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Americans Demand Accountability

Newsletter | May 23, 2024

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James Comey is worried. The Justice Department, the former FBI director said recently, took too much time bringing its cases against Donald Trump. “They were too slow,” he told the press. “And it’s cost us because we finally got a special counsel very late in the game, and we’re stuck the way we are.”

In other words, the Joe Biden Justice Department’s anti-Trump cases are falling apart. The DOJ wasn’t too slow — as Comey well knows, Attorney General Merrick Garland’s cases were timed to hobble Trump’s 2024 campaign, with the ultimate goal of convicting him before November. But now it doesn’t look so great for Team Lawfare and Comey is worried.

Comey is right to be worried, not because of Trump but because of the American public. After all, Trump’s campaign is premised not only on restoring the country by undoing the insane policies and preferences of a pathological leftwing faction that has impoverished Americans and threatened our peace at home by ushering across our open southern border millions of unvetted and unvettable illegal aliens. Trump knows that Americans demand that those who destabilized our nation during his presidency, and then stripped away the constitutional rights of Biden’s political opponents, and treated patriotic Americans as terrorists, must be held accountable for their crimes.

If Biden isn’t re-elected, says Comey, America is doomed. “You cannot sit on the sideline,” he urged voters. “I don’t care how you feel about Joe Biden, you must vote for him, because the consequences on the other side are too severe.”

Always a self-serving narcissist, it’s hardly surprising that Comey would confuse the interests of the U.S. electorate with his own. Americans want law enforcement agencies they can trust, and if not, they want them dismantled and scattered in the wind. Yes, Comey is worried about himself — and for good reason.

John Durham’s special counsel investigation into the origins of Russiagate was a brutal letdown to say the least. No one was held accountable for plotting against the President of the United States and consequently destabilizing America. Durham’s report, however, revealed one crucial and previously unknown fact — the Crossfire Hurricane investigation that framed Trump and aides like America’s Future Chair, General Mike Flynn, as Russian agents was run by Comey himself. Oh yes, it wasn’t a bunch of field agents who unlawfully spied on Trump’s Presidential campaign, transition team, and White House. Nor was it even the self-appointed coup leader, FBI’s #2 man, Andrew McCabe. No, it was the FBI Director himself who oversaw the whole thing. If Biden loses, Comey is on the spot.

Is Trump angry because of how Comey and his cabal treated him and his family and his closest aides? He wouldn’t be human if he weren’t. But it’s much bigger than that — the 2024 Republican candidate represents the desires and demands of hundreds of millions of his fellow citizens who want justice for the depredations they’ve suffered the last several years, dating back to July 31, 2016, when Comey’s FBI first opened the fake investigation of the Trump team and set America on this dangerous course. Americans are right to want justice and accountability, and thus, Comey is right to be worried.

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America Patriots - Nick Searcy

Nick Searcy is an award-winning actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen on the incredibly excellent TV crime-drama Justified. He also directed Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer and has produced two documentaries on January 6, including the recently released The War on Truth. He also just published his first book, Justify This: A Career Without Compromise, Searcy’s funny and also moving first-person account of a great life and a wonderful career, from actress Cicely Tyson hitting him in the head with a rubber frying pan to professional wrestler Mark Briscoe cracking his ribs in the movie star’s first, and last, appearance in the ring. He argued with Tommy Lee Jones, feuded with Sean Penn, struck up a close friendship with Rush Limbaugh, and publicized the plight of January 6 defendants. Recently, we spoke with Hollywood’s best-known conservative about acting, making movies, and America.

Have you paid a price for being the most vocal conservative in Hollywood?

Probably.  But it’s not something I would know about specifically, as they don’t call you and tell you why they don’t consider you for roles.  But I have continued to work, and some roles I have gotten because I was not afraid to say what I thought.  But I can’t quantify it.  And I have no regrets.

Which actor did you like working with most? And least?

Gene Hackman the most, because he was my idol.  And also Tim Olyphant, just because we had such fun together and had such good chemistry.

And Nicolas Cage, because he was always so committed and well-prepared.  And even Sean Penn, who I acted with long before we had a political falling out.

I’d have to say the least would be Tommie Lee Jones, but he may have just been having a bad day.

What role did you most enjoy playing?

Art Mullen in Justified, Barry in the sitcom Rodney, Frank Bennett in Fried Green Tomatoes, The Captain in Terror on the Prairie.

You’ve done two documentaries on January 6, Capitol Punishment and The War on Truth — are they breaking through the mainstream media narrative or do most on the Left still believe the fake “insurrection” story?

The Left is afraid to look at them because they cannot risk having their propagandized brains explode.  So it’s hard to say how much of an impact they have had.  But I am leaving behind a record of the truth in the face of the government/media complex’s blatant and persistent lies.

What is your prayer for America?

That it survives this onslaught by global socialists who have infiltrated both parties and are destroying individual liberty and the country from the inside.  That enough people wake up and see what is happening before it is too late.

Editor’s Note: To read other Speaking With American Patriots interviews, please click here.

Keeping You Informed
SCOTUS Issues Rulings Today

Today (May 23, 2024), the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued three rulings from its current October Term 2023, one of which reverses an illegitimate judgment issued in error by a South Carolina federal district court three-judge panel.

In Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP (22-807), the SCOTUS held that South Carolina’s state legislature had not engaged in racially based gerrymandering when it remapped its congressional districts following the 2020 Census data, which revealed a population shift in the state. The SCOTUS admonished the district court for drawing a baseless conclusion that the legislative remapping was racially motivated and called out the lower court’s decision as against the weight of the evidence and without proper deference to the presumption of legislative good faith.

The remaining two SCOTUS rulings issued today are summarized below.

To stay informed about these important decisions, readers can access this term’s case highlights and rulings on our website here. To access the SCOTUS website for more information, please visit www.supremecourt.gov.

Brown v US (22-6389)
ISSUE: Whether, for purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act’s 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on certain defendants with three or more previous convictions, a state drug conviction counts as an ACCA predicate. 
RULING: It depends. “For purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act’s 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on certain defendants with three or more previous convictions, a state drug conviction counts as an ACCA predicate if it involved a drug on the federal schedules at the time of that conviction.” – The judgement of The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is affirmed.
LINK TO OPINION: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/22-6389_6537.pdf

Coinbase v Suski (23-3)
ISSUE: Whether a court must decide which contract governs if parties have agreed to two contracts—one contract sending arbitrability disputes to arbitration, and the other contract either explicitly or implicitly sending arbitrability disputes to the courts.
RULING: Yes. “Courts must decide which contract governs if two valid contracts between the same parties are inconsistent insomuch as one sends arbitrability disputes to arbitration, and the other contract, explicitly or implicitly, sends arbitrability disputes to the courts.” – The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is affirmed.
LINK TO OPINION: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/23-3_879d.pdf 

Editor’s Note: To read all the SCOTUS October Term 2023 Decisions updates, please click here.

Enough Is Enough – Stand Up For Equal Justice For All

Since the weaponization of the Justice Department against President Trump was exposed, those on the right and left have repeatedly stated that not all FBI agents are corrupt. Keep that in mind when considering that a walk-out of every single FBI agent hasn’t happened even though they now know that DOJ-FBI leadership authorized the use of “deadly force” at the home of President Donald J. Trump during a search for papers in August 2022.

According to recently unsealed court records, ordered as such by U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of Florida, Judge Aileen M. Cannon, who is presiding over United States v. Trump, 9:23-cr-80101, (S.D. Fla.),  “The Order contained a ‘Policy Statement’ regarding ‘Use Of Deadly Force,’ which stated for example, ‘Law enforcement officers of the Department of Justice may use deadly force when necessary.’” 
Americans are repulsed by the current administration’s “destroy Trump at all costs” lawfare strategy underway in four jurisdictions: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, and New York, with four criminal cases constituting 91 charges, unhinged judges, and malicious prosecutors. The Manhattan trial with Judge Juan Merchan, who gagged Trump, denying him his right to defend himself in the public square, is a total disgrace to American jurisprudence. As Attorney and George Washington Law School Professor John Turley published, “Judge Merchan seems in open denial of the legal farce playing out in his courtroom.”

Now, with Judge Cannon’s unsealing of court records that also instructed agents to wear “unmarked” shirts in this unprecedented raid on a former President’s home, a home which is protected by armed Secret Service Officers, all trust in equal justice under the law in America is long gone.

The oath taken by FBI agents is very clear, stating,

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. (5 U.S.C. §3331)

It’s past the time for all the honorable ethical agents still working at the FBI who pledged to uphold the U.S. Constitution and Rule of Law to step forward and raise their voices for the citizens they promised to protect against the tyranny that is taking hold in the country due to an out-of-control justice department, not only in the sinister attacks on President Trump but far too many hard-working Americans exercising their rights in a free country. Enough is enough.

Commemorating America’s Heritage Of Heroes
Candle with American Flag

On Monday, American patriots will celebrate Memorial Day with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for the men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

America’s heritage is built on the legacy of generations of families whose members risked it all to protect and defend the principles that this great nation was founded upon. As one reader expressed in a note to America’s Future about a favorite Memorial Day memory and his or her family’s service to the nation: “My mother, brother, and nephews had served in the Navy, and my father and his brothers were all Marines. When we had cookouts or gatherings, it was always full of stories and laughter. And all of us kids would hang around later when the ‘real’ stories were told. It was an amazing time, and we grew up so proud of our dads and uncles! And also, our moms and aunts who kept our lives safe and stable while they were overseas!”

Our country may be a nation divided, but a course correction is not out of reach if patriotic American families stand united for freedom and honor the bravery of those military heroes over generations who shed their blood and gave their all for everlasting freedom in America – our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts, grandparents, and all those we loved and lost. Stand together, hold the line, and may God bless America as we commemorate the heroes who laid down their lives for their country and for us this Memorial Day and every day.  

Tools Of Tyrants

Lawfare Against Lawyers

This is the twenty-second entry in our In Focus series identifying and exposing the tools that modern-day tyrants are using to thwart the will of We The People for power and control. To access previous articles, please click here.

It was not until 1935 that the U.S. Supreme Court was provided its own building, located immediately behind the U.S. Capitol.  Prominently inscribed over the entrance to the Supreme Court is high-sounding phrase “Equal Justice Under Law.”  Elsewhere is inscribed the legend “Justice the Guardian of Liberty.”  Although there are some circumstances in which individuals may represent themselves in court, such as in a small claims court and as criminal defendants, in most cases, even the chance to obtain “equal justice” is dependent on the availability of a licensed attorney.  That right to counsel is now under attack.

Attorney Availability

The American Bar Association reports that there were over 1,331,290 active lawyers in the United States as of the beginning of last year.  That may sound like an enormous number of lawyers from which conservative clients could choose to handle a case, but that would be wrong.  Good data on the number of lawyers in private practice is hard to come by, and then you need to subtract lawyers who do not litigate, those who have never handled a significant policy related case, and those too busy to take on a major new case.  As the American Bar Association forces law schools to become more diverse and woke in their admissions and curricula, those schools are churning out a stream of young Leftist lawyers who seek to fundamentally transform America, and share none of the traditional ethics of the profession, including the right to counsel.

Beyond those constraints, litigation surrounding mandatory COVID jabs has shown that there are few lawyers willing to represent individuals who would rebel against what the government claimed was “settled science.”  Many lawyers were told by their firms that they could not take those cases.  The same happened again when the establishment press repeatedly lied and told us the 2020 election was the most honest election ever, many of those lawyers who wanted to challenge the results were forced to leave their firms.  Law firms of any size do not want to offend their government, big business, or Leftist establishment clients.

So, the truth is that there are a small number of lawyers in each state who are available to represent conservatives to oppose the government in controversial cases.  This shortage of legal talent is bad enough, but Leftists have decided to make the problem worse.  There is no known precedent for a political faction in America seeking to win cases by depriving their political opponents of competent legal counsel.  But that is now a dominant strategy of Leftists.  It can include public shaming, hit pieces by Leftist websites and the establishment press, bar complaints seeking to suspend or disbar lawyers, and motions for large financial sanctions when conservative lawyers lose cases.

Project 65

A shadowy dark-money group called Project 65, connected to former Clinton strategist David Brock, announced plans in March 2022 to “spend millions of dollars to target 111 lawyers from 26 states, looking into attorneys from large national firms and some within smaller firms” who supported efforts by Trump and Republicans to challenge 2020 election irregularities.  The goal, Brock says, is to “shame them and make them toxic in their communities and in their firms.”  The group has filed scores of ethics complaints against former Trump attorneys, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Alan Dershowitz, and numerous Republican state attorneys general. 

“I think the littler fish are probably more vulnerable to what we’re doing,” said Brock.  “You’re threatening their livelihood.  And, you know, they’ve got reputations in their local communities.”  The Left makes no secret of its intent to deprive conservative candidates of legal representation by intimidation and forcing conservative attorneys out of business.  “It’s worked quite well,” Project 65 bragged on Twitter, “since few election attorneys now dare to represent Kari Lake and other conservative candidates who lost their races.”  In this ignoble cause, Project 65 is joined by the so-called States United Democracy Center, yet another well-funded Leftist group.

John Eastman 

Possibly, the most intense attack on any lawyer was brought against the nation’s premier conservative constitutional lawyer, John Eastman.  Project 65 has helped convince the California Supreme Court to take steps to disbar Eastman.  As two of Eastman’s children wrote for The Blaze, “a bar court judge who has continued to make donations to Democrat politicians even after taking the bench has recommended the disbarment of Eastman.”  The partisan Democrat judge faulted Eastman for, among other things, signing a motion to intervene for President Trump in Texas v. Pennsylvania, a case in which Justices Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch stated that “‘there is a strong likelihood that [Pennsylvania] violate[d] the Federal Constitution,’ just as Texas and Eastman said.”  The Judge wants to ensure Eastman cannot defend Trump or other conservatives in the future or even afford his own legal defense.

As former federal prosecutor T.J. Harker writes, the judge “had to make these findings to justify taking Eastman’s law license.  So, she did.  The outcome was predetermined.”  Shortly before Biden’s inauguration, “more than one hundred Chapman University faculty mounted a pressure campaign to terminate John Eastman from his position as tenured professor and Dean of Chapman University Law School, his competent stewardship notwithstanding.”  The school caved to the Left, and Eastman lost his job.

Eastman’s children, Benjamin Eastman and Christina Wheatland, have urged conservatives to fight fire with fire:

There is no shortage of options to pursue an offensive or defensive lawfare strategy.  Pick one and get into the fight.  File bar complaints against rogue prosecutors.  Refer corrupt judges to state judicial qualifications commissions. Campaign for the impeachment of partisan judges.  Become involved with bar associations to ensure a more evenly balanced disciplinary process.  Provide counsel or legal defense funds to lawyers weathering this storm on your behalf — because Eastman won’t be the last.

The Georgia Indictments

Criminal charges were brought against 19 Trump supporters, including eight pro-Trump attorneys in deep-blue Atlanta, Georgia.  Three of these lawyers, facing hostile juries, entered guilty pleas to avoid the risk of harsher sentencing later.  However, guilty pleas tell us little about whether a person is guilty.  As District Judge Jed S. Rakoffexplains, only 3 percent of federal cases ever go to trial.  Federal prosecutors throw every charge in the book against defendants, and where a jury is politically hostile, the risk of going to trial and potentially being sentenced to years in federal prison is simply too significant for many defendants to risk.

The Arizona Indictments

Within the last week, the full scope of the massive effort to criminalize challenges to election results was revealed by Leftist Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes.  Criminal charges were brought against 18 Trump supporters in a case called Arizona v. Ward.  Those indicted include the 10 Republican Electors, the former State Party Chairman, five pro-Trump lawyers, one campaign worker, and, for good measure, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

The five lawyers charged included Rudy Giuliani, who was served at his 80th birthday party in Florida.  On May 18, 2024, John Eastman was arrested in Phoenix even though he had literally no communication with the would-be alternative electors in Arizona.  “These charges should’ve never been brought.  I pled not guilty.  I had zero communications with the electors in Arizona.  Zero involvement in any of the election litigation in Arizona or legislative hearings.  I’m confident that if the law is faithfully applied I will be fully exonerated at the end of this process,” Eastman said.

As conservative writer and radio personality Mark Steyn notes, “there is so little equality before the law in America that a central tenet of that equality — the right to a lawyer — is utterly dead.  If you make the mistake of representing Trump, you’ll be disbarred and/or criminally charged.”  He adds, “This is the criminalization of opposition — a core definition of unfree societies….” And by targeting conservative lawyers’ livelihood, they hope to create a battle where one side is not even allowed to fight back.

Editor’s Note: To read the articles in this series, please click here.

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