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For apologists, #SVB's #bailout was mere prudence: innocent bystanders stood in harm's way - rank-and-file startup employees, elite private school scholarship kids -so regulators improvised measures to make everyone whole without costing the public a dime. What's not to like?

1/ A glass-and-steel, high-tec...
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But that account doesn't hold up to even the most cursory scrutiny. Everything about it is untrue. Take the idea that this wasn't a "bailout" because it was the depositors who got rescued, not the shareholders.

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Supposedly, the #SiliconValleyBank #bailout wasn't a bailout: in a bailout, the *investors* get public money; but with #SVB, it was the depositors. But, of course, SVB's owners were also depositors in their bank. All in all, SVB's owners are entitled to $2B in public money. 1/ An old fashioned corner bank. Its sign has been replaced wit
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When #Biden said, "investors in the banks will not be protected. They knowingly took a risk and when the risk didn’t pay off, investors lose their money. That’s how capitalism works," he was ignoring the fact that this isn't how *the law* works. 3/
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OK- now in #SDNY Mag Court for US v Lamor Whitehead for fraud, after covering him as robbery victim in #EDNY… Threadette below Image
Whitehead is in a white hooded sweatshirt, with a retained lawyer. AUSA says he was arrested today at 6 am.
Magistrate Judge Gorenstein describes wire fraud and threat of force to obtain money from a #Bronx business; also lie about not having a 2d cell phone.
US agrees to $500,000 unsecured bond, a week for 2 signatures. Jersey travel allowed.
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Trump’s Former White House Counsel Will Testify Before Congress. What Now?

It is valuable for Congress to vindicate the principle that a subpoena to a White House official has to be honored.

#Mueller’s STAR WITNESS… 2 yrs ago

The special counsel’s office relied heavily on his testimony to understand Trump’s efforts to obstruct the inquiry, to the point where the office began relaying essentially real-time requests for information to #McGahn about Trump’s actions
Episodes of obstruction

Two episodes in which #McGahn’s testimony featured prominently stood out in bright red: Trump’s demand that McGahn fire Mueller outright and, when that failed, his demand that McGahn create a false record to cover up the facts of that first meeting

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OK - #NarcosHonduras trial, Day 5 of testimony, now "Witness-1" for whom the US Attorney's Office demanded cut of the call-in line, is on the stand. Pending the transcripts they said would be quickly available (where?), Inner City Press will live tweet, below
AUSA: Did you see other individuals on the defendant's property at Cerro Negro that day? How were they dressed?
Witness-1: Como personas de la ciudad [Like city people]
Witness-1: I have them the money, and I pulled back from the property.
AUSA: Focusing on the 2d time you delivered money to Cerro Negro, how long after the 1st time was it?
W1: 3 months.
AUSA: Who asked you to go there?
W1: Mi jefe.
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@DevinCow @mohndo00 @PhilArballo2020 @verified @LizMair @NunesAlt @RyanLizza @Hearst @CNN Here's the full list

1. Cowlifornia suit against several of his own cownstituents for calling him a #FakeFarmer. He called himself a farmer on the ballot description+ they pointed out he didn't have a farm.

Suit withdrawn by Devin, probably due to strong CA anti-SLAPP laws

@DevinCow @mohndo00 @PhilArballo2020 @verified @LizMair @NunesAlt @RyanLizza @Hearst @CNN 2. Suit against @Twitter, @DevinCow, @NunesAlt + @LizMair, filed in VA.

Twitter removed from suit, Devin attempted to re-add them, judge told him to cut it out. Now says he'll appeal Twitter's removal. Suit still exists against other 3 but he can't identify Cow + Mom.

@DevinCow @mohndo00 @PhilArballo2020 @verified @LizMair @NunesAlt @RyanLizza @Hearst @CNN @Twitter 3. Suit against @mcclatchy @FresnoBee + @LizMair (again), filed in VA (different county). The #YachtCocaineProstitutes case. Devin sued CA corp owning CA newspaper for story about CA winery hiring CA yacht w/CA hos, CA employee of winery sued in CA over treatment on yacht.

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Of the 5 candidates @ last night's forum re succeeding @ManhattanDA Vance, only 1 of them, @AlvinBraggNYC, ever prosecuted a case (another, @TaliFarhadian, has now entered). My thoughts from last year's Queens race on the need for prosecutorial experience:…
I found this statement by candidate @janosmarton last night telling: “This is not the time for on-the-job training.” Not that different from my quote: "it is, simply put, not a job for beginners." Marton was trying to tout his own experience leading particular teams, but ...
...the concept absolutely applies to him & the other 3 candidates last night - they would be rank beginners at prosecution (they'll of course spin this as a positive). As I wrote in the article, I don't view it as an absolute bar, but the candidate must be extraordinary.
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<THREAD>. Chase Bank accidentally debited or credited 1000s of dollars to individual bank accounts overnight, blaming the error on “technical difficulties”. @NarativLive
2. The bank's security was breached in 2014 compromising the data of 83 million accounts. Contact information was stolen and fraudulently used to buy and manipulate stocks and in online gambling.…
3. Andre Tyurin - A Moscow resident pled guilty to the crime last year. Three others are still facing charges - including Gery Shalon - one of two Israelis who masterminded the scheme. Shalon has business interests in online gambling and cryptocurrency.
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Here is the bizarre sequence of events over who is in charge of the Southern District of New York and battle between AG Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman.

Trump to replace SDNY prosecutor with lawyer who defended Deutsche Bank from money laundering charges: report
#SDNY (1/17)…
Experts shocked by ‘insane’ Friday night announcement US Attorney is ‘stepping down’: SDNY ‘has been breached’
#SDNY (2/17)…
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1. Was obvious to me early November 9, 2016, this was coming. Actually for me it was obvious when Comey broke the rules and spoke right before the election. I study propaganda and knew there was no time to push back. It's why I filed Comey's Hatch Act complaint before election.
2. I think Comey did it for the Kochs. He's what my mother would call a "left hander" and that's the tell. Kochs love former Catholics. He now knows Koch's crew were working with GRU. Barr is hiding it in #SDNY.

This violence was always the Putin plan.
3. The Kremlin de facto runs DC and the Pentagon uses language of war directed at American citizens. Wake up!

We must declassify everything. Make it all public. Anyone who hides Trump's connection to Russia should know that they will face 20 years in prison for sedition.
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Whatever Trump was trying to hide in the Doe vs Trump Corp #SDNY the court just ordered it unsealed. Still not open on the site.

Case Name: Doe et al v. The Trump Corporation et al
Case Number:1:18-cv-09936-LGS
Document Number:253
Docket Text:
ORDER denying [247] Letter Motion to Seal. It is hereby ORDERED that letter motion at Dkt. No. 247 is DENIED. See Lugosch v. Pyramid Co. of Onondaga, 435 F.3d 110, 120 (2d Cir. 2006) ("[D]ocuments may be sealed if specific, on the record findings are made
demonstrating that closure is essential to preserve higher values and is narrowly tailored to serve that interest."). The Clerk of Court is respectfully requested to unseal the document at Dkt. No. 249. (As further set forth in this Order.) (Signed by Judge Lorna G. Schofield
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1. #SDNY has denied without prejudice Trump attempt to seal documents.

Notice of Electronic Filing

The following transaction was entered on 4/6/2020 at 12:21 PM EDT and filed on 4/6/2020
Case Name: Doe et al v. The Trump Corporation et al
Case Number:1:18-cv-09936-LGS
2. Docket Text:
MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: [223] Response in Support of Motion, filed by Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., The Trump Corporation, Eric Trump, Donald J. Trump. ENDORSEMENT: "The parties are advised that the mere existence of a confidentiality agreement covering
3. judicial documents is insufficient to overcome the First Amendment presumption of access." Bowling v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 17 Civ. 3982, 2019 WL 1760162, at *8 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 22, 2019). Per the requirements of this Circuit, all prior orders granting motions to seal have been
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1/ Given we know that @NaveedAJamali was @LouiseMensch's source for her November 7, 2016 @heatstreet article that disclosed the existence of the @carterwpage FISA warrant, a better question for John is, who was Jamali's source?…
2/ Recall that Jamali admitted himself that he was Mensch's source for the Heat Street article, claiming that it was a "mistake" and the existence of the FISA warrant was just a "rumor".
3/ Mensch pushed back on the "rumor" claim, given she was correct about the FISA warrant being granted in October, so Jamali was clearly engaged in a CYA operation, but who was his source?
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Awaiting presentment of Larry Ray in @SDNYLIVE Magistrates Court. US Attorney Berman held a presser 11 am. But first: release of drug suspect on dialysis on $50,000 bond. Now Ms de Jesus, also with Federal Defender. Thread
#SDNY Mag Court gallery more full than usual. Several generations of NYC journalists here. Report (of pre-trial services) for Larry Ray still not ready. Upstairs, Judge Marrero's Rollin' 30s Crips trial must be ending for the day…
OK, next is Larry Ray, accused Sarah Lawrence College sex slaver and Bernie Kerkik crony. He enters in plaid shirt, chrome dome. He has a Federal Defender, versus AUSA Sassoon. Mag Judge Lehrburger presiding. "All rise."
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Back in #SDNY Magistrates Court, there are four Court Security Officers and only one media. Inner City Press was asked by a source at 2:50 pm, You know about the cops being brought in, right? Now in gallery next to one defendant's parents. Thread
Both defendants are in white space-like suits. They are charged with armed robbery and drugs (pot).
Judge: "Let's begin with Mr Latimer."
AUSA: We seek detention. The robbery was in a lobby, in the afternoon, as a police officer
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Adidas prosecution cooperator Marty Blazer is here being sentenced by #SDNY Judge Ramos. AUSA says Blazer's recordings helped convict 10 in #Adidas scandal.
Inner City Press, in back row: Where are the #Nike prosecutions? Bol Bol, Deandre Ayton...
AUSA Boone says there will be an @HBO show sbout the #Adidas prosecutions.
Inner City Press has learned there will be a visual production about #OneCoin still-Missing Crypto Queen. In both,who will play Judge Ramos?
Adidas prosecution cooperator Marty Blazer is sobbing. Judge Ramos grants US motion under 5K1.1, sentences Blazer to time served, 1 year of Supervised Release. Restitution of $1,560,000, forfeiture of $2.35 million.
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OK - US v. Avenatti / Nike extortion trial Day 4, Boies Schiller's Scott Wilson still on the stand being cross examined by Howard Srebnick about Avenatti's "draft settlement agreement." Inner City Press will continue to live tweet: threat
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @dcexaminer @newsobserver @nakednews @PDXBIZJournal @WashTimes Howard Srebnick is questioning Nike's outside counsel Scott Wilson about the draft agreement:… and video. Inner City Press published Jan 31:
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @dcexaminer @newsobserver @nakednews @PDXBIZJournal @WashTimes Howard Srebnick: When parties are negotiating settlement of claims, the lawyers can negotiate either a specific release or a general release, right?
Wilson: I ever had any experience with this type of thing. This draft didn't address any particular claim.
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Meanwhile elsewhere in #SDNY, Robert De Niro is being sued by former employee Graham Chase Robinson for gender discrimination, not paying overtime - and retaliating. It's before a Magistrate Judge...
De Niro's lawyers complaint to SDNY Magistrate Judge Parker that the plaintiff won't say to whose salary she's comparing what she was paid.
Turns it was "Mr. De Niro's personal trainer," who was paid more than the plaintiff, a director of production.
Now the government is offering Exhibit 3, recording of a March 20 phone call. They will give jurors binders with transcripts. Judge Gardephe tells them the transcripts are only an aid - but that the audio itself is the evidence.
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Sentencing of ex-Rep Chris Collins about to begin in #SDNY court, we will live-tweet here. On way into 40 Foley Square, was told that Collins demanded to but was rejected from entering through side / staff entrance on Pearl Street. Waiting for "All Rise." Thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @EdDrantch @politvidchannel @WBFO @kylegriffin1 @jilevin @axios @DanTelvock @NewsChannel9 While still waiting at 2:54 for 2:30 sentencing of Collins to begin, there's certainly video of Collins approaching that side entrance. But trusted source tells Inner City Press that because of elevator outrage, only swipe pass holders in through that door, so...
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @EdDrantch @politvidchannel @WBFO @kylegriffin1 @jilevin @axios @DanTelvock @NewsChannel9 OK - we've begun. Judge Broderick: "This matter is on for sentencing today. If any point Mr Collins you don't understand anything I've said, just tell me." Says he's read pre-sentencing report of Nov 22/Dec 23. And defendant's 180 pages of letters from supporters.
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Now in #SDNY Magistrates Court, a shackled defendant is presented on a sealed indictment. Federal Defender says he has the right to see names of his co-defendants. Judge Parker asks AUSA Wright to email her, she'll print out for defendant to see. Threadette
If the purpose of blacking out the names of co-defendants is so they're not put on notice the law is looking for them, what's the rationale for keeping it sealed after this defendant is shown all names, without restrictions? @SDNYLIVE
Here in the Mag Court gallery, where Inner City Press is the only media, a woman is leaning forward and praying. US is requesting detention of defendant, saying he came from Cuba in 1996, was arrested in 1998 and not deported because of nationality
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In #SDNY, case of Joel Davis, who started an organization "to end sexual violence" - then solicited sex with 9 year old and toddler. He's just been brought in shackled and is signing an agreement. Threadette
AUSA tells Judge Daniels that Joel Davis is pleading guillty to lesser (pediphilia) charges. Davis tells judge he's under psychotherapy, taking anti psychotic medication. He's waiving indictment and pleading to 3 counts
Joel Davis is pleading guilty to child enticement, still waiting to learn of plea agreement. Judge Daniels says there's a mandatory $5000 fine. Federal Defender points out, Unless he's indigent.
He went through senior year of college.
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In #SDNY, now Natalie Edwards is pleading guilty after denying leaking Suspicious Activity Reports about Richard Gates, Maria Butina and Paul Manafort - whose lender Stephen Calk is still denying everything… threadette
During scripted allocution, we note tatted arms, male relative with braided pony tail. Judge Woods says, Do you understand possible sentence and restitution to victims, Doctor Edwards?" No, Sir.
Judge Woods turns to Jan 3 plea agreement co-signed by AUSA Maurene Comey. It's for 0 to six months, fine of $9,500
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Mag court madness: a client of part--time #Donziger prosecutor Rita Glavin is loudly pleading with #SDNY Judge Freeman to not be detained. Fill in CJA is trying to call Glavin
Judge Freeman has left "so I don't hear things that are off the record." AUSA and Probation officer lwft too.
Now CJA defense lawyer Ambrosio and AUSA have done into Judge Freeman's ribing room, where defendant, and Press and public, can't hear
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