No Mandamus Yet

Truth is elusive. In utmost secrecy, a Special Grand Jury may be investigating evidence of federal crimes involving the use of pre-planted explosives and incendiaries in the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001.

However, it’s possible that the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey S. Berman, has not presented to any grand jury evidence the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry supplied to him on behalf of family members of murdered victims.

The U.S. Attorney’s office has been extremely guarded on the status of the 54-page Petition submitted to it in April 2018, an amended petition submitted in July 2018, and a supplement to the petitions submitted in March 2019.*

In a brief letter last November, Attorney Michael Ferrera, chief of the office’s terrorism unit, said only that the U.S. Attorney was complying with the statute, 18 U.S.C. §3332, the Lawyers’ Committee had cited.

A telephone conversation two representatives of the Lawyers’ Committee (LC) had last month with Ferrera shed little more light on the matter. Ferrera cited the portion of Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure** dealing with necessary secrecy.

What to do about it? For months the LC has contemplated a “mandamus” lawsuit asking a federal judge in the Southern District of New York to order the U.S. Attorney to comply with what the LC contends is his nondiscretionary duty to present the LC’s evidence to a special grand jury.

But as Attorney Mick Harrison of the LC put it this month to Andy Steele of 9/11 Free Fall Radio, “We’re in the awkward position of trying to go the federal court and asking a judge to order compliance when in fact compliance may be occurring.”

So the LC could next ask the federal court for some limited disclosure of the status of any grand jury proceedings regarding the LC’s evidence relating to the World Trade Center destruction on 9/11.

“And the court,” Harrison said, “would have the authority and discretion to determine how much would be disclosed, to whom it would be disclosed, and in what manner it would be disclosed.”

Audio of the full interview Steele had with Harrison and David Meiswinkle of the Lawyers’ Committee is HERE.

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* Details of the three submissions are HERE in paragraphs numbered 1, 2, and 4.

** Details of Rule 6 are HERE.

It’s Back!

For a time, the audio of “No There Ain’t No News Today” was missing from this blog’s April 16, 2019, entry. What appeared at the linked site instead was

Video unavailable

This defect has been corrected,* thanks to the discovery of another YouTube offering of the same early 1950s recording of The Penguins’ song. Click HERE to hear it.

Better, click HERE for the lyrics as well as the audio.

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* Along with the spelling of saxophone

Collect for These Times

The Eucharistic service today at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, included the prayer below in addition to the Collect for the Day. The priest said it was a Collect for Independence Day, and later said it might better be called A Collect for Freedom.

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Lord God Almighty, in whose name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Grand Jury Intro – 2

The original Petition to Report Federal Crimes to a Special Grand Jury Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3332(a), submitted on April 10, 2018, to United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, began with a Preliminary Statement, the first two paragraphs of which appeared in this space yesterday. The statement concludes as follows:

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Pursuant to federal law, including the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and 18 U.S.C.§ 3332(a), the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. (Lawyers’ Committee), a non-profit organization, and the additional signatories hereto which include some 9/11 family members and survivors, hereby petition the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to present the facts and evidence stated herein and attached hereto to a special federal grand jury or, in the alternative that presentation to a special grand jury is not feasible, to a federal grand jury. The facts and evidence presented here and in the accompanying exhibits concern federal crimes committed within the Southern District of New York on September 11, 2001 (9/11), and in the months leading up to 9/11, related to the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC).

This Petition is presented to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) because the victims of 9/11, their families, the people of the City of New York, and our nation deserve that every crime related to the 9/11 attacks be investigated to the fullest, and that every person who was responsible face justice. The DOJ has a duty to present the information contained in this Petition to a special grand jury pursuant to federal statute. A special grand jury or, in the alternative, a grand jury, once convened, has the power and duty to investigate the facts and evidence presented herein, wherever the evidence may lead. This is the least that the people we lost that day deserve. The most worthy memorial we can provide for those who died on 9/11, and for those who died as a result of the events of 9/11, including many First Responders, is discovery and public disclosure of the full truth.

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For the whole 54-page original petition plus a two-page cover letter to U.S. Attorney Berman, click HERE.

For a partial update with links to the Lawyers’ Committee’s actions over the last 15 months, click HERE.

Grand Jury Intro – 1

The Preliminary Statement of the original Petition to Report Federal Crimes to a Special Grand Jury Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3332(a), submitted on April 10, 2018, to United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, begins as follows:

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The City of New York has issued over 2,700 death certificates related to the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. In addition to the murder of over 2,000 innocent civilians, hundreds of First Responders were also murdered on 9/11 while selflessly attempting to save others. Many more First Responders have died subsequent to 9/11 as a result of their exposure to toxic and corrosive air contaminants at Ground Zero while participating in heroic rescue and recovery work. A number of FBI agents have also been reported to have died as a result of such exposures. This Petition presents evidence heretofore ignored by federal authorities that the World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers (WTC1 and WTC2) and WTC Building 7 (WTC7) collapsed on 9/11 due to the detonation of pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries. This Petition is intended to renew the investigation into these murders, raise awareness, bring truth to light and hold everyone responsible to account.

Overwhelming evidence presented here demonstrates that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries – not just airplanes or fires – destroyed three steel-framed World Trade Center buildings that day in New York City and killed so many of these people. By law, the Department of Justice through the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York must present this evidence to a grand jury. Justice for these victims requires nothing less and the soul of our nation commands it.

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The third and fourth paragraphs of the Preliminary Statement to the original Petition will appear in this blog tomorrow.

For the whole 54-page original petition plus a two-page cover letter to U.S. Attorney Berman, click HERE.

For a partial update with links to the Lawyers’ Committee’s actions over the last 15 months, click HERE.

Information Please!

The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry has launched an “FOI Fireworks Campaign” to help the lawyers get crucial information they need from the government. Scroll down on their website and you’ll find these two paragraphs:

“The Freedom of Information Act is a federal statute which allows citizens to access government records. The Lawyers’ Committee . . . has begun an ambitious campaign to retrieve crucial evidence from the government which can be used in drafting Grand Jury Petitions and lawsuits, connecting the dots with evidence, linking the three 9/11 crimes scenes.

“The Lawyers’ Committee has filed separate FOIA lawsuits and State actions and has numerous FOIA [Freedom of information Act] requests outstanding for important information waiting to be responded to by the government, and litigated, in most cases because of government refusal to honor the request and abide by the Federal FOIA statute.”

Just below it in a letter, Lawyers’ Committee president David Meiswinkle updates readers on the LC’s progress and plans and explains what motivates him and his colleagues.

They need information and they need money. There’s (always) a Donate button nearby. You may experience a patriotic urge this week to make use of it.

‘… Something Is Wrong’

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise, they’ll kill you. — Oscar Wilde

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Before the third annual Red Pill Expo recedes further into the past here is the first of several entries about the event that drew (guessing) between 300 and 400 people to the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

“Because you know something is wrong” was the umbrella slogan, which fit my reason for being there, which was the presentation by Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

For now….

Meet the emcee, Benny Wills, HERE.

— Mark

9/11 Petition Revisited

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ― Margaret Mead, anthropologist

We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems. ― Margaret Mead

 I’m a Margaret Mead fan … around the world there are millions of people — they’re not active — who support our actions. ― Mick Harrison, Lawyers’ Committee litigator

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This entry relates a moment in a University of Hartford auditorium in West Hartford on Sunday night.

“The law says that a grand jury has to leave no stone unturned in investigating evidence it has at hand and to go beyond,” said Mick Harrison, chief litigator for the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry. “They can do things we can’t do, to follow up.”

He was referring to a special grand jury or a federal grand jury that has been or will be impaneled by Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to examine considerable evidence petitioners presented in April and July of 2018 related to the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001

For extensive background on the Petition to Report Federal Crimes to a Special Grand Jury Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3332(a), and the U.S. Attorney’s response, click HERE.

NOTE: The petition is not to be confused with the lawsuit The Lawyers’ Committee, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and others filed on March 25, 2019, against the FBI and the Justice Department in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

— Mark

2 Texts + 2 Emails

Hartford and West Hartford were triumphs Sunday for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry — as well as for the 2019 Red Pill Expo at the XL Center and the University of Hartford, which provided platforms for them to get their word out.

This is a brief intro of what I hope to get across in the next few days.

From a text Sunday from Hartford: “It’s going well. … [Richard Gage] was fantastic and had 200 or so people cheering  — got a standing ovation.”

From a text that evening from West Hartford: “The talk will start late; people are still coming in — 50-plus so far in the auditorium.”

Sixty or 70 eventually got to the U of Hartford talk, where AE911Truth’s Gage was joined by attorneys Dave Meiswinkle and Mick Harrison of the Lawyers’ Committee. The three were (no surprise) at the top of their game, and the whole thing including edifying Q&A lasted until 11 p.m.

Harrison, who had driven some distance to get there, had this main concern when it was over: “Can you tell me how to find a restaurant? I’m starving.”

More to follow on the events in the Constitution State.

From two emails today:

* “I got back yesterday afternoon and immediately hit the sack.”

* “Problem with going away is that when you get how [sic] you spend so much time catching up.”

— Mark

Quick Reminder . . .

. . . for New Englanders:

Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Dave Meiswinkle of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry will speak Sunday evening, June 9, at 7:30 at Auerbach Auditorium at the University of Hartford’s Hillyer Hall at 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.

Their topic: “9/11 Justice: From Scientific Evidence to Legal Action.”

Gage will also speak at the Red Pill Expo in the XL Center in downtown Hartford at 8:30 Sunday morning on “Prosecuting 9/11: Scientific Evidence as the Foundation,” but it seems attendance is limited to people signed up for the entire three-day event.

For details, scroll down and click on the links in previous entries. There’s plenty of info and context there.