Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr. Seth Rich article kept alive in Rich v Butowsky, Roger Aronoff affidavit filed October 9, 2020, Aronoff did not write article
“The left, the Democrats, the Deep State. Obama holdovers employing high powered law firms and corrupt judges have done their best to hide and obfuscate the truth surrounding the DNC leaks and possible involvement by Seth Rich.”…Citizen Wells
“With the clearly unethical and most likely criminal behavior of the upper management levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) exposed by Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee, there are two complementary areas that have been conveniently swept under the rug. The first deals with the murder of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, and the second deals with the alleged hacking of the DNC server by Russia.”...Admiral James Lyons
“Assange testimony requested in Rich v Butowsky et al August 24, 2020”…Citizen Wells
This was a head scratcher at first glance.
Perhaps it was an attempt to find a live witness to the drafting of the article attributed to Admiral Lyons?
From Aaron Rich v Ed Butowsky October 9, 2020.
Roger Aronoff, being duly sworn, hereby deposes and says:
1. I have been a journalist and filmmaker for the past 50 years.
2. I was the Editor of Accuracy in Media (AIM) from 2010 through 2017.
3. I am currently the Executive Director and Editor of the Citizens Commission on National Security.
4. During the time I worked at AIM, I became friends with Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (ret.)
5. I proofread a number of columns, but certainly not all, for Admiral Lyons, which he would then usually submit to the Washington Times.
6. I was never asked by anyone and I never did write a first draft or any draft of a column for Admiral Lyons, ever at any time. The only thing I did was proofread what he had written. I would correct spelling, grammar and improve sentence structure. If l thought something was factually incorrect, I would correct it. All edits I made in the proofreading process were done by using the Review and Mark-up system that exists in Word. I would send the marked-up version back to Admiral Lyons, and he would take it from there. In most cases he accepted my proofing, but not always.
7. In the case involving the article he wrote about Seth Rich in February or March of 2017, no one asked me to write up a first draft, or any draft, and I am not sure that I did proof it at all. While I have been able to find some of the revised columns that I sent him back, I have been unable to find this one in particular, leading me to question if I ever reviewed it or proofed it at all. It is possible that I did, but if I did, that is all I did. But I have no specific memory of having proofed that particular column.
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the forgoing is true to the best of my information, knowledge, and belief.”
The article referred to above was from the Washington Times, March 1, 2018 not 2017.
It was retracted by the Times.
“More cover-up questions
The curious murder of Seth Rich poses questions that just won’t stay under the official rug
With the clearly unethical and most likely criminal behavior of the upper management levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) exposed by Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee, there are two complementary areas that have been conveniently swept under the rug.
The first deals with the murder of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, and the second deals with the alleged hacking of the DNC server by Russia. Both should be of prime interest to special counsel Robert Mueller, but do not hold your breath.
The facts that we know of in the murder of the DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was that he was gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016. Washington Metro police detectives claim that Mr. Rich was a robbery victim, which is strange since after being shot twice in the back, he was still wearing a $2,000 gold necklace and watch. He still had his wallet, key and phone. Clearly, he was not a victim of robbery.
This has all the earmarks of a targeted hit job. However, strangely no one has been charged with this horrific crime, and what is more intriguing is that no law enforcement agency is even investigating this murder. According to other open sources, Metro police were told by their “higher ups” that if they spoke about the case, they will be immediately terminated. It has been claimed that this order came down from very high up the “food chain,” well beyond the D.C. mayor’s office. Interesting.”
Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr. Obituary:
“Born in New Jersey to James A. and Marion F. Lyons, he entered the United States Naval Academy in June 1948 from the Naval Reserve and graduated with the Class of 1952. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer until his retirement as a four-star admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on Oct. 1, 1987.
His early years of naval service were with surface combatants where he developed an extraordinary understanding of naval warfare that carried him through a brilliant career. It was also when he met and married Renee Wilcox Chevalier of Washington, D.C., in 1954. She was the love of his life for 64 years.
His early sea assignments included the Sixth Fleet flagship USS Salem (CA 139) and USS Miller (DD 535). Later sea assignments included command of the destroyer USS Charles S. Sperry (DD 967) and guided missile cruiser USS Richmond K. Turner (DLG 20). Intermixed were staff assignments in the Pentagon with the Chief of Naval Operations and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which played a major role in developing the outstanding strategic knowledge that characterized his Navy career. A principal advisor on significant Joint Chiefs of Staff matters, he was key in the development of the Navy Red Cell, an anti-terrorism group comprised of Navy Seals established in response to the 1983 bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut. He was a graduate of both the Naval War College and the National War College and his shore assignments included wide and significant experience in strategic planning and national security affairs.
In July 1981, upon being promoted to the grade of vice admiral, he took command of the U.S. Second Fleet, where he directed and conducted maritime operations throughout the Atlantic. Admiral Lyons showed his bold, aggressive naval strategies during the Cold War with the Soviet Union without firing a shot. He assumed command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in September 1985, upon his promotion to admiral. It was during this time that he led three Pacific Fleet ships on the first U.S. Navy ship visit to the People’s Republic of China in 37 years. Also during this tour, he sent the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), a converted oil tanker, on her inaugural mission to provide humanitarian aide to the Philippines and the South Pacific. He continued his active involvement in Project Hope and other humanitarian organization in the United States and overseas after retirement from the Navy.
Admiral Lyons’ Navy awards include two Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), Humanitarian Service and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Lebanon), the French Legion D’Honneur and the Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit.
In August 1987, Admiral Lyons retired from the Navy after 36 years of service and began an equally impressive career as President/CEO of LION Associates LLC, a premier global consulting company providing National Security advice. He was Chairman of the Center for Security Policy’s Military Committee and the senior member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi. He served on the Advisory Board to the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and was a consultant to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on issues of counterterrorism. He recently received an IMPACT Award, which honors unsung Leaders Defending Liberty and specifically his profound impact on this country’s liberty and freedom. His actions were driven by a profound desire to do what was right for our country and civilization.”