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Bush—Cheney CIA/Plame case indictments released on Oct. 21 / Bush orders Fitzgerald Fired, Espionage Indictments Quashed

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Bush—Cheney CIA/Plame case indictments released this morning
Date: Friday, October 21
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Bush—Cheney CIA/Plame case indictments released this morning

Bush orders Fitzgerald fired and espionage indictments quashed
by Tom Flocco

Washington, DC—October 21, 2005—12:00 EST—TomFlocco.com exclusive—Today Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald handed over 22 indictments to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, accusing President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney and others of espionage, obstruction of justice, perjury and a variety of other charges in the matter of the CIA/Valerie Plame leak-gate case.

    According to intelligence sources who spoke with federal whistleblowers Thomas Heneghan and Stewart Webb, Bush then ordered Gonzalez to fire Fitzgerald and have the indictments quashed and sealed.

Gonzalez refused to release the indictments which have been handed down by the grand jury and ordered served by a judge, subjecting the Attorney General to additional charges of obstruction of justice, the sources said.

The indictments confirm our original “Bush-Cheney indicted” report on August 2, 2005.

Gonzalez was Bush’s former personal White House counsel before receiving a presidential appointment as U.S. Attorney General.

The move is reminiscent of the “Saturday night massacre” when President Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox in an attempt to save his presidency and obstruct justice.

Intelligence sources added that Bush tried to delay publicity about his attempt to fire Fitzgerald and quash the indictments this afternoon by ordering a diversion regarding a “Capitol Hill police attempt to disrupt a suspicious package in a car near the U.S. Capitol.”

The move to distract attention from the indictments occurred not long after the receipt of process by Gonzalez, according to intelligence sources with knowledge of the events.

While Gonzalez received the service of indictments, Bush was in California this morning and was scheduled to speak at the dedication of the new Air Force One pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.

It can be assumed that Bush’s orders for Gonzalez to refuse receipt of process and fire the prosecutor in the CIA leak case were discussed over the telephone since Bush was to speak at the Reagan Library just a few hours after the indictments were served.

Bush should have finished his speech at approximately 2:30 pm Eastern time, and it is probable that presidential strategy sessions regarding how to prevent the indictments and their criminal contents from becoming public have already commenced.

It is open to conjecture whether Bush could be arrested in California before even returning to Washington, given the criminal nature of the indictments.

An attempt to quash indictments and to fire Fitzgerald may also cause a constitutional crisis if Bush and Gonzalez continue to obstruct justice and defy U.S. law and constitutional legal process.

Intelligence sources told TomFlocco.com that the military or U.S. marshals should arrest Bush, Gonzalez, Cheney and others immediately for their criminal acts in keeping explosive espionage, obstruction and perjury indictments hidden from the American people, all of which affects U.S. national security.

Developing………………
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D.C. Appellate Court throws out Bush suit against DOJ to block Fitzgerald indictments
Date: Tuesday, October 25
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D.C. Appellate Court throws out Bush suit against DOJ to block Fitzgerald indictments

by Tom Flocco

Washington, DC—October 25, 2005—www.TomFlocco.com—Earlier today the District of Columbia Appellate Court threw out a Bush administration suit against its own Justice Department, attempting to block the issuance of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald’s indictments against White House officials.

The White House’s initial attempt to obstruct justice and have the indictments quashed and sealed was dismissed by the D.C. District Court late Friday afternoon, according to a sequence of events based on information in the form of data from intelligence field reports.

On Friday, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez refused to sign for and issue the indictments against himself and his colleagues, which would have made them immediately public.

Fitzgerald reportedly appeared with Miers and Rice that same day before the D.C. District Court.

The indictments included both President Bush and Vice President Cheney, confirming our exclusive August 2, 2005 Bush-Cheney indictment story at TomFlocco.com.

According to intelligence field reports, the appellate court judges reportedly laughed at Bush’s White House counsel and former personal attorney Harriet Miers and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying “you can’t do this.”

The last ditch attempts by the White House to prevent the release of the indictments and their criminal contents were led by Miers and Rice, since Gonzalez has reportedly been indicted in an additional count for refusing to issue the original indictments as Bush’s attorney general.

This, also according to intelligence sources with intimate knowledge of the facts and the events who spoke with national security expert Thomas Heneghan (www.stewwebb.com).

Importantly, the dismissals by both the district and appellate courts will likely preclude an additional appeal by the Bush administration to the United States Supreme Court, since two consecutive reversals ordinarily prevent the high court from granting relief.

This would avoid another 5-4 Supreme Court split decision similar to the controversial Bush-Gore 2000 election recount litigation which has divided the country for five years.

Miers and Rice also reportedly attempted to have the courts place a gag order on Fitzgerald and the grand jury in another attempt to obstruct justice and prevent the criminal and far-reaching contents of the indictments from becoming public.

According to the intelligence sources, there are now 28 indictments to be issued in Fitzgerald’s first round—not 22—a fact that was not previously known up to the present time.

The number may have changed as a result of new information coming to light in recent days or a decision to add additional indicted officials to the first round for other reasons.

An indication of the far-reaching and expanded nature of Fitzgerald’s probes of White House crime families and his independent authority to do so is found in the December 30, 2003 letter from Acting Attorney General James Comey to Fitzgerald in which Comey said “I hereby delegate to you all the authority of the Attorney General with respect to the Department’s investigation into the alleged unauthorized disclosure of a CIA employee’s identity; and I direct you to exercise that authority as Special Counsel independent of the supervision or control of any officer of the Department.”

Comey was even more specific in another letter to Fitzgerald on February 6, 2004 when he said the Fitzgerald’s authority “is plenary and includes the authority to investigate and prosecute violation of any federal criminal laws related to the underlying alleged unauthorized disclosure, as well as federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, your investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; to conduct appeals arising out of the matter being investigation and/or prosecuted…”
Developing hard……………
www.tomflocco.com

Fitzgerald Launches Website

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2005/10/21/BL2005102100970.html?sub=new

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Cloak and Dagger

CLOAK EXCLUSIVE!
by Sherman H. Skolnick, co-host

posted 10/24/05

BUSH TRYING TO SMASH INDICTMENTS!

The occupant and resident of the Oval Office is pulling out all stops to wreck pending indictments.
The not yet publicized Federal Grand Juries' True Bills apparently deal with espionage and treason committed by George W. Bush and Richard Cheney. Also likewise reportedly named in the conspiracy charges as Federal Criminal Defendants or unindicted co-conspirators are numerous other White House and Pentagon biggies and reputed spies claiming to be mass media "journalists".
Advised by Bush White House Counsel Harriet Miers, recently nominated by Bush to the U.S. Supreme Court, Bush is using the Federal Courts in the District of Columbia to contest the legal validity of the Grand Jury actions. Ostensibly contained in the federal court records but under a very stringent gag order are Bush's wild contentions to the judges that he is the victim of "a foreign-orchestrated coup" being perpetrated by his numerous Jewish-surname advisors and, as Bush accuses with generalities, jointly by "France" and "Israel".
Bluntly put, like the Bush Family long-time pro-Nazi position, George W. Bush, like Adolf Hitler, is "playing the Jew Card". This now done to evade deadly serious charges of espionage, treason, and falsely going to war against Iraq while using the White House Iraq Group as an instrument of unconstitutional treachery. The indictments mess may end up in the U.S. Supreme Court, dominated by proto-Fascist Justice Antonin Scalia, the Court in 2000 corruptly splitting 5 to 4 in Bush vs Gore.
Meanwhile, no one is reminding Bush that a G.O.P.-dominated High Court in 1974 nevertheless ruled against Nixon and caused his resignation shortly thereafter in the "White House Watergate Tape" ruckus.
If Bush told the D.C. Courts now in secret emergency sessions the TRUTH---which he is NOT doing---he would say the group historically who foment Revolution for their Globalist agenda using elite Jews, and others as a scapegoat front, are the JESUITS and other Popish Persons, a forbidden topic but not censored HERE.
More coming. Stay tuned.

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How Did Patrick Fitzgerald Become the U.S. Attorney in Charge of the TreasonGate Investigation?

http://www.buzzflash.com/analysis/05/10/ana05033.html

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October 27, 2005 -- Bush White House Meltdown. As Supreme Court pick Harriet Miers "withdrew" her name from nomination early this morning, there are more indications that the Bush White House is in free fall. There are reports that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has postponed announcements of indictments until tomorrow because of a number of developments. First, negotiations between Fitzgerald and Karl Rove's attorney Robert Luskin on a plea agreement apparently broke down and Rove will be indicted on up to five counts. Those negotiations likely postponed the announcement of indictments. Second, yesterday, Fitzgerald spent 45 minutes discussing the case with US District Court presiding Judge Thomas F. Hogan who has been hearing the case.

Hogan is a no-nonsense judge who, in September 2003, quashed a legal maneuver by convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's lawyers to have his espionage case reheard. What is noteworthy is that Fitzgerald may have sought Hogan's approval for a new grand jury after the current one expires tomorrow.

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White House Meltdown: Miers: Out for SCOTUS. Rove, Hadley, Libby indictments said to come tomorrow

It is being reported that Fitzgerald's prosecution team has received significant evidence from the US Attorney for Eastern Virginia and Deputy Attorney General nominee Paul McNulty that dovetails Fitzgerald's probe with McNulty's own probe of espionage involving Pentagon officials and staffers of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). During the 2003 hearing, Hogan was unsympathetic to Pollard's protestations that his 1987 trial was unfair. Classified documents prepared at the time of Pollard's trial described the severe damage Pollard's transmittal of highly-classified intelligence to Israel caused for U.S. national security. The Pollard case is still radioactive for the US Intelligence Community. In 1998, CIA Director George Tenet threatened to quit if President Clinton released Pollard. Interestingly, it is believed that Pollard's omission from Clinton's 2000 pardon list was compensated by the addition of fugitive financier Marc Rich's name. The Rich pardon was partly negotiated by I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Rich's attorney and now, a prime subject of the Fitzgerald probe.

Third, Fitzgerald has reportedly leased office space at 1401 New York Avenue, directly across the street from the Bond Federal building (see Oct. 25 story below) where his offices have been housed. The recent establishment of a web site for the special prosecutor and the office lease deal indicates that the prosecution team intends to remain in operation for the foreseeable future.

The latest speculation is that Fitzgerald's sealed indictments were delivered to Judge Hogan yesterday and that they will be announced tomorrow.

Plamegate Indictment Names Are Here!

by Richard Sale

October 26, 2005

Karl Rove and Scooter Libby are to be indicted.

There will be no announcement today, but likely Friday.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/mparent7777/3896336.html

Richard Sale is a long time intelligence correspondent.

Scoop: Richard Sale: Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue

Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue

By Richard Sale

Two top White House aides are expected to be indicted today on various charges related to the probe of CIA operative Valerie Plame whose classified identity was publicly breached in retaliation after her husband, Joe Wilson, challenged the administration's claim that Saddam Hussein had sought to buy enriched uranium from Niger, according to federal law enforcement and senior U.S. intelligence officials.

If no action is taken today, it will take place on Friday, these sources said.

I.Scooter Libby, the chief of staff of Vice President Richard Cheney, and chief presidential advisor, Karl Rove are expected to be named in indictments this morning by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

Others are to be named as well, these source said. According to U.S. officials close to the case an bill of indictment has been in existence before October 17 which named five people. Various names have surfaced such a National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, yet only one source would confirm that Hadley was on the list. Hadley could not be reached for comment.

But letters from Fitzgerald, notifying various White House officials that they are targets of the investigation, went out late last week, a former senior U.S. intelligence official said.

Although most press accounts emphasized that Fitzgerald was likely to concentrate on attempts by Libby Rove and others to cover-up wrongdoing by means of perjury before the grand jury, lying to federal officials, conspiring to obstruct justice, etc. But federal law enforcement officials told this reporter that Fitzgerald was likely to charge the people indicted with violating Joe Wilson's civil rights, smearing his name in an attempt to destroy his ability to earn a living in Washington as a consultant.

The civil rights charge is said to include "the conspiracy was committed using U.S. government offices, buildings, personnel and funds," one federal law enforcement official said.

Other charges could include possible violations of U.S. espionage laws, including the mishandling of U.S. classified information, these sources said.

That Vice President Cheney is at the center of the controversy comes is no surprise. Last Friday, Fitzgerald investigators were talking to Cheney's attorneys, and detailed questionnaires, designed to pin down in meticulous sequence what Cheney knew, when he knew it, and what he told his aides, were delivered to the White House on Monday, these sources said.

The probe is far from being at an end. According to this reporter's sources, Fitzgerald approached the judge in charge of the case and asked that a new grand jury be empanelled. The old grand jury, which has been sitting for two years, will expire on October 28.

Thanks to a letter of February, 2004 which Fitzgerald asked for and obtained expanded authority, the Special Prosecutor is now in possession of an Italian parliament investigation into the forged Niger documents alleging Iraq's interest in purchasing Niger uranium, sources said.

They said that Fitzgerald is looking into such individuals as former CIA agent, Duane Claridge, military consultant to the Iraqi National Congress, Gen. Wayne Downing, another military consultant for INC, and Francis Brooke, head of INC's Washington office in an effort to determine if they played any role in the forgeries or their dissemination. Also included in this group is long-time neoconservative Michael Ledeen, these federal sources said.

On the Hill, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), democratic whip, are asking for public hearings to lay bare the forgeries and how their false allegations ended up in President George Bush's State of the Union speech.

(Part Two -- More on the Forgeries and Wilson's mission.)

http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2005/10/aides_to_be_i

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CLOAK EXCLUSIVE
POSTED OCT.28/05 12:30pm cdt

THREE SEALED INDICTMENTS NOT REPORTED
BY MASS MEDIA FOR
NATIONAL SECURITY REASONS

 Cloak News Toronto - Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald under National Security guidelines sealed three Grand Jury Indictments today. Cloak News which has been on the forefront releasing first news of the Grand Juries work from insiders, has learned that VICE-PRESIDENT CHENEY and White House NSC Advisor STEVE HADLEY have been indicted of high crimes against the U.S . Constitution. If convicted both men could be subject to capital punishment! Stay with Cloak News and www.cloakanddagger.de and stay ahead of the Mass Media parade. More to come tonight in the Member's Archives if we are not shut down by The Bush Crime Mafia.




October 24, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Florida Judicial/Court Corruption Cont.: Mark Adams' Dec. 3 Update

Dear Juan:

Here is an update about what went on at my hearing on Oct. 19.  Thank you again for your help with exposing this scandal and your efforts to inform the public.

Sincerely,

Mark

Dear Friends, Activists, and Media Reformers:

The hearing in my case on October 19, 2005 before Judge Robert E. Beach went relatively well.  As was expected the State Attorney tried several tactics to prevent me from receiving any of the requested relief including claiming that they did not receive notice of the hearing, and as expected, Judge Beach refused to allow the hearing to be videotaped.

The State Attorney did not show up at the time the hearing was scheduled to begin.  Judge Beach questioned whether the State Attorney had received notice of the hearing, and I provided a copy of the notice of hearing which had been served via Priority Mail and a copy of the confirmation from the U.S. Postal Service showing that the State Attorney had received notice of the hearing on October 18, 2005 at 8:18 AM.  Judge Beach then questioned whether that was sufficient notice, and I pointed out that Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.131(d)(2) only requires that the defendant give the State at least 3 hours notice before a hearing on a motion for modification of bail.

Judge Beach then directed the bailiff to call the State Attorney, Rene Marie Bauer, and tell her to get up to the courtroom for the hearing. Judge Beach then took copies of my motion to reconsider the order for my arrest and my motion for modification of bail back into chambers to review while we were waiting for the State Attorney to show up. Several minutes later, just before the State Attorney appeared, Judge Beach exclaimed loudly enough to be heard in the courtroom, “This is bad!”  The State Attorney, Kendall Davidson then appeared, and Judge Beach reentered the courtroom.

Kendall Davidson objected to proceeding claiming that the State Attorney’s office had not received notice of the hearing and that Rene Marie Bauer, the lead Assistant State Attorney assigned to my case, could not be present at that time.  Judge Beach ruled that the State had received sufficient notice and that the hearing would proceed.

A citizen journalist who is a member of the Tampa Bay Independent Media Center and of the Tampa Bay Community Network had filed a request to videotape this hearing.  Although Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.170(b)(1) provides that at least one portable television camera shall be permitted to record any proceeding in any trial court, Judge Beach had previously refused this journalist’s request to videotape a hearing in this action.  Judge Beach had allowed her to videotape an earlier hearing, but then, he threatened to hold her in contempt of court if she provided a copy to anyone before giving him one.

Judge Beach refused to allow the hearing on October 19, 2005 to be videotaped claiming that Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.170 only allows members of the media to videotape hearings although it does not have any such requirement and although Rule 2.170(h) makes it clear that the rule’s reference to media is to the definition of media which is the physical material upon which the hearing is recorded such as film or videotape and not to the definition of media which is the press.  I pointed out the definition of media contemplated in the rule and also that the journalist is a member of two media organizations, the Tampa Bay Independent Media Center and of the Tampa Bay Community Network.

Judge Beach then proceeded to question the journalist about her use of the video if he allowed her to record the hearing, and she indicated that she planned to make it available to the local television stations, that she planned to make it available to other journalists who produced shows for public access television, and that she planned to produce a documentary of this case to air on the Tampa Bay Community Network. Judge Beach then commented that until she had mentioned these organizations, he had never heard of the Tampa Bay Independent Media Center or the Tampa Bay Community Network, and he said that he had never heard of public access television.

Judge Beach then asked whether she received any paychecks from the Tampa Bay Independent Media Center or the Tampa Bay Community Network. She replied that these were volunteer organizations, and as such, she did not receive any paycheck from them.  Then, Judge Beach said that he did not think that the Tampa Bay Independent Media Center or the Tampa Bay Community Network are legitimate media organizations and that he would not allow her to videotape the hearing because she was not a member of a legitimate media organization as required under his interpretation of Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.170.

No appellate case has ever even discussed the interpretation which Judge Beach is giving to the word media in Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.170, possibly because it is absolutely absurd. However, Florida’s appellate courts have repeatedly required judges to allow hearings to be videotaped.  In fact, in Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Lewis, 426 So.2d 1 (Fla. 1982), the Florida Supreme Court cited its decision from 1979 allowing a camera in court, and it stated that public access to the courts is an important part of the justice system because it serves as a check on corrupt practices by exposing the judicial process to public scrutiny and it protects the rights of the accused to a fair trial.

Why would Judge Beach want to keep the public from knowing what is going on in this case?  Is he trying to help cover something up?  Is it too embarrassing to some of the people in power, such as Judge Crockett Farnell?

The hearing on October 19, 2005 would certainly have been very embarrassing to Judge Crockett Farnell if a videotape of it was available.  I showed that Judge Crockett Farnell and Timothy W. Weber, Esquire of the Battaglia firm had violated the Second District Court’s order staying proceedings before Judge Farnell when Weber set a hearing on January 7, 2004 and when Farnell issued an order for my arrest of January 12, 2004.

The State Attorney laughably argued that the Second District Court’s order of February 16, 2004 which falsely claimed that the stay had been lifted by an order issued by the Second District on November 24, 2003 which did not address the stay and which was not even a final order according to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.020(i) did in fact make the stay disappear retroactively.  He also argued that the rules of appellate procedure regarding rendition of an order, motions for rehearing, and stays only being vacated by an order expressly vacating them or by the issuance of the appellate court’s mandate do not apply to petitions for a writ of prohibition even though the rules do not have any such exception and there is no case law to support that position either.

Judge Beach even asked whether the stay was still in effect since the Second District Court had not issued a mandate in Case No. 2D03-4844. It was apparent why Judge Beach had loudly exclaimed from chambers, “This is bad!” However, Judge Beach refused to vacate the order for my arrest as that would have made Judge Crockett Farnell who was recently promoted to Administrative Judge for the Criminal Division of Pinellas County’s Courts look very bad, but Judge Beach did eliminate the $25,000.00 bail that had prevented me from leaving Florida for the last year and a half.  In essence, this was the same as vacating the order for my arrest because the bail requirement was the only portion of the order for my arrest which still had any effect because I was arrested and released on bail on February 19, 2004.

Judge Crockett Farnell is certainly worried about this case being brought to the public’s attention.  In December of 2004, after learning that Bay News 9 had asked to get a camera in to cover my trial, Judge Crockett Farnell recused himself even though he had repeatedly refused to do so previously.

On October 4, 2005, I deposed Judge Crockett Farnell, and he repeatedly refused to answer questions.  Prior to his deposition, Judge Farnell sought a protective order from Judge Greg Holder to prevent me from deposing him, but Judge Holder denied Judge Farnell’s request and ordered him to submit to a deposition and answer my questions according to the law.  Judge Farnell also sought to prevent me from videotaping his deposition, but Judge Holder allowed me to videotape it but required me to limit access to the videotape for now.

However, Judge Farnell’s attorney, Elaine New who is Court Counsel for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, submitted a proposed order to Judge Holder which although it did indicate that Judge Crockett Farnell’s request to prevent his deposition was denied, it also provided that I could not inquire into privileged matters which was not what Judge Holder had ruled.  In fact, Judge Farnell’s motion had claimed that the judicial privilege prevented me from deposing him at all because he is a judge.

Unfortunately, as is so often the case apparently because some judges believe that an attorney would not submit a proposed order before clearing it with the opposing counsel and that an attorney would not submit a proposed order that would not accurately reflect the judge’s ruling, Judge Holder signed the proposed order which Elaine New submitted with the contradictory provisions, and of course, she did not provide me with a copy before submitting it to Judge Holder.

Now, Judge Farnell is trying to rely on this contradictory order to prevent any further questioning of him.  A videotape of the hearing on Judge Crockett Farnell’s motion for a protective order is available for review because Judge Holder allowed the hearing to be videotaped as required by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.170.

In his deposition on October 4, 2005, Judge Crockett Farnell did answer a couple of questions, and naturally, he lied to try to cover his ass. Fortunately, there are documents which show that his answers are false.  In case you did not know, lying in a deposition is perjury.

Judge Farnell is so worried about the possible repercussions from his lies in this deposition, that he has hired the Tampa law firm of Hill, Ward, and Henderson to try to prevent any further inquiry regarding his actions and his deposition.  Next week, I will set these issues for hearing before Judge Holder, and I will seek a referral to the State Attorney for prosecution of Judge Crockett Farnell for perjury as well as an order requiring him to answer the numerous questions that he refused to answer and allowing the release of the videotape of his deposition to the public.

If you are interested in learning more about this case, please visit the following links:

Fintan Dunne’s interview with Mark Adams on BreakforNews.com
http://breakfornews.com/my/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=147&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Visit Teknosis to see the letter to Chief Justice Pariente requesting an investigation of this judicial corruption scandal and appointment of a judge from another area of the state to hear this case.
http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2005/10/florida_judicia.html

More coverage of this scandal can be found at the following links:

The Empire Journal Article 1
http://www.theempirejournal.com/082005_Justice_For_All_Or_Justice_For_Sale.html

The Empire Journal Article 2
http://www.theempirejournal.com/082305_Pinellas_Judge_Crockett_Farnell_No_Stranger_to_Recusal_Motions.html

North Country Gazette Article 1
http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/092305ContemptHearingFLAtt.html

North Country Gazette Article 2
http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/101005JudiciaryProbe.html

North Country Gazette Article 10 18 05
http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/101805Battaglia.html

Rule of Law info
http://www.rule-of-law.info/adams-smith.htm

Tulane Link
http://www.tulanelink.com/tulanelink/adams_box.htm

If you would like more information, you can also reach me at 813-654-1235 or via email ([email protected]) .  Thank you for your interest in this scandal.

Sincerely,

Mark A. Adams, Esquire

P.S.  Please pass this email along to your contacts because the more people who know about this scandal, the greater the chance that these corrupt judges will be removed from the bench before they can do any more harm.

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October 24, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

[TRADERGATE] Beyond the Miller-Libby game: people died.

CLICK: CIA LEAK: JUDITH MILLER
OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD ASSET!

The Charles Goyette Show - 10/17/05 - KXXT - 1010 AM
Judith Miller a/k/a Ms. Run-A-Muck !!

2005-10-17-Charles-03.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)
http://www.charlesgoyette.com/archive/media/2005-10-17-Charles-03.mp3

 

The Village Voice
[TRADERGATE] Beyond the Miller-Libby game: people died.
Wed Oct 19, 2005 15:10

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The Iraq War Runs through It
By Sydney H. Schanberg
The Village Voice
   
Monday 17 October 2005
   
    Beyond the Miller-Libby game: people died.
   
Powell's 'blot' at the U.N. in '03. He's flanked by George Tenet and John Negroponte.
    http://villagevoice.com/news/0542,schanbergweb,68945,6.html
   
Six weeks ago, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said publicly that the pre-war speech he gave to the United Nations in early 2003 claiming vast evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that turned out to be nonexistent was a "painful" and lasting "blot" on his career.
   
Though his language of regret was bitterly potent, and it was Powell's first in-depth interview since leaving office in January, the nation's press gave it subdued play, far from the front page, and let it die after one day's run.
   
"I'm the one who presented it on behalf of the United States to the world," he told ABC's Barbara Walters, "and it will always be part of my record. It was painful. It is painful now."
   
Powell blamed the detailed misinformation he spread before the U.N. - about stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and an active nuclear weapons program - on "some people in the intelligence community who knew at that time that some of these sources were not good, and shouldn't be relied upon, and they didn't speak up. That devastated me."
   
His U.N. speech, delivered on February 5, 2003, less than two months before the U.S. invasion, did not sway the U.N. to support the war, but it did raise support for it with the American public.
   
I'm not pointing at this story to berate the press for underplaying it. Lots of newsworthy events don't get their due on a regular basis. Column space and airtime are not infinite, and choices have to be made. Important as journalism is, it's hardly infallible. Also, in assessing the weight of this story, Powell's remarks could be seen as self-serving.
   
No, I brought it up because it seemed to link directly to another story - the Plamegate investigation - that definitely is getting a lot of attention. On that story's surface, a special prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, is trying to establish whether senior White House officials, and maybe others, broke the law in leaking the identity of an undercover CIA agent, Valerie Plame Wilson, who worked in the field of weapons of mass destruction. The apparent purpose of the leak was to punish and discredit her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador in Africa. In 2002, the CIA was pressed by Dick Cheney's office for information on a story that Iraq had bought from Niger, or sought to buy, a large amount of uranium yellowcake, used in making nuclear bombs. Wilson's wife recommended her husband for the assignment because of his Africa contacts, and the CIA sent him.
   
Wilson came back and reported he had found nothing to bear out the story. The documents supporting it seemed inauthentic. (Later it was established that they were actually forgeries. It was a hoax.) But the Bush administration brushed aside Wilson's findings and began presenting the story as authentic to Congress's key intelligence committees to rally votes for the war. Colin Powell, apparently not told the Niger intelligence was bogus, was one of the presenters. Bush got his congressional war vote in early March. The invasion began on March 20, 2003, with a softening-up bombing campaign named "Shock and Awe."
   
Joseph Wilson, frustrated that his findings had been trashed, finally went public with an op-ed piece for The New York Times on July 6, 2003, laying out his information and accusing the administration of "twisting" intelligence to justify the war. With this, the White House's Plamegate smear campaign - which seems to have begun months earlier out of the office of Cheney, the administration's leading hawk - apparently revved into high gear.
   
The day after Wilson's Times piece appeared, the White House retracted its Niger story. It was the first admission of falsehood or distortion in its case for the war. Actually, Cheney, in public appearances, still insists occasionally that the administration's original claims of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were based on solid intelligence and will eventually turn out to be true. The war is more than two-and-a-half years old, and still no WMDs have been discovered.
   
The president has yet to admit he told massive untruths about WMDs and the Iraqi threat in his State of the Union address in late January 2003, just before U.S. forces went into battle. He even included the bogus Niger uranium story. Powell, in his U.N. speech some days later, excised the Niger story but left in all the other claims about WMDs.
   
How does all this dovetail with Patrick Fitzgerald's Plamegate investigation? Let us count the ways. All the participants and the subject matter connect to the false claims about WMDs.
   
Karl Rove, the president's chief aide, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's chief of staff - both of whom were key packagers and sellers of the war - have been called in several times to testify before the prosecutor's grand jury. Journalists with whom those two men discussed Joseph and Valerie Wilson have also been called in. Columnist Robert Novak, a political conservative and hawk who was the first to reveal the name and CIA-operative status of Valerie Plame, has also had contact with the prosecutor, but to date, he refuses to reveal anything about his case. Judith Miller of the Times refused to cooperate and spent 85 days in jail for civil contempt, which was vacated when she worked out a deal with Fitzgerald to testify and turn over notes. Her source was Cheney's man, Libby. (Both before and during the war, Miller wrote stories about WMDs that generally supported the White House case for war.) Bush and Cheney were questioned by Fitzgerald himself, in their offices.
   
Although the grand jury's term expires on October 28, Fitzgerald could extend it if he needs more time to finish up and possibly prepare indictments. The current speculation - and that's all there is, since the prosecutor has been extraordinarily tight - lipped - is that he will finish on time.
   
Under the surface of this case, there has been a good deal of debate by commentators and columnists over whether the investigation has made a proverbial mountain out of a molehill.
   
Those who subscribe to the molehill theory contend that the press and senior Washington officials exchange tittle - tattle and trash talk all the time as mutual users of each other, pursuing their very different jobs. This molehill crowd points out that classified information is also frequently discussed, since much that is marked secret in Washington is merely embarrassing and has nothing to do with intelligence or national security.
   
But the mountain crowd says that since the leaked information is a direct outgrowth of all the untruths the Bush administration told to scare and con the public into supporting the war, then, at heart if not legally, the case is really about abuse of power by the executive branch.
   
    This debate is for coffee shops. What I find fascinating is that we're about to learn what happens when you bamboozle the public with empty words and false image - instead of trusting them with the truth, or something close to it. So then it becomes a game wrapped in a hoax - and the only goal is to get elected, not do what's good for the country.
   
And with a war, lots of people die. There's got to be some penalty for "leaders" who play that game - perhaps something more than a permanent blot on their record.
   
SOURCE:  http://villagevoice.com/news/0542,schanbergweb,68945,6.html
   
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    October 19, 2005 -- As of 3:45 pm, there was still no word on     indictments coming out of the Grand Jury on Leakgate. But WMR can report the following: At     approximately 4:45 pm, a motorcade consisting of a limousine, an SUV with well-armed     security personnel, and a Washington, DC police car pulled into the annex of the E.     Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on the 3rd Streetside of the courthouse complex on     Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The occupants of the motorcade spent approximately     40 minutes inside the courthouse. There is speculation that the motorcade was that of     Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Sources familiar with the operations of special     prosecutors are of the opinion that given the makeup of the motorcade, the time spent by     the party in the courthouse, and the moving of the Grand Jury today to new quarters, the     Grand Jury and Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald have concluded their deliberations     and, as both a formality and a courtesy, Gonzales was invited to the courtroom to hear the     indictments, have an opportunity to question the jurors, and be the first to convey the     outcome of the secret proceedings to the White House.

     

    Although the Grand Jury has been meeting in the older Grand Jury     room in the U.S. Courthouse, today it moved to a new Grand Jury room in the new courthouse     annex.

     

    Two courtroom sketch artists were also permitted to sketch the empty Grand     Jury room in the old courthouse building that was used until last week by the Leakgate     Grand Jury. Last week, this room was used for the testimony of White House Deputy Chief of     Staff Karl Rove and New York Times reporter Judith Miller.

     

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    A sketch     drawn today of the Grand Jury room in the E. Barrett Prettyman US Courthouse building.     This room, described as "dingy" by the sketch artist who drew the portrait, was the scene, until today, of the     Grand Jury deliberations in Leakgate,     as well as the scene of the Grand Jury deliberations in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

     


     

    October 19, 2005 --     According to informed sources in Washington, Vice President Dick Cheney's Chef of Staff I.     Lewis "Scooter" Libby is expected to resign after he is, as expected, indicted     for his role in outing a covert CIA agent, Valerie Plame Wilson, the wife of Ambassador     Joseph Wilson.

     

    After phony terrorist     threats against New York's subway system last week and the Baltimore Harbor and Fort     McHenry tunnels yesterday, the Bush White House is hopelessly diverting the public's     attention away from the inevitability of a major October political scandal involving high     level resignations following indictments of key administration officials. After the White     House managed to orchestrate the beginning of Saddam Hussein's trial in Iraq to divert     attention from Leakgate, the trial was quickly postponed to the end of November -- a story     waiting on the shelf to be pulled off again when pre-trial hearings may begin in Leakgate.

     

    From the "so is     that news department?" Lynne Cheney tells Time magazine that her husband has     no plans to run for president in 2008. It should be noted that Spiro T. Agnew was not a     viable candidate for president in 1976 after his 1973 resignation following his no contest     plea before a federal judge on a charge of tax evasion.

     

    Meanwhile, the Bush     administration's neo con lackeys in the media are beginning to spin their counter-attack     against the special prosecutor and his chief witnesses. Mort Zuckerman's neo-con tabloid, The     New York Daily News, is calling Patrick J. Fitzgerald a former "doorman from     Brooklyn" and the "son of a doorman."

     

    GOP mouthpieces like     former prosecutor Joseph DiGenova, a partner of Rove attorney Robert Luskin in a Florida     case, continues to defame Joseph Wilson by referring to him as a "liar," who     falsely claimed Cheney sent him on a trip to Niger. That GOP talking point is, itself, a     lie. Wilson never said that Cheney sent him to Niger. Wilson was requested by the CIA to     travel to Niger to check out unsubstantiated intelligence that Iraq was seeking to     purchase yellowcake uranium from Niger. DiGenova falsely claimed on Imus In The     Morning today that the Niger intelligence was correct, even though the Niger     documents were counterfeit.

     

    DiGenova also claimed     that Valerie Plame, a covert agent, had not traveled abroad in seven years. That charge is     also patently false. Plame and Brewster Jennings & Associates' most critical overseas     work on WMD counter proliferation occurred between 1996 and 2003. U.S. intelligence     sources also confirm that during this period, the CIA counter-WMD team discovered the     involvement of neo-con elements in the Bush administration, closely tied to the Likud     regime in Israel and the Russian-Ukrainian-Israeli Mafia (RUIM), in trafficking nuclear     components to Pakistan and Iran in order to heighten tensions between the West and Islamic     states with  developmental and embryonic nuclear weapons programs.

     

    The GOP and their shills     continue the "Big Lie." Iraq never sought yellowcake uranium from Niger. The     Niger claim was also rejected by the Deputy Commander of the US European Command and the     U.S. ambassador in Niamey. According to Italian sources, an Italian parliamentary report     on the Niger documents claims that the Niger documents were forged by the trio of Michael     Ledeen (Karl Rove's chief foreign policy adviser) and former CIA Rome station chiefs Alan     Wolf (since deceased) and Duane Clarridge. A non-redacted version of that report was     reportedly delivered to Fitzgerald as part of his overall investigation of the Bush White     House. A copy was also delivered to US Attorney for Eastern Virginia Paul McNulty for his     continuing investigation of Israeli and AIPAC espionage at the Pentagon.

     


     

    October 19, 2005 -- EARLY EDITION --     After several hours of talking to various informed sources in Washington, DC this past     evening, this is what is being speculated upon on Leakgate. There are credible reports     that National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley will be indicted by Special Prosecutor     Patrick J. Fitzgerald. Hadley is being mentioned as an indictment target along with Karl     Rove, Scooter Libby, and Ari Fleischer. There is also credible information that Vice     President Cheney will be named as an unindicted co-conspirator. As reported on WMR on     September 30, Libby's deputy John Hannah, as a cooperating witness for the prosecution,     provided invaluable evidence pinning indictable offenses on Libby, Cheney, Rove, and other     key White House officials:

     

    From WMR (Sep. 30,     2005): "A former Justice Department prosecutor told this editor that Fitzgerald is     the type of prosecutor who starts low in the food chain and works his way up to nab the     big fish. Fitzgerald is said to have, very early on in the case, "flipped" John     Hannah, Libby's deputy."

     

    RUMINT: There were a few     noticeable senior Democratic faces, including a senior member of the Senate Intelligence     Committee, seen tonight gathered at the exclusive Georgetown Club in northwest Washington,     DC. Guessing the topic of discussion would be a sure bet.

     


     

    October 18, 2005 -- In a     rare public announcement by the spokesman for CIA leak special prosecutor Patrick J.     Fitzgerald, Randall Samborn said that if and when there are any announcements in the case,     they will be made from Washington, not Chicago where Fitzgerald serves as U.S. Attorney     for Northern Illinois. Samborn is the Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney's     Office in Chicago. Fitzgerald has been detailed to Washington during his two and a half     year investigation of the CIA leak matter. There is speculation that the announcements of     indictments will come on Wednesday, October 19. The Grand Jury will be seated on Wednesday     and its mandate is due to expire on October 28 unless it is extended, which a number of     informed observers doubt will occur.

    more at Wayne Madsen Report

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    Florida courts, Judicial corruption,. continued

    Dear Friends, Activists, and Media Reformers:

    Is bail in the amount of $25,000.00 reasonable for a charge of contempt of court?  Can a judge issue an arrest warrant for someone when an appellate court has stayed proceedings in that action before that judge?  Do we live in some third world country where the courts do the bidding of the connected, where judges are for sale, where the law means nothing, and where the mainstream press is afraid to cover a scandal involving corrupt judges and a powerful Republican law firm that boasts of its connections and ability to improperly influence judges?

    On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 1:00 PM in Courtroom 20 of the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center at 14250 49th Street North in Clearwater, Florida 33762 we will see whether Judge Robert E. Beach will follow the law or whether he will choose to ignore it for some reason or another.

    Judge Beach is a retired judge who is quite active on the bench in Pinellas County.  He is a former Chief Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Pinellas County.  As a retired judge, he has been appointed rather than elected to sit as a judge, and he has been serving as a senior judge for quite some time now, once again, without being elected.  That’s right, Judge Beach has no accountability to the voters, yet Florida law allows him to continue to decide their cases.

    The motions which have been set for hearing before Judge Beach have been ducked for quite some time now apparently due to their embarrassing nature. In fact, at a hearing in this case on September 30, 2005, David A. Demers, Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, pretended that he did not know that these motions had been set to be heard by him on that date even though prior to this hearing his judicial assistant admitted to a reporter that he was aware that those motions had been set for hearing.  However, at that hearing, Judge Demers did admit that he did not comply with the law when he reassigned this case to Judge Beach.

    Judge Demers reluctantly followed the law requiring him to refer this case to the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court for selection of a new judge, but he sent a misleading letter to the Chief Justice which implied that this case had been reassigned to Judge Beach after Judge Crockett
    Farnell entered an order disqualifying himself.  In fact, after Judge Crockett Farnell disqualified himself in this case, it had been randomly reassigned to Judge Bruce Boyer.  The Chief Justice apparently relied on Judge Demers’ misrepresentation and appointed Judge Beach to hear this case, but a motion for rehearing of that decision has been filed today which points out Judge Demers’ misrepresentation and which includes a request to refer Judge Crockett Farnell to the Judicial Qualifications Commission for investigation of his willful violation of an order of the Second District Court of Appeal staying proceedings in this case.

    Although Judge Crockett Farnell has been under a cloud of suspicion for quite some time now, Judge Demers recently appointed Judge Crockett Farnell to the position of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division of Pinellas County’s Courts, a position that had previously been held by his wife, Judge Dee Anna Farnell.  The reason for this promotion and demotion is not clear, but it appears to have something to do with who is doing favors for whom and sexism in the old boys club.

    Visit Teknosis to see the letter to Chief Justice Pariente requesting an investigation of this judicial corruption scandal and appointment of a judge from another area of the state to hear this case.
    http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2005/10/florida_judicia.html

    More coverage of this scandal can be found at the following links:

    The Empire Journal Article 1
    http://www.theempirejournal.com/082005_Justice_For_All_Or_Justice_For_Sale.html

    The Empire Journal Article 2
    http://www.theempirejournal.com/082305_Pinellas_Judge_Crockett_Farnell_No_Stranger_to_Recusal_Motions.html

    North Country Gazette Article 1
    http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/092305ContemptHearingFLAtt.html

    North Country Gazette Article 2
    http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/101005JudiciaryProbe.html

    Rule of Law info
    http://www.rule-of-law.info/adams-smith.htm

    Tulane Link
    http://www.tulanelink.com/tulanelink/adams_box.htm

    If you would like more information, please attend the hearing on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 1:00 PM or join me at the news conference which will be held immediately after it in front of the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center.  If you have any questions, you can also reach me at 813-654-1235 or via email.  Thank you for your interest in this scandal.

    Sincerely,

    Mark A. Adams, Esquire

    P.S.  If you can attend this hearing and the press conference following it, it would be very helpful as the judges have been reluctant to completely ignore the law when several people are watching.  Also, please pass this email along to your contacts because the more people who know about this scandal, the greater the chance that these corrupt judges will be removed from the bench before they can do any more harm.

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    Re. Valerie Plame Bush Administration Indictments: Patrick Fitzgerald Wiretapped?

    CLOAK EXCLUSIVE!

    by Sherman H. Skolnick, co-host

    posted 10/16/2005

    Patrick Fitzgerald Wiretapped?

    G.M. and G.E. endangered by Refco

    In and out of the Federal Government, a highly corrupt element is implicated in obstructing the Due Course of Justice and Finance. Among others, they consist of venal agents and officials of the FBI; "for sale" Federal Judges and Justice Department honchos; "big fix" law firms that corrupted the 2000 Presidential Election through bribery by Coca-Cola and Disney of five judges on the U.S. Supreme Court; gambling casino money launderers reportedly like William F.Cellini of Argosy who ostensibly buy and sell judgeships; Marc Rich, the devil tied to the Chicago markets; bigtime Red Chinese-Israeli money crook, Congressman Rahm Emanuel; and a wiretap gang originally mobbed up in Chicago.

    These wiretappers have already succeeded in wrecking the work of a Chief Federal Prosecutor far from the Windy City. On the other hand, unlike previous Chicago U.S. Attorneys, Patrick Fitzgerald, originally from New York, does not apparently plan to go private after a few years and join the selfsame financial interests, Chicago markets, and law firms he somehow failed to prosecute for high federal crimes.

     

    Called by some "Mr. Clean", Fitzgerald has also been appointed Special Prosecutor in the CIA leak case. Some fear his work,  supposedly implicating the Bush White House, has been  possibly fatally compromised by the wiretap gang. With the connivance and illegal participation of the FBI, the Justice Department,  the White House, and Mark Rich and Rahm Emanuel, voice and data invaders have been grabbing up and profitably speculating on advance details, some gathered  from spying on private wire and satellite networks, of stock, bond, commodity, and foreign exchange brokers, gold, silver, and other metals markets, huge hedge funds, clearing houses, big bucks litigation and merger and acquisition law firms, and similar sorts in the monster money, big media, and courthouse field. All of these intersect, sooner or later, with international swindlers Marc Rich and Rahm Emanuel, jointly tied reportedly to Refco and the Chicago and New York markets, and the Bush Crime Family. All, so far protected by the Bushies.

     

    With really important related cases on his docket, a Chief Judge has ostensibly been protecting the wiretap mob. A previous key target was the currently sinking gigantic money ship, Refco.  Early in the 1990s, through reputed bribery of regulators, and reputed corrupt aid of Marc Rich and Rahm Emanuel, Refco evaded a swarm of scandal bullets that apparently were also heading for First Lady Hillary Clinton and other heavy hitters like Marc Rich himself. [Bill and Hillary Clinton, at the zero hour end of Bill's double term, received a multi-million dollar bribe from Israeli Intelligence, the Mossad and jointly from Marc Rich, arranged by "Scooter" Libby, now V.P. Richard Cheney's Chief of Staff, to corruptly pardon Bushie-linked Marc Rich from facing jail for multi-billion dollar federal crimes.]

     

    Refco plays a profound role in the multi-trillion dollar derivatives markets, particularly in respect to General Electric and General Motors. The massive book-cooking and fake large profits reports of G.E. would no doubt be publicly exposed by the downfall of Refco, and complicity fingering of Marc Rich and Rahm Emanuel, causing G.E. brass possibly to go to jail. The immense malign if not corrupt influence of G.E. in the aluminum industry and United Air Lines litigation, might cause Chicago Chief Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff [(312) 435-5644 ] to end up being sent to prison himself.

     

    Already hopelessly insolvent because of towering unfunded pension liability, General Motors would most likely go under with Refco due to the joint role of G.M. and Refco in the volcanic mountain of derivatives.

    About all this, the oil-soaked, spy-riddled monopoly press, with some of their troops and generals quietly speculating on these matters as illegal insider traders, are going so far unpunished while pretending to know nothing about any of this. Similar to mafioso, they "dummy up".

     

    IF REFCO GOES UNDER, IS THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE NEXT?

    More coming. Stay tuned.

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    Investigative reports by Skolnick, visit

    www.skolnicksreport.com Scroll way down for series on Marc Rich and items on Rahm Emanuel, now a Congressman from Chicago.

    Also visit www.cloakanddagger.de see item about Wedoff.

    For Skolnick archives also, visit

    www.rense.com/Datapages/skolnickdatapage.html

    CLOAK EXCLUSIVE!
    by Sherman H. Skolnick, co-host

    posted 10/17/05

     
    ARAB OIL BANKERS SET TO EXPOSE 9-11 IN REFCO GRAB

    In the process of seizing control of a portion of Refco, banker-sheiks of the Persian Gulf are in a position to expose those greatly enriched as a result of prior knowledge of the 9-11 episode.  Some suspect it gives the oil-soaked Arabs an unmistakable edge in grabbing hold of Refco,  the world-wide money empire run largely by Jews deemed by some as traitors to their tribe.

     
    Among those ostensibly hugely profiting from foreknowledge of the September 11, 2001 violence on U.S. soil falsely blamed on "Moslems", are the following. This, according reportedly to digital data, retrieved by secretive European electronic wizards, and for a price made available, to those puffing themselves up as the latter day supposed Lords of Petroleum.
     
    ===Wasserstein & Perella, exceptionally clever money crooks acting through Refco and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and through Red Chinese jointly with Israeli speculators. With insider knowledge of at least partly what was to occur, they apparently made  prior data known to Zim Shipping, an Israeli firm that supposedly broke their lease and moved out, ahead of 9-11, from one of the doomed Twin Towers, both later collapsed by internal explosives, of the New York World Trade Center.
     
    A Chicago Managing Director of Wasserstein & Perella was Rahm Emanuel, formerly top advisor in the Clinton White House who bragged on TV that he had a desk the closest to the Oval Office.  Using his own vast illicit-gotten funds for electioneering, Rahm took over the Congressional District of convicted swindler, defrocked Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski long tied to the Chicago markets through receiving market-maker bribes to push special tax loopholes while "Rosty" headed the tax-writing committee of the House.
     
    Rahm's father was part of an assassination team that snuffed out the UN Peace Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte from Sweden whose family was tied to the Swedish King; during the 1948 Palestine Partitioning controversy. Rahm himself has dual citizenship and served in Israeli Defense Forces in 1990. He is Deputy Chief for North America of Israeli Intelligence, The Mossad, even while he is now a Congressman.
     
    In September, 2000, the German money ship Dresdner Bank AG announced they are agreeing to merge with Wasserstein, Perella to become Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
     
    Wasserstein & Co.,LP was formed in January, 2001 from Wasserstein Perella Group, Inc.
     
    Rahm Emanuel is an expert and participant in Refco's worldwide dirty business including with international super-crook Marc Rich, combining Red Chinese-Israeli weapons deals with Red Chinese tungsten and other metals money washing, together with stolen and smuggled gold swapping.  Rahm's expertise is making stinking currency deals smell good.
     
    For a two year term, Rahm Emanuel was at one time on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
     
    The Arabs, itching to grab Refco, apparently have the details of how W & P and Rahm Emanel had and have insider details, good for blackmailing, as to which fellow super-crooks ran billions of dollars of fake credit cards and other such transactions through massive computers in the Twin Towers of WTC just before the towers were pulverized by internal explosives on 9-11.
     
    ===Leo Melamed, once head of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. On the night of the  October 19,1987 collapse (which I predicted six months in advance to the exact day) Melamed through the most illegal and devious means saved the CME or the "Merc", as it is called, from collapse. Born in China and speaking their lingo, Melamed reportedly has financial ties to the Red Chinese Secret Police who jointly with Refco, Rahm Emanuel, and Wasserstein, launder huge funds through the Chicago markets disguised as currency and soybean trading; including proceeds from harvesting human body parts from mainland China dissidents condemned to death as their body organs are ordered by Rockefeller's University of Chicago Hospitals in the highly profitable transplant business.
     
    Like Rahm Emanuel and Wasserstein & Perella, and Refco, Leo Melamed is reputedly in a position to have known and profited from some form of prior knowledge of part of what was to occur on 9-11 and is in a position to be knowledgeable about the acts and doings of Refco by and through the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. All covered up by Bush's Securities and Exchange Commission.
     
    ===Dov Zakheim, formerly a Rabbi, installed in the Pentagon by Zakheim's Texas pal, George W. Bush in May, 2001, just months before 9-11, as Bush's Undersecretary of Defense, Zakheim has been CEO of a highly secretive private firm called System Planning Corporation. According to Zakheim's company's own website and literature
    "Flight Termination System". System Planning Corporation is proud to offer the Flight Termination System (FTS), a fully redundant turnkey range safety and test system for REMOTE CONTROL AND FLIGHT TERMINATION OF AIRBORNE TEST VEHICLES. The FTS consists of SPC's Command Transmitter System (CTS) and custom control, interface, and monitoring subsystems. THE SYSTEM IS FULLY PROGRAMMABLE and is flexible enough to meet the changing and challenging requirements of today's modern test ranges." (Emphasis added.)
     
    The details go on to point out how automated the system is. It can be operated from several remote sites or from a central site. Each CTS unit can be operated locally or as part of a larger FTS system.
     
    Reportedly tied in various ways to Rahm Emanuel, Wasserstein, and Refco, Zakheim's firm was most likely the one involved in the remote control of whatever it was that struck the Twin Towers on 9-11, to be falsely blamed on "The Moslems" supposedly supervised from a CIA faker in a cave ten thousand miles away..
     
    These details known to the Arab oil bankers plotting to take over the control of Refco's worldwide business, even if publicized by the petroleum sheiks as part of their agenda, are not to be blamed on all Jews in the U.S. collectively or all Jews in Israel collectively. Traitors to the tribe, whether in Hollywood or elsewhere, are blamable for their own crimes.
     
    In his role as demagogue, Adolf Hitler, to divert attention away from Germany's economic problems, played the Jew Card, blaming all Germany's woes on one category of people. Is America's Hitler, similarly, with the help of Arab oil bankers and their agenda, about to do the same thing?
     
    More coming. Stay tuned.
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    Mr. Skolnick's investigative reports are on
    www.skolnicksreport.com scroll down there for details on Marc Rich, Red Chinese Secret Police, Rahm Emanuel, and topics related to foregoing.
    And can be heard as Internet radio and magazine format on
    On Cloak, visit Middle Finger News, 10/4/4 "Trumping The Jew Card" for more details.
     
    A large archive of Skolnick investigative reports are on
    As to System Planning Corp., and Dov Zakheim, see
    "Crossing The Rubicon" by Michael C.Ruppert, pages 583-587 among other pages,

    Refco, Bush Fraud and the Hedge Fund Shell Game

    http://conspiracyplanet.com/
        by CONSPIRACY PLANET

    Refco, Bush Fraud and the Hedge Fund Shell GameAnalyzing the Refco-hedge fund debacle, independent market analyst Al Martin writes that "the Bushonian Cabal has used banking institutions and security firms in the past in order to create fictitious profits that were actually losses."

     



    In his column, "Refco-Hedge Fund Debacle: Another Tip of the Bushonian Fraud-berg – And Another Opportunity To Make a Profit," Martin writes that "they were geared to be profits on paper --

     

    through derivatives. This was done through the creation of complex derivative contracts, half of which showed a profit, the other half of which showed a loss. The loss would then be hidden, the same way it was with Refco."


    ( http://www.almartinraw.com/subscription/column229.html)

     



    These phony profits would then be hypothecated and rehypothecated through Bush-connected firms around the world and then used to fund other transactions creating a global network of Bush Fraud, says Martin, author of "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider."



    "It is principally the mechanism which the Bushonian Cabal has used in the past to generate profits on paper to hide the rape and pillage of other banks, security firms, insurance firms, oil and gas firms, real estate firms and even governments," Martin concludes.

     


    Refco's modus operandi may also be compared to Enron which likewise had offshore subsidiaries created specifically to hide losses from complex derivative transactions.

    And that's where hedge funds can be used to hide these losses because the hedge fund industry is virtually unregulated. "There are no requirements by the SEC, CFTC or any U.S. regulatory agency for an offshore hedge fund to make full disclosure of its holdings --

     

     

    even a fund that does business in the United States," writes Martin. "That's part of the problem and that makes it the ultimate solution for Bushonian fraud."

     



    In the case of Refco, the Liberty Corner hedge fund was used to hide the loss "because a hedge fund is the easiest mechanism to hide the losing half of a derivative spread or contract."



    Martin writes that hedge funds then become "the ultimate hiding place for the consequences of Bushonian fraud, or the losses of Bushonian frauds, that is, the losing part of Bushonian frauds. And these losses, as we have seen, can literally be hidden for years. The only time they necessarily become exposed is when they take down the company that was managing the losses that created the derivative contracts and that had capital subordinated to a losing part of a derivative spread."



    For the rest of this exclusive analysis of Refco, hedge funds and the connections to Bush Fraud, subscribe to Al Martin Raw.com (Political, Economic and Financial Intelligence)


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    * AL MARTIN is an independent economic-political analyst with 25 years of experience as a trader on NYMEX, CME, CBOT and CFTC. As a former contributor to the Presidential Council of Economic Advisors, Al Martin is considered to be a source of independent analysis for financially sophisticated and market savvy investors.



    After working as a broker on Wall Street, Al Martin was involved in the so-called "Iran Contra" Affair as a fundraiser for the Bush Cabal from the covert side of government aka the US Shadow Government.



    His memoir, "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider," ( http://www.almartinraw.com) provides an unprecedented look at the frauds of the Bush Cabal during the Iran Contra era. His weekly column, "Behind the Scenes in the Beltway," is published on Al Martin Raw.com



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    October 17, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    Journalist/Male Prostitute Targets Bush/Cheney For Treason

    Re: Bush Administration Indictments

    CLOAK EXCLUSIVE!

    by Sherman H. Skolnick, co-host

    posted 10/11/05

    George W. Bush, Occupant and Resident of the White House, with the complicity and connivance of Richard Cheney, directly released to a journalist of an obscure Texas news service, details of a deep cover CIA operative, Valerie Plame, heading a secret team of over 70 espionage penetration agents operating worldwide in countries deemed "U.S. enemies".

    After Vice President Richard Cheney through his Chief of Staff imparted the same to various mass media people, the public disclosures resulted in the murder of many of Valerie Plame's team. All in all, constituting treason by what some call the fictitious presidency and vice presidency.

    The purpose was a reprisal by Bush and Cheney against her husband, a former U.S. Ambassador, who severely criticized Bush and by implication his fellow war-monger Cheney.

    This is the gist of the apparent testimony available to a Federal Grand Jury from reporter Jeff Gannon, a "for hire" male prostitute, who visited the Bush White House apartment some 200 times on one-day passes, according to U.S. Secret Service records which do not, however, reveal if Gannon left each time after one day.

    Legal scholars have quietly discussed the sticky law issue:  Is this treason by Bush and Cheney make the matter of acts and doings of both of them possibly subject to capital punishment?  Is such treachery committed "while the nation is at war" mean, if it is included in the so far suppressed indictments against Bush and Cheney and others, and Bush and Cheney are both found guilty, that they are subject to hanging or the firing squad?

    Is America "at war" when Bush himself declared war on Iraq and Cheney went along with it, without the mandate constitutionally required of the U.S. Congress?

    Stay tuned.

    October 12, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    Florida Judicial/Court Corruption (cont.)

    Here are a few links to my experience with judicial corruption in Pinellas County Florida:

    Mark Adams Article 1

    http://www.theempirejournal.com/082005_Justice_For_All_Or_Justice_For_Sale.html

    Mark Adams Article 2

    http://www.theempirejournal.com/082305_Pinellas_Judge_Crockett_Farnell_No_Stranger_to_Recusal_Motions.html

    North Country Gazette article

    http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/092305ContemptHearingFLAtt.html

    Rule of Law info

    http://www.rule-of-law.info/adams-smith.htm

    Tulane Link

    http://www.tulanelink.com/tulanelink/adams_box.htm

    If you have any questions or want to see any documents, please email me or give me a call at 813-654-1235.  Thank you for your efforts to inform the public.

    Sincerely,

    Mark A. Adams, Esquire

    Here are some documents that give more background on the case:

    1. The Second District Court judges’ notes which show that an Order to Show Cause was supposed to be issued to Judge Crockett Farnell on Oct. 29, 2003.  This shows that the original panel of judges believed that Adams had provided evidence which would have justified the removal of Judge Crockett Farnell from his case.

    2. The Second District Court’s Order dated October 29, 2003 which was issued by the Clerk of the Second District Court rather than the Order to Show Cause that the original panel of judges directed the Clerk to issue. Please note that this order issues a stay of proceedings in the trial court which is supposed to prohibit Judge Crockett Farnell from taking any action until the stay is vacated by the Second District Court or until it issues its mandate.

    3. The Second District Court’s Order dated November 24, 2003 which shows that a second panel of judges from the Second District Court has decided to deny Adams’ petition for a writ of prohibition despite the fact that the original panel of judges believed that he had provided evidence which would have justified the removal of Judge Farnell from the case. Please note that this order does not expressly vacate the order staying proceedings in the trial court issued on Oct. 29, 2003.

    4. The Second District Court’s Order dated February 10, 2004 which vacated the stay of proceedings in the trial court. This order makes it clear that Judge Farnell had violated the order staying proceedings in the trial court when he issued an order for my arrest on January 12, 2004.

    5. The Second District Court’s Order dated February 16, 2004 which vacates the Order dated February 10, 2004 which vacated the stay. Please note that this order states that the stay was lifted by the Second District Court’s Order dated Nov. 24, 2003; however, as you can see by looking at that order, the stay was not lifted by it.

    6. The notes showing that the Second District Court’s Order dated February 16, 2004 was only authorized by one judge, Stevan Northcutt, in spite of the requirement of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.040(a)(1) which requires a majority or at least two of the three judges on the panel to issue a decision.

    7. The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.040. Please note that this rule states that three judges shall constitute a panel and that it does not authorize a second panel of judges to consider an appeal.  8-18-05

    Law Office of

    MARK A. ADAMS, P.A.

    Attorney and MBA

    Mailing Address   Telephone (813) 654-1235 Harbor Island Office

    P.O. Box 1078 Facsimile (813) 654-1390 610 Garrison Cove Lane

    Valrico, FL 33595   Tampa, Florida

    October 5, 2005

    The Honorable Barbara Pariente

    Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida

    500 South Duval Street

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1927

    VIA PRIORITY MAIL and FACSIMILE to 850-488-6130

    Re: Smith v. Corporate Sports Marketing Group, Inc., and State v. Adams

    Case Numbers: 01-009347-CI-015 and CTCAB36199MMANO

    Dear Chief Justice Pariente:

    I just received copies of Judge Demers’ Order on Motion to Vacate Reassignment of Criminal Contempt Case, his transmittal letter to you, and my co-counsel’s letter to you regarding the same. I would like to inform you of the basis for my belief that there have been improprieties in the above referenced actions, to respectfully request that you appoint a judge outside of the jurisdiction of the Second District Court to hear my criminal contempt case, and to respectfully request that you initiate an investigation of the officers of our courts who were involved with the following violations by the Judicial Qualifications Commission and The Florida Bar. Following is a brief history of this matter.

    I filed suit for the Smiths in December of 2001 to recover unpaid commissions owed to Mr. Smith by Corporate Sports Marketing Group, Inc. (CSM), to recover the Smiths’ tax documents required to file their income tax return for 2000 which CSM’s comptroller refused to return to them, and to recover for the damages caused when CSM’s president, Christopher C. King, called the Smiths’ residence and falsely told their ten year old son that Mr. Smith had stolen $800,000.00 worth of art work and that the police would be arriving soon to search the Smiths’ home and arrest Mr. Smith. Mr. King also made these outrageous statements to Mrs. Smith, and he did in fact make this false claim to the Clearwater Police Department which did not arrest Mr. Smith or refer him for prosecution on Mr. King’s baseless charge.

    Shortly after filing this action in the Circuit Court for Pinellas County which was assigned Case No. 01-009347-CI-015, Mr. King began boasting to Mr. Smith and others who knew him that Mr. King’s attorneys were connected, that they would bury Mr. Smith, and that I was an idiot. This is apparently a litigation tactic used by CSM’s counsel Timothy W. Weber, Esquire when the opposing party is represented by a sole practitioner. I know of another case where the same tactic was used by a client of Mr. Weber.

    Due to these statements, the Smiths lost faith in me, and I moved to withdraw. My withdrawal was approved without any reservation of jurisdiction as of October 1, 2002. (Please see Exhibit A). I also moved to disqualify Judge Crockett Farnell based on Mr. King’s repeated boasts of his attorneys’ connections and implied ability to improperly influence Judge Crockett Farnell supported by affidavits of Mr. Smith and an independent witness to those statements; however, Judge Farnell refused to disqualify himself.

    On December 27, 2002, I received a motion seeking sanctions against me and the Smiths in Case No. 01-009347-CI-015 which was filed with the court on December 26, 2002, but counsel for the defendants did not take any action to amend their pleadings or to serve me with process to establish the court’s jurisdiction over me.

    It is fundamental to our concept of justice that the rights of an individual cannot be adjudicated in a judicial proceeding to which he has not been made a party and in which the moving party has failed to bring him properly into court. Alger v. Peters, 88 So.2d 903, 906 (Fla. 1956). If a party wants to obtain a judgment against a person, that party should take the simple steps required to bring that person into the jurisdiction of the court according to the dictates of due process. Id.

    Before a trial court’s potential jurisdiction of the subject matter can be exercised, it must be lawfully invoked and called into action by pleading and process. Lockwood v. Pierce, 730 So.2d 1281, 1283 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999) citing Lovett v. Lovett, 112 So. 768 (Fla. 1927). When no proceedings have been brought against a particular person or entity, the court does not have subject matter jurisdiction to enter a judgment against that person or entity, and if any such judgment is entered, it must be reversed. Id.

    Subject matter jurisdiction cannot be created by waiver, agreement, or error of the parties or counsel or by the exercise of the power of the court. 84 Lumber Co. v. Cooper, 656 So.2d 1297, 1298 (Fla. 2d DCA 1994). The entry of an order or judgment without jurisdiction is a fundamental error which requires the appellate court to vacate that order or judgment. Id. At 1298-1300. Once a court has lost jurisdiction, a court may only acquire the jurisdiction to determine a cause through a lawfully instituted proceeding. Id. at 1299.

    However, in spite of the court’s clear lack of jurisdiction to enter any order or judgment against me, on July 30, 2003, Judge Crockett Farnell entered a judgment for expenses on motions to compel and an order sanctioning me and Mr. Smith which had been prepared by counsel for the defendants. In addition, this order referred me to The Florida Bar for investigation.

    I received a copy of the order sanctioning me on August 28, 2003 from The Florida Bar. The order that should have been timely sent to me on July 30, 2003 apparently was lost in the mail. The next order mailed to me in August of 2003 in the court’s envelope was returned to the court file because it was sent to an incorrect address. (Please see Exhibit B).

    After learning of the order sanctioning me, I timely filed and served a motion to vacate the same and a motion for a protective order regarding discovery in aid of execution of the same prior to the date that any such discovery was due, and on September 18, 2003, I set these motions for hearing on October 29, 2003 at 3:30 PM. (Please see Exhibit C).

    On October 1, 2003, without any regard for my motion to vacate and motion for a protective order, Judge Farnell improperly issued an Order to Show Cause Why I Should Not Be Held In Indirect Criminal Contempt with the hearing on this order to show cause set for October 29, 2003 at 2:15 PM prior to the hearing on my motion to vacate and motion for a protective order. (Please see Exhibit D). This order to show cause was drafted by Timothy W. Weber, Esquire, and it was improperly issued on an ex parte basis founded upon a false and misleading document signed by Timothy W. Weber, Esquire which purported to be an affidavit although the notary only shows that Mr. Weber acknowledged this document. (Please see Exhibit E.)

    On October 27, 2003, I filed a Petition for a Writ of Prohibition with the District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida for the Second District (hereinafter referred to as the “Second District Court”) which was assigned Case No. 2D03-4844, and on October 29, 2003 prior to 11:46 AM the Second District Court issued its order staying proceedings in the trial court in Case No. 01-009347-CI before Judge Crockett Farnell. (Please see Exhibit F.)

    On November 24, 2003, the Second District Court denied my Petition for a Writ of Prohibition without expressly vacating the stay. (Please see Exhibit G.) Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.310(e) provides that a stay shall remain in effect until a mandate issues or the stay is otherwise modified or vacated. Moreover, the comment to 9.310(e) states, “The stay is vacated by issuance of mandate or an order vacating it.” Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.020(i) states, “If any timely and authorized motion under rules 9.330 or 9.331 is filed, the order shall not be deemed rendered as to any party until all of the motions are either abandoned or resolved by the filing of a written order.”

    On December 9, 2003, I timely filed a Motion for Rehearing, Request for Written Opinion, and Request for Rehearing En Banc in Case No. 2D03-4844 as authorized under Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.330 and 9.331, and therefore, pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.020(i) the Second District Court’s order dated November 24, 2003 was not deemed rendered and was not final. (Please see the Second District Court’s online docket attached as Exhibit H). Furthermore, the Second District Court’s order dated November 24, 2003 did not expressly vacate the Second District Court’s prior order staying proceedings in the trial court, and therefore, the order staying proceedings remained in full force and effect.

    On December 9, 2003, Timothy W. Weber, Esquire, willfully violated the Second District Court’s order staying proceedings in the trial court by filing a notice of hearing scheduling a hearing for January 7, 2004 at 2:30 PM in the trial court for a contempt trial on the order to show cause why I should not be held in indirect criminal contempt. (Please see Exhibit I).

    Prior to the hearing on January 7, 2004, I filed a motion showing that the Second District Court’s order staying proceedings in the trial court was still in full force and effect, and I also had a copy of this motion hand delivered to Judge Farnell’s assistant. In addition, I informed Judge Farnell’s assistant that the stay was still in effect, and I tried to appear by phone to point out that fact to Judge Crockett Farnell. However, he refused to hear me.

    On January 12, 2004, Judge Crockett Farnell willfully violated the Second District Court’s order staying proceedings in the trial court when he issued an order for my arrest for failure to appear at the improperly scheduled hearing on January 7, 2004, and in this order, Judge Crockett Farnell set conditions for my pre-trial release by requiring a bond of $25,000.00 to secure my appearance at a hearing on the order to show cause which was set for February 17, 2004 at 11:00 AM. (Please see Exhibit J). I was arrested at home in front of my family on the morning of February 19, 2004, and I was released on bond at approximately 10:30 PM on that date.

    On January 27, 2004, the Second District Court of Appeal denied my Motion for Rehearing, Request for Written Opinion, and Request for Rehearing En Banc in Case No. 2D03-4844 without vacating the stay. (Please see Exhibit K.) On January 29, 2004, I filed a motion for extraordinary relief seeking to vacate Judge Farnell’s order for my arrest issued in violation of the Second District Court’s order staying proceedings before him. (Please see the Second District Court’s online docket attached as Exhibit H). However, this motion to enforce the stay disappeared from the Second District Court’s online docket on February 4, 2004.

    On February 10, 2004, the Second District Court issued an order in Case No. 2D03-4844 vacating its order staying proceedings in the trial court dated October 29, 2003. (Please see Exhibit L.) On February 16, 2004, the Second District Court issued an order in Case No. 2D03-4844 vacating its order of February 10, 2004 which falsely stated that “the stay was lifted concurrently with the order denying the petition for writ of prohibition on November 24, 2003.” (Please see Exhibit M.) However, pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.020(i), the Second District Court’s order dated November 24, 2003 was not a final order, and it did not expressly vacate the stay. (Please see Exhibit G).

    “The mandate in any case functions to end the jurisdiction of the appellate court and to return full jurisdiction of the case to the trial court.” State v. Miyasato, 805 So.2d 818, 824 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001). If a stay has been entered, the mandate typically causes the stay to end. Id. “The mandate of an appellate court is the official method of communicating its judgment to the inferior tribunal.” Colonel v. Reed, 379 So.2d 1297, 1298 (Fla. 4th DCA 1980). “There can be no twilight zone in jurisdiction nor vacuum in its application. It is either effective full of force or not at all.” Id. quoting State ex rel. Davis v. City of Clearwater, 146 So. 836, 836 (Fla. 1933). Furthermore, an appellate court cannot confer jurisdiction over the subject matter if it was not possessed by the trial court. Skipper v. Schumacher, 160 So. 357, 359 (Fla. 1935).

    In light of the foregoing, it is clear that the Second District Court’s order staying proceedings was still in full force and effect in January of 2004, and therefore, the Second District Court should have vacated the order for my arrest issued on January 12, 2004 and it should have issued a writ of prohibition prohibiting Judge Crockett Farnell from proceeding further in Case No. 01-009347-CI. Yet, the Second District Court failed to do so.

    Upon reviewing the Second District Court’s file in Case No. 2D03-4844, I learned that the original panel of judges who had been assigned to hear my petition directed the clerk to issue an order to show cause to Judge Crockett Farnell on October 29, 2003 which would have stayed proceedings before Judge Farnell. (Please see Exhibit N). In addition, I did not find any order authorizing the clerk to issue the order that was issued on October 29, 2003 nor did I find any orders showing that the Honorable Patricia J. Kelly and the Honorable Douglas A. Wallace had been disqualified or that the panel had been reassigned due their absence. Furthermore, I learned that the Second District Court’s order dated February 16, 2004 was only authorized by Judge Steven T. Northcutt even though Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.040(a)(1) requires a majority of the three judges on the panel to issue a decision. (Please see Exhibit O).

    Although the Second District Court did not remove Judge Crockett Farnell from Case No. 01-009347-CI or my criminal contempt case which arose out of it, on December 20, 2004, Judge Farnell entered an order disqualifying himself the day after leaning that a local television station wanted to cover my contempt trial. As my counsel’s letter mentioned, this case was then randomly reassigned to Judge Bruce Boyer. However, a month later Judge David A. Demers entered an order reassigning my cases to Robert Beach, Senior Judge, even though Judge Boyer had not entered any order of recusal in this action, had not been disqualified, was not temporarily absent, and was not unable to perform the duties of his office as is required for any such reassignment pursuant to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.050(b)(2) and (4).

    Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.050(b)(2) states, “The chief judge may enter and sign administrative orders, except as otherwise provided by this rule.” Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.050(b)(4) states, “If a judge is temporarily absent, is disqualified in an action, or is unable to perform the duties of the office, the chief judge or the chief judge’s designee may assign a proceeding pending before the judge to any other judge or any additional assigned judge of the same court.”

    Judge Beach dismissed an action for slander and tortious interference that I had filed against Timothy W. Weber, Esquire, his firm, and its client, Chris King, even though I had shown that Chris King repeated slanderous statements about me which he attributed to his attorney to a person at a party in Miami who knew my former client Mr. Smith. Judge Beach ruled that these and other slanderous statements which were made out of court and were not relevant to Mr. Smith’s case against Chris King and CSM were protected by the absolute litigation privilege. However, the absolute litigation privilege does not extend to statements that are made out of court or to ones made in court which are not relevant to the case. See, Myers v. Hodges, 44 So. 357 (Fla. 1907) and Ingalsbe v. Stewart, 869 So.2d 30 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004).

    Due to the foregoing, I firmly believe that Timothy W. Weber does have connections which have resulted in the aforementioned actions taken by members of the local judiciary without regard for the rule of law and many other similar actions, and I do not believe that I can get a fair and impartial trial on the baseless criminal contempt charge in Pinellas County or in any circuit within the Second District Court’s jurisdiction.

    I know an attorney in Gainesville who has indicated that he would represent me if my case was assigned to a judge there, and I believe that I can find counsel to represent me in Miami. I hope that after reviewing these enclosed documents you will reassign my contempt case to a judge outside of the Second District Court’s jurisdiction and in an area where I will be able to obtain counsel. Also, I hope that you will request an investigation of these actions by the Judicial Qualifications Commission and The Florida Bar in order to help preserve the integrity of the judiciary.

    If you would like more information or if I can be of any assistance, please let me know. Thank you for your time and consideration of this serious problem with justice in our courts.

    Respectfully,

    Mark A. Adams, Esquire

    CC: The Honorable David A. Demers, Chief Judge

    The Honorable Tom Hall, Clerk of the Florida Supreme Court

    Rene M. Bauer, Assistant State Attorney

    Gregory L. Olney, Esquire


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