When the federal governments intelligence operatives were caught breaking into the Watergate, they maintained in D.C. Superior Court that it was merely a third-rate burglary.
Judge John Sirica, however, was not persuaded despite intense pressure form the White House and the Justice Department. Noting the myriad connections to the politically powerful, the judge insisted that the rule of law be observed. Judge Siricas integrity was the real reason this episode unraveled.
In the case of Judge William Jackson, we have an entirely different story. Judge Jackson is presiding over a case in the D.C. Superior Court where U.S. intelligence operatives just as politically connected as their Watergate predecessors embarked upon criminal and clearly unconstitutional activities. They were targeting citizens of the United States in a vicious attempt to destroy the Confederate Memorial Hall in Washington, D.C. and assassinate its president, who was steadfastly refusing to turn the facility over to white supremacists with U.S. intelligence connections.
Judge Jackson, when it looked as if this criminal activity would be exposed in his courtroom, decided to cover up the conspiracy.
Judge Jackson ruled that he would not allow any discussion of conspiracy or white supremacy. He also ruled that the chief conspirators could not be deposed or called as witnesses in the 15-year litigation. And he apparently thinks that a quashed subpoena for the secret political slush fund will keep his secrets.
Incredibly, Judge Jackson now intends to liquidate the assets of the Confederate Memorial Association. The judge fears that the entire sordid affair will become public and lead to political operatives that have direct connections to the White House and Justice Department. He has the vain hope that the organizations Web site, www.confederate.org, will be shut down if he places the organization in receivership.
Judge Jackson also fears that his wife will be implicated. You see, Susan Sinclair works in the Domestic terrorism section of the Justice Department. Her boss is the co-chair of a judicial selection committee which has the plaintiffs attorney as the other co-chair. Moreover, a plaintiff organization has now been linked to attorney Kirk Lyons, lawyer for sundry white supremacy groups, including the Aryan Nations and the Ku Klux Klan. Lyons was named, though not charged, in the recent indictment of a former National Guard Army Major on espionage. The indictment says Lyons received classified documents.
Moreover, Judge Jackson has failed to reveal that he was working with Judge John H. Bayly of the D.C. Superior Court when they were both in the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia. Judge Bayly had been previously exposed when it was learned that he had hired the individuals who had launched the lawsuit against the Confederate Memorial Association in 1988.
We have come a long way since Watergate. The difference today is that judges in the D.C. Superior Court have joined the burglars in ransacking our Constitution.
Other Southern Cites:
HOW A CONFEDERATE GROUP EXPOSED A CIA 'BLOWBACK' ON AFGHANISTAN
ELITES DIG IN TO DEFEND WASHINGTONS CULTURE OF CORRUPTION
ON EXPOSING ROGUE INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS
ON TERRORISM AND CONFISCATING
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