Category Archives: constitution

Arizona mandated “hand count audit’ raises more questions than answers, Maricopa County 10.8k less senate votes, Sidney Powell 42k ballots only Biden

Arizona mandated “hand count audit'” raises more questions than answers, Maricopa County 10.8k less senate votes, Sidney Powell 42k ballots only Biden

“.@realDonaldTrump has made it abundantly clear he’s more interested in pandering to his neo-nazi base than being @POTUS for all Americans.”…Katie Hobbs Arizona Secretary of State

“Attorney Sidney Powell 42k ballots in Arizona with only Joe Biden selected on ballots”…Maria Bartiroma show

“Mantra of the left: The end justifies the means.”…Citizen Wells

 

Arizona’s mandated “hand count audit” is practically worthless.

It selects 2% of ballots by county from the “universe” of ballots that it received and kept and all that it effectively proves is that the tabulators function the same way as during the initial count.

The real questions are:

  1. How many ballots were not delivered at all or by the cutoff date?
  2. How many ballots were fraudulent?
  3. How many ballots were rejected by improper processing?
  4. How many ballots had only Biden selected & thus suspect?
  5. How many votes were misrepresented by humans?
  6. How many ballots were processed that were ineligible?

Etc, etc.

An examination of the Arizona State Hand Count Audits page raises questions that will be left to the reader for the moment.

https://azsos.gov/node/1247

An examination of the Maricopa County ‘audit” raises a least one red flag.

The difference between the presidential and senate votes.

President votes:  2,894

Senator votes:   2,678

A difference of 216.

Taking this 2% to 100% of the county the total difference for the county is

10,800.

That is the approximate current Biden lead.

Coincidence?

Is this part of the 42k ballots with only Biden selected Sidney Powell found?

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

Arizona election fraud bias incompetence begins at top, Katie Hobbs 2017 tweet attacks President Trump and followers, “neo-nazi base”, Outside audit required

Arizona election fraud bias incompetence begins at top, Katie Hobbs 2017 tweet attacks President Trump and followers, “neo-nazi base”, Outside audit required

“Evil and stupid is a bad combination.”...Citizen Wells

“Attorney Sidney Powell 42k ballots in Arizona with only Joe Biden selected on ballots”…Maria Bartiroma show

“.@realDonaldTrump has made it abundantly clear he’s more interested in pandering to his neo-nazi base than being @POTUS for all Americans.”…Katie Hobbs Arizona Secretary of State

 

Katie Hobbs, as Arizona Secretary of State, is the top elections official.

She Tweeted the following on August 15, 2017.

From Summit News November 12, 2020.

“Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is overseeing the vote counting process in the swing state, previously tweeted about President Trump pandering to his “neo-nazi base.””

“That wouldn’t be much of a shock for someone who lists her pronouns in her Twitter bio along with her support for Black Lives Matter, but given that Hobbs is now instrumental in the Arizona voting process, Trump supporters are understandably concerned.

“Anyone think we could possibly get a fair shake in front of this activist???” asked Donald Trump Jr.”

Read more:

https://summit.news/2020/11/12/official-overseeing-arizona-vote-count-process-previously-tweeted-about-trumps-neo-nazi-base/

 

The following is a snapshot (for documentation) of the mandatory “hand count audit.”

Click the County name to view the full report.

Last Updated: 11/11/2020 at 3:37 pm

COUNTY STATUS RESULT
Apache Not Yet Received from County
Cochise Completed – Passed Performed on November 4  and November 7, 2020; found to be within the acceptable margin
Coconino Completed – Passed Performed on November 4 and November 5, 2020; no discrepancies were found
Gila Not Performed Not performed as the County Chair of the Republican Party did not designate the required members for the Hand Count Election Board (A.R.S. § 16-602(B)(7))
Graham Not Yet Received from County
Greenlee Completed – Passed Performed on November 4, 2020; no discrepancies were found
La Paz Not Performed Not performed as the County Chairs of two political parties did not designate the required members for the Hand Count Election Board (A.R.S. § 16-602(B)(7))
Maricopa Completed – Passed Performed on November 4,  November 7,  and November 9 2020; no discrepancies were found
Mohave Not Yet Received from County
Navajo Completed – Passed Performed on November 4, 2020; no discrepancies were found
Pima Completed – Passed Performed on November 7, 2020; found to be within the acceptable margin
Pinal Completed – Passed Performed on November 5, 2020; found to be within the acceptable margin
Santa Cruz Not Yet Received from County
Yavapai Completed – Passed Performed on November 4, 2020; no discrepancies were found
Yuma Not Performed Not performed as the County Chairs of the Republican and Libertarian Parties did not designate the required members for the Hand Count Election Board (A.R.S. § 16-602(B)(7))

https://azsos.gov/node/1247

Under a best case scenario this type of audit will not catch all errors and fraud.

Given the extreme bias of Katie Hobbs I question even the authenticity of this audit.

We know for a fact that the Dominion hardware, software and procedures are flawed and after 3 tests by the state of Texas, they replaced Dominion.

From Citizen Wells November 12, 2020.

Arizona voting machines (tabulators) analysis and controversies, Hardware software procedures security, Trump lawsuit exposes and questions procedures

“From Matt Morgan, Trump 2020 campaign’s general counsel.

“Poll workers struggled to operate the new voting machines in Maricopa County, and improperly pressed and told voters to press a green button to override significant errors,”

“The result is that the voting machines disregarded votes cast by voters in person on Election Day in Maricopa County.””

““Arizona secretary of state rejects GOP lawmaker’s request for tests of voting machines

Senate President Karen Fann is seeking an independent analysis of the testing of Arizona voting machines.”

https://citizenwells.com/2020/11/12/arizona-voting-machines-tabulators-analysis-and-controversies-hardware-software-procedures-security-trump-lawsuit-exposes-and-questions-procedures/

 

Given that the current vote spread in AZ is .34% with the proven bias and documented voter fraud and irregularities, an outside audit and investigation will be required.

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona lawsuit update Nov 12, Donald Trump v Katie Hobbs AZ Secretary of State, Unlawful procedures, Judge refuses to seal names of witnesses

Arizona lawsuit update Nov 12, Donald Trump v Katie Hobbs AZ Secretary of State, Unlawful procedures, Judge refuses to seal names of witnesses

“Poll workers struggled to operate the new voting machines in Maricopa County, and improperly pressed and told voters to press a green button to override significant errors,”  “The result is that the voting machines disregarded votes cast by voters in person on Election Day in Maricopa County.”…Matt Morgan, Trump 2020 campaign’s general counsel

“Attorney Sidney Powell 42k ballots in Arizona with only Joe Biden selected on ballots”…Maria Bartiroma show

“Arizona’s voter participation rate is 78.6%. Wisconsin’s is over 89%. Somebody is lying.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Donald Trump v Katie Hobbs AZ Secretary of State.

 

1. “Qualified electors casting ballots in person on Election Day in Maricopa County submitted their completed ballot to an electronic tabulation machine. Numerous voters were alerted by these devices to a facial irregularity in their ballot—frequently an ostensible ‘overvote’ — but were induced by poll workers to override the tabulator’s rejection of the ballot in the good faith belief that their vote would be duly registered and tabulated. In actuality, overriding the electronic tabulator’s alert automatically disqualifies the putative ‘overvotes’ without additional review or adjudication.​”

2. Arizona law requires that putative overvotes be subjected to further review in
an effort to discern the actual intent of the voter. While this safeguard was afforded to putative overvotes cast on early ballots and on Election Day ballots that poll workers properly segregated in a separate repository, potentially thousands of voters across Maricopa County have been disenfranchised by systematic improper tabulator overrides.

3. Upon information and belief, the adjudication and tabulation of these ballots
will prove determinative of the outcome of the election for President of the United States in Arizona and/or other contested offices in Maricopa County.

4. Declaratory, injunctive and mandamus remedies are necessary to prevent
irreparable injury to the Plaintiffs, vindicate the clear directives of the Arizona Legislature, ensure the fair and equal treatment of all Maricopa County electors, and secure the integrity of the results of the November 3, 2020 general election.”

Read more:

https://cdn.donaldjtrump.com/public-files/press_assets/verified-complaint-with-attachments.pdf

From NewsMax November 11, 2020.

“An Arizona state court judge refused to seal evidence, including video taken within a polling place and declaration of witnesses with their name and other identifying information, in a case brought by the Trump campaign and Arizona Republican Party claiming voter fraud.

Judge Daniel Kiley refused the request, Phoenix NBC network affiliate KPNX reported, apparently agreeing with attorneys for Maricopa County officials.

The Trump campaign and Arizona GOP filed the lawsuit on Saturday claiming that thousands of votes in Maricopa County were unlawfully disqualified or considered ”overvotes” — voided because they were marked for more than one candidate in the same race. They asked for the sealing of the evidence in a subsequent motion.

Read more:

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/arizona-fraud-evidence-seal/2020/11/11/id/996632/

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

CNN President Elect criminal lie, Inciting a riot?, There is no President Elect until January 6, 2021, Electors votes certified by Congress, There is no general election winner yet either

CNN President Elect criminal lie, Inciting a riot?, There is no President Elect until January 6, 2021, Electors votes certified by Congress, There is no general election winner yet either

” the votes having been ascertained and counted according to the rules in this subchapter provided, the result of the same shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall thereupon announce the state of the vote, which announcement shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President and Vice President of the United States”…US Code certification of Electoral College votes

“When you pick up your morning or evening newspaper and think
you are reading the news of the world, what you are reading
is a propaganda which has been selected, revised, and doctored
by some power which has a financial interest in you.”…Upton Sinclair

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

THERE

IS

NO

PRESIDENT ELECT

Not Joe Biden.

Not Donald Trump.

And there won’t be until January 6, 2021 when Congress will certify the votes of the people who actually vote for the president, the electors of the Electoral College.

We don’t even have a certified general election winner yet!

CNN is mostly irrelevant and I hate to give them an audience, but this must be reported.

From CNN November 12, 2020.

“Trump voters are flocking to a TV channel that claims Biden is not president-elect”

“A big audience has sought out Newsmax TV for the first time.”

“I’m hearing two theories: First, that Fox’s early projection about Biden winning Arizona enraged Trump loyalists, causing some to flip over to Newsmax, at least temporarily. Second, that Fox’s portrayal of Biden as president-elect is causing even more angst, and sending even more viewers in Newsmax’s direction.”

“Over the weekend Newsmax pointedly said it had not called the race — which was a meaningless claim since the channel doesn’t have a decision desk. But the channel’s hosts keep repeating this claim anyway. The startup channel is tapping into a real vein of rage on the right. If Fox is merely dabbling in election denialism, Newsmax is doubling down on it. Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller was explicit on Kelly’s show Wednesday night: “We gotta stop Joe Biden from becoming the next president.”
When I interviewed Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy on CNN last Sunday, I called out his channel’s indulgence of voter fraud nonsense. I also asked if his business strategy is to tack further to the right than Fox. That’s certainly what it looks like. Newsmax has been publishing stories about its ratings gains and saying that “Fox News viewers appear to be deserting the network in droves.””

Notice the focus on messenger shooting?

CNN is potentially inciting a riot.
Lying to their already unhinged base is worse than crying fire in a crowded theater.

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

 

 

Arizona 12k Biden lead with over 24k ballots uncounted < .5%, Attorney Sidney Powell states 42k ballots suspect, Fraud and irregularities, Recount and Fox apology required

Arizona 12k Biden lead with over 24k ballots uncounted < .5%, Attorney Sidney Powell states 42k ballots suspect, Fraud and irregularities, Recount and Fox apology required

“Shipp says the Democrats know they most likely will not win back the White House in the upcoming Presidential election. Shipp contends, “Their chance of winning in 2020, especially now with Trump’s success, is getting slim, and they are getting desperate. When they get desperate, and they have done this before, I think we can count on voter fraud. They are going to have to use it, and they have used it before. In any event, they have very little chance of winning now, in my view, because the majority of Americans find their platform distasteful. So, I think this (voter fraud) is going to happen.”…Kevin Shipp

“Coming out of the Democratic Chicago political establishment I know how they operate,” he said, pointing out Democrats control the political apparatus that counts the votes, the polling places, and the people who count the votes. “It’s a time-honored tradition” he said of Democratic election fraud.”…Rod Blagojevich, NewsMax Nov 6, 2020

“Attorney Sidney Powell 42k ballots in Arizona with only Joe Biden selected on ballots”…Maria Bartiroma show

 

By 7:00 AM ET this morning only 12k votes separate Joe Biden and President Trump.

Over 24k ballots are uncounted.

The difference is less than .5 percent.

Numerous allegations of fraud and voting irregularities have surfaced.

From Attorney Sidney Powell.

Fraud allegations and voting irregularities including voting hardware and software must be investigated.

A recount and an apology from Fox News are required.

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

Don’t lie to my GrandKids, Joe Biden not President Elect, Ask questions seek truth, No President Elect until Congress certification January 6, 2021

Don’t lie to my GrandKids, Joe Biden not President Elect, Ask questions seek truth, No President Elect until Congress certification January 6, 2021

” the votes having been ascertained and counted according to the rules in this subchapter provided, the result of the same shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall thereupon announce the state of the vote, which announcement shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President and Vice President of the United States”…US Code certification of Electoral College votes

“When you pick up your morning or evening newspaper and think
you are reading the news of the world, what you are reading
is a propaganda which has been selected, revised, and doctored
by some power which has a financial interest in you.”…Upton Sinclair

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”…Jesus, John 8:32

 

DON’T

LIE

TO MY

GRANDKIDS

Make sure your kids and grandkids know the truth.

Make sure the people teaching your descendants tell the truth.

Encourage your descendants to ask questions.

Because of the Orwellian lying mainstream media many adults believe that Joe Biden is President Elect.

That is a big lie.

At the earliest, we will have a President Elect on January 6, 2021 when Congress convenes to count and certify the results of the electors voting in the Electoral College in each state.

At the present, we do not even have a definite winner in the general election.

And explain to them and your sphere of influence the value and need for the  Electoral College and the collective wisdom of the founding fathers.

For example, so far in this election, the difference in the popular vote is approx. that of the difference in California.

Anybody want CA to determine the fate of the rest of the country?

Knowledge is power.

Wells

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”...Adolf Hitler

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

“President Elect”, Do not lie to my grandkids, No President Elect until Congress certifies votes of electors of Electoral College, No winner of general election yet

“President Elect”, Do not lie to my grandkids, No President Elect until Congress certifies votes of electors of Electoral College, No winner of general election yet

“Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise
that it will last; but nothing in this world is certain but death and
taxes.”     Benjamin Franklin

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”...Abraham Lincoln

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”... Albert Einstein

 

 

DO NOT

LIE

TO MY

GRANDKIDS

There is no President Elect!

For that matter, there is not a winner of the general election yet.

The fake news media lies constantly.

We are supposed to be better educated.

I was and I expect the folks teaching our kids to be.

In the general election, we elect electors of the Electoral College who meet and elect the president.

Even then there is no President Elect until Congress certifies those votes in January.

Make sure your grandkids are taught this!

From Citizen Wells December 13, 2008.

Presidential Election

ELECTORAL COLLEGE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: What is the Electoral College?:

A: The Electoral College was established by the founding fathers
as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and
election by popular vote. The people of the United States vote for
the electors who then vote for the President. Read more

Q: Frequently asked questions:

A: Read more here

Q: Why did the Founding Fathers create the Electoral College?:

A:  The Founding Father’s intent

Here is a quote by Alexander Hamilton who, like many of the founding
fathers, was “afraid a tyrant could manipulate public opinion and come
to power.” Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers:

“It was equally desirable, that the immediate election should be made
by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station,
and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a
judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were
proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by
their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to
possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated
investigations. It was also peculiarly desirable to afford as little
opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder. This evil was not least
to be dreaded in the election of a magistrate, who was to have so
important an agency in the administration of the government as the
President of the United States. But the precautions which have been so
happily concerted in the system under consideration, promise an
effectual security against this mischief.”

Q: What are the state laws governing Electors?:

A: List of states and restrictions on Electors

Q: What are so called “Faithless Electors”?:

A: “The Supreme Court has held that the Constitution does not require
that electors be completely free to act as they choose and therefore,
political parties may extract pledges from electors to vote for the
parties’ nominees. Some State laws provide that so-called “faithless
electors” may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting
an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector. The Supreme
Court has not specifically ruled on the question of whether pledges
and penalties for failure to vote as pledged may be enforced under
the Constitution. No elector has ever been prosecuted for failing to
vote as pledged.” Read more here

The US Supreme Court Obviously has not given Electors the option to
violate the US Constitution. Therefore, obviously, if the presidential
candidate is qualified, party pledges and state laws are permissable.

Q: What must an Elector be aware of when voting for a presidential candidate?:

 A: The following are important considerations when casting a vote. Voting
as instructed by a political party, another person, or a state law in
conflict with the US Constitution or Federal Election Laws is a serious
matter. Those not voting in accordance with higher laws are subject to
prosecution and may be guilty of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
High Crimes and Misdemeanors

UNITED STATES ELECTION LAW

“The following provisions of law governing Presidential Elections are contained in Chapter 1 of Title 3, United States Code (62 Stat. 672, as amended):”

“§ 8.   The electors shall vote for President and Vice President, respectively, in the manner directed by the Constitution.”

ARE ELECTORS REQUIRED TO VOTE ACCORDING TO POPULAR VOTE?

“There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires
electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in
their States. Some States, however, require electors to cast their
votes according to the popular vote. These pledges fall into two
categories—electors bound by State law and those bound by pledges
to political parties.”   (From US National Archives)

SO CALLED “FAITHLESS ELECTORS”

“It turns out there is no federal law that requires an elector to
vote according to their pledge (to their respective party). And so,
more than a few electors have cast their votes without following the
popular vote or their party. These electors are called “faithless
electors.”

In response to these faithless electors’ actions, several states
have created laws to enforce an elector’s pledge to his or her party
vote or the popular vote. Some states even go the extra step to
assess a misdemeanor charge and a fine to such actions. For example,
the state of North Carolina charges a fine of $10,000 to faithless
electors.

It’s important to note, that although these states have created these
laws, a large number of scholars believe that such state-level laws
hold no true bearing and would not survive constitutional challenge.”
Read more here

STATE LAW EXAMPLE: PENNSYLVANIA

Ҥ 3192. Meeting of electors; duties.
The electors chosen, as aforesaid, shall assemble at the seat
of government of this Commonwealth, at 12 o’clock noon of the
day which is, or may be, directed by the Congress of the United
States, and shall then and there perform the duties enjoined upon
them by the Constitution and laws of the United States
.”

“The mysteries of the Electoral College has enabled Pennsylvania
to play an unusually major role in determining who is President.
In 1796, Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams in Pennsylvania’s
popular election by only 62 votes, but the Pennsylvania electors
gave Jefferson 14 votes and Adams 1, though Adams did win the
Electoral vote, 71 to 68.” Read more here

ELECTORS HELPED SAVE THE UNION

1860 election: 4 electors in New Jersey, pledged for Stephen Douglas,
voted for Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln.

Q: What happens after the Electoral College vote?:

A: Electoral College procedures

Q: What is the significance of your vote?:

A: The US Constitution clearly gives the states the power
and duties associated with electing a qualified president.
It is also clear that the states have not performed their
duties to ensure that the Electoral College votes will be
for a Qualified candidate. The Electors have a constitutional
duty to perform that supersedes any party contract or state
law. Each day that passes without verification of eligibility
of any candidate being voted for by Electors, brings us closer
to a constitutional crisis. There are pending court cases before
the US Supreme Court and state courts. Congress will meet in
January to count and certify votes and there will certainly be
challenges in Congress. If Congress or the courts shall fail to
do their duty, a Supreme Court Justice will be faced with a
decision to uphold the Constitution. The crisis will increase
in intensity.

https://citizenwells.com/2008/12/13/2008-us-presidential-election-electoral-college-electors-us-constitution-federal-election-law-state-election-laws-state-officers-state-election-officials-judges-us-supreme-court-justices-dem/

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

Judge Amy Coney Barrett opening statement Supreme Court nomination hearings October 12, 2020, Released Sunday

Judge Amy Coney Barrett opening statement Supreme Court nomination hearings October 12, 2020, Released Sunday

“I made it absolutely clear that I would go forward with a confirmation process as [Senate Judiciary] chairman, even a few months before a presidential election, if the nominee were chosen with the advice, and not merely the consent, of the Senate, just as the Constitution requires,” ..Joe Biden, Georgetown Law School 2016

“When there is a vacancy on the SCOTUS, the President is to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination … There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off-years. That’s not in the Constitution text.”...Barack Obama 2016

“Even if President Trump wants to put forward a name now, the Senate should not act until after the American people select their next president, their next Congress, their next Senate,”...Joe Biden 2020 

 

“Chairman [Lindsey] Graham, Ranking Member [Dianne] Feinstein, and Members of the Committee: I am honored and humbled to appear before you as a nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

I thank the President for entrusting me with this profound responsibility, as well as for the graciousness that he and the First Lady have shown my family throughout this process.

I thank the Members of this Committee—and your other colleagues in the Senate—who have taken the time to meet with me since my nomination. It has been a privilege to meet you.

As I said when I was nominated to serve as a Justice, I am used to being in a group of nine—my family. Nothing is more important to me, and I am so proud to have them behind me.

My husband Jesse and I have been married for 21 years. He has been a selfless and wonderful partner at every step along the way. I once asked my sister, “Why do people say marriage is hard? I think it’s easy.” She said, “Maybe you should ask Jesse if he agrees.” I decided not to take her advice. I know that I am far luckier in love than I deserve.

Jesse and I are parents to seven wonderful children. Emma is a sophomore in college who just might follow her parents into a career in the law. Vivian came to us from Haiti. When she arrived, she was so weak that we were told she might never walk or talk normally. She now deadlifts as much as the male athletes at our gym, and I assure you that she has no trouble talking. Tess is 16, and while she shares her parents’ love for the liberal arts, she also has a math gene that seems to have skipped her parents’ generation. John Peter joined us shortly after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and Jesse, who brought him home, still describes the shock on JP’s face when he got off the plane in wintertime Chicago. Once that shock wore off, JP assumed the happy-go-lucky attitude that is still his signature trait. Liam is smart, strong, and kind, and to our delight, he still loves watching movies with Mom and Dad. Ten-year-old Juliet is already pursuing her goal of becoming an author by writing multiple essays and short stories, including one she recently submitted for publication. And our youngest—Benjamin, who has Down Syndrome—is the unanimous favorite of the family.

My own siblings are here, some in the hearing room and some nearby. Carrie, Megan, Eileen, Amanda, Vivian, and Michael are my oldest and dearest friends. We’ve seen each other through both the happy and hard parts of life, and I am so grateful that they are with me now.

My parents, Mike and Linda Coney, are watching from their New Orleans home. My father was a lawyer and my mother was a teacher, which explains how I ended up as a law professor. More important, my parents modeled for me and my six siblings a life of service, principle, faith, and love. I remember preparing for a grade-school spelling bee against a boy in my class. To boost my confidence, Dad sang, “Anything boys can do, girls can do better.” At least as I remember it, I spelled my way to victory.

I received similar encouragement from the devoted teachers at St. Mary’s Dominican, my all-girls high school in New Orleans. When I went to college, it never occurred to me that anyone would consider girls to be less capable than boys. My freshman year, I took a literature class filled with upperclassmen English majors. When I did my first presentation—on Breakfast at Tiffany’s—I feared I had failed. But my professor filled me with confidence, became a mentor, and—when I graduated with a degree in English—gave me Truman Capote’s collected works.

Although I considered graduate studies in English, I decided my passion for words was better suited to deciphering statutes than novels. I was fortunate to have wonderful legal mentors—in particular, the judges for whom I clerked. The legendary Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit gave me my first job in the law and continues to teach me today. He was by my side during my Seventh Circuit hearing and investiture, and he is cheering me on from his living room now.

I also clerked for Justice Scalia, and like many law students, I felt like I knew the justice before I ever met him, because I had read so many of his colorful, accessible opinions. More than the style of his writing, though, it was the content of Justice Scalia’s reasoning that shaped me. His judicial philosophy was straightforward: A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were. Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that he did not like. But as he put it in one of his best known opinions, that is what it means to say we have a government of laws, not of men.

Justice Scalia taught me more than just law. He was devoted to his family, resolute in his beliefs, and fearless of criticism. And as I embarked on my own legal career, I resolved to maintain that same perspective. There is a tendency in our profession to treat the practice of law as all-consuming, while losing sight of everything else. But that makes for a shallow and unfulfilling life. I worked hard as a lawyer and a professor; I owed that to my clients, my students, and myself. But I never let the law define my identity or crowd out the rest of my life.

A similar principle applies to the role of courts. Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law, which is critical to a free society. But courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People. The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try.

That is the approach I have strived to follow as a judge on the Seventh Circuit. In every case, I have carefully considered the arguments presented by the parties, discussed the issues with my colleagues on the court, and done my utmost to reach the result required by the law, whatever my own preferences might be. I try to remain mindful that, while my court decides thousands of cases a year, each case is the most important one to the parties involved. After all, cases are not like statutes, which are often named for their authors. Cases are named for the parties who stand to gain or lose in the real world, often through their liberty or livelihood.

When I write an opinion resolving a case, I read every word from the perspective of the losing party. I ask myself how would I view the decision if one of my children was the party I was ruling against: Even though I would not like the result, would I understand that the decision was fairly reasoned and grounded in the law? That is the standard I set for myself in every case, and it is the standard I will follow as long as I am a judge on any court.

When the President offered this nomination, I was deeply honored. But it was not a position I had sought out, and I thought carefully before accepting. The confirmation process—and the work of serving on the Court if I am confirmed— requires sacrifices, particularly from my family. I chose to accept the nomination because I believe deeply in the rule of law and the place of the Supreme Court in our Nation. I believe Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written. And I believe I can serve my country by playing that role.

I come before this Committee with humility about the responsibility I have been asked to undertake, and with appreciation for those who came before me. I was nine years old when Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to sit in this seat. She was a model of grace and dignity throughout her distinguished tenure on the Court. When I was 21 years old and just beginning my career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat in this seat. She told the Committee, “What has become of me could only happen in America.” I have been nominated to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat, but no one will ever take her place. I will be forever grateful for the path she marked and the life she led.

If confirmed, it would be the honor of a lifetime to serve alongside the Chief Justice and seven Associate Justices. I admire them all and would consider each a valued colleague. And I might bring a few new perspectives to the bench. As the President noted when he announced my nomination, I would be the first mother of school-age children to serve on the Court. I would be the first Justice to join the Court from the Seventh Circuit in 45 years. And I would be the only sitting Justice who didn’t attend law school at Harvard or Yale. I am confident that Notre Dame will hold its own, and maybe I could even teach them a thing or two about football.

As a final note, Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank the many Americans from all walks of life who have reached out with messages of support over the course of my nomination. I believe in the power of prayer, and it has been uplifting to hear that so many people are praying for me. I look forward to answering the Committee’s questions over the coming days. And if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed, I pledge to faithfully and impartially discharge my duties to the American people as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Thank you.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/11/amy-coney-barrett-opening-statement-supreme-court-428635

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

Michael Flynn motion to strike attorney non party communications October 8, 2020, Strzok and McCabe attorney letters

Michael Flynn motion to strike attorney non party communications October 8, 2020, Strzok and McCabe  attorney letters

“Instead of doing so, the government has continued to defy its
constitutional, ethical and legal obligations to this Court and to the defense, and to hide evidence that it knows exonerates Mr. Flynn. As is the essence of the problem here, instead of protecting its citizens, the “government” is protecting its own criminal conduct and operatives.”…Attorney Sidney Powell October

“her client was “totally set up” because he threatened to expose wrongdoing by top intelligence officials in the Obama administration.

“He was going to audit the intel agencies because he knew about the billions Brennan and company were running off the books,” Powell said, referring to former CIA Director John Brennan.”…Sidney Powell, Vickie McKenna Show

On Judge Sullivan: “if there was any doubt up to this point whether his conduct gives the appearance of partiality, that doubt is gone.”...Judge Rao dissenting opinion

 

From United States v Michael Flynn October 8, 2020.

GENERAL FLYNN’S MOTION TO STRIKE IMPROPER
COMMUNICATIONS AND TO FORECLOSE
FILINGS OF ANY OTHER NON-PARTIES

General Michael T. Flynn moves to strike the ex parte and unauthorized
extrajudicial communications received by this court’s chambers and improperly
entered into the public docket on September 28, 2020 and October 7, 2020. These attorneys should be addressing their concerns with the government, not emailing the judge in this case; and the letters do not belong in the record.

On September 28, 2020, Aitan Goelman, counsel to former FBI Deputy
Assistant Director Peter Strzok, who was fired from the Bureau after he was exposed for his own bias and extraordinary malfeasance, emailed a letter to the court regarding documents on the record. He did not copy counsel for the parties, nor did he seek leave to intervene. Instead of noting the impropriety of the correspondence, the court immediately entered the letter into the record. ECF No. 258.

Emboldened by the positive reception Mr. Strzok’s letter received, counsel to
Andrew McCabe sent a similar letter to Judge Sullivan’s chambers on October 5,
2020. On October 7, 2020, this court entered that letter, too, into the record of this case. ECF No. 263. Neither Peter Strzok nor Andrew McCabe is a party to this litigation, and their attorneys have no role in this litigation.”

Read more:

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592.267.0.pdf

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

General Flynn filing Oct 7, 2020 of newly released FBI notes Jan 25, 2017, Another smoking gun, “We know truth of something being falsely stated to public”

General Flynn filing Oct 7, 2020 of newly released FBI notes Jan 25, 2017, Another smoking gun, “We know truth of something being falsely stated to public”

“Instead of doing so, the government has continued to defy its
constitutional, ethical and legal obligations to this Court and to the defense, and to hide evidence that it knows exonerates Mr. Flynn. As is the essence of the problem here, instead of protecting its citizens, the “government” is protecting its own criminal conduct and operatives.”…Attorney Sidney Powell October

“her client was “totally set up” because he threatened to expose wrongdoing by top intelligence officials in the Obama administration.

“He was going to audit the intel agencies because he knew about the billions Brennan and company were running off the books,” Powell said, referring to former CIA Director John Brennan.”…Sidney Powell, Vickie McKenna Show

On Judge Sullivan: “if there was any doubt up to this point whether his conduct gives the appearance of partiality, that doubt is gone.”...Judge Rao dissenting opinion

 

From United States v Michael Flynn October 7, 2020.

“FIFTH SUPPLEMENT IN SUPPORT OF AGREED DISMISSAL
On May 7, 2020, the Government moved to dismiss the prosecution of General
Flynn. ECF No. 198. Until this case is dismissed with prejudice, the Government
has a continuing obligation to provide to the defense all evidence that is exculpatory of General Flynn, establishes misconduct by the Government in its many capacities that contributed to this wrongful prosecution, or otherwise is favorable to the defense. Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963). The defense has a continuing obligation to make a record that mandates this dismissal. Today the Government produced a single page of FBI notes from January 25, 2020 taken by a lawyer in the FBI’s Office of General Counsel. In that meeting it was clear, the day after the FBI’s interview of General Flynn, that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a Logan Act charge regarding the December 29, 2016 phone call with Ambassador Kislyak, which was similar to communications by “other transition teams.””

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592.264.0.pdf

In the note of January 25, 2017 the following is stated:

“We know truth of something being falsely stated to public”

FlynnFBInotesJan252017

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/