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Patrick Fitzgerald agenda, Protect Obama, Rezko testimony withheld, Fitzgerald attacked Republicans Ryan Libby Rove, Cellini trial

Patrick Fitzgerald agenda, Protect Obama, Rezko testimony withheld, Fitzgerald attacked Republicans Ryan Libby Rove, Cellini trial

“Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

The William Cellini trial begins Monday, October 3, 2011. From all indications, and in spite of key Witness Stuart Levine being tainted with a drug use history, the prosecution will not call Tony Rezko as a witness. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, a prosecutor who aggresively went after former IL Governor Ryan and Scooter Libby and Karl Rove, is the reason.

From Nuclear Chicago May 25, 2011.

“US Attorney Patrick “The Sandbagger” Fitzgerald: Winning Thru Intimidation of Citizen Journalists?”

“As an update to my continuing effort to construct a biography of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as well as provide special reporting related to the retrial of Milorad Blagojevich, I am writing this morning to officially report upon and inform The May Report and NuclearChicago readership of the following:

At approximately 9:15a this past Thursday morning (May 19th), while en route to the Federal Courts to continue our coverage of USA v. Blagojevich – Nuclear Chicago published the following headline:

USA v. Blagojevich Retrial: US Attorney Patrick “The Sandbagger” Fitzgerald?

http://www.nuclearchicago.com/2011/05/nuclear-chicago-usa-v-blagojevich-retrial-u-s-attorney-patrick-the-sandbagger-fitzgerald/

Among other factors, the prevailing basis for same sensational headline as well as related analysis was due to the fact that Antoin “Tony” Rezko – Uber Confidante to Blagojevich, Obama and Nadhmi Auchi – had not yet testified as a Federal Government Witness in USA v. Blagojevich.

Same refusal by US Attorney Fitzgerald to place Rezko in the Witness Box to bury Blagojevich further corroborates the brutal realities that US Attorney Fitzgerald has been running egregious political interference to both benefit and protect Team Obama (i.e., Allison Davis, Dr. Eric Whitaker, Marty Nesbitt, et al).

Simply put – Antoin “Tony” Rezko is the only witness that can bury Blagojevich and the Chicago Political Thuggery Machine.  Why is Fitzgerald holding back Rezko?  What has been promised or implied to Fitzgerald as a “reward” for Fitzgerald’s blatant sandbagging efforts.

Same egregious political interference by Fitzgerald can be traced back to as early as 2006 when the Chicago Tribune was preparing to publish an exclusive scoop that convicted felon and Federal Goverment informant John Thomas (formerly Bernard Barton) was parading around Chicago procuring taped conversations and other evidence against politicians that were visiting Rezko’s real estate office on the near north side of the City. Evidently, same surveillance efforts procured damaging information against then US Senator Obama and Governor Blagojevich.

As reported in an earlier update (and according to a well-placed source at the Chicago Tribune), the Chicago Tribune finally capitulated to Fitzgerald’s demands and efforts to stop same exclusive John Thomas scoop only when Fitzgerald informed the Tribune that same exclusive John Thomas scoop would impair a 2008 Obama Presidential campaign. Upon being informed of 2008 Obama Presidential campaign implications – the Tribune terminated its efforts.  Same scoop was ultimately published in May 2007 via Crain’s Chicago Business to serve as a ‘heads-up’ to Obama for America Treasurer and Chicago Housing Authority Chairman Marty Nesbitt.  Same ‘heads-up’ was yet another example of political interference as John Thomas was actively trying to purchase prime real estate owned by the Chicago Housing Authority – 626 West Jackson.

US Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald — a modern day Elliot Ness with a Harvard Law Degree?

Hardly.

Fitzgerald is a dangerous, unaccountable Federal Bureaucrat with highly-charged political ambitions.  Recent history has demonstrated that nothing is sacred for Fitzgerald when it comes to his highly-charged political ambitions (i.e., Journalist Judith Miller, Scooter Libby, Blago-Gate, et al).

To further demonstrate the highly-charged political behavior of US Attorney Fizgerald, within 2-hours of publishing our Thursday morning update – “US Attorney Patrick ‘The Sandbagger’ Fitzgerald”, which was highly-critical of Rezko being surgically-removed from trial by Fitzgerald – I was detained by US Marshal Service, prohibited from re-entering 25th floor courtroom and escorted out of the Federal Courts Building.”

Read more:

 http://www.nuclearchicago.com/2011/05/nuclear-chicago-us-attorney-patrick-the-sandbagger-fitzgerald-winning-thru-intimidation-of-citizen-journalists/

We discovered recently that Colin Powell knew that Scooter Libby and Karl Rove were not the source of leaks in the Valerie Plame CIA story.  We also knew the truth from Robert Novak on July 12, 2006.

“Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed my attorneys that, after two and one-half years, his investigation of the CIA leak case concerning matters directly relating to me has been concluded. That frees me to reveal my role in the federal inquiry that, at the request of Fitzgerald, I have kept secret.

I have cooperated in the investigation while trying to protect journalistic privileges under the First Amendment and shield sources who have not revealed themselves. I have been subpoenaed by and testified to a federal grand jury. Published reports that I took the Fifth Amendment, made a plea bargain with the prosecutors or was a prosecutorial target were all untrue.

For nearly the entire time of his investigation, Fitzgerald knew — independent of me — the identity of the sources I used in my column of July 14, 2003. A federal investigation was triggered when I reported that former Ambassador Joseph Wilson?’s wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was employed by the CIA and helped initiate his 2002 mission to Niger. That Fitzgerald did not indict any of these sources may indicate his conclusion that none of them violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.”

“In my sworn testimony, I said what I have contended in my columns and on television: Joe Wilson’s wife’s role in instituting her husband’s mission was revealed to me in the middle of a long interview with an official who I have previously said was not a political gunslinger. After the federal investigation was announced, he told me through a third party that the disclosure was inadvertent on his part.

Following my interview with the primary source, I sought out the second administration official and the CIA spokesman for confirmation. I learned Valerie Plame’s name from Joe Wilson’s entry in “Who’s Who in America.””

Read more:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=15988

Some more insight into Patrick Fitzgeralds activities from Sweetness & Light May 25, 2006.

“Patrick Fitzgerald Ratchets Up Attack On Cheney
From the DNC’s house organ, the Washington Post:”

“There’s nothing “alleged” about Plame’s sending Joe to Niger. It’s documented in the 9/11 Commission’s report.

But notice that the Washington Post never uses “alleged” when it is leveling the most preposterous charges against Libby and Cheney.

If there was ever any doubt that Fitzgerald is a political whore, this should clear that up. There is no reason on earth for him to have released this information to the press. It is just more of the DNC’s smear machine at work.”

Read more:

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/fitzgerald-ratchets-up-attack-on-cheney

May 2006, does that ring a bell with anyone? Like the time when Patrick Fitzgerald began protecting Obama, when Blagojevich dropped any presidential aspirations and Obama began planning his presidential bid.

I am not through with Patrick Fitzgerald!

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Dick Cheney outs Colin Powell, Powell agenda must be scrutinized, Cheney book sheds light on Powell and Patrick Fitzgerald, Libby and Rove victims

Dick Cheney outs Colin Powell, Powell agenda must be scrutinized, Cheney book sheds light on Powell and Patrick Fitzgerald, Libby and Rove victims

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine

Citizen Wells readers, fellow Americans, we have a three for one, a trifecta, in this article. While the focus of the article is on Colin Powell, the real Colin Powell, whose agenda now must be scrutinized, Patrick Fitzgerald and the Chicago Tribune will be exposed for their agenda. But first, Powell.

Dick Cheney has a new book out, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.”  Cheney was interviewed by Rush Limbaugh today. During the interview Cheney explained that Colin Powell knew that Richard Armitage was the source of the Valerie Plame leak and allowed Scooter Libby and Karl Rove to be investigated. Cheney also mentioned our good friend Patrick Fitzgerald, who was recently praised by the Chicago Tribune for being apolitical. More on that later.

From the Washington Post August 29, 2011.

“Colin Powell’s cheap shot”

“On “Face the Nation” yesterday, former secretary of state Colin Powell accused former vice president Dick Cheney of taking “cheap shots” in his about-to-be released memoirs. However, in taking on Cheney’s account of the Valerie Plame matter, Powell is the one who misleads and distorts.

Powell had this to say in response to Cheney’s book, which lays blame on Powell’s deputy Richard Armitage as the real leaker who revealed Plame’s identity as a CIA employee, setting off the appointment of a special prosecutor and the eventual conviction of Scooter Libby. Powell says this:

Then he goes on to talk about the Valerie Plame affair, and tries to lay it all off on Mister Rich Armitage in the State Department and me. But the fact of the matter is when Mister Armitage realized that he was the source for Bob Novak’s column that caused all the difficulty and he called me immediately, two days after the President launched the investigation and what we did was we called the Justice Department. They sent it over the FBI. The FBI had all the information that Mister Armitage’s participation in this immediately. And we called Al Gonzalez, the President’s counsel, and told him that we had information. The FBI asked us not to share any of this with anyone else, as did Mister Gonzalez. And so, if the White House operatives had come forward as readily as Mister Armitage had done, then we wouldn’t have gone on for two more months with the FBI trying to find out what happened in the White House.

There wouldn’t have been special counsel appointed by the Justice Department who spent two years trying to get to the bottom of it. And we wouldn’t have the mess that we subsequently had. And so if the White House and the operatives in the White House and Mister Cheney’s staff and elsewhere in the White House had been as forthcoming with the FBI as Mister Armitage was, this problem would not have reached the dimensions that it reached.

Let’s count the ways in which this is inaccurate or misleading. To begin with, Powell leaves out the critical fact: He and Armitage never told the president what Armitage had done. Instead, they sat silent as the investigation played out and others, including Karl Rove and Libby, were ensnared in an investigation for a crime that, if committed at all, was one for which Armitage should rightly have been prosecuted. Powell on Sunday slyly said they informed the attorney general that they “had information.” But they most definitely did not tell him, the president or the country that the leaker was Armitage.

The best account of this comes from Michael Isikoff, hardly a Cheney or Libby apologist. In his book, he explained what unfolded after Armitage told Powell about his role in the leak:

The next day, a team of FBI agents and Justice prosecutors investigating the leak questioned the deputy secretary. Armitage acknowledged that he had passed along to Novak information contained in a classified State Department memo: that [ Joe] Wilson’s wife worked on weapons-of-mass-destruction issues at the CIA… [William Howard Taft IV, the State Department’s legal adviser] felt obligated to inform White House counsel Alberto Gonzales. But Powell and his aides feared the White House would then leak that Armitage had been Novak’s source — possibly to embarrass State Department officials who had been unenthusiastic about Bush’s Iraq policy. So Taft told Gonzales the bare minimum: that the State Department had passed some information about the case to Justice. He didn’t mention Armitage. Taft asked if Gonzales wanted to know the details. The president’s lawyer, playing the case by the book, said no, and Taft told him nothing more. Armitage’s role thus remained that rarest of Washington phenomena: a hot secret that never leaked. [Emphasis added.]
Notice that in Isikoff’s account the FBI never told Armitage and Powell to keep quiet. No, the secrecy was their idea. Moreover, Powell states that White House aides were not “forthcoming.” We know, of course, this is false. Numerous aides were dragged into FBI interview and grand jury rooms, required to pay for counsel and, in the case of Libby, prosecuted and convicted while the actual leaker’s identity remained secret. Talk about cheap shots.

Recall how all of this played out. Armitage and Powell allowed the entire country and troops in the field to believe a lie, namely that the White House had “outed” Plame. This, aside from the galling display of moral cowardice, also put the president’s reelection in jeopardy since Democrats were all too intent on making this into a huge scandal.

The extent of the dishonesty is quite stunning. In a Cabinet meeting on October 7, 2003, the White House press corps bombarded President George W. Bush with questions about who the leaker was. Bush said he didn’t know, but there would be an investigation to get to the bottom of it. Powell, who had been told by Armitage just days earlier that Armitage was the leaker, sat there next to the president, stone silent. Not very loyal or honest, was it?

Moreover, the notion that Armitage’s slip was somehow inadvertent is belied by Bob Woodward’s taped interview in which Armitage repeatedly mentions Joe Wilson’s wife, evidently doing his best to get Plame’s identity out there. This was no slip of the tongue. Woodward testified that when he spoke to Libby sometime later that Libby never said anything about Plame.

At issue here is not simply Powell and Armitage’s deception and undermining of their commander in chief. There was a victim, one whom neither Powell or Armitage has ever apologized to. The person who ultimately paid the price for this was Scooter Libby. Had the president and the country known about Armitage, a special prosecutor would never have been appointed. Libby was eventually convicted on the basis of a he-said-he-said dispute between his recollection and that of the late Tim Russert. (Charges concerning Libby’s alleged comments to Judy Miller were dismissed, and he was acquitted on the count involving Matt Cooper.) A compelling case for Libby’s innocence can be found in this account by Stan Crock.

Powell may be peeved at being fingered by Cheney. But on this one Cheney has him dead to rights. The Plame is a blot on his record and that of Armitage.

Maybe it is time to own up and make amends rather than bristling at Libby’s former boss.”

Read more:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/colin-powells-cheap-shot/2011/03/29/gIQA2Q0smJ_blog.html?wprss=right-turn

From Citizen Wells August 15, 2011.

“On August 8, 2011, the Birther Summit issued a challenge to General Powell  based on the following:

“It was reported in May of this year that you told South Carolina State University’s 400 graduates that you particularly enjoyed a recent event: “. . . when President Obama took out his birth certificate and blew away Donald Trump and all the birthers!””

Despite the fact that you have been informed that the image placed on WhiteHouse.gov was fraudulent, you have failed to respond to the challenge. I have no other recourse than to call you a traitor and coward. I will say this to your face unless you respond according to your oath.”

Read more:

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/colin-powell-traitor-general-powell-ignorant-or-biased-obama-birth-certificate-eligibility-colin-powell-ignores-oath/

It seems that there is much about Colin Powell that we did not know.  Perhaps we will learn more.

Colin Powell patriot or traitor?, General Powell challenge from Birther Summit, Obama birth certificate fake, George Washington or Benedict Arnold?

Colin Powell patriot or traitor?, General Powell challenge from Birther Summit, Obama birth certificate fake, George Washington or Benedict Arnold?

Birther Summit Press release Monday, August 8, 2011, 9:00 AM.

BIRTHER SUMMIT OPEN CHALLENGE TO GENERAL COLIN POWELL

Dear General Powell:

It was reported in May of this year that you told South Carolina State University’s 400 graduates that you particularly enjoyed a recent event: “. . . when President Obama took out his birth certificate and blew away Donald Trump and all the birthers!”

In light of such a proclamation, and your controversial endorsement in 2008 of then-Senator Obama, the Birther Summit issues the following challenge to you:

We would like to sit down with you and present evidence proving that what Barack Obama used to “blow away Donald Trump and all the birthers” was not actually a valid birth certificate, but a forgery.  We would also like to present evidence to you of other dubious information Obama has used to misrepresent himself and his eligibility to hold the office of president, including his use of a Social Security number that appears to have never been assigned to him, and a forged Selective Service registration form.

We suggest that such a meeting take place at an undisclosed location near Washington, DC, and that a small group of our experts attend the meeting, as well as a handful of carefully selected reporters who would attend to observe the meeting.  We will arrange such a meeting place in an area of your choosing, and we ask that you allot us a three-hour time frame for the meeting.

During this meeting, our experts will do most of the talking, so you needn’t prepare a speech.  We will, however, ask only one thing of you: after our evidence is presented, you will either affirm that the evidence we present is sufficient for Congress to launch an immediate, non-partisan investigation into this matter (to include independent testimony and discovery), or you will refute our evidence.  It must be understood that refutation of our evidence must be done with evidence, and cannot be anecdotal or rhetorical in nature.

General Powell, because we value your past and present service to our country, and because we still believe that duty, honor, and country still matter, we affirm that you should be well compensated for your time, and are prepared to offer to you, or to Wings of Hope (or any other charity you may specify), a check in the amount of $15,000.  Because of the gravity of this issue, we think that $5000 per hour for little more than listening to the truth should be fair compensation for your time.  You stated that Barack Obama provided personal enjoyment for you by supplying what he called a “birth certificate;” now, we’d like to supply you with something of actual value just to see the irrefutable evidence and listen to the truth. 

You see, General Powell, we are not so easily blown away, and we hope that you will consider your place in history, and for what you will be remembered.  Will you be likened to Gen. George Washington, or to Gen. Benedict Arnold?  Will you be regarded for your honesty and integrity, or will it be for so fearing the facts that you would not even accept $15,000 for three hours of your time to be presented with them? 

These facts will be known by our nation, as the Birther Summit is committed to the relentless dissemination of them.  Having weighed in on Barack Obama’s birth certificate publicly, you will now forever be linked to embracing what we can demonstrate to be a lie.  You can set that record straight simply by listening to the truth, and also get paid pretty well for doing so (or you can provide a nice donation for a charity).

To any question you may have regarding our ability to sustain fully what we have proposed to you, we have but three words: Yes We Can!

Please visit our website at http://www.birthersummit.org and learn about who we are and the historic event we are planning for March 28-30 in Washington, DC.

I await your response to our challenge.

For our Constitution,

Dean C. Haskins
Executive Director, The Birther Summit
202.241.3648
dean@birthersummit.org

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Five members of the press will be credentialed to observe this meeting. To apply for one of the available positions, please visit www.15000dollarchallenge.com and submit an online application.

If you would like more information about the Birther Summit, please visit our website often at www.birthersummit.org.  To schedule an interview with the event’s Executive Director, please email dean@birthersummit.org.

Andy Martin, New York, News conference, October 24, 2008, Obama investigation, Hawaii birth certificate, NBC News, Colin Powell, Tom Brokaw

Andy Martin is in New York, back from his investigation of Barack Obama in Hawaii. Here is the latest release from Martin:

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
INTERNET POWERHOUSE ANDY MARTIN LANDS IN NEW YORK TO PLAN NEW STRATEGY FOR DEALING WITH BARACK OBAMA, COLIN POWELL AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA
 
INTERNET POWER BEGINS TO DRIVE THE “TWO ELECTIONS OF 2008”
 
ANDY SAYS NBC NEWS’ TREATMENT OF COLIN POWELL IS EVIDENCE OF “TWO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS” IN 2008
 
(NEW YORK)(October 24, 2008) Internet powerhouse Andy Martin has landed in New York and will hold a news conference Friday afternoon, October 24th (today) to disclose plans for the final week of his efforts to “tell the truth about Barack Obama.” Martin is the author of “Obama: The Man behind The Mask.”
 
“When we conceived our investigative trip to Hawai’i last month, no media or writers had been to Hawai’i to dig into the truth about ‘the hidden Obama’ or his secret ‘birth certificate’ that no one has ever seen. Now everyone is buying tickets to Honolulu, even my competing authors, see http://wnd.com/index.php?fa= PAGE.view&pageId=78954. We have given Hawai’i tourism a boost. We have started a ‘rush to land’ in Hawai’i.
 
“Every Barack Obama showed up in Honolulu, looking for his ‘true’ birth certificate. Will wonders never cease?
 
“The very fact that we promoted a pioneering investigation of Obama’s past in Hawai’i, and that others are now following our lead, confirms that we have created the Internet powerhouse of
2008.
 
“But the hour is late; today we announce our general plans for the final days of the campaign to tell the truth about Senator Obama.
 
“I would be remiss if I also did not express my extreme dismay at the mainstream media’s latest act of malpractice,  ‘Republican’ Quisling Colin Powell’s appearance on NBC.
 
“The Powell affair explains a great deal about media reality in 2008. We have two presidential election campaigns being conducted simultaneously: one by the mainstream media to force feed us Barack Obama, and one on the internet where truth generally prevails, with notable exceptions, and where Obama is not our uncrowned king.
 
“What has become increasingly apparent to me is that a vast segment of the electorate has completely tuned out traditional media and has come to rely exclusively on Internet powerhouses such as ContrarianCommentary.com. Advertisers be warned.
 
“When you see turncoat and racial huckster Colin Powell being given an uncritical platform on NBC news to stab his ‘friend’ John McCain in the back, you know why the American people have tuned out the broadcast media and stopped turning to the print media. Tom Brokaw has morphed from a respected journalist into an Obama whore.
 
“The Republican Party made Colin Powell and promoted him to the highest offices in the land. How did he repay Republicans? By stabbing the party in the back. Fortunately for me, I was never a member of the ‘cult’ of Colin Powell. I always saw through him as the ass kisser and mediocre military man he was.
 
“Had Powell previously made any of his criticisms known in speeches to party leaders, or at party functions? Not a word. He just waited until the last minute, when Obama appears to be leading, to start ass kissing and start looking for a new job to burnish his tarnished reputation.
 
“Did Brokaw press Powell with probing questions? Not on your life. They were two lovers on Meet The Press. Powell went on national television and smeared the party with an unfiltered attack on John McCain.
 
“Ironically, I tend to agree with some of Powell’s observations. But both parties are being run by their extremist wings: right-wing Republicans and left-wing Democrats.
 
“It is the manner of Powell’s betrayal, and NBC News’ function as a megaphone for Obama propaganda, that I find despicable. The presentation of Powell’s message uncritically and without probing demolishes NBC’s credibility. Going on TV to trash the party that made him is a true indicator of what a sycophant and brownnoser Powell always was. That Tom Brokaw would allow this ‘news’ charade to be presented under his name shows why people no longer trust and no longer believe and no longer are turning to the mainstream media for election information.
 
“Where was Powell’s backbone when he could have helped stop the Iraq war by forcefully speaking out? I am a Republican and I marched in the streets of Washington and New York to protest the imminent attacks. But Powell was more concerned with ‘polishing’ his legacy than with being a true leader in 2003. Now he is groveling to Barack Obama at the eleventh hour, hoping to snare a few crumbs from the Democrats. I would like to see Obama lose just to keep Powell out of office. Powell is despicable.
 
“Instead of challenging Powell’s perfidiousness, the mainstream media have been parroting and promoting him. No wonder people tune out this propaganda. Powell is the mainstream media’s designated Republican backstabber. He had jelly in his spine in Viet-Nam; he had jelly in his spine in 1991. He lied to the American people in 2003, and now he is groveling to Barack Obama and looking for a new handout at the highest levels of government.
 
“I give Powell a ‘Bronx cheer’ in honor of his birthplace. Powell and his megaphones in the mainstream media are the reason there are two election campaigns being conducted, one on the Internet where truth is the goal, and one in the mainstream media where liberal lies are the currency,” Martin will state.
 
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
 
WHO:     
 
National anti-Obama leader and Obama Author Andy Martin   
 
WHAT:    
 
National anti-Obama leader Andy Martin announces plans for the final week of the anti-Obama movement
WHERE:
 
909 Third Avenue, public sidewalk in front of FDR Station, New York 
           
WHEN: Friday, October 24, 6:00 P. M.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639; CELL (917) 664-9329
 
TO PURCHASE BOOK: Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies from http://www.OrangeStatePress.com
 
ANDY E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com”

Colin Powell endorses Obama, If so he is an idiot, Does Powell have his head in the sand

There is a breaking story that Colin Powell will endorse Obama. It is hard to believe and if true, Colin Powell is an idiot.

We expected more from Colin Powell. Obviously Powell has not spent the time to learn about the real Barack Obama. Colin Powell has failed his country. Colin Powell, what is your motivation in using such poor judgement?