Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Judge DID order prosecutors to give up exculpatory evidence in the Stevens trial

In a recent post and in an article in Lewrockwell.com, I noted that the special prosecutor had recommended that prosecutors NOT be charged with criminal contempt because the trial judge supposedly did not order prosecutors to turn over exculpatory material to the defense.

However, Jim Morhard, a former Senate Appropriations Committee chief of staff, writes in the Wall Street Journal that as someone who attended the trial regularly, he observed that "Judge (Emmet) Sullivan continually direct(ed) the prosecution to reveal exculpatory evidence to the defense after they had been caught repeatedly not doing so." In other words, Sullivan DID order the prosecutors to obey the law and prosecutors openly and arrogantly refused to do so.

Special Prosecutor Henry F. Schuelke III did leave open the possibility of charging the Stevens prosecutors with "obstruction of justice," but I doubt seriously that the Department of Justice (sic) will charge its own, especially since their actions paved the way for the Democrats to have the filibuster-proof 60 members in the U.S. Senate, which was crucial for President Barack Obama to push through much of his legislative agenda during a two-year window, including "Obamacare." With prosecutors doing important dirty work for the Democratic Party, I don't think that they will be punished for doing what prosecutors everywhere do.

Furthermore, if prosecutors in the Stevens case are charged with any crimes, one can bet that their defense will be based upon the "everybody does it" line, and a lot of outright criminal dirty laundry will be aired in the courtroom, and if there is anything government bureaucrats don't like, it is having their evil and illegal deeds exposed. No, I am sure that the DOJ will announce that while the prosecutors behaved badly and that they have been "punished" internally, the government believes that pursuing criminal charges will be "counterproductive" and that the individuals "have been punished enough" by having their reputations tarnished.

To put it another way, the government is going to argue that while its crack prosecution team broke the law like other "criminals" in this country, prosecutors are of a very sensitive and honest lot and simply shaming them is all that is needed. However, for those people who are not employed by the DO(In)J, you don't have the privilege of breaking the law and staying out of trouble. In fact, you don't even have to break the law in order to go to prison, as federal prosecutors are masters at taking legal actions and turning them in to "crimes."

6 comments:

liberranter said...

However, for those people who are not employed by the DO(In)J, you don't have the privilege of breaking the law and staying out of trouble. In fact, you don't even have to break the law in order to go to prison, as federal prosecutors are masters at taking legal actions and turning them in to "crimes."

While justice may never be done on this earth and in this lifetime, I sincerely hope and pray that there is a particularly toasty, nasty, ugly, and heinous place in hell awaiting criminals who masquerade as prosecuting attorneys in today's Amerika.

justiceseeker51 said...

More on Fast and Furious Scandal

Gunwalker: Justice Dept. Violated U.S. Laws Beyond Those Being Investigated
I know, because I was the principal drafter of some of the legislation.
by
JAMES K. STINEBOWER
BIO: Mr. Stinebower is a former Navy Intelligence Officer, Professional Staff Member to the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Naval Attache.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/gunwalker-justice-dept-violated-us-laws/?singlepage=true

Anonymous said...

Liberranter, You have a way with words, I believe the day is coming, when they stand before god. The Judges, prosecutors, and anyone to do with law enforcement, that have been dishonest, God has a place for them, You will not get away with it. The bible says you reap what you sow, The only thing is, we vote these people in and they take over, and do whatever they want to, But the people do not vote them out, even when they know they are corrupt, they keep voting for them, Why!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We all know there are Guilty people out there, If they are guilty I am sure there is evidence, that the person did what they are accused of, Why do you have to lie and have other people lie, Get your facts put them on the table, all the of them, do not with hold any, When you are telling the truth you can tell the same story twice, Not like some, can't even tell it at the beginning, They coach and tell them what to say, If something happens to you, I think you should be able to tell it in detail, I know I sure could. And it is a shame, our justice system is soooo Corrupt.

justiceseeker51 said...

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/zenger/zenger.html

Anonymous said...

the proceedings will show that the evidence was in no way exculpatory. It was simply erroneous things like the VECO boss saying he didn't "think" Stevens knew he was taking a bribe.

That's NOT EXCULPATORY evidence. You right wingers really can't accept when your wrong. Too bad Holder and Obama are on the take and let this one go on a trade in the house.
You schmucks.