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Obama hustler, Democrat Bartle Bull called Obama hustler, Obama resume hustle, No professor, No law license

Obama hustler, Democrat Bartle Bull called Obama hustler, Obama resume hustle, No professor, No law license

“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”…George Orwell, “1984″

“Citizen Wells and other sites such as Info Wars, linked to a January 12, 2009 NewsMax article about the John Brennan’s Analysis Corp. employee who cauterized Obama’s passport data…The NewsMax article apparently was “scrubbed”, i.e., the former link does not work and there is no indication of the article on the NewsMax site or via a internet search.”…Citizen Wells August 16, 2018

“Yusuf Acar, 40, who has worked in the technology office since
2004, was charged with bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and
conflict of interest.”
“Acar also told the informant that he could use computers to
create fake D.C. birth certificates, Hibarger said.”…Citizen Wells from pre rectified Washington Post article dated March 13, 2009

 

**  NOTE  **

The following article was scrubbed from the internet and is posted with its original content. An explanation will follow in a subsequent article. It was first posted on November 19, 2010.

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Bartle Bull, lifelong liberal Democrat, Civil Rights Attorney, called Obama a “hustler.”

From The Examiner on Bartle Bull.

“Famous civil rights attorney, Bartle Bull, knows more than a little about voter rights. He was New York campaign manager for Robert Kennedy in 1968 and for Jimmy Carter in 1978. He is a liberal and life long Democrat and former Director of both New York Magazine and The Village Voice.

Bartle Bull was born in 1940 and graduated Harvard College in 1963, attended Oxford 1963-1964, and graduated Harvard Law School in 1967. He was admitted to practice in New York in 1967. In the 1960s Bull worked for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law seeking to enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Mississippi protecting both black voters and black political candidates from voter intimidation. Bartle Bull is an expert on voter rights. Bartle Bull is a liberal. And Bartle Bull is taking action against the Eric Holder Department of Justice and the Obama Administration for its dismissal of an action against the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation in November 2008 in Philadelphia.”

But then there is the uncomfortable reality of Bull Bartle, no conservative, and a renowned civil rights lawyer and decades long promoter of a left leaning agenda. Bartle is a fine example of old time liberalism, when it stood for truth, justice, and the American way, not today’s agenda of utter destruction of everything good about America. He comes from an era when civil rights advocacy meant something. Bull Bartle was present at the polling station in Philadelphia on that day in November 2008 and he is a witness to what happened. He was interviewed by Megyn Kelly as well and his testimony is critical to understanding this scandal.”

Read more:

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-kansas-city/civil-rights-attorney-says-obama-s-doj-corruption-is-no-bull

More on Obama the hustler from Atlas Shrugs March 31, 2010.

“The Biggest Hustle in Human History”

“Is the President’s resume accurate when it comes to his career and qualifications? I can corroborate that Obama’s “teaching career” at Chicago was, to put it kindly, a sham.

I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).

Consider this: 1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a “lawyer”. He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges that he “fibbed” on his bar application. …”

“Curiously, since I relayed a report of Obama’s “teaching career” at Chicago (he was apparently never a law professor, as some have claimed), the Illinois Bar has decided to partially redact what little public information it had available on its website related to the President’s legal status.”

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http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/03/the-biggest-hustle-in-human-history-

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Julian Assange: “I can’t think properly”, Extradition hearing, Nils Melzer: “prolonged and sustained exposure to severe psychological stress, anxiety and related mental and emotional suffering” 

Julian Assange: “I can’t think properly”, Extradition hearing, Nils Melzer: “prolonged and sustained exposure to severe psychological stress, anxiety and related mental and emotional suffering”

Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray

“Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger

“Julian Assange is a Thought Criminal and like the main character, Winston in “1984”, is being broken down psychologically.”…Citizen Wells

 

From RT.

“‘I can’t think properly’: Assange disoriented as court rejects delay for extradition proceedings

With his supporters rallying outside the court building, Julian Assange showed signs of exhaustion and psychological torment as his lawyer made a bid to delay US extradition proceedings – but the London court ruled against him.

Cleanly shaven and dressed in a navy suit, the WikiLeaks co-founder appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday to seek the postponement of an extradition hearing scheduled for February – but the impact of six months behind bars at London’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison have clearly taken a toll.

A weary Assange defiantly raised his fist to supporters in the public gallery, but the imprisoned Australian whistleblower understandably did not appear to be in good spirits. Reports from inside the court suggest that Assange, who shot to international prominence for revealing US war crimes, even struggled to say his own name and date of birth. He reportedly held back tears as he told the court that he couldn’t “think properly.””

“UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer warned in July that Assange’s health was deteriorating in prison after visiting him with two medical experts to assess the extent of ill-treatment he has been facing.

Melzer said Assange showed all the symptoms typical “prolonged and sustained exposure to severe psychological stress, anxiety and related mental and emotional suffering” and that his cognitive and sensory capacity have been “significantly impaired.” Fellow Australian journalist John Pilger also spoke of Assange’s unabated “psychological torture” after a visit to Belmarsh in August, though their warnings have typically fallen on deaf ears among the UK media and officialdom.”

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Julian Assange health and conditions via father John Shipton and Candles 4 Assange video Oct 2019, Assange mistreated political prisoner in Belmarsh Prison

Julian Assange health and conditions via father John Shipton and Candles 4 Assange video Oct 2019, Assange mistreated political prisoner in Belmarsh Prison

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”…George Orwell

“Not every item of news should be published: rather must
those who control news policies endeavor to make every item
of news serve a certain purpose.”… Joseph Goebbels

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

 

This is barely being covered.

It is my duty to spread the word.

From WilliamBowles, a WSWS interview and a “Candles 4 Assange” video.

“JULIAN HAS REACHED A POINT WHERE HE MAY DIE”—ASSANGE’S FATHER JOHN SHIPTON SPEAKS WITH THE WSWS

“On Thursday the WSWS met John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, in Berlin to talk about the condition of his son’s jailing in the maximum security Belmarsh Prison in London. The day before Shipton had given a press conference and addressed the weekly “Candles 4 Assange” rally in Berlin, to inform the public about his son’s illegal imprisonment and demand his freedom.”

“Shipton, who had visited his son just before traveling to Berlin, described the gruesome situation he is facing in Belmarsh.

“Julian was sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for minor infringements in a maximum-security prison in solitary confinement for 22 to 23 hours a day. There is a limitation of visitations which is two social visits for two hours. So those two hours, you can imagine, are very, very precious things. The Belmarsh prison is quite a way out and the requirements of registration are complex. That is his day to day situation.”

Shipton explained that his son has basically no access to any information. “There are restrictions on access to the library, access to the gym and access to computers. So, in order to prepare for his case, he has no access to the library, no access to computers and no access to the internet. He has no access to information at all.”

Due to his deteriorating health—Shipton said his son has lost 15 kilos since his imprisonment in Belmarsh—Assange has been transferred to the hospital ward of the prison.

“There he is still in isolation 23 hours a day but now he can have three visits a week. This is some improvement but still it’s a Grade A maximum-security jail. And Julian is a Grade B prisoner. His health has been declining and has reached a point where he may die. This a man who has done nothing. Julian is a journalist like you. He has made an immense contribution to world journalism. WikiLeaks has made immense contributions, unbeatable contributions.””

“Shipton denounced the fact that his son is being held in a maximum prison for supposedly having breached the Bail Act. “Julian cannot be charged for bail skipping because he is an asylee and every asylee falls under conventions which the UK has signed. Julian is a journalist.”

He added that “every journalist has an interest that the truth of Julian’s situation being put before their editors every day. Newspapers should have a great interest in Assange because also their freedom to publish and to investigate will be constrained and is being constrained. I understand that the World Socialist Web Site is being reduced by over 40 percent in its traffic by Google and search engines. This is repression of free speech. It is up to us and up to newspapers and news organisations to ensure that Julian is free. It is about the freedom to publish.””

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https://williambowles.info/2019/10/05/julian-has-reached-a-point-where-he-may-die-assanges-father-john-shipton-speaks-with-the-wsws/

 

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Free Assange public meeting The Forum Greenwich Borough England, September 27, 2019,  Opposing the extradiction of Julian Assange to the US

Free Assange public meeting The Forum Greenwich Borough England, September 27, 2019,  Opposing the extradiction of Julian Assange to the US

“Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”…George Orwell

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

 

27 Sept | Greenwich | Opposing the Extradition of Julian Assange to the US

“WRITTEN BY GREENWICH AND LEWISHAM ASSANGE CAMPAIGN ON .”

“Opposing the Extradiction of Julian Assange to the US
27 Sept | 18:30- 20:30
The Forum, Greenwich”

“Julian Assange is locked away in Belmarsh Prison, here in the borough of Greenwich. The fight to save Assange is a fight for our democratic rights, for a free press and for peace and justice around the world. We have a special responsibility in Greenwich to act now”

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/events/other-anti-war-events/3471-27-sept-greenwich-opposing-the-extradition-of-julian-assange-to-the-us

Julian Assange is a political prisoner.

It is in the best interest of the deep state that he be silenced.

President Trump, wake up and free Assange.

 

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John Shipton Julian Assange father interview 3CR Radio August 16, 2019, A Friday Rave, Reveals Assange health and conditions in Belmarsh Prison

John Shipton Julian Assange father interview 3CR Radio August 16, 2019, A Friday Rave, Reveals Assange health and conditions in Belmarsh Prison

Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray

“Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger

“Who murdered Seth Rich and why?”…Citizen Wells

 

John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father was interviewed on Melbourne Radio Station 3CR, “A Friday Rave” on August 16, 2019.

The interview was available for a week on their website and was reported by some other sites.

Keeping the Julian Assange story alive and reporting the truth is important at Citizen Wells so an email exchange took place with the good folks at 3CR and they agreed to put the interview back up for a week.

The full interview can be heard for a limited time here:

https://www.3cr.org.au/fridayrave

Citizen Wells has put the John Shipton interview portion on Youtube:

Some of the comments from John Shipton:

“Julian is emaciated and not in tip top order or health,”
“He is suffering anxiety. He is still in fighting spirits, but his well being is declining rapidly.”
“Do not forget Julian Assange or you will lose him. I saw him in Belmarsh prison and his health has deteriorated”
“Can you believe that Julian, who is a gentle, intellectual sort of fellow gets locked up in a maximum security prison?”
“in a cell 20 hours a day and has two social visits a month. Lawyers are allowed there other times. These social visits can be arbitrarily cancelled or reduced in time.”
“To travel all the way from Australia to see Julian and to get only an hour, it seems cruel to me”
“I’m told that often that is done with a well known prisoner to assert authority over him and over his visitors.”
“Julian in my feeling depends greatly upon the support of Australians, and their support has been unflagging over the years. The government, of course, has taken no notice, and it seems to me, only takes notice of the United States and the United Kingdom, and will willingly sacrifice Julian’s well being to the demands of the US and the UK.”

 

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Seth Rich search engine results on Google Bing Yahoo DuckDuckGo Ecosia, “July 2019 Seth Rich” yields interesting results, Questions to be asked

Seth Rich search engine results on Google Bing Yahoo DuckDuckGo Ecosia, “July 2019 Seth Rich” yields interesting results, Questions to be asked

“I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.”…Kim Dotcom

“On the DNC leak, Mueller started with the prejudice that it was “the Russians” and he deliberately and systematically excluded from evidence anything that contradicted that view.

Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray

“I have noticed a trend:
1. The subjugation of probing investigations with honest questions and sincere motives.
2. The intensity with which the left, DNC controlled media has attacked those asking questions, “Thought Criminals.”
3. The difficulty in finding the latest news on the Seth Rich murder.
I have therefore tried to keep the story alive.”…Citizen Wells

 

I want the truth about Seth Rich, his murder and possible involvement in DNC data leaks to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

I have no hidden agenda.

The American Citizens and our Justice System deserve the truth.

I have been working diligently to keep the story alive in search of the truth.

I also have used search engines extensively over many years and have watched them “evolve” for better or worse.

If I want recent news on a subject or to see how Citizen Wells articles fare, I do something like the following:

“July 2019 Seth Rich”

Here are the results from Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and a new one Ecosia.

Google:

Murder of Seth Rich – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Seth_Rich
The murder of Seth Rich occurred on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m. in the Bloomingdale …… Retrieved April 19, 2019. ^ Poulsen, Kevin (April 18, 2019).
‎Gunfire locator · ‎2016 Democratic National … · ‎Bloomingdale

Seth Rich Was Not Source of Leaked D.N.C. Emails, Mueller Report …

Apr 20, 2019 – Mary Rich, the mother of the Democratic operative Seth Rich, at a news … On July 14, WikiLeaks received an encrypted file from Russian …

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich?


Jun 12, 2019 – No one knows who killed Rich in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2016. All we know is … Slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

Bing:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2 …
https://citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger…
Jul 02, 2019 · Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “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.

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich?


Volume 25, Number 182—Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Main menu Skip to content. … Seth Rich, on the other hand, seems to very likely have been involved in the OTHER leak that WikiLeaks published, i.e …

Mueller report: the Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to …
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/18507848/seth-rich-conspiracy-theory…
Apr 19, 2019 · On July 10, 2016, shortly before the DNC emails were released, Seth Rich was shot to death about a block from his home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of …
Author: Jane Coaston

Yahoo:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 …
citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data…
Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “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.

The Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to end now – vox.com
http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/…
On July 10, 2016, shortly before the DNC emails were released, Seth Rich was shot to death about a block from his home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC, in what police believe to …

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews
consortiumnews.com/2019/06/12/why-didnt-mueller…
Volume 25, Number 182—Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Main menu Skip to content. … Seth Rich, on the other hand, seems to very likely have been involved in the OTHER leak that WikiLeaks published, i.e

DuckDuckGo:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 …
Search domain citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger-july-2-2019-to-fbi-crowdstrike-and-dnc-mueller-and-obama-officials-relied-on-redacted-draft-reports-prepared-by-crowdstrike/https://citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger-july-2-2019-to-fbi-crowdstrike-and-dnc-mueller-and-obama-officials-relied-on-redacted-draft-reports-prepared-by-crowdstrike/
Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “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.

The Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to end now – vox.com
Search domain http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/18507848/seth-rich-conspiracy-theory-mueller-reporthttps://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/18507848/seth-rich-conspiracy-theory-mueller-report
On July 10, 2016, shortly before the DNC emails were released, Seth Rich was shot to death about a block from his home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC, in what police believe to …

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews
Search domain consortiumnews.com/2019/06/12/why-didnt-mueller-investigate-seth-rich/https://consortiumnews.com/2019/06/12/why-didnt-mueller-investigate-seth-rich/
Volume 25, Number 182—Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Main menu Skip to content. … Seth Rich, on the other hand, seems to very likely have been involved in the OTHER leak that WikiLeaks published, i.e …

Ecosia:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2 …
https://citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger…
Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “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.

Was DNC Worker Seth Conrad Rich Gunned Down on His Way to …
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/seth-conrad-rich
On 10 July 2016, Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Conrad Rich was shot and killed just after 4 AM in Washington, D.C. Rich’s tragic death was undoubtedly destined to feed a …

Seth Rich: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
https://heavy.com/news/2016/07/seth-rich-dnc-voter-election-fraud-democratic-national…
Seth Rich was murdered in July 2016. (Facebook/Seth Rich memorial page) NBC Channel 4 in Washington says that Seth’s mother, Mary Rich, said police “told her family her son may have been the …

Conclusion:

In the approx. 30 minutes since I began this article, DuckDuckGo originally had the fake NY Times article as No. 1 like Google and with an Ad designation.

I realize that “Big Brother” is watching me and search engines are dynamic, but what gives?

As Rush Limbaugh would say: “A teachable moment.”

 

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Ed Butowsky v Folkenflik et al plaintiff response to defendant objection to report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Craven, May 29, 2019, Defamation in Seth Rich reports alleged

Ed Butowsky v Folkenflik et al plaintiff response to defendant objection to report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Craven, May 29, 2019, Defamation in Seth Rich reports alleged

“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.”…Retired Admiral James A. Lyons March 1, 2018

“Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray May 9, 2019

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

 

From the “REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE” by Magistrate Craven April 17, 2019.

“Here, Plaintiff has sufficiently alleged conduct on the part of Defendants sufficient to constitute civil conspiracy. The Court recommends this part of Defendants’ motion to dismiss be denied.”

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txed.183024/gov.uscourts.txed.183024.58.0.pdf

From Ed Butowsky, plaintiff response to defendant objection to report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Craven, May 29, 2019.

“● Plaintiff alleges facts that plausibly show Defendants’ actual malice.
“Putting aside the Court’s above concerns as to the applicability of the common
law and statutory privileges – something Defendants must demonstrate – there are other reasons for recommending Defendants’ Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss based on the common law and statutory privileges and the third-party allegations rule be denied. First, even if the conditional privileges do apply, Plaintiff can overcome the privileges by pleading actual malice … Plaintiff alleges facts which plausibly allege actual malice (that Folkenflik knew the statements were false or did not act for the purpose of protecting the interest for which the privileges exist).”
[R&R, pp. 45-46; id., pp. 78-88 (“Even if the Court were to assume, for purposes of this Report and Recommendation only, that Plaintiff is a limited-purpose public figure, the Court would agree with Plaintiff that he has sufficiently alleged actual malice …
Plaintiff’s allegations are sufficient at this stage to create a ‘plausible inference’ that Folkenflik and NPR published the reports with actual malice … Plaintiff’s allegations sufficiently indicate at this stage in the litigation that Folkenflik purposefully avoided learning the truth … Plaintiff plausibly alleges when Folkenflik published the statements, he knew the statements were false, had serious doubts as to their truth, or had a high degree of awareness of their probable falsity … Thus, the Court finds Plaintiff plausibly
alleges Folkenflik and NPR published statements with actual malice.”)].

● Plaintiff sufficiently alleges that Defendants’ reports were not fair,
true, or impartial. “Second, regardless of whether Defendants are seeking to establish the common law or statutory privileges or both, those conditional privileges only protect publications which are fair, true and impartial accounts … The Court finds Plaintiff has alleged facts which plausibly allege the reports were not fair, true, and impartial accounts of the Wheeler Complaint … The Court disagrees with Defendants that they have established their entitlement to dismissal under §73.002(b) (fair report and fair comment privileges) at this stage of the proceedings.”

● Plaintiff sufficiently alleges material falsity.
“Here, as will be discussed in detail below, the Court finds, at this stage of the
case and under the facts as alleged in the Complaint, Plaintiff has sufficiently
alleged the gist of the publications was not substantially true. The Court is not
convinced the publications place Plaintiff in no worse light than the underlying
allegations contained in the Wheeler Complaint, as urged by Defendants. Thus,
the Court is not convinced the third-party allegations rule codified in Texas Civil
Practices and Remedies Code § 73.005(b) applies, and as a matter of law, bars
Plaintiff’s claims.”
[R&R, pp. 50-51, 52-53; id., p. 74, n. 28 (“At this stage of the case and under the facts as alleged in the Complaint (including that Defendants acted in concert and conspiracy with Wigdor to publish and republish false and defamatory statements), the Court also finds Plaintiff has sufficiently alleged the falsity element of his defamation claim. In addition to [his] allegations that Defendants and Wigdor manufactured the false and ‘preconceived’ story, Plaintiff has also sufficiently alleged the gist of the reports was not substantially true – that is, that the reports were not fair, true, and impartial accounts of the Wheeler Complaint.”)].

● NPR’s statements are reasonably capable of a defamatory meaning.
“As previously noted, Plaintiff argues the ‘gist’ of the publications is that
Plaintiff, a ‘Dallas investment manager’ and ‘financial talking head,’ concocted,
spearheaded and actively participated with Fox News and the White House in a
concerted scheme to promote ‘fake news.’ … Evaluating the August 1 Report as a
whole, the Court finds because of material additions and misleading
juxtapositions, an objectively reasonable reader could conclude the report
mischaracterized Plaintiff’s role in the Seth Rich investigation and ‘thereby cast
more suspicion on [Plaintiff’s] actions than an accurate account would have
warranted.’ … The August 1 Report as a whole is reasonably capable of a
defamatory meaning because it goes ‘beyond merely reporting materially true
facts.’ … The August 1 Report also juxtaposed facts in a possibly misleading way
… The Court finds the August 1 Report, as a whole, can be reasonably understood
as stating the meaning Plaintiff proposes and is capable of defamatory meaning.””

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