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originally posted by: EndtheMadnessNow
a reply to: texasgirl
I postulated several pages back that perhaps she was flipped some time ago and now singing like a bird with 100x more names and places. Also, she may have been pressured by the Guinness clan to cooperate. Don't know much about that wealthy elite family but it's possible they don't want to be dragged through the digital public mud.
Purely speculation, I could be totally wrong. Hopefully
originally posted by: ucanthandlethetruth
a reply to: crankyoldman
We’ve heard speculation a certain percentage of Congress are actually C_A or any other Agcy.
Do they only receive citizenship through birthright or there are other avenues to obtaining one, for say Israel? I’ll have to look into it. But there is def not any public DB I can find disclosing openly who holds dual-citizenship. I’ve only read it or seen memes.
Why, Hours after the Election, did SEVEN People Travel to an Undisclosed Location to Hold a Very Private and Highly Secured/Guarded Meeting? Their Plan.
The foreign-owned company, which has not been identified, is push- ing to overturn a decision from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Ap- peals for the D.C. Circuit, which ruled in December that the company could not invoke sov- ereign immunity to dodge the grand jury subpoena. A trial judge in Wash- ington held the company in contempt. American history to exercise criminal jurisdiction over a foreign state,” the defense lawyers said in their petition. Alston & Bird appellate partner Brian Boone, who is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina, offices, is lead counsel in the Supreme Court, according to a CNN report. Boone and partner Edward Kang, co- leader of the firm’s white- collar and government investigations team, were identified as the company’s lawyers on a filing in the D.C. Circuit. A team from Gib- son, Dunn & Crutch- er, including partner Theodore Boutrous Jr., have moved the Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit to release redacted court pa- pers. The firm represents the media and transparency advocate Reporters Commit- The company’s petition cautioned that the D.C. Circuit panel’s ruling could have a global ripple effect.
“I think, prior to this opinion, many lawyers probably assumed that the evidence held outside the U.S. by the [state-owned] entity would be largely—not entirely, but largely—immune from the reach of a U.S. grand jury. This opinion is a roadmap for ways of getting around that and making them accessible,” said Debevoise & Plimpton partner Bruce Yannett, a former federal pros- ecutor who leads the firm’s white-collar and regulatory defense practice. The D.C. Circuit took remarkable measures to conceal the identity of the lawyers in the case and the identity of the state-owned company, closing an entire court- house floor in downtown Washington for oral arguments in December. Circuit judges Thomas Griffith, David Tatel and Stephen Williams heard the case. For more than an hour, a U.S. marshal declined to let reporters pass through the hall. such corporations are universally understood to possess ab- solute immunity, but that notion strikes us as highly specu- lative. An equally likely explanation for the absence of cases is that most companies served with subpoenas simply com- ply without objection.” The company is being fined $50,000 daily for non- compliance with the subpoena. Prosecutors had asked Howell to impose a $10,000 daily fine. The U.S. Supreme Court last month restored the compliance order, reject- ing a push from the company’s lawyers to keep a freeze on the subpoena. The D.C. Circuit’s decision could come into play, particularly in investigations into money laundering and sanctions violations. In the area of sanctions enforcement, Dechert counsel Sean Kane said there have long been questions about whether foreign entities can be forced to comply even with administrative subpoenas issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Kane, a former assistant director for policy at OFAC, said the D.C. Circuit ruling “removes one argument from the quiver, if you’re a state-owned enterprise.” Joon Kim, a Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner and for- mer acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said the deci- sion could give prosecutors more leverage when they subpoena state-owned for- eign corporations. “There are regions in the world with many partially or fully state-owned companies engaged in commercial business,” Kim said. “To the extent these state- owned enterprises in these countries thought there was a question or uncertainty about whether or not they could be subject to the criminal process in the U.S., this decision, at least, says they are.” Kim said prosecutors in the past might not have been inclined to litigate a foreign, state-owned com- pany’s claims to immunity to a grand jury subpoena. “Now, prosecutors would be more likely to press, since they have a circuit court decision that they can point at to compel compliance or use in any litigation over the is- sue,” he said. C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at email@example.com.
On Twitter: @cryanbarber In a redacted opinion that referred to the com- pany’s owner only as “Country A,” the D.C. Circuit rejected argu- ments that the cor- poration could not be forced to comply with a subpoena under the For- eign Sovereign Immuni- ties Act, a law that shields foreign governments and state-owned compa- nies from lawsuits under certain circumstances. BERYL HOWELL The panel, upholding a ruling by Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that, even if the immunities law applies to crimi- nal proceedings—a point the government disputed—the corporation would still be required to comply with the subpoena because it falls under an exception for commer- cial activities. Howell is presiding over Mueller-related subpoena fights.
There are regions in the world with many partially or fully state-owned companies engaged in commercial business,” Kim said. “To the extent these state- owned enterprises in these countries thought there was a question or uncertainty about whether or not they could be subject to the criminal process in the U.S., this decision, at least, says they are.” Kim said prosecutors in the past might not have been inclined to litigate a foreign, state-owned com- pany’s claims to immunity to a grand jury subpoena. “Now, prosecutors would be more likely to press, since they have a circuit court decision that they can point at to compel compliance or use in any litigation over the is- sue,” he said.