Somebody was simply not telling the truth.
Courtesy of Law and Crime:
Ten men and women facing various felonies related to Inauguration Day protests against President Donald Trump had charges against them dismissed on Thursday, after unconstitutional and untoward behavior by the prosecution was discovered.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff and her team appeared to have hidden 69 recordings from the defense. Those recordings include 66 videos and three audio samples of the defendants originally made by employees at undercover media outlet Project Veritas.
The recordings reportedly show the defendants discussing methods to de-escalate tense situations and reveal their intent not to initiate violence with anyone else at the protest, a far cry from what the government has alleged in the case. Kerkhoff previously told Judge Robert Morin that no recordings existed from the meetings where those 69 recordings were made. In fact, at least 35 of those newly-revealed recordings were made at the meetings in question.
Defense attorney Andrew Clarke noted the alleged malfeasance in an overnight filing with the Washington D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday. He wrote:
“The Government has succeeded in misleading over 200 co-defendants, their attorneys, and three Honorable Superior Court Judges to believe there were only seven videos in its possession from Project Veritas. Only by Order of the Court and more recently, its own disclosures, we now know the truth, that the Government withheld 69 additional recordings by Project Veritas and altered others.”
So did you catch it?
It’s right here: “the Government withheld 69 additional recordings by PROJECT VERITAS and altered others.”
This means that the prosecutors built a case around carefully edited tapes from none other than freaking James O’Keefe, the John Bannon protege and constant Fox News contributor who used similar tactics to take down ACORN and attack Planned Parenthood as well as other progressive institutions and politicians.
The minute you hear mention of Project Veritas or James O’Keefe is the minute you have to realize that you are dealing with doctored tapes.
THAT is what they do.
Personally, I hope that these “protesters” turn around and file suit against this assistant US Attorney as well as Project Veritas for their part in attempting to frame them.