You just can’t make this shit up
First aired … July 13, 2021
[ Editor’s Note: Just when I am getting to think I have seen every crazy thing beyond the pale I get surprised once again. I would have lost a bet on these folks not making such a ridiculous claim, simply for the self preservation of wanting to keep their law licences.
I wonder if any of them consulted comptent outside legal advice before doing this. Judge Parker, gave them plenty of rope to hang themselves. Sidney Powell claimed to be proud of the work and would do it again.
Judge Parker asked if they had one case to show as precedent their claim of lying in court was protected by the 1rst amendment. There was complete silence from all of Trump attorneys. To make sure got that into the written record she said, “let the record show there was no response to the question”.
A similar incident occurred in the Rudy Giuliani NY Supreme Court hearing where there was no answer. We are awaiting the judge’s reccommendation for sanctions.
Until I read this I had not known that the court had allowed some media to participate in the Zoom hearing. We will certainly be getting a transcript of it all, but the six hours will take some time to do. But being able to watch the whole Zoom event would be much better.
It might even become a law school teaching tool on ‘how not to lose your law license in a jiffy’. And I can take this even further. This outrageous legal position in a Federal Court hearing could be evidence in prosecuting all those involved in The Steal as participating in a conspiracy where to protect themselves they would just claim a first amendment right.
We have already, per Biden’s recent statement, over 80 judges ruling against all the claims of The Steal. Are we to endure this for decades without authorities putting a stop to it via legal sanctions? What will stop Republican lawyers always claiming fraud in every election they lose if grifter attorneys are not sanctioned?
We saw signs that the prosecutors are working to build conspiracy cases as the best way to put a wooden stake into the heart of the post election fake fraud claims. The hints are how careful they seem to be combing for every bit of conspiracy evidence that they can to charge the insurrection organizers with that crime.
They also will probably have been told that they could do this, getting a free shot at stealing an election, by exercising their first amendment right. But that will not be the case for those where evidence can be found that they knowing used the free speech smokescreen as just that.
For the prosecutors this could be the biggest, most important case of their lives. General Milley is already at the tip of the spear for the military, via the recent revelations that he clearly saw coup planning in progress and began taking action to block it.
What remains to be learned is why the Milley effort had no ready plans to protect the capitol by having a force ready to do so, via the National Guard. We will eventually find out as eventually as Milley is expected be on the Congressional hearing witness list… Jim W. Dean ]