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Blagojevich sentencing day 1 morning recap, December 6, 2011, Susan Berger live coverage, Judge Zagel comments

Blagojevich sentencing day 1 morning recap, December 6, 2011, Susan Berger live coverage, Judge Zagel comments

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

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

From Susan Berger live at the Rod Blagojevich sentencing hearing, December 6, 2011. 

“Recap of the Blagojevich sentencing morning session”

“The courtroom was packed. Rod is wearing a navy pinstripe suit. Looks paler than usual. Been alternating wringing his hands and clenching his jaw during proceedings. Patti is seate between her brother Rich who often has his arm around her and her sister Deb Mell. She is dressed in a grey pinstripe jacket and white top. She looks paler than when I last saw her and seems serious. This morning the Government and Defense both stated their cases- pretty much the same as has been reported in the recent court filings. The Defense says Blagojevich didn’t take anything, that he relied on his advisors and that indeed Childrens got their legislation and the racetrack passed their legislation. The Prosecution said “It is not an issue how much money was involved- the issue is what he wanted to obtain” They stressed that Blagojevich was the only one who stood to benefit- not his aides. Judge Zagel made a few points: – that Blagojevich’s failure to complete an offense does not necessarily lessen his culpability -“The Governor of Illinois had the power to inflict penalties on those who did not pay” -The recorded voice of the Defendant mentions $1.5 million – speaks only of this amount- that was the benefit he had in mind. In a very real sense that is what he said. The demand might have been more “the valuation is based on his words””

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Rod Blagojevich sentencing, December 6, 2011, Judge James B. Zagel, 10:00 AM, Courtroom 2503 (JBZ), Tapes motion denied, John Wyma Testimony?

Rod Blagojevich sentencing, December 6, 2011, Judge James B. Zagel, 10:00 AM, Courtroom 2503 (JBZ), Tapes motion denied, John Wyma Testimony?

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

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Why has the Blagojevich defense team been denied access to the government wiretaps?”…Citizen Wells

Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, is scheduled for sentencing next Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in the courtroom of Judge James B Zagel.

Daily Calendar

Tuesday, December 6, 2011  (As of 11/29/11 at 05:47:57 AM 

Honorable James B. Zagel                    Courtroom 2503 (JBZ)

1:08-cr-00888   USA v. Blagojevich                     10:00   Sentencing


Once again the Blagojevich defense team has been denied access to over 150 wiretaps. Of course this means we have been denied access as well.

From the Chicago Tribune November 28, 2011.

“Judge denies Blagojevich request to hear new tapes”

“The federal judge who will sentence Rod Blagojevich had harsh words for the former Illinois governor’s attorneys as he denied a request Monday to play new federal wiretap tapes in court.

Blagojevich was convicted at two separate trials on 18 corruption counts, including allegations he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat. Blagojevich will be sentenced next week, and his lawyers last week submitted a list of 180 secret tape recordings the FBI made of the governor and others.

Parts of some recordings were played during his trials, but Blagojevich has long argued that authorities should “play all the tapes.” He says some of the recordings hold evidence demonstrating his innocence.

But Judge James Zagel said Blagojevich’s attorneys hadn’t said what they specifically wanted to prove and what sections of the tapes they wanted to use, echoing complaints made by federal prosecutors.

“What this motion requests is my blind approval of the use of whatever excerpts it decides are relevant to `lack of ill intent’ and admissible … at sentencing,” Zagel said. “That request is denied.””

“The judge scheduled a Friday hearing on another Blagojevich request related to a government witness, John Wyma. Blagojevich’s attorneys are questioning whether Wyma helped the government “in exchange for a government benefit.” Prosecutors denied that allegation at trial.”

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From the Chicago SunTimes November 28, 2011.

“Blago’s lawyers want hearing based on new John Wyma information”

“Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers are asking for a special hearing to discuss what they say is new information regarding a key witness at the former governor’s trial.

They are asking U.S. District Judge James Zagel for an evidentiary hearing regarding the testimony of onetime Blagojevich friend and lobbyist John Wyma, arguing they weren’t allowed to properly cross examine him at trial. It was Wyma’s cooperation in 2008 that led to FBI wiretaps against the now-convicted ex-governor.

In a weekend filing, lawyers questioned whether the government properly vetted information against Wyma that was provided by a cooperating Tony Rezko. Rezko, a onetime fund-raiser to Blagojevich convicted on 16 counts of corruption, was sentenced to 10 ½ years last week.

In filings regarding Rezko’s sentencing, Wyma’s cooperation with the government is discussed, including that Rezko told prosecutors that he tried to extract a campaign contribution through Wyma from Provena Health, whom Wyma represented as a lobbyist at the time.

Lawyers question whether bribery was involved when Provena was granted a certificate of need from an Illinois hospital board. Rezko told prosecutors in private sessions that Provena had a dispute with someone on the hospital board and resolved it by paying the board member, according to the Blagojevich defense filing. Prosecutors say the charge was unsubstantiated.

“Blagojevich did not have any knowledge about and was absolutely unaware of the Provena activities of Rezko and Wyma,” the filing says.

It says after Rezko gave the information to prosecutors, Wyma was hit with a subpoena.

“Shortly after Wyma received this grand jury subpoena, he agreed to be, and became, an informant for the government. This allowed the government to obtain a wiretap on Blagojevich’s telephones,” lawyers wrote.

After the taps were secured, Blagojevich’s lawyers said, prosecutors deemed Rezko’s information “not substantiated.”

“If the incriminating evidence against Wyma was not substantiated because it was not investigated, the government’s statement is misleading,” defense lawyers wrote.

Provena officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Blagojevich’s lawyer, Shelly Sorosky, said the new information was based on filings before Rezko’s sentencing, where both sides agree Rezko’s cooperation led the government to Wyma.”

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Hollister v Soetoro update, December 6, 2010, Colonel Gregory Hollister lawsuit, Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Hollister v Soetoro update, December 6, 2010, Colonel Gregory Hollister lawsuit, Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Despite the Orwellian lies being told in the mainstream media by the likes of Anderson Cooper, not only have there been more than a couple of lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility, the second one in a few weeks is on the US Supreme Court docket and it was also filed by a military officer.

Citizen Wells November 8, 2010.

“For Immediate Release – 8 Nov 2010

Kerchner et al v Obama & Congress et al Petition for Writ of Certiorari Distributed for Conference by the Justices on 23 Nov 2010

Contact Attorney Mario Apuzzo for more details and comment at:
Mario Apuzzo, Esq., Jamesburg, New Jersey
Tel: 732-521-1900, Fax: 732-521-3906
Email: apuzzo@erols.com
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Pennsylvania USA
Lead Plaintiff, Kerchner et al v Obama et al

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Gregory S. Hollister, Colonel, USAF, Retired, has a Petition for Writ of Certiorari on the docket of the US Supreme Court.

“Ladies and Gentlemen,
My lawsuit against Obama has reached the US Supreme Court (copy of Docket attached).  Our legal team has done everything gratis to this point – however, there are certain costs we cannot avoid in moving forward to get a final ruling.
Having said that, I am including a link to a website I am still refining requesting donations to help defray costs for the effort.  We have held off on doing this for two years but it is time for me to solicit help. 
Therefore, please review the US Supreme Court docket and the website at the link and provide comments, suggestions and any donations you can afford.  Please feel free to forward to any and all you think may be interested as well.
We have been trying to get a website up for our non-profit but not there yet so I have done this through our for profit corporation.  Therefore, I will donate a majority of what is contributed to our non-profit and pay tax on the remainder as “income” so you are fully aware of what we are doing.
The website link is www.ResurgentEagle.com
Sincere thanks and best regards
Greg Hollister

Gregory S. Hollister, Colonel, USAF, Retired
President, Hollister Enterprises LLC

No. 10-678  
Gregory S. Hollister, Petitioner
Barry Soetoro, et al.
Docketed: November 23, 2010
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  Case Nos.: (09-5080)
  Decision Date: March 22, 2010
  Rehearing Denied: August 23, 2010
~~~Date~~~  ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 22 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2010)
Nov 22 2010 Appendix of Gregory S. Hollister filed. (Volumes I, II, III)

~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:    
John David Hemenway 4816 Rodman Street, NW (202) 244-4819
  Washington, DC  20016  
Party name: Gregory S. Hollister
Attorneys for Respondents:    
Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General (202) 514-2217
  United States Department of Justice  
  950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  
  Washington, DC  20530-0001  
Party name: Barry Soetoro, et al.



LTC Terry Lakin Court Martial, Wrong man being tried, Obama in handcuffs, Lakin commanding officer(s) guilty, Citizen Wells open thread, December 6, 2010

LTC Terry Lakin Court Martial, Wrong man being tried, Obama in handcuffs, Lakin commanding officer(s) guilty

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

December 6, 1941, though concerned about growing conflicts abroad, most US citizens went about their daily activities in relative normalcy. There were plenty of warning signs and then as now, high ranking military officers ignored them. We have deja vue all over again and too many high ranking military officers are engaging in status quo.

By mid 2008 and certainly by the time Philip J. Berg filed his famous lawsuit in August 2008, the Citizen Wells folks and thousands of other concerned Americans were trying to get the attention of congressmen and state election officials to question Obama’s eligibility. I personally contacted the NC Secretary of State office and board of elections office multiple times. My reasons were twofold. One to inform them of the eligibility issues in hopes that they would perform their constitutional duty. Second, to hold them accountable. They have no excuse and should be prosecuted.

We continue to contact members of congress and should keep doing so. Several states have initiatives to require proof of eligibility going forward. Texas legislator Leo Berman has sponsored a bill to require proof. He has also spoken out openly challenging Obama’s eligibility and asking to see a legitimate birth certificate.

LTC Terry Lakin is facing court martial for refusing to deploy. He questions illegal orders that ultimately, in the chain of command, flow from the Commander in Chief. LTC Lakin, unlike many of his contemporaries has done the research to arrive at the same conclusion that any other rational, informed American would come to. That is, there is no legitimate proof that Obama is eligible, compelling evidence that he is not eligible and the documented fact that Obama has employed numerous private and government attorneys for over two years to avoid presenting a llegitimate birth certificate and college records.

LTC Terry Lakin’s Company Commander, Captain Kelby R. Mowery, was informed of and aware of the eligibility issues. Captain Mowery also took an oath to defend the US Constitution. He is also subject to the following, as quoted in Lakin’s April 1, 2009 memorandum.

“Reviewing FM 6-22 Army Leadership (especially most of chapter 2, para 4-73 thru 4-77) grounds me in my belief that I have a duty to submit this concern. I have agreed to live by the Army Values of LDRSHIP, and these values directly apply: Loyalty – Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers; Selfless Service – Put the welfare of the Nation, the Army, and subordinates before your own. Integrity – Do what’s right–legally and morally. I also have agreed to expect the same from my Leaders.”

It appears to me that the wrong man is on trial. Captain Mowery and anyone else in the military having the knowledge that LTC Terry Lakin has who has not taken steps to challenge Obama and especially those trying to silence LTC Lakin are guilty of a series of Treason like acts and minimally have not taken their oath of office seriously.

I will say it to their face.

Obama should be in handcuffs.