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Klayman out, DOJ in, Mackiewicz in deep, and more hard drives?

OK now we know why a portion of the prior hearing in the Melendres case was sealed. It’s unsealed now, and involves Defendant Brian Mackiewicz, who is revealed to be under criminal investigation. This according to a Tweet from reporter Stephen Lemons. All we know for sure is that MCSO spokesperson Lisa Allen confirmed that there was a criminal investigation by the Phoenix Professional Standards Bureau, but declined to reveal the issue. Sources say that has to do with irregularities in his overtime pay. Mackiewicz is on administrative leave.

In the meantime, the US Department of Justice has been allowed to intervene in the Melendres case (this related to settling another DOJ lawsuit with the County and the Sheriff), and Larry Klayman’s application (following his failure to show up to answer questions) to appear pro hac vice representing Dennis Montgomery and Mike Zullo has been denied. You can read Klayman’s previous reply to Plaintiff’s objections.

There’s likely not much to the hard drive story, but the Phoenix New Times received photos of a computer recycling truck loading equipment from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office August 6. The hard drives were supposed to have been removed first, but the Court is concerned.

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41 Responses to Klayman out, DOJ in, Mackiewicz in deep, and more hard drives?

  1. avatar
    Pete August 11, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    OK now we know why the sealed portion of the prior hearing in the Melendres case. It’s unsealed now, and involves Defendant Brian Mackiewicz, who is revealed to be under criminal investigation.

    The whole damn thing is just rotten all the way through.

  2. avatar
    Curious George August 11, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

    Watch for Mackiewicz to sing like a songbird.

  3. avatar
    Jim August 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

    Curious George:
    Watch for Mackiewicz to sing like a songbird.

    He does have a certain fascination with worms, doesn’t he.

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    The Magic M (not logged in) August 12, 2015 at 2:37 am #

    Typical KKKlayman:

    Tries to inject his wannabe-client’s case into his pro hac vice application (“if anyone has a conflict of interest, it’s plaintiff’s lawyers so stop looking at me”).
    Has his wannabe-client provide attestation from a retired professor of radiology instead of a working doctor (OK, he added two of those, too, but still curious…).

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    Curious George August 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    Zullo found! Apparently Zullo made a recent guest appearance before the US District Court monitors according to the most recent Stephen Lemon’s Phoenix New Times article posted this morning about the status conference held yesterday before Judge G. Murray Snow. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

  6. avatar
    Jim August 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    “Cold Case Posse commander Mike Zullo, also a part of the Montgomery investigation, showed up for his monitor interview, but begged off as he hadn’t yet hired an attorney.”

    Me thinks that he won’t be able to hire KKKman.

  7. avatar
    Curious George August 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    Okay Birthers, here’s Zullo’s BIG chance to reveal his UNIVERSE SHATTERING information while being interviewed by the court monitors or while being deposed by the ACLU big guns. Get ready for an EPIC Birther disappointment.

  8. avatar
    Curious George August 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    Jim,

    “Me thinks that he won’t be able to hire KKKman.”

    Not a chance now that the court has shot KKK’s pro hac vice motion down in flames.

  9. avatar
    realist August 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Curious George:
    Okay Birthers, here’s Zullo’s BIG chance to revealhis UNIVERSE SHATTERING information while being interviewed by the court monitors or while being deposed by the ACLU big guns. Get ready for an EPIC Birther disappointment.

    Since Doc C is able to post at BR, perhaps he could inform them of Zullo’s HUGE opportunity to spill the birther beans and Universe-shattering evidence to the monitors and also in his upcoming deposition. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS WHAT ZULLO HAS BEEN WAITING FOR. THE FINAL LEGAL HURDLE OVERCOME!! Lyin’ Carl Gallups to report on Freedumb Friday soon!!! 🙂

  10. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    I think deep down birthers DON’T want Zullo to spill the beans, because in the back of their collective minds, they know he hasn’t got the goods.

  11. avatar
    Jim August 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    Let’s wait for the deposition…under oath. Then Zullo can give them everything they’ve been waiting for. The final proof they were conned by the Sheriff.

  12. avatar
    bob August 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Curious George:
    Not a chance now that the court has shot KKK’s pro hac vice motion down in flames.

    When has ethical niceties ever stopped Klayman?

  13. avatar
    Curious George August 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    realist :

    “Since Doc C is able to post at BR, perhaps he could inform them of Zullo’s HUGE opportunity to spill the birther beans and Universe-shattering evidence to the monitors and also in his upcoming deposition. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS WHAT ZULLO HAS BEEN WAITING FOR. THE FINAL LEGAL HURDLE OVERCOME!! Lyin’ Carl Gallups to report on Freedumb Friday soon!!! ”

    Great idea! Go for it Doc.

    Now the Birthers will know how well planned out this was. Kaptain ZooLow is a genius. See how he maneuvered the court so that it appears that he’s been worked into a corner? Now he’s got them where he wants them and he’s got their attention. Wow, wow, wow!

  14. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 12, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Here it is:

    “So I hear that Mike Zullo showed up for his deposition in the Meldres case, but begged off because he hadn’t found a lawyer. When he does, this is the time that he can release the universe-shattering information he’s been sitting on forever, on the record, under oath, in a live case. No problem with jurisdiction, no problem with standing, no problem with a reluctant prosecutor and NO more legal hurdles. It will go into the record, in the public domain, and nothing can make it go way.

    Go for it, Mike!”

    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/08/live-stream-watch-gop-presidential.html#LHbSM2PspKjBkcFQ.99

    realist: Since Doc C is able to post at BR,

  15. avatar
    Curious George August 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy
    August 12, 2015

    “Here it is:”

    Thanks Doc.

  16. avatar
    Arthur B. August 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Here it is:

    Doc, I think you misspelled Melendres. Does BR permit corrections?

  17. avatar
    Jim August 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    I think we need to start advertising on all the RWNJ sites.

    MIKE ZULLO TO TESTIFY ABOUT UNIVERSE-SHATTERING OBAMA INFORMATION TO COURT!

    Wonder if WND will pick it up? hehehe

  18. avatar
    Curious George August 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    Jim,
    I think we need to start advertising on all the RWNJ sites.

    “MIKE ZULLO TO TESTIFY ABOUT UNIVERSE-SHATTERING OBAMA INFORMATION TO COURT! ”

    Awesome idea! Mike Volin’s site first then “Pastor” Carl’s site next.

    BREAKING NEWS!!!! Zullo will tell Universe Shattering information while under oath.

  19. avatar
    Crustacean August 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    I’m shocked that my comment on that thread (as “Guest”) made it through – shocked because I shared my opinion about charlesmountain’s intelligence. I think BR must not think too highly of ol’ charles. Otherwise, I doubt that comment would’ve been allowed.

    Dr. Conspiracy: Here it is:

  20. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Volin emailed me saying he hopes to get me on his show in the next 2 weeks. Maybe he’s waiting for Zullo to shatter the universe.

    Curious George: Awesome idea! Mike Volin’s site first then “Pastor” Carl’s site next.

  21. avatar
    Curious George August 12, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    Doc:

    “Volin emailed me saying he hopes to get me on his show in the next 2 weeks. Maybe he’s waiting for Zullo to shatter the universe.”

    That would be great. Maybe he’s beginning to see how he’s been misled by those in authority?

  22. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 12, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

    I very much doubt that.

    Curious George: That would be great. Maybe he’s beginning to see how he’s been misled by those in authority?

  23. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 12, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

    A post cannot be edited once there is a reply to it.

    Arthur B.: Does BR permit corrections?

  24. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 12, 2015 at 11:12 pm #

    Maybe the MCSO will claim that Windows 10 ate the hard drive.

  25. avatar
    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater August 13, 2015 at 5:43 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Volin emailed me saying he hopes to get me on his show in the next 2 weeks. Maybe he’s waiting for Zullo to shatter the universe.

    I doubt he’ll keep his word he’ll boot you for more important repeat guests like Gabe zolna since he’s trying to firm up the base

  26. avatar
    realist August 13, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: So I hear that Mike Zullo showed up for his deposition in the Meldres case

    Actually, he showed up for his interview with the monitors, but begged off due to not having yet hired an attorney. Plaintiffs’ counsel has named him as a possible future deponent.

    But great job anyway. I’ve not been over to see if they’re excited he might spill the beans to the monitor and in his (perhaps) upcoming deposition.

  27. avatar
    Dave B. August 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    Wow, that kind of cuts into the birther technique of changing a question after you’ve already answered it.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    A post cannot be edited once there is a reply to it.

  28. avatar
    Benji Franklin August 13, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Go for it, Mike!”

    I wonder if Zoo Low actually remembers all of the statements he has made publicly to Karl while he was trying to excite the donors. He may think he doesn’t have to tell the monitor about “birthing-related” facts that he made up, never expecting any one in authority would pursue such lies to expose them as false.

    But in the context of this enlarging REAL investigation, Obots will surely tattle on any inconsistencies between his relatively obscure Birther footprints, and any sanitized version he sobs to the monitor, AND those made-up “facts” may be very tricky to deny, and then recall and admit to, as having been deliberate lies made up for the Birther audience.

    Zoo Low has to be scared hapless as he ponders staying afloat with the sound of the falls he seems headed for getting louder and louder. He and Our Pie Hole are dangerous to each other, and I’ll bet they can’t even discuss their relationship anymore.

  29. avatar
    RanTalbott August 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Benji Franklin: But in the context of this enlarging REAL investigation, Obots will surely tattle on any inconsistencies between his relatively obscure Birther footprints, and any sanitized version he sobs to the monitor

    You mean like him telling Carl on the radio just last month that “legal issues” were keeping them from revealing the “universe-shattering evidence” at almost the very minute the court was unsealing emails showing that he had known for months that he’d been scammed by Monty, and that evidence had never existed, and never would?

  30. avatar
    Benji Franklin August 13, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    RanTalbott: You mean like him telling Carl on the radio just last month that “legal issues” were keeping them from revealing the “universe-shattering evidence” at almost the very minute the court was unsealing emails showing that he had known for months that he’d been scammed by Monty, and that evidence had never existed, and never would?

    Yeah, that’s one or ten right there!

    Monitor:”What’s this about you having “Universe-shattering evidence?”
    Zoo Low:”Oh, – oh that! Yeah, well that’s a completely different….. you, you, you wouldn’t be interested in…..(clears throat)…..uh, yeah well, uh…. say, did….did the Diamondbacks play today…did you hear?”

  31. avatar
    The Magic M (not logged in) August 14, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    RanTalbott: ike him telling Carl on the radio just last month that “legal issues” were keeping them from revealing the “universe-shattering evidence”

    My money is on this having been the last time Zullo ever showed up on Freedumb Friday. He basically said “We have super sekrit problems with our super sekrit everdunce that we might never resolve, kthxbye”, none of the any-day-nowishness he espoused all the times he talked about that before.

    Be sure to check out the books Zullo is going to publish about this after Obama leaves office:


    The Birther’s Guide to the Lunacy
    The Disappointment at the End of Our Investigation
    Lies, Universe-Shattering Evidence and Everything
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Donations
    Mostly Vattelist
    And No More Things…

  32. avatar
    Curious George August 14, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    The Magic M

    “Be sure to check out the books Zullo is going to publish about this after Obama leaves office:

    The Birther’s Guide to the Lunacy
    The Disappointment at the End of Our Investigation
    Lies, Universe-Shattering Evidence and Everything
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Donations
    Mostly Vattelist
    And No More Things…”

    And the most compelling, universe shattering book of them all……. “Ain’t Giving Any Refunds, See Ya Suckers!”

  33. avatar
    roadburner August 14, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    Dave B.:
    Wow, that kind of cuts into the birther technique of changing a question after you’ve already answered it.

    it’s why i have the habit of actually quoting them in any of my replies.

    when i’m not banned at a site that is 😀

  34. avatar
    Dave B. August 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    That’s a pretty good habit. One I try to cultivate is to never take anything a birther says at face value. Saves a lot of time trying to explain something that never happened in the first place.

    roadburner: it’s why i have the habit of actually quoting them in any of my replies.

    when i’m not banned at a site that is 😀

  35. avatar
    Pete August 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    The Magic M (not logged in): Be sure to check out the books Zullo is going to publish about this after Obama leaves office:

    The Birther’s Guide to the Lunacy
    The Disappointment at the End of Our Investigation
    Lies, Universe-Shattering Evidence and Everything
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Donations
    Mostly Vattelist
    And No More Things…

    Sir, you disrespect the memory of a fine author!

  36. avatar
    Crustacean August 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    I guess I don’t see the disrespect. Isn’t imitation the most sincere form of flattery?

    Pete: Sir, you disrespect the memory of a fine author!

  37. avatar
    Pete August 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    Aaaah, I suppose so. I just kinda hate to think of Douglas Adams and birthers at the same time. It’s kinda like vanilla ice cream and rusty nails. 😉

  38. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    I notice that Larry Klayman applied before for Pro Hac Vice in Arizona Superior Court in the case of Wise v. Bennett from 2013 that sought to quash the movement to recall Sheriff Arpaio. The Arizona attorney was David Burnell Smith, an Arizona state representative. One plaintiff was Jeff Lichter, an active Surprise Party Patriots member, and supporter of Mike Zullo.

    http://www.larryklayman.com/pdf/130321-Recall%20Election%20Complaint.pdf

  39. avatar
    bob August 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I notice that Larry Klayman applied before for Pro Hac Vice in Arizona Superior Court in the case of Wise v. Bennett from 2013 that sought to quash the movement to recall Sheriff Arpaio.

    And the Arizona bar investigated Klayman, but nothing seems to have come from that investigation.

  40. avatar
    RanTalbott August 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    bob: but nothing seems to have come from that investigation.

    Iirc, there was a later story about that. Klayman was supposed to file some paperwork with the state bar in connection with his PHV petition. He claimed he had given the papers and fee to his local counsel, who screwed up and didn’t mail them. I think they dropped the matter after deciding it wasn’t a deliberate violation.