Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

Federal Prosecutor Alleges Boss Pressured Him To Engage in 'Unethical Conduct'; Judge Calls Abuses 'Egregious,' 'Pervasive,” and “Reprehensible”

Judge Morrison C. England Jr.

Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the entire judiciary recused from a case another judge called “egregious” and “reprehensible”

In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California.

In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new evidence and disclosures are being taken seriously by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California—as they should be. In a shocking action, Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California.

Sierra Pacific Industries and other defendants were compelled to pay $55 million to the United States over a period of five years and transfer 22,500 acres of land to settle massive litigation brought against them by the United States alleging that they caused a 2007 fire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. Sierra Pacific has always maintained that the fire started elsewhere and that the state and federal investigators and Department attorneys lied. Now that settlement may go up in smoke because of the new evidence of outrageous misconduct by the federal prosecutors and the investigators from state and federal offices, as well as findings earlier this year by a state judge.

In an extraordinary development, Judge England, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, ordered the recusal of all the Eastern District judges from the case because of serious allegations that the Court itself was defrauded by the government in the original prosecution. To avoid any appearance of partiality, he has referred the case to Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to appoint a judge from outside the Eastern District to handle the case going forward. Judge Kozinski has excoriated prosecutors for failing to meet their legal and ethical obligations.

The order notes that the defendants filed an action this week to set aside the $55 million settlement because, as the defendants allege, “the United States presented false evidence to the Defendants and the Court; advanced arguments to the Court premised on that false evidence; or, for which material evidence had been withheld, and obtaining court rulings based thereon; prepared key Moonlight Fire investigators for depositions, and allowed them to repeatedly give false testimony about the most important aspects of their investigation; and failed to disclose the facts and circumstances associated with the Moonlight Fire lead investigator’s direct financial interest in the outcome of the investigation arising from an illegal bank account that has since been exposed and terminated.”

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Now who do we believe. The Govt or Sierra Pacific.

I damm sure don't believe the Federal Government. Every word out of Obama or any of his cronies mouth is nothing but a lie.

Hmm, let me see. The government said that we could keep our health plans (a lie), our premiums would go down an average of $2500 (a lie, they are going up by that much), Ebola wouldn't come the the U.S. (it did), we can stop Ebola in it's tracks (we didn't), our Southern Border is more secure than ever (it's a sieve), Benghazi occurred because of a video (another lie) and other lies ad infitum. If I were betting, my money would be on Sierra Pacific. 

My vote is for Serra Pacific. The government is no longer deserving trust of any kind.

We can blame the govt for so many lies,etc., but it is the VOTERS that are to blame. They cannot vote for anyone but a party member (liberal-democrat).

Turning the matter over to the Ninth Circus will prove to be another travesty.  These BOZOs have no idea what the word "justice" means.

Just another money & land grab. Just ask farmers, ranchers, & the states what the feds are up to.

    Just this issue by itself should force the DOJ to be purged of the likes of Holder and all top management and a Bi-Partisan group of Senators used to monitor and take over it's functions until it can be reorganized and made effective again . Plus all documents needed by Congress to do it's investigative work should be secured and supplied to each committee as needed . 

Where are the orders to investigate and INDICT the judges and prosecutors who acted illegally in this matter?  It is not enough to recuse them there must be indictments for any laws broken, including disbarment proceedings for unethical conduct.

Congress should take the matter under advisement and begin investigation to impeach any justices that acted improperly.

There was a time when we could trust the Government/Courts and Congress to do the jobs they were hired by vote to do. Sadly,that has all changed.

The only way I see to correct that condition of CORRUPTION, is to RID OURSELVES of those who are the seed of this corruption, starting at the top of the chain - THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO ARE IN CHARGE OF GIVING ORDERS - the entire Obama Administration.

The Democrats (esp. Harry Reid and company) and those of both sides that supported by voting in support of Obamas' directives, MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE TO THE AMERICANS WHO VOTED THEM IN OFFICE.That goes double for the Courts and Congress!

If they have been "re-elected" this year or for this term, they must prove that their voting record was coerced by Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid/ John Boehner, et. al,.It should be held for a "re-call" vote.

I BELIEVE FIRST IN GOD and secondly I BELIEVE IN AMERICANS to stand by our convictions upon which this country was founded and has fought for survival.

Congress can't even muster the courage to impeach the head of the Justice Dept. that is encouraging this type of illegal behavior. I agree that the judges should be impeached, prosecuted, etc., but I'm pessimistic about it ever happening. The only bright spot in this sorry episode is the integrity shown by Judge England.

I say it is the voters fault.  They keep re-electing the same crooks into office. Not only are the govt people to blame !




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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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