Please consider this by way of a PSA, as it’s hard to imagine that I’ll have the wherewithal to even read, much less respond to any comments.
From the WaPO, Feb. 28, 2020: (I won’t bold anything)
“KYIV —A court ruling in Ukraine has forced state investigators to open a probe into alleged pressure by then-vice president Joe Biden that led to the 2016 dismissal of Viktor Shokin as the country’s prosecutor general, officials said Thursday.
President Trump last year pressed Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky for an investigation of this kind, leading to Trump’s impeachment by the House and his eventual acquittal in a Senate trial.
by Elizabeth Cook
This ain’t ready for prime time, as defend.wikileaks.org doesn’t have day 4 up yet, the Guardian hadn’t until moments ago, but Benn Quinn must be out sick, and Frances Perraudin was just phonin’ it in. Anyhoo, it’ Big Bread Day and other chores for me, so here’s what I’ve found.
‘Julian Assange’s extradition hearing finishes a day early’, 9news.com.au, Feb. 28, 2020
‘Assange blasts court for preventing communication with lawyers, alleges legal team is being SPIED on’, RT.com, 26 Feb, 2020
On the third day of his extradition hearing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has rebuked the court for preventing him from communicating with his legal team, saying his prosecutors have “100 times more contact hours each day.”
Day One is here: Café version, caucus99% version. First, let’s start with the end of Day One’s session in court:
‘Julian Assange was ‘handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked’; WikiLeaks founder’s lawyers complain of interference after first day of extradition hearing’, the Guardian, Feb. 25, 2020
‘Julian Assange hearing: ‘journalism is no excuse for breaking law’; Lawyers for US government deliver opening arguments as extradition case begins’, Ben Quinn, the Guardian, Feb. 24, 2020 (Title an hour changed to: ‘Informants named in WikiLeaks files disappeared, Assange hearing told’ with many additions including this at the top):
Phase one will last a week, according to District Judge Vanessa Baraitser; phase two will commence in May and take up to three weeks..
‘First they came for Julian, next for you’: Waters, Westwood join massive London rally against Assange extradition (photos and video)’, RT.com, Feb. 22, 2020
First, Part 4 of UkraineGate (of a projected 8 parts) from Les-Crises.fr has been published.