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Deborah Sines former Assistant United Stated Attorney served subpoena by Attorney Eden Quainton, Aaron Rich v Butowsky et al, Expert witness Larry Johnson

Deborah Sines former Assistant United Stated Attorney served subpoena by Attorney Eden Quainton, Aaron Rich v Butowsky et al, Expert witness Larry Johnson

“The FBI clearly has records pertaining to Seth Rich, and it has withheld those
records in bad faith.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger October 11, 2019

“Ms. Sines’s testimony flatly contradicts the FBI’s claims that (1) it did not investigate matters pertaining to Mr. Rich; (2) it did not examine his computer; and (3) it conducted a “reasonable” search but could not locate any records or communications about Mr. Rich. Specifically, Ms. Sines’s testimony flatly contradicts the affidavit testimony of FBI Section Chief David M. Hardy.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger March 29, 2020

“Plaintiff’s attempt to deflect attention from his attorneys’ massive commitment of resources points to one of the central puzzles in this litigation: why are so many lawyers and their allies in the media and political establishment so committed to stamping out and branding as “lies,” “fake news,” “disinformation,” “contrived narratives,” “concocted stories” any suggesting that Seth or Aaron Rich were involved in transmitting DNC emails to Wikileaks?”…Aaron Rich v Butowsky, et al May 18, 2020

 

From Aaron Rich v Edward Butowsky, et al filed May 18, 2020.

STATUS REPORT UPDATE

“The Status Report filed by Defendants Edward Butowsky and Matthew Couch on May 11, 2020 pursuant to the order of Judge Richard J. Leon, dated April 23, 2020, Dkt. 182, is hereby updated to state that former Assistant United Stated Attorney Deborah Sines has been served with a subpoena for a deposition to be held on June 22, 2020.”

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.194794/gov.uscourts.dcd.194794.207.0.pdf

EXPERT WITNESS LARRY JOHNSON’S
REPLY TO OPPOSITION TO CROSS-MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND SANCTIONS

“In the introduction Plaintiff insists on casting himself as David to Defendant’s Goliath. This continues to be absurd. Defendant is represented in this litigation by a solo practitioner with a single (and otherwise occupied) associate. Plaintiff, on the other hand, is backed by two of the most profitable law firms in American history, with the combined firepower of two sets of partners, associates, paralegals, secretaries, word processors and tech support staff. Defendant is
truly armed with a slingshot and Plaintiff has not one but an army of javelin throwers.1

That Mr. Butowsky is also being harassed in a separate lawsuit claiming, in a wildly implausible flight of fancy, that he conspired with President Trump to intentionally target a grieving family is of course completely irrelevant. Plaintiff’s attempt to deflect attention from his attorneys’ massive commitment of resources points to one of the central puzzles in this litigation: why are so many lawyers and their allies in the media and political establishment so committed to stamping out and branding as “lies,” “fake news,” “disinformation,” “contrived
narratives,” “concocted stories” any suggesting that Seth or Aaron Rich were involved in transmitting DNC emails to Wikileaks?

The question readily answers itself: the professional, media and political elite are heavily invested in the now debunked Trump-Russia conspiracy theory and are desperate to “squash” – in the words of one of the early FBI investigators responding to alternative theories to their pet Guccifer 2.0 claim – any honest investigation of the origins of the conspiracy theory, including
the evidence-free “assessment” that Russia military intelligence hacked the DNC servers as part of a plot to support Donald Trump.”

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.194794/gov.uscourts.dcd.194794.206.0.pdf

From Citizen Wells May 14, 2020.

From the Attorney Ty Clevenger letter to ODNI Director Richard Grenell dated May 7, 2020.

“I am reliably informed that the NSA or its partners intercepted at least some
of the communications between Mr. Rich and Wikileaks. Before elaborating on
that, however, I should first note the extent to which the “deep state” has already
tried to cover up information about Mr. Rich. In an October 9, 2018 affidavit
submitted in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, FBI section chief David M.
Hardy testified that (1) the FBI did not investigate any matters pertaining to Mr.
Rich, and (2) the FBI was unable to locate any records about Mr. Rich. Both
claims were unequivocally false.”

“On March 20, 2020, I deposed former Asst. U.S. Attorney Deborah Sines,
the prosecutor assigned to the Seth Rich murder case. She testified that (1) the FBI investigated a possible intrusion into Mr. Rich’s electronic accounts; (2) the FBI examined Mr. Rich’s computer; and (3) the FBI did have records pertaining to Mr. Rich. Ms. Sines further testified that she met with a prosecutor and an FBI agent from Mr. Mueller’s team (ergo there should be an FD-302 form from that
interview). Again, this flatly contradicts the FBI’s official narrative that (1) Mr.
Rich was never the subject.””

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Julian Assange extradition case: Lady Emma Arbuthnot Westminster chief magistrate no longer presiding, Multiple conflicts of interest

Julian Assange extradition case: Lady Emma Arbuthnot Westminster chief magistrate no longer presiding, Multiple conflicts of interest

“The FBI clearly has records pertaining to Seth Rich, and it has withheld those
records in bad faith.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger October 11, 2019

“Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ Needed Julian Assange Arrested”…The Conservative Treehouse November 3, 2019

“Attorney General Barr: Julian Assange is the key witness who can prove the Russians did not hack the DNC servers. Assange knows the source of the leak. He is deteriorating in Belmarsh Prison in England. Protect Assange.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Consortium News.

“Arbuthnot Out as Assange’s Judge, Says WikiLeaks Lawyer Jen Robinson

UPDATED: WikiLeaks lawyer Jen Robinson said Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the judge presiding over Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings who is embroiled in a conflict of interest, will no longer be sitting on the case.

Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate enmeshed in a conflict of interest, will no longer be presiding over the extradition proceedings of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, said WikiLeaks lawyer Jen Robinson, at an event in Sydney on Friday night .

“Yes, there was some controversy about her sitting on the case,” Robinson said. “She won’t be sitting on the case going forward.”  Robinson told Australian journalist Quentin Dempster at the event that she was “not sure” who would take over from Arbuthnot.”

“The report said that Arbuthnot’s husband, Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, a former British defense minister, “has financial links to the British military establishment, including institutions and individuals exposed by WikiLeaks.” It said the judge herself had also received gifts “including from a military and cybersecurity company exposed by WikiLeaks.”

The Daily Maverick reported further on Friday:

“The son of Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate overseeing the extradition proceedings of Julian Assange, is the vice-president and cyber-security adviser of a firm heavily invested in a company founded by GCHQ and MI5 which seeks to stop data leaks, it can be revealed.

Alexander Arbuthnot’s employer, the private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, has a multimillion-pound investment in Darktrace, a cyber-security company which is also staffed by officials recruited directly from the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

These intelligence agencies are behind the US government’s prosecution of Julian Assange for publishing secret documents. Darktrace has also had access to two former UK prime ministers and former US President Barack Obama.”

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https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/16/arbuthnot-out-as-assanges-judge-says-wikileaks-lawyer-jen-robinson/

 

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Julian Assange key witness, Why Barr should protect, Why Brennan Strzok and DOJ needed Assange arrested, Ellen Ratner and Rep. Rohrabacher confirmed

Julian Assange key witness, Why Barr should protect, Why Brennan Strzok and DOJ needed Assange arrested, Ellen Ratner and Rep. Rohrabacher confirmed

“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 23, 2019

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

“The FBI clearly has records pertaining to Seth Rich, and it has withheld those
records in bad faith.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger October 11, 2019

 

Julian Assange is the key witness who can prove the Russians did not hack the DNC servers.

Assange knows the source of the leak.

He is deteriorating in Belmarsh Prison in England.

The facts and why Julian Assange is the key witness in the DNC leak and disproving a Russian hack:

  1. Julian Assange, in a January 4, 2017 CNN video states: “Our source is not the Russian Government”
  2. Fox News analyst Ellen Ratner, representing the left, at a Embry University symposium on November 9, 2016: “Ellen Ratner can confirm that the Saturday before the Election 2016, she met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for 3 hours. He told her that Russia did not “hack” the DNC, it was from an internal source.”
  3.  Rep. Rohrabacher, in a August 2017 interview with John Solomon of the The Hill, stated: “Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said, “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”
  4. Attorney Ty Clevenger: “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.”

Julian Assange is clearly a  key witness in the Russian hack false narrative.

His safety should be a priority.

From Citizen Wells October 26, 2019.

“Attorney General Barr:

Julian Assange is being persecuted in Belmarsh Prison.

He is being kept there by the deep state.

He has already stated that the Russians were not the source of the DNC leaks.

He knows the source of the leaks.

He is the key non government witness.

Ellen Ratner, sister of a former Assange attorney met with Julian Assange and he told her the leaks were done by an insider.

Allowing Assange to languish in prison, further deteriorate and possibly die is not only a human rights violation but another travesty in the Justice Department handling of cases.

John Durham has apparently begun a criminal prosecution.

Julian Assange’s safety should have already been secured.

Promise him immunity and release him now.

Wells”

https://citizenwells.com/2019/10/26/attorney-general-barr-why-are-you-not-protecting-key-witness-julian-assange-answer-to-russian-collusion-hoax-mueller-deep-state-coverup/

The Deep State, DNC, Obama administration carryovers, and DOJ, FBI and CIA anti Trumpers and those subject to prosecution, obviously want Assange in Belmarsh Prison.

From The Conservative Treehouse November 3, 2019.

“Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ Needed Julian Assange Arrested – And Why UK Officials Obliged…

According to recent reports U.S. Attorney John Durham and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr are spending time on a narrowed focus looking carefully at CIA activity in the 2016 presidential election.  One recent quote from a media-voice increasingly sympathetic to a political deep-state notes:

“One British official with knowledge of Barr’s wish list presented to London commented that “it is like nothing we have come across before, they are basically asking, in quite robust terms, for help in doing a hatchet job on their own intelligence services””. (Link)

It is interesting that quote comes from a British intelligence official, as there appears to be mounting evidence of an extensive CIA operation that likely involved U.K. intelligence services.  In addition, and as a direct outcome, there is an aspect to the CIA operation that overlaps with both a U.S. and U.K. need to keep Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under tight control.  In this outline we will explain where corrupt U.S. and U.K. interests merge.”

“All of this engagement directly controlled by U.S. intelligence; and all of this intended to give a specific Russia impression.  This predicate is presumably what John Durham is currently reviewing.

The key point of all that background is to see how committed the CIA and FBI were to the constructed narrative of Russia interfering with the 2016 election.  The CIA, FBI, and by extension the DOJ, put a hell of a lot of work into it.  Intelligence community work that Durham is now unraveling.

We also know specifically that John Durham is looking at the construct of the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA); and talking to CIA analysts who participated in the construct of the January 2017 report that bolstered the false appearance of Russian interference in the 2016 election.  This is important because it ties in to the next part that involves Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

On April 11th, 2019, the Julian Assange indictment  was unsealed in the EDVA.  From the indictment we discover it was under seal since March 6th, 2018:”

 

“The FBI investigation took place prior to December 2017, it was coordinated through the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) where Dana Boente was U.S. Attorney at the time.  The grand jury indictment was sealed from March of 2018 until after Mueller completed his investigation, April 2019.

Why the delay?

What was the DOJ waiting for?

Here’s where it gets interesting….

The FBI submission to the Grand Jury in December of 2017 was four months after congressman Dana Rohrabacher talked to Julian Assange in August of 2017: “Assange told a U.S. congressman … he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents … did not come from Russia.”

(August 2017, The Hill Via John Solomon) Julian Assange told a U.S. congressman on Tuesday he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents he published during last year’s election did not come from Russia and promised additional helpful information about the leaks in the near future.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who is friendly to Russia and chairs an important House subcommittee on Eurasia policy, became the first American congressman to meet with Assange during a three-hour private gathering at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for years.

Rohrabacher recounted his conversation with Assange to The Hill.

“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said, “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”

Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Trump. (read more)

Knowing how much effort the CIA and FBI put into the Russia collusion-conspiracy narrative, it would make sense for the FBI to take keen interest after this August 2017 meeting between Rohrabacher and Assange; and why the FBI would quickly gather specific evidence (related to Wikileaks and Bradley Manning) for a grand jury by December 2017.

Within three months of the grand jury the DOJ generated an indictment and sealed it in March 2018.  The EDVA sat on the indictment while the Mueller probe was ongoing.

As soon as the Mueller probe ended, on April 11th, 2019, a planned and coordinated effort between the U.K. and U.S. was executed; Julian Assange was forcibly arrested and removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and the EDVA indictment was unsealed (link).”

I urge you to read more:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/11/03/why-john-brennan-peter-strzok-and-doj-needed-julian-assange-arrested-and-why-uk-officials-obliged/

Attorney General Barr and John Durham, I hope you are in the process of righting this wrong.

God help us if you don’t.

Wells

 

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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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Seth Rich murder and probable leak to Wikileaks kept alive in Butowsky v. Folkenflik NPR et al, Ed Butowsky ups ante in September 30, 2019 amended complaint

Seth Rich murder and probable leak to Wikileaks kept alive in Butowsky v. Folkenflik NPR et al, Ed Butowsky ups ante in September 30, 2019 amended complaint

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

 

From the Second Amended Complaint in Ed Butowsky v. David Folkenflik, NPR, et al filed September 30, 2019.

“Plaintiff, Ed Butowsky, in his personal and professional capacities, by counsel, pursuant to Rule 15(a)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the “Rules”), files the following Amended Complaint against Defendants, David Folkenflik (“Folkenflik”), National Public radio, Inc. (“NPR”), Edith Chapin (“Chapin”), Leslie Cook (“Cook”), and Pallavi Gogoi (“Gogoi”), jointly and severally.

Plaintiff seeks (a) compensatory damages and punitive damages in a sum not less than $60,000,000.00, (b) prejudgment interest on the principal sum awarded by the Jury from August 1, 2017 to the date of Judgment at the rate of five percent (5%) per year, and (c) costs – arising out of the Defendants’ defamation per se, business disparagement and civil conspiracy.”

“1. This is a case about collusion between a media correspondent and a lawyer. This case involves misconduct by the unethical and reckless journalist, who was spoon-fed a false narrative about President Trump and Fox News with instructions to leak the fake story online and in social media in the early morning hours of August 1, 2017.
2. The four (4) foundational principles of ethical journalism are:
● Seek Truth and Report It;
● Minimize Harm;
● Act Independently; and
● Be Accountable and Transparent.”

“5. Between August 1, 2017 and March 14, 2018, Folkenflik and NPR published multiple online articles and republished those articles to new target audiences via Twitter – articles and tweets in which they made and repeated false and defamatory statements of and concerning Butowsky, including:
AUGUST 1, 2017
“Behind Fox News’ Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale”
https://www.npr.org/2017/08/01/540783715/lawsuit-alleges-fox-news-and-trump-supporter-created-fake-news-story
● Fox News’ May 16, 2017 story, “Seth Rich, slain DNC staffer, had contact with WikiLeaks, say multiple sources”, was “baseless”; ● The Fox News story was a “fake news story” (emphasis in original); ● The Fox News story was a “deceptive story”;
● “Butowsky presented himself as a good Samaritan who came across a sliver of information about Seth Rich’s death and shared it with the Riches”;
● Wheeler did “not make great headway” in his investigation of the murder of Seth Rich.
● “The FBI informs Butowsky, Wheeler and Zimmerman that the agency is not assisting the Washington, D.C., police on the investigation – undercutting claims about an FBI report.”
● “Zimmerman’s online story … cites Wheeler, incorporating two key quotations from Wheeler that do not appear on video. In each, the private investigator seemingly takes ownership of the accusations”; ● “Despite his misgivings, Wheeler plays along” with the fake news promoted by Butowsky and Zimmerman.”

“7. Folkenflik and NPR acted with actual malice and reckless disregard for the truth. Hungry to publish a scandalous story about the President of the United States and Fox and to aid and abet Wigdor’s effort to extort money from Fox, Folkenflik failed to verify the information Wigdor secretly provided before releasing it on NPR.org, to NPR’s radio listeners via Morning Edition, and to millions upon millions via Twitter. In spite of serious doubts as to the veracity of his source, Folkenflik blindly accepted Wigdor’s false statements without ever once questioning Wigdor’s (and his client, Rod Wheeler’s), motive to lie. Folkenflik disregarded known sources of information that flatly contradicted the false narrative peddled by Wigdor. In promoting Wigdor’s story, Folkenflik misrepresented, distorted and oversimplified facts and issues. Folkenflik failed to gather, update and correct information throughout the life of his story, allowing the false narrative to build momentum and take on a life of its own. Folkenflik engaged in baseless stereotyping and allowed his (and Wigdor’s) extreme bias to shape his reporting. Folkenflik published and republished the story in such a way and to such audiences and extremes as to maximize the insult, pain, humiliation and embarrassment to Ed Butowsky in both his personal and professional capacities. Folkenflik pandered to lurid curiosity about the President and fake news about “Russian collusion”, rather than tell the truth.”

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https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txed.183024/gov.uscourts.txed.183024.72.0.pdf

 

 

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