November 10, 2017
Compiled by Lisa Phillips of OpDeepState.com
Podesta Stacks the Court
Richard Leon — a good friend of John Podesta — has been assigned the Fusion GPS case. Yeah, it stinks. As does the entire swamp.
Video posted on November 10, 2017 courtesy of American Intelligence Media
Judge Presiding Over the Fusion GPS Case Teaches and is Friends With… John Podesta
November 20, 2017
Well, there goes a fair trial. The Podesta family has an interest in the Fusion GPS case going away and it just so happens that John Podesta, as of 2008, was teaching a course with Judge Richard Leon on congressional investigations since 1996 at Georgetown University Law Center. John Podesta graduated from that institution in 1976.
The course entitled “Congressional Investigations Seminar” deals with “Congress’ powers to conduct oversight and investigations of the Executive branch. This seminar will cover the scope of Congressional inquiries and investigations, Congress’ subpoena powers, grant of immunity powers as well as hearing and rule-making powers, the use of select committees, the GAO, and other special investigative techniques. The course will examine the use of pre-hearing depositions, rights of witnesses, preparation of witnesses, the role of the press and the interaction between Congress and prosecutorial functions including investigations conducted by special and independent counsel statute.”
The judge teaching the course with John Podesta is Richard Leon, who was appointed to the Washington DC bench by George W. Bush, and he is presiding over the defamation case regarding Fusion GPS.
He had this to say about John Podesta:
“He is smart and has good judgment. In a city with a lot of hidden agendas and not a lot of humility, he is a very rare combination of personal qualities — genuinely humble and an honest broker.”
Sparta Report has learned that he still teaches the spring course seminar with Judge Richard Leon at Georgetown Law Center.
John Podesta served as Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff for the 2016 campaign for president. He was brought before Congress and interviewed in a closed-door session with the Senate Intelligence Committee. He claimed in front of Congress not to have known who funded the “research” done by Fusion GPS, while his attorney, Marc Elias, sat right next to him during the testimony:
In recent closed-door interviews with the Senate intelligence committee, Podesta and Wasserman Schultz said they did not know who had funded Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm that hired British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele to compile the dossier on Trump, the sources said.
Podesta was asked in his September interview whether the Clinton campaign had a contractual agreement with Fusion GPS, and he said he was not aware of one, according to one of the sources.
Marc Elias’ law firm, enlisted Fusion GPS to continue the Trump dossier research. It was revealed in October by Senate intelligence Chairman Richard Burr that Fusion GPS had been paid by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC.
The three Russian oligarchs mentioned in the fake Trump dossier, who sued Buzzfeed for defamation back in May, announced the defamation lawsuit against Fusion GPS in early October. The judge who was assigned the case, again, was none other than the very same Judge Richard Leon, the friend and teaching colleague of John Podesta. The very same John Podesta who deceived Congress about his true relationship with Fusion GPS.
Why did Judge Richard Leon not immediately recuse himself from the case due to extensive ethical conflicts? Maybe because in Bush-Clinton land, there are no ethical standards.
BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself
November 10, 2017
This may be the most obvious case of conflict I’ve seen in a while.
How this judge could have ever gotten the Fusion GPS case shows a lack of integrity in our justice system.
As True Pundit wrote of U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, and her “blatant conflicts of interest in the Fusion GPS case”:
On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This is highly unusual move but in this case quite necessary.
Chutkan was presiding over a case that could implicate Barack Obama. She donated campaign cash to Obama. After his election, he appointed both her and her husband as judges. Other Chutkan family members also contributed to Obama’s political coffers.
The mere fact that Fusion GPS’ bank records could implicate Hillary Clinton and her former boss Obama is reason enough to believe Chutkan would opt on the side of The Swamp, in an effort to further protect Obama and his cartel which at this point may or may not include the federal judge who should have recused herself from the case.
Just days ago the Obama crony helped Fusion GPS seal their financial records to keep its clients secret, after Congress subpoenaed the financial records.
Chutkan has a history of not recusing herself from cases with a direct and personal conflict so why would she stop now. She presided over a Homeland Security case without notifying the court or plaintiff’s attorneys she had a close family relative who works for DHS.
The Left would love to ignore this conflict of interest. And there have been plenty.
Former FBI Director James Comey had obvious conflicts of interest involving Hillary Clinton. As we reported, Comey had run interference for the Clintons for decades.
And what of Loretta Lynch and her meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac. Next we discovered that Lynch ordered Comey and others to use softer language in dealing with the Clintons investigation.
As for Judge Chutkan, her strong ties to Obama would undoubtedly bias her rulings. Understand that Chutkan was appointed to the federal bench by Obama.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) spoke by phone with Tanya Chutkan yesterday to inform her that President Obama would nominate her to become a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, as recommended by the Congresswoman. Chutkan is currently a partner at the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, especially antitrust class actions, but also on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations. If confirmed by the Senate, Chutkan would be the second African American woman appointed to the district court here in 32 years, only the third to ever serve, and the second currently on the bench, joining Ketanji Brown Jackson, another Norton recommendation.
This happened after she kicked thousands in campaign donations to his presidential campaign.
Thankfully, the Fusion GPS case has been re-assigned to Richard J. Leon, a Senior District Judge for the District of Columbia. President Bush appointed Leon in the latter part of 2001. He was later confirmed in Feb 2002.
Hopefully, Leon won’t behave like Bush, and become a turncoat Republican. If he’s fair, then the Democrats are in BIG trouble.
Wikileaks published an email from Judge Richard Leon to John Podesta dated June 19, 2015 which shows another direct connection of the two Deep State actors.
UPDATED November 11, 2017
For several decades, a Chicago activist and patriot, Sherman Skolnick took on the judicial system and had several lawyers and judged jailed for taking bribes. Although Mr. Skolnick passed away, his work continues with the American Patriot Friends Network: http://www.apfn.org/old/apfncont.htm
The archives of Sherman Skolnick can be found here: CITIZENS’ COMMITTEE TO CLEAN UP THE COURTS