When Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted Concord, a Russian company that didn’t even exist, it landed on District of Columbia Judge Dabney Friedrich’s docket.
At first, it appeared as though Friedrich had a handle on the malarkey taking place. At the initial hearings, she denied the special counsel’s request to delay everything. She rightfully questioned the validity of the charges — especially the unprecedented charge of “conspiracy against the United States.”
As many noted, the Mueller squad did not anticipate that any of the Russian entities it indicted would appear to contest anything. Rather, the indictment was a publicity stunt to justify the existence of the “insurance policy” that is the entire special counsel prosecution — premised on what Comey has admitted was a big lie from its inception. (RELATED: New Facts Indicate Mueller Destroyed Evidence, Obstructed Justice)
Much to Mueller’s surprise, the defendants retained counsel, Eric Dubelier and Katherine Seikaly of Reed Smith. They are are not shrinking from the fray and, thankfully, unlike most D.C. attorneys who seem to “go along to get along,” they are not intimidated by special counsel’s hit-squad. One need only read some of their filings to see that. Dubelier and Seikaly are willing to call things as they see them — clearly infuriating Judge Friedrich.
Why, might one ask, is she so outraged now, that she would lambast counsel presenting a vigorous defense and command him to “knock it off“? Has he hit a nerve, accusing special counsel of making up crimes and other improprieties?
The answer could lie, as it does with many of the shenanigans of the deep state and Mueller squad, in my book.
Judge Dabney Langhorne Friedrich is none other than the wife of Matthew Friedrich, one of the three villains in my book. Matthew Friedrich is a longtime friend and colleague of Andrew Weissmann and Robert Mueller. They bonded on the Enron Task Force — what one writer, Mary Jacoby, wife of Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson, long ago called “the glue that binds.”
Judge Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, from a Virginia blue-blood family, has been appointed to various positions by presidents Bush and Obama — the uni-party. Unfortunately, no one informed President Trump of her full background, and he appointed her to the federal bench. (RELATED: Judge Napolitano is Wrong On Both The Law And The Facts)
Like Weissmann, Mueller had a hand in picking Matthew Friedrich for the notorious Enron Task Force, where they quickly destroyed Arthur Andersen LLP, the venerable accounting firm, and its 85,000 jobs all for nothing. The Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Andersen conviction two years later. These prosecutors were so overreaching that courts even had to allow people to withdraw guilty pleas.
Next, Weissmann, Friedrich and their gang turned their sights on Merrill Lynch. They sent four Merrill executives to prison on an indictment alleging conduct that was not criminal, while they had yellow-highlighted but hidden the exact evidence that showed these executives were innocent.
Even the Strzok-Page text messages acknowledge how the Enron Task Force prosecutors protected each other throughout the years. Indeed, one or moreof this prosecutorial terror squad have been in the White House, high in the Department of Justice, or high in the FBI, for the last two decades. It was only by accident that six years after the first trial, new prosecutors gave us the evidence the Weissmann-Friedrich cabal had hidden from the trial counsel.
Friedrich’s “victories” on the Enron Task Force catapulted him to Attorney General Mukasey’s acting assistant attorney general of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, from whence he immediately rushed to indict then Sen. Ted Stevens. Matt Friedrich micro-managed that prosecution to precision, and it was corrupted to its core. The entire case had to be thrown out, and the special prosecutor appointed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to investigate the Department of Justice found intentional, systematic, and pervasive misconduct within the department.
Weissmann, Friedrich, Mueller are the deep state. Mueller is the “insurance policy” of which Strzok, Page and McCabe wrote.
To think that Judge Friedrich could set aside her husband’s decades-long relationship with the cabal and rule impartially on matters involving Mueller and Weissmann is expecting too much. It’s difficult and rare enough for federal judges to hold prosecutors accountable for their misconduct even when they don’t have personal relationships.
If for no reason other than the obvious appearance of a serious conflict of interest and bias, Judge Friedrich should recuse herself. Concord is entitled to a vigorous defense, and the case should be heard by a judge who is not a creature of the Deep Lagoon — if there is such a thing in Washington.
Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor and veteran of 500 federal appeals, is the author of “LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.” She is a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research.
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