ROGER STONE: FIVE REASONS WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO PARDON SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO

  1. Apraio’s prosecution was a political “revenge prosecution” initiated by the Obama DOJ to stop Sheriff Arpaio from rigorous enforcement of the immigration laws.

As previously reported, the case against Arpaio began with the 2007 traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of Ortega Melendres, a Mexican tourist who was a passenger in an automobile stopped in Cave Creek, Maricopa County.

Melendres charged the Maricopa County sheriff’s officers were “fundamentally stopping brown-skinned people with the pretext of looking for criminals.”

The case developed into a class action lawsuit that caught the attention of Tom Perez, then in the Civil Rights division of the Obama Justice Department.

As explained in an article published by the Law Enforcement Charitable Foundation, Inc., the Obama administration unleashed Perez to utilize the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, authored by then Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware – a law that gave the Obama administration under Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch a club with which to “police the police.”

That club in the form of “consent decrees” allowed the leftist “open borders” administration of Barack Obama eight years to utilize the Justice Department as a club to intimidate and force any state and local government law enforcement authority attempting to enforce immigration laws to buckle under various charges of civil rights violations.

Thorough court-ordered “consent decrees” the Obama administration Justice Department forced Sheriff Arpaio’s office in Maricopa County to accept a consent decree imposed by an Obama-sympathetic U.S. district judge that effectively put the MCSO under the direction of a court-ordered federal monitor.

Arpaio, a target of the Obama administration for years because of his determination to enforce strictly existing immigration laws, was seen by Perez as implementing in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) a “systematic policy” that set law enforcement rules and procedures to be intentionally discriminatory to the rights of Hispanics.

Perez began his legal career as a LaRaza attorney in Maryland. He currently is Chair of the Democratic National Committee, a major force in moving the Democratic Party in a hard-left direction.

 

  1. DOJ staged prosecution to oust Arpaio from office.

Largely as a result of the adverse publicity from facing criminal contempt charges, Arpaio lost on Nov. 8, 2016, his seventh bid to be elected Maricopa County Sheriff.

The challenger, Paul Penzone, a Democrat and a former Phoenix police sergeant who lost to Arpaio in 2012, won the sheriff’s election, 54.9 percent to 45.1 percent, running on a campaign designed to be sympathetic to Arizona’s growing Hispanic voter base.

Throughout the entire case, Perez pursued Arpaio with a vengeance.

On Jan. 5, 2012, when the Department of Justice dropped the initial criminal case against Arpaio in favor of pursuing the civil case, the Department of Justice sent the author an email, explaining, “If MCSO wants to debate the facts rather than fixing the problems stated in our findings, we will do so by way of litigation.”

According to information provided the author by a credible whistleblower, while the Department of Justice was prosecuting Arpaio from 2008 to 2010, the National Security Agency conducted electronic surveillance of the various Arizona-based federal judges on the case, as well as on Arpaio, and on the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

At the same time, Department of Justice attorneys under the direction of Attorney General Eric Holder maintained an on-going telephone back-channel discussion with the federal judge assigned to handle the case.

That the Department of Justice conspired to defeat Arpaio is suggested by the timing of his criminal indictment.

On Oct. 2, 2013, U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow ruled that Arpaio and his agency had relied on racial profiling and illegal detentions to target Hispanic.

Snow ordered Arpaio to make mandatory changes in MCSO office law enforcement procedures, requiring officers to radio the basis for each traffic stop before contacting people in the vehicle, the video recording of all traffic stops, increased training for and monitoring of MCSO office employees, and the implementation of comprehensive record keeping.

On May 12, 2016, Judge Snow held Arpaio in civil contempt of federal court, ruling that Arpaio an three of his aides violated the judge’s 2013 order that was meant to curtail “racial profiling” by MCSO officers.

In mid-October 2016, with the election approximately three weeks away, the Justice Department announced that lawyers were preparing to file criminal contempt of court charges against Arpaio for his alleged violation of Judge Stone’s orders in the Melendres case.

Then, on Nov. 4, 2016, four days before the election, Politico reported Soros had contributed $2 million to a Soros-funded PAC, Maricopa Strong, to defeat Arpaio.

Largely as a result of the adverse publicity from facing criminal contempt charges, Arpaio lost on Nov. 8, 2016, his seventh bid to be elected Maricopa County Sheriff.

The challenger, Paul Penzone, a Democrat and a former Phoenix police sergeant who lost to Arpaio in 2012, won the sheriff’s election, 54.9 percent to 45.1 percent, running on a campaign designed to be sympathetic to Arizona’s growing Hispanic voter base.

 

  1. Charged under the wrong statute and denied a jury trial.

Arpaio’s attorney, Mark Goldman, Goldman & Zillinger PLLC in Scottsdale, AZ, sent to Attorney General Sessions a letter dated June 22, 2017, that was requesting the Department of Justice to consider various pleas before the start of the bench trial then scheduled to begin on Monday, June 26, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Several efforts were made to contact Attorney General Sessions directly and through trusted intermediaries in an effort to get Justice Department attention to Goldman’s letter.

Attorney General Sessions was insolated within the Justice Department so that all attempts to communicate with him failed.

Ultimately, Goldman’s letter was ignored, and with the Justice Department’s failure to intervene in the case, Judge Bolton began the bench trial against Arpaio as originally scheduled.

That letter, included here in the Scribed.com file below, went unanswered.

https://www.scribd.com/document/355916607/Arpaio-Sheriff-Arpaio-2017-06-22-Letter-to-Att-Gen-Jeff-Sessions

“The criminal contempt allegations stem from an alleged failure of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Offices (MCSO) to comply with an Order of the Court (preliminary injunction) dated December 23, 2011,” Goldman’s letter read.

“This charge relates back to the prior Obama administration and a time when the Sheriff’s practices were in direct opposition to the Obama administration in regards to immigration policy,” Goldman’s letter continued. “The Sheriff was enforcing the law. The Obama administration appears to have been interested in doing the opposite for apparent political reasons.”

In the letter, Goldman argued the Obama Justice Department allowed Arpaio to be charged with criminal contempt misdemeanor charges under the wrong statute, precisely because the statute of limitations on the correct statute had run out, and the incorrect statute allowed Judge Bolton to deny Arpaio the right to a jury trial.

Here is what Goldman wrote:

In regards to other aspects of the prosecution, we request that you reconsider the DOJ’s prosecution of this matter because it was incorrectly brought under 18 U.S.C. Section 401. Section 401 relates to a simple criminal contempt of a lawful order. The matter should have been brought under 18 U.S.C. Section 402. Section 402 applies to contumacious conduct that is also a separate crime as more particularly described in the attached Petition. The allegations in this matter compel it to be prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. Section 402 that entitles the offender to a jury trial in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Section 3691. Additionally, Section 402 offenses come with a one year statute of limitations.

Given that the matter was not charged under the correct statute, and consequently the Department of Justice has deprived Sheriff Arpaio of his jury trial right and the applicable statute of limitations, in the interest of justice we request that you move the Court to dismiss the criminal contempt proceedings or, at the very least, move the Court to stay the trial pending a full review of this matter by your office.

Time is of the essence for the reason that this matter

Goldman also argued the Obama Justice Department had timed various announcement coincident with Arizona voting deadlines in 2016, so as to influence voters to defeat Arpaio’s bid for re-election – an effort Goldman claimed was successful.

“The announcements had an undeniable effect upon Sheriff Arpaio’s campaign to be elected to a seventh term in office,” Goldman wrote. “The impact on Sheriff Arpaio’s re-election campaign is clear.  He is no longer Sheriff.”

 

  1. Obama holdovers in the DOJ Public Integrity Section

The irony of the case is that the criminal misdemeanor contempt charge is being pressed against Arpaio by the Public Integrity Section (PIN) of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice – the section within the Justice Department that holds exclusive jurisdiction over the prosecution of alleged criminal official misconduct.

“How can the Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department prosecute me when all I did was to honestly enforce immigration laws on the books?” Arpaio asked Infowars.com in an exclusive telephone interview.

“The Public Integrity prosecutors who are still after me are all Obama hold-overs who went so far as to charge me under the wrong statute so they could deny me a jury trial, refusing to drop their open-borders amnesty agenda,” he argued.

“If this is Attorney General Sessions’ idea of ‘public integrity,’ then Sheriff Arpaio is right and Barack Obama is still running the Justice Department,” Arpaio said.

“How is it that Attorney General Sessions ignored a letter Sheriff Arpaio’s attorneys had hand-delivered to his office, when all Sheriff Arpaio requested was that the Justice Department consider insisting the Public Integrity Section would allow me my right as a U.S. citizen to a trial before a jury of my peers?” Arpaio asked.

“It’s ironic that Sheriff Arpaio is being persecuted by an Obama hold-over Justice Department Public Integrity Section that thinks denying him a jury trial doesn’t implicate them in official misconduct for which they should be charged and criminally prosecuted,” Arpaio insisted.

 

  1. Arpaio’s attorneys prepare federal ethics charge against District Judge

After filing on Monday, Aug. 14, with the U.S. District Court two motions – one asking for acquittal and the other asking for a new trial, lawyers for Arpaio are preparing to file after sentencing, a federal ethics charge against Judge Bolton.

Arpaio’s attorney, Mark Goldman, Goldman & Zillinger PLLC in Scottsdale, AZ, explained to Infowars.com in an exclusive telephone interview and follow-up email that the judge in the case, U.S. District Susan R. Bolton, was so biased against Arpaio that she could have written her opinion before the trial even started, stating her prejudice from the start that Arpaio was guilty of misdemeanor civil contempt guilty conviction.

“The court, in its findings of fact and conclusions of law totally ignored all of the overwhelming evidence at trial that exonerated the Sheriff,” Goldman told Infowars.com.

“Most importantly, there was no testimony or other evidence produced that in any way proved that the order was ‘clear and definite’ which it must be in order to prove that the order could be disobeyed in the first place,” he continued.

“Not only did the government fail to prove that the order was clear and definite, we proved that it was not clear and definite,” Goldman insisted.  “The government’s own star witness, Tim Casey, admitted under cross-examination that the order was ‘ambiguous.’  Just about every witness testified that the order was misunderstood at the time.  No one testified that the order was clear and definite.”

Goldman explained that the Obama Department of Justice had charged Arpaio under the wrong statute, both because the statute of limitations had run out on the correct statute and by charging Arpaio under the wrong statute, Judge Bolton could deny him a jury trial.

“There was not testimony that the Sheriff ever told anyone that he was violating or going to violate the order,” he said.

“The government had the FBI and the DOJ working on this case, yet they couldn’t find one person to state that the Sheriff ever suggested that he’d violate the order,” he pointed out.

“Finally, it was proved at the trial that no one at the Sheriff’s department understood the voluminous 40-page order while it was in effect,” Goldman argued.  “Only in hindsight did they learn what the order meant after the Melendres court issued a subsequent order!”

 

  • Wanda Marie Woodward, Ph.D.

    I applaud President Trump for pardoning this this man. The politicization of everything has now reached epic levels of dysfunction in America.

    I argue that, regardless of which president is in office, there is never, ever, ever going to be a remote possibility that the consciousness of the political Left—which advocates socialism, communism, big federal government, federal government intervention into people’s lives, massive legislation to legislate morals and to eradicate freedom of conscience, to erase freedom of speech, to continually erode the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, to vilify anyone who speaks unwelcome and harsh truths, advocates globalism, open borders, allowing other cultures to erode Western civilization, advocates the flowing of illegal immigrants into America, cares more for illegal immigrants than for American citizens—-that this consciousness is eternally hostile to the consciousness of the political Right which advocates free market capitalism, limited federal government, private property rights, freedom of speech, upholding the U.S. Constitution, strict constitutional adherence, rejects illegal immigrants, rejects open borders, rejects moral relativism, advocates 2nd Amendment rights, is anti-globalist, and is a staunch proponent of economic, territorial, and legal national sovereignty.

    This eternal hostility between these two groups is growing ever wider, regardless of who is president. I believe any person who is highly informed cannot help but form the unwelcome opinion and belief that, one day, that schism will erupt into a national battle for control of America. I do not wish this, but I cannot see any other outcome knowing well the human psyche and behavior.

    • penrose22

      Very insightful, but I believe that battle has already begun and will escalate in the next year.

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    • We need common sense.

      Me too! Joe Arpaio did what all law enforcement should do.. duh?

      • Wanda Marie Woodward, Ph.D.

        Yes, Joe did. It is sad that today we have communists in the government who want to destroy America. I’m sure you read that, in March, one of the California Representatives proposed a bill in the CA legislature to allow communists to work in the government. True story. I haven’t checked to see if it passed, but he most definitely wrote the bill and proposed it in the legislature. CA is already taken over by communists. I was born in Mississippi, but have lived in Dallas, Houston, and the suburbs of Philadelphia, and now in Tennessee. Earlier this year, I went to a mental health workshop and a lady said she and her husband had lived in CA for decades, but left and moved to TN because they can’t make any profits from their business because of all the onerous regulations. I told her about the CA legislator who proposed legislation allowing communists to work in the government and do you know what she said? “They’ve already taken over that state.”
        I’m sure you know about Barack Hussein Obama, the muslim who was supported by the U.S. Communist party during his political career? Who was mentored by a U.S. Communist Party member, Frank Marshall Davis, from age 10 to 18. Davis was tracked by the FBI for decades. Just google “Barack Obama and the communist party” and read for yourself. Obama’s half brother is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Africa. In 2014, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Yet the U.S. government will not. No wonder—Obama is a muslim and his half brother is a member of the Brotherhood. Obama filled the U.S. intelligence agencies with Muslims, some who were allied with the Muslim Brotherhood. Google “4 Star General Lyons tells of intelligence agencies taken over by muslims” and you’ll see that on youtube and in articles. Michele Bachman warned about this around the year 2011 and got howls from the Left, but then about a year later, Elibiary Mohammed, a Muslim with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, who was put in the Department of Homeland Security was convicted for national security breach when he took his PC home and downloaded national security info. John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, is a Muslim. He refused to take his oath on the Bible and demanded he take it on the Koran. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s personal advisor, is a muslim whose father, grandfather and father-in-law were/are hardcore communists. Obama invited many people tied to the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House as personal advisers. Do your homework. You can find all this online—and much, much, much more. As Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service Agent says, “It’s worse than you think.”

        • We need common sense.

          I read all of this years ago, but the general public seem to not notice.

    • Elisha

      Thank you for the comprehensive list.

      • Wanda Marie Woodward, Ph.D.

        Hello Elisha, I could provide more on the list, but those came to mind quickly.

    • LibsRinos&tyrantsuk

      I’m an Army veteran (Honorably discharged), and one of the forgotten Americans Mr. Trump made mention of during his campaign for the presidency. I personally believe that we the people will ultimately prevail over the tyranny of the radical left. Personally, I believe that questionable types like Eric Holder and Tom Perez would be disbarred and residing in the slammer if we lived in a fair and just world. Sadly, that is hardly the case.

  • Micheal Meyering

    McCain, what can I say..He’s a coward. He was a coward during the Vietnam war and he is a coward now..

    • Wanda Marie Woodward, Ph.D.

      Roger Stone knows all about McCain!! You should read Roger Stone’s book, “The Making of a President” about Trump’s rise to presidency. It’s chock full of good information you will never read about in mainstream media. I would also recommend reading Stone’s book on JFK’s assassination. Excellent.

      • Trevor Cook

        Stone has known McCain for a very long time that’s why.

    • Trevor Cook

      McCain was one of the people trying to take down Joe so was Tom Perez.

  • Trevor Cook

    Tom Perez and John McCain FAILED to lock up this patriot good on President Trump for doing this!

  • DJohn1

    How can a standing President fire all of them from the previous administration?
    We are looking at the general politicalization of the court system and it is wrong.
    Do we have to do it for President Trump with recall papers?
    We, as a people are looking at a takeover right now through misinformation from the media that would make Hitler proud. Cleaning up the Republican Party is about 20 years overdue.
    Every rule of jurisdiction of our President is coming under scrutiny by the left overs. Things that no previous president has ever had to contend with.
    Cleaning house has to include the intelligence agencies currently leaking information.
    President Trump had no idea the hornet’s nest he was getting into.
    That the general public and silent majority of people is aware might come as quite a shock to these people at election time or not.
    At this point in time, I think President Trump needs a mafia lawyer. The opposite side has no concept of staying within the bounds of justice as defined by precident.