In Alan Hostetter hearing, where he has asked to go pro se.

Lamberth starts by asking whether his current lawyer advised him how foolish this was. Describing 2 pro se defendants getting themselves convicted last year for 25 years, both in their 40s. That's where I'm coming from
Lamberth (who is 78) says he's never seen a pro se defendant succeed.

"I would never represent myself."
Hostetter says finances have something to do with his desire to go pro se. Not leaving on bad terms. Would like court to appoint official advisor. One request for vetting, not have any background with Skull and Bones or any other society requiring secrecy.
Lamberth: Experience in law?

Hostetter: 24 years as a police officer. 20 of 24 years in Fontana. Grad of FBI national academy. A Masters degree in public administration. Licensed PI.
Lamberth: Rep sel in criminal case?

Hostetter: Never been involved in criminal case.
Hostetter: I have a number of reasons for taking this action. I believe that the corruption of this investigation and prosecution becomes clear it'll be clearer to the court why I have chosen this course of action. I would refer you to Revolver News Article June 30th.
OMIG Darren's conspiracy theories are leading Hostetter to defend himself!!!

"They're excellent articles," Hostetter says of wild baseless conspiracy theories on which he's kissing away his freedom.
Lamberth: I had ordered Ms. Kinney to file motions within 10 days. Will you be in a position to file?

Hostetter says he still wants speedy trial but will need more time.

Lamberth gives him 30 days for any motions.
I think USG asked to respond to Hostetter's motions with those of his co-defendants.

USG wants to raise concerns about Hostetter's public statements.
USG: there was a video he posted this week, it's unclear he understands protective order will still cover him, and he'll be covered by local rule covering pre-trial publicity.

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