For the last decade or so, the news has been full of the ascension of “former Enron Task Force prosecutors” to the highest halls of the White House, the Department of Justice, and the FBI. Why are these former prosecutors—whose actual record has been described by Business Insider as one of utter humiliation—being promoted by Presidents from both political parties?
Who are these people?
Let’s start with Christopher Wray—just named to head the FBI. The media has widely touted his impeccable credentials, which are impressive on their face, but we’d be remiss if we failed to waive a red flag of warning, given his role in overseeing the work of the Enron Task Force from 2003 until he left the Department in 2005. Thankfully, Wray himself did not make it into my book, but his Task Force Director Andrew Weissmann is a lead antagonist. Weissmann was just named to join former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s Russia “collusion” investigation.
Let’s examine the real record of the Enron Task Force—what you never saw in the news. Formed in early 2002, they made sweetheart deals with the actual criminals (Andrew Fastow & Michael Kopper) who stole millions and destroyed Enron; they coerced guilty pleas from people who were innocent but couldn’t continue to fight—financially, physically or emotionally—or who believed the prosecutors threats of a life in prison; and, they threatened witnesses with perjury indictments if the witnesses’ recollection of the facts differed from the “view” of the Task Force. Some defendants successfully defended against two trials, but caved in the face of a third prosecution for the same offenses. You thought they couldn’t do that, didn’t you?
Before Mr. Wray’s tenure in the Department of Justice as head of its criminal division, which began in 2003, the Task Force—primarily Leslie Caldwell, Andrew Weissmann and Matthew Friedrich—created a new crime and destroyed Arthur Andersen LLP and its 85,000 jobs—for nothing. “In a trial rife with prosecutorial misconduct obviously calculated to win at any cost,” they obtained a conviction, but only after 10 days of jury deliberations.
Three years later, the Supreme Court reversed the Andersen conviction in a unanimous decision, holding that Andersen’s conduct was not criminal, and it “was shocking how little criminal culpability the jury instructions required.” Those jury instructions had been drafted by the Task Force, then rubber-stamped and read to the jury a “law and order” Houston federal judge. The judge was compelled to allow Mr. Duncan to withdraw his guilty plea. Weissmann and Caldwell had coerced him into pleading guilty to something that was not a crime.
The Task Force’s tactics proved so effective in destroying Andersen, that this cabal intensified their efforts in their prosecution of four Merrill Lynch executives in the infamous “Enron or Nigerian Barge case.” Not only did Weissmann, Friedrich, and now Kathryn Ruemmler threaten to indict Merrill in-house counsel and the former treasurer of Enron who had committed no crimes, they demanded to be present for the defense’s interviews of any Merrill employees involved in the transaction or who might want to testify for the defendants.
This tactic, of course, “chilled” (to say the least) what chance there may have been that any witness would speak with a defendant. Combined with baseless threats to indict, it completely foreclosed the defendants access to any witnesses. Adding illegal insult to injury, they yellow-highlighted information favorable to the defense before the trial, but kept it hidden for six years. Four innocent men spent as much as a year in prison until the Fifth Circuit reversed their convictions and later found that these prosecutors had “plainly suppressed” evidence favorable to the defense. It should be cause for concern that these tactics all occurred during Mr. Wray’s watch, and respected Houston lawyers were screaming about them.
No matter what one’s opinion of Enron’s executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, incessant negative press coverage inflamed Houston’s natural outrage, and prosecutorial misconduct infected their trial as much as the others.
The truth is that every case this cabal actually took to trial was reversed in whole or in part by an appellate court. Judges had to allow some guilty pleas to be withdrawn because of their over-reaching. If you are a doubter, look at the courts’ decisions.
For these abuses, wrongful convictions, illegal and unethical practices, the Enron Task Force cabal punched their tickets to positions of fame, fortune and great power. Friedrich became the right hand of Attorney General Gonzales, and then Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. There, Friedrich rushed to indict and micromanaged the corrupt prosecution of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens—costing Senator Stevens his Senate seat only to have the jury’s verdict overturned and the indictment dismissed because the prosecutors hid evidence that proved Stevens was innocent. Sound familiar?
Leslie Caldwell, who had already worked with Robert Mueller, became a partner at Morgan Lewis—a mega firm—then was named by President Obama and Loretta Lynch to be Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. Meanwhile, Andrew Weissmann became General Counsel and Deputy Director of the FBI, with Robert Mueller. Later, Leslie Caldwell brought Weissmann back to head the Corporate Fraud Section of the Department of Justice. Both Caldwell and Weissmann had been Assistant United States Attorneys with none other than Loretta Lynch in New York, so naturally, she brought them both back to DOJ.
Much of this time, in between brief respites at the prestigious Latham & Watkins, Kathryn Ruemmler was also in the Department of Justice or in the White House—as she became President Obama’s longest-serving White House Counsel.
Weissmann quietly left the Enron Task Force amid deafening allegations of prosecutorial misconduct during the Enron Broadband case, which ended in many counts of acquittals and a hung jury. That case was tried by yet another member of the cabal—Lisa Monaco—who became Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to Mr. Mueller at the FBI and then President Obama’s counterterrorism advisor. John Stossel named them “Washington Overlords.”
The real question is why all these people keep being promoted by multiple Presidents—and many with the consent of the Senate—with no question or mention about their record of these abuses?
 Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States, 544 U.S. 696, 125 S. Ct. 2129 (2005) (convictions unanimously reversed where prosecutors sought and procured unconstitutional jury instructions);
Hirko v. United States, 557 U.S. 930, 129 S. Ct. 2858 (2009) (vacating Fifth Circuit opinion and remanding for further consideration in light of Yeager);
Regents of University of California v. Credit Suisse First Boston (USA), Inc., 482 F.3d 372 (5th Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 552 U.S. 1170, 128 S. Ct. 1120 (2008) (bankers owed no civil duty to Enron or its shareholders).
Skilling v. United States, 561 U.S. 358, 130 S. Ct. 2896 (2010) (vacating conviction honest services conviction for prosecutorial overreaching)
United States v. Brown, 459 F.3d 509 (5th Cir. 2006), cert. denied, 550 U.S. 933, 127 S. Ct. 2249 (2007)(reversing 12 out of 14 counts of conviction against four ML executives);
United States v. Howard, 517 F.3d 731 (5th Cir. 2008) (affirming the vacating of convictions of Enron executive and grant of new trial where prosecution overreached in charging decision);
Yeager v. United States, 557 U.S. 110, 129 S. Ct. 2360 (2009) (reversing on the collateral estoppel arm of double jeopardy where prosecutors sought to retry defendants);
INTERFERENCE: President Trump Censored by Social Media for Promoting Hydroxychloroquine
Big Tech is conducting electoral interference.
President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., are being censored for sharing information about hydrocloroquine, a popular and effective treatment for the COVID-19 Chinavirus.
President retweeted the words "Covid has cure. America wake up.”
And his amplification of that message was removed by Twitter within minutes as a falsehood. pic.twitter.com/gDJFFMP5uh
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 28, 2020
Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they're continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop. pic.twitter.com/7dJbauq43O
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 28, 2020
The establishment is desperate to censor a video presented by Breitbart of courageous medical doctors holding a press conference giving the facts on how hydrocloroquine can be used to successfully treat COVID-19. Youtube and Facebook have also reportedly blocked the video. The fake news continues to promote the lie that the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 is unproven.
They are ignoring the many anecdotal cases of individuals who have been cured of coronavirus, including a Democrat state representative from Michigan who credits hydroxychloroquine with the miraculous recovery of she and her husband.
“Had you not brought this to the forefront … I wouldn’t be here today even having this conversation with you and being able to talk about the needs of Detroit,” said Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit while meeting with President Trump in the White House.
Congratulations to State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan. So glad you are getting better! https://t.co/v6z46rUDtg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 6, 2020
Big League Politics has also reported on how data that was used to demonize hydroxychloroquine was shown to be false and the study was retracted:
The authors of a medical study published in medical journal The Lancet have been forced to retract their study claiming that hydroxychloroquine treatment had fatal side effects after several reports pointed out the faulty data.
The data was apparently used from a small Illinois firm called Surgisphere, owned by Dr. Sapan Desai. Desai had a sci-fi writer and a lewd model on staff for his company as the study was produced, and shockingly, it somehow produced inaccurate results.
The study was ultimately retracted after Dr. Mandeep R. Mehra, a Harvard Medical School professor who initially signed on to the study, tried to double check and verify the authenticity of the findings. Desai would not allow for the data to be re-analyzed, which eventually led to the retraction of the report.
“We launched an independent third-party peer review of Surgisphere with the consent of Sapan Desai to evaluate the origination of the database elements, to confirm the completeness of the database, and to replicate the analyses presented in the paper,” their statement said, according to the New York Times.
“Our independent peer reviewers informed us that Surgisphere would not transfer the full dataset, client contracts, and the full ISO audit report to their servers for analysis as such transfer would violate client agreements and confidentiality requirements,” the authors added.
The disgraced World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly stopped research into hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 because of the findings in this dubious report, adding to the laundry list of public health failures the globalist body has been responsible for throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Big League Politics has reported about the study conducted by medical professionals at the Henry Ford Health System showing that hydroxychloroquine lowers the COVID-19 death rate as well:
A study conducted by the Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has determined that hydroxychloroquine treatment lowers the death rate for COVID-19 patients.
Officials with Henry Ford Health announced on Thursday that their study has shown that hydroxychloroquine “significantly” decreases the death rate of COVID-19 sufferers. They came to their conclusion after analyzing 2,541 patients who were confined in their hospital system from March 10 and May 2. They found that 13 percent of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine died while 26 percent of patients who did not receive the miracle drug died.
“As doctors and scientists, we look to the data for insight,” said Steven Kalkanis, CEO of the Henry Ford Medical Group. “And the data here is clear that there was a benefit to using the drug as a treatment for sick, hospitalized patients.”
There were also no heart-related problems that patients suffered from being treated with the drug in the study. Dr. Marcus Zervos noted that hydroxychloroquine is more effective when patients are treated with the drug early after their diagnosis with COVID-19.
“We attribute our findings that differ from other studies to early treatment, and part of a combination of interventions that were done in supportive care of patients, including careful cardiac monitoring,” said Zervos, who works as division head of infectious disease for Henry Ford Health. Zervos conducted the study with epidemiologist Dr. Samia Arshad.
“Our dosing also differed from other studies not showing a benefit of the drug,” he added. “We also found that using steroids early in the infection associated with a reduction in mortality.”
Zervos believes that the findings of this study could be crucial in stopping a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections from causing many more deaths.
Ever since President Trump suggested hydroxychloroquine as a remedy for COVID-19, there has been an institutional conspiracy to stop the treatment from being used to save the lives of the sick – as science and medicine have become extremely politicized.
The globalist establishment wants more people to die so they can blame the crisis on Trump. They are pulling out all the stops to boot him from the White House in November.
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