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Well-connected rookie judge to
preside over Khattala Benghazi trial

Washington Post, by Ann Marimow

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Posted By:Flyright, 7/7/2014 4:05:04 PM

Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years.Cooper, who was confirmed by the Senate in March, has been randomly assigned by the court’s selection system to preside over the U.S. government’s case against Ahmed Abu Khatalla, a suspected ringleader in the deadly attack on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya. “He can handle it. Casey didn’t come from academia or a corporate boardroom.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/7/2014 4:08:09 PM     (No. 9914132)

"His wife, Amy Jeffress, is a former national security adviser to Attorney General Eric Holder."

We´re doomed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MEMcL, 7/7/2014 4:17:55 PM     (No. 9914144)

As I read one sentence after another, I was reminded of the line in "A Few Good Men"......"And the hits just keep on coming!"

Fair and impartial blind justice? No way! The fix is in.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/7/2014 4:20:55 PM     (No. 9914148)

Trey Gowdy should declare a mistrial.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: happywarrior, 7/7/2014 4:38:17 PM     (No. 9914161)

"As an undergraduate at Yale, Cooper’s roommate and close friend was John Rice, brother of President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice."

And they quote his father-in-law reassuring us he can handle the case!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MeiDei, 7/7/2014 5:55:20 PM     (No. 9914240)

Well connected is another way of saying entwined tightly.

I don´t believe in coincidences when you can add more than 2 connections.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/7/2014 6:26:07 PM     (No. 9914272)

Right, 5. The OJ jury will look like a model of jurisprudence.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: garyhope, 7/7/2014 7:23:49 PM     (No. 9914343)

Are things going to get so bad in this country that a violent armed revolution is going to happen?

Between Holder, Benghazi, the border/illegal alien/"Amesty", Reid, Pelosi and God knows how many other outrages happen, is the country going to explode?

Whose side will the military and police be on?

This is the worst that I´ve ever seen the blatant law breaking by Obama, Holder and the lefty Dems that I´ve ever seen.

I cannot believe what is going on in this country. Simply stunning, outrageous and unbelievable.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LWGII, 7/7/2014 8:04:01 PM     (No. 9914401)

#8, you KNOW whose side the police and military will be on. Zippy is purging all of the senior level commanders. The ones promoted answer "yes" to but one question, "Will you use force against American citizens?"

There´s a reason the police departments have been militarized, and every federal agency has its own SWAT team with armored weapons and assault rifles. Who said that we should have a civilian police force as well funded and well armed as our military?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/7/2014 8:10:58 PM     (No. 9914405)

There are many police and military who are horrified at what is happening. Most will be on our side.

Unfortunately, their bosses will be on Obama´s.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Okie 52, 7/7/2014 9:12:08 PM     (No. 9914463)

In D.C. Court, 2 words: Jury. Nullification.

That´ll teach those redneck Republicans to keep "statehood" away from deserving District residents.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Shells, 7/7/2014 10:05:29 PM     (No. 9914513)

I think Trey Gowdy can handle this.

As the headline states, the judge is a rookie, and America is watching this one pretty closely.

I mean a rookie versus Trey? That´s like a feather duster versus a howitzer.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: richwill, 7/8/2014 12:03:04 AM     (No. 9914632)

I am not a supporter of Marxism, but Marx was right when he stated the only method for government change is to completely destroy the present system.

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