Thursday, September 12, 2019

You Go Girl!

You may have noticed that I keep harping on so called "red flag" laws and, to a lesser extent, so called "universal background check" laws.  I do this because both of these laws to one degree or another are Unconstitutional.   Red Flag laws violate the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments to the U.S Constitution.  Quite a feat.  Either Congressmen have never read the Constitution (unlikely) or just don't care.  But I am concerned about these violations under color of law because I am concerned about any violation.  The government should be scrupulous in its conduct to always make sure that it grants any defendant the full measure of Constitutional protections.  In prosecuting a defendant, it should always be searching for the truth. If, after satisfying these Constitutional protections the government secures a conviction, they can be assured they have done their job well. Note that they still may convict the wrong person, but as far as humanly possible, they sleep easy at night.

Lawyer Sidney Powell is a former Federal prosecutor turned defense attorney.  She wrote the book  Licensed to Lie about gross misconduct by Federal prosecutors in the Enron case, and in the wrongful conviction of Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. The Ted Stevens case was likely brought for political purposes. Many of the names mentioned in the book are the same people involved in the Mueller investigation. Indeed, Mueller's bulldog, Andrew Weissmann, figured prominently in her book.

Besides being able to make dry as dust material interesting to the lay reader, she is a brilliant legal mind in her own right.  So, it was gratifying to learn that she had taken on the Michael Flynn case.  There is hope yet that Flynn will get some measure of justice.

All of that is background to the most recent article at The Federalist by Margot Cleveland entitled Powell's Latest Motion in Michael Flynn's Case Is A Russiagate Bombshell. According to Cleveland, it appears that Powell intends to expose as much of the Deep State skullduggery as she can using the Michael Flynn case. Her Motion to Compel, if granted, would require the prosecution to produce both exculpatory evidence, and evidence that would impeach witnesses for the prosecution, both required under what is called the Brady ruling.

I have believed for a long time now that General Flynn got an extremely raw deal; that he was forced to plead guilty to lying to Federal Agents when face with millions of dollars to defend himself, and the fact that his family was threatened to boot. Since when is our government empowered to act like the mafia?

To Sidney Powell, I say, "You go girl!"

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