 11, 1807) – Principal author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd, President of the United States from 1801 to 1809

Food for thought for today’s climate: What is “lying by omission?” And then ask yourself how devastating is it to you if the Press omits key facts that would allow you to properly evaluate?

You are the boss.

Dwarfed by the news of the Pandemic and the national shutdown, the last two weeks however have also seen monumental revelations concerning abuse of power and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, and Justice Departments from 2016 to the recent past.

Documents long sought under the rule of law–not anonymous sources making up and “leaking” whatever–have surfaced. The picture I and many have described and tried to help you see is now clear. In their own words in emails and texts, and even in their own handwriting, the proof of a plot, and the identities of the malevolent cast of characters are now visible for you to see.

You may writhe, and struggle, and deny and argue, but this data will be evidence–in my opinion–in courts of law in the coming months. Justice is sometimes slow, but eventually truth does out.

A mentor of mine in business was overheard telling one of his young proteges this: “The things that will hurt you most in life are the things you accept as true, but which are actually false.” One takes the lie, and begins to think, evaluate, and decide through the filter of the lie. And terrible consequences can ensue.

So, Director Comey, I watched you last year on national television brazenly and pridefully confess to actions which were part of a coup. You laughed, and thought you would get away with it. Except for that pesky little thing called the Law, you would have.

Now, as of last week, we know the back story. As I wrote in the novel “White King and the Doctor,” if you want to overturn a government, without a hot war and without being spotted as the subversive, you “persuade” the people of that country to do it themselves.

What is that back story then? A counter-intelligence operation which we would normally run against another country to covertly overthrow a government there, was turned against our own government. The goal? The overthrow of the President of the United States.

James Comey, you have a right to remain silent…

For those who need more info, look up “recent developments in the case of Michael Flynn.” If you don’t see it, bail from that news agency. You might try JusttheNews.com

Double Whammy

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If you thought it was bad enough that you are stuck at home, without income, and uncertain about what your future holds, you may be about to be hit by a double whammy.

Anyone who has been using credit cards to survive the loss of income, and idleness–with increasing balances–may find themselves dealt with by the big banks. They are apparently concerned that you are accruing too much debt, and so they are planning–if not already doing–to lower your credit limit.

Of course that will be done “for your own good.” Realizing that you may be missing payments, they fully understand they are vulnerable to default credit cards etc. So, they are capping their exposure now. Is it legal? Sure. Is it smart business? From their point of view it is.

The problem is that what is happening to you is just the microcosm of what is or could be happening on the global level to the United States–on the macrocosm. That would be Central Banks dealing with nations themselves, just like US banks deal with you, their customers.

And, that takes us straight into the third book in the trilogy: “White King and the Battle of America: the Endgame.” This is not self-promotion. You reading this book, right now, will come down to self-preservation–yours.

I couldn’t be more sincere about this. While you are sheltering at home, get those books, and read them. You will see every aspect of that trilogy displayed today, only with you in the cast of characters. The prophetic books were published in 2007, 2010, and 2013 to prevent the very thing we are experiencing today.

No matter your politics, get into that third book. And, when you are making the journey in that book, pay special attention to the Dusty Owens character. For you may in fact be “Dusty Owens.”

None Dare Call It Sedition

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In information warfare, one of the tenets is the spreading of disinformation. And, one of the most effective tactics is misdirection of attention–get people to look away in another direction while you do something where they are not looking. It is known as a diversion–and in our current layman’s terms, a distraction.

No doubt all of us would agree that the Wuhan Virus, which is real, and the responses we have taken to it, are a distraction at an order of magnitude unheard of in our history. It is not hard to be distracted when you are locked down in your home, bombarded with bad news, cautions, threats, news 24/7, out of work, and afraid.

So, what have we missed while distracted? Quite a bit. To start with, the redacted footnotes from Inspector General Horowitz’s report on FISA abuse within the FBI are now–after months of demands–unredacted. They confirm what many knew, but you were vilified if you even discussed it. The new evidence confirms Russian meddling on behalf of the Clinton Campaign through the use of misinformation. The middlemen/buffers? Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele.

His further report on 19 additional FISA warrants where he discovered none were founded, and basically, in my words, that the court was misled, sheds a spotlight on one of the darkest, most dangerous activities begun and condoned by the previous Administration’s Justice Department, and FBI.

The newest material will likely pale in comparison to what Durham has uncovered so far. We do not know where his investigation will eventually end, but no doubt he is a bloodhound. The Attorney General has already indicated that the “deeply troubling” data he has seen so far, about meddling and interfering in the 2016 election campaign to destroy the candidacy of Donald J. Trump, is only prologue. He has intimated in the strongest way possible in recent interviews that as egregious as that was, it extended beyond the campaign and election into the Presidency itself. He has characterized it as “sabotage.” The intent? To overthrow a sitting President.

Friends, no matter your political party, or degree of emotionality you have for the various men and women who play in the swamp, YOU and YOU ALONE are the only ones who should oust a President. You do that by your ballot in the ballot box.

If anyone else attempts to do it, they are usurping your rights as a citizen of this country. Notice that when the national disgrace known as the Impeachment of President Trump (which followed the attempt to force him from office by the now-verifiable Russian Collusion Hoax, the Ukraine Hoax, and any other failed propaganda campaigns the American people have had to endure these last 3 years) failed, we suddenly had our attention directed to the Wuhan Virus.

The President himself was pre-occupied during his own Impeachment with his perception that a dangerous virus was about to arrive here. And while we were totally distracted–mesmerized by the foolishness in our Congress–he closed the border to anyone arriving from China.

Hoping we would not notice that the removal by Impeachment effort had failed, all guns trained on him then to accuse him of being racist and xenophobic for trying to stop travel from China.

And now, we are totally absorbed with our own survival. Distracted royally once again, and diverted from looking at the criminal investigations and their imminent findings, the next diversion is to turn your wrath on the President for the fact we had the virus at all, and that Americans died during it.

Adam Schiff has reared his ugly head again, and is beginning investigations to see if the President’s handling of the Corona Virus constitutes an Impeachable Offense. Flailing around, looking for anything he can find to attack, the stupidity and perfidy of the Washington swamp continues.

And, all of that, my friends, is the newest attempt to divert your attention from the real cause of all the turmoil we have been through these last 3.5 years. The cast of characters is the same. The attack lines have been diverse. But, it was all agreed to by elected and non-elected officials inside the previous Administration–whose influence extends into the current Administration as well.

This is not just harassment, in my opinion. This is not just “dirty tricks.” This is persecution. There is a word for it. I intend to use that word today. The word is Sedition. (Definition: Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state or lawful authority.)

The known cast of characters includes former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, former Counter Intelligence FBI agent Peter Strok, former British spy Christopher Steele, the Russian Intelligence disinformation crew, former Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton, and the Clinton campaign who knew the file they commissioned was bogus. The FBI also knew it was, from the get-go. That is part of the new evidence. They knew, and they used it anyway–before and AFTER the election.

My point though is simply this. We are distracted for sure. Just don’t be so distracted that you dismiss the arduous, dangerous work that has led to new evidence, and which will lead to even more.

Someone wants you to rebel–legally or illegally, civilly or violently. Someone wants you to be “the patsy.” Hiding in the shadows they are trying to get you to do the dirty work. (If you really want to identify who they are, read my trilogy.)

Oh wait, I could be wrong. It may in fact be treason. (Definition: Violation of allegiance towards one’s country or sovereign, the betrayal of one’s country by purposely aiding its enemies.) Ahh, but we are not at war, right? So, our enemies can not be called that. They are to be called adversaries for legal purposes.

But, in the vernacular, I think you understand both terms. And, I think we have all been the victims of sedition and/or treason for 4 years.

If you have followed my blogs, you know I have been calling out Director John Brennan for some time–ever since I saw him on television in an interview where he looked directly into the camera and said, “Stay tuned Mr. President.” That was a direct threat to the President, and as an American citizen, I did not like it. I would have had the same reaction, by the way, if one had done that to President Obama, Bush, or Clinton. I am not talking about some talk-show host shooting off their mouth. I am talking about a person who has the power and wherewithal to do unthinkable deeds.

Read the Blog entitled, “The mysterious, missing, Mr. Mifsud” I believe for sure that John Brennan is the “TARGET” ( and I mean that in legal terms) of the Durhalm criminal investigation. I believe the man I call “the Bloodhound” is closing in.

So, some may have been distracted, Mr. Brennan. But “the Bloodhound” doesn’t appear to be one of them. Me either. “Stay tuned, Director Brennan, stay tuned.”