Thomas Schuckman's Discussions (889)

Discussions Replied To (889) Replies Latest Activity

ADMIN

"To all the many friends that I've made on this Tea Party web site: I am quitting my…"

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 12, 2015 to Muslim Supremacist Leaders Go After Facebook and Twitter Demanding Islamic Speech Restrictions

57 Jan 12, 2015
Reply by Thomas Schuckman

ADMIN

"Does anyone here ever get sick to their stomach just worrying when the USA will suff…"

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 10, 2015 to Americans Reject Obama's Unlimited Government

24 Jan 10, 2015
Reply by Thomas Schuckman

ADMIN

"THANK YOU, for all that Info !!  I don't doubt it one bit."

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 10, 2015 to Mark Levin – Sick And Tired Dems Want A Conservative Republican Leader – That Doesn’t Mean Another Bush

25 Jan 10, 2015
Reply by Mark Smithey

ADMIN

"Al,  some folks work harder at staying out of work than we do at work!  Laziness in…"

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 9, 2015 to Race War: Black Protesters Storm Cafes, Scream at White People Eating Brunch… Where’s Al Sharpton?

178 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by Thomas Schuckman

ADMIN

"Learn how to make a great sandwich at home and bag it !  Buy some fruit and celery."

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 8, 2015 to MICHELLE BANS MAYO: Students, ‘The Trash Can Is More Full Than My Stomach’

106 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by Marcus Christopher

ADMIN

"Gray,  If you want to learn where to buy good ammo., for a cheap, reasonable price, …"

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 8, 2015 to Report: Paris Shooting Reprisal for ISIS Airstrikes

23 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by Michael Gervais

ADMIN

"Marilyn,  That pic is so cool.  I love it !  I like pigs too, being a farm boy from…"

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 8, 2015 to Report: Paris Shooting Reprisal for ISIS Airstrikes

23 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by Michael Gervais

"No thanks,  I'm driving that day... lol."

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 8, 2015 to MUSLIMS SLAUGHTER 12 IN PARIS: A ‘Revenge Attack’ Over Mohammed Cartoons

51 Jan 8, 2015
Reply by Thomas Schuckman

"And only a Frog would toss a dumb-dumb, fake grenade...  duh!  Is that supposed to s…"

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 8, 2015 to REVENGE: French Attack Mosques And Blow Up A Muslim Kebab Shop

202 Jan 26, 2015
Reply by Marcus Christopher

"Very interesting, but nothing I didn't already know for a fact.   So many of US will…"

Thomas Schuckman replied Jan 8, 2015 to Question of the day 01/08/2014

13 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by John Barr

RSS

LIGHTER SIDE

 

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

ALERT ALERT

 Judge Orders Mueller To Prove  Russia Meddled In Election 

Judge Dabney L. Friedrich

A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.

Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. – one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller’s team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request – effectively telling prosecutors ‘well, they’re here.’

Concord was accused in the indictment of supporting the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian ‘troll farm’ accused of trying to influence the 2016 US election.

On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller’s prosecutors if she should assume they aren’t accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Concord has asked Dabney to throw out the charges – claiming that Mueller’s office fabricated a crime, and that there is no law against interfering in elections.

According to the judge’s request for clarification, the Justice Department has argued that it doesn’t have to show that Concord had a legal duty to report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Rather, the allegation is that the company knowingly engaged in deceptive acts that precluded the FEC, or the Justice Department, from ascertaining whether they had broken the law. -Bloomberg

On Monday, Friedrich raised questions over whether the special counsel’s office could prove a key element of their case – saying that it was “hard to see” how allegations of Russian influence were intended to interfere with US government operations vs. simply “confusing voters,” reports law.com.

During a 90-minute hearing, Friedrich questioned prosecutor Jonathan Kravis about how the government would be able to show the Russian defendants were aware of the Justice Department and FEC’s functions and then deliberately sought to skirt them.

“You still have to show knowledge of the agencies and what they do. How do you do that?” Friedrich asked.

Kravis, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, argued that the government needed only to show that Concord Management and the other defendants were generally aware that the U.S. government “regulates and monitors” foreign participation in American politics. That awareness, Kravis said, could be inferred from the Russians’ alleged creation of fake social media accounts that appeared to be run by U.S. citizens and “computer infrastructure” intended to mask the Russian origin of the influence operation.

“That is deception that is directed at a higher level,” Kravis said. Kravis appeared in court with Michael Dreeben, a top Justice Department appellate lawyer on detail to the special counsel’s office. -law.com

Concord pleaded not guilty in May. Their attorney, Eric Dubelier – a partner at Reed Smith, has described the election meddling charges as “make believe,” arguing on Monday that Mueller’s indictment against Concord “doesn’t charge a crime.”

“There is no statute of interfering with an election. There just isn’t,” said Dubelier, who added that Mueller’s office alleged a “made-up crime to fit the facts they have.”

Dubelier added that the case against Concord Management is the first in US history “where anyone has ever been charged with defrauding the Justice Department” through their failure to register under FARA.

© 2018   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service