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Booker/producer for @ABC's @GMA |@Columbiajourn alum | Director/Producer Mudlarker 📽| Former Elizabeth Holmes trial reporter & producer for #TheDropout podcast
Dec 16, 2021 244 tweets >60 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 38:

Closing statements.

Federal prosecutors will go first and then Holmes' team will get their chance.

Reporters/curious public huddle for cover from the rain around 2:30 a.m.

I pulled #6 in line w/ a 2:19 a.m. arrival At long last. Line is over 60!
Dec 7, 2021 192 tweets 25 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 36:

Holmes will be back on the stand for her sixth day of testimony.

The defense revealed they do not have enough witnesses to fill up this week.

Arriving at 3:42 a.m. got me #15 in line 😁 Holmes is here
Nov 30, 2021 182 tweets 24 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 35:

Prosecutors will finally get their shot at asking Holmes questions.

She will likely be crossed for much of her fifth day of testimony.

I pulled #16 today in line after arriving before 4 a.m. Anddd we are inside the courtroom. Holmes should retake the stand around 9 a.m. PT today, for the final day of the short trial week.
Nov 29, 2021 50 tweets 6 min read
"What were the other reasons you [left] stanford?" Downey asked

"I was raped when I was at stanford and I decided to leave to pour myself into building Theranos," Holmes testified, holding back tears. "I was going to build a life by building this company," she continued.
Nov 29, 2021 67 tweets 11 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 34:

Crowds out bright & early to see Elizabeth Holmes testify for her fourth day. She is still on direct examination.

I am #24 in line (showed up at 4:23 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. start.) Only 34 "main" courtroom seats. update...
Nov 23, 2021 148 tweets 20 min read
#ElizabethHolmes day 33:

Holmes will return to the stand for what could be her last day of direct examination.

Next week, prosecutors are likely to get their shot at asking her Qs

New episode #TheDropout. Hear about the moment Holmes took the stand:… it's still dark lol. I showed up at 4 a.m. and got #20 in line.
Nov 22, 2021 18 tweets 3 min read
Witness stand is about 10 feet from the edge of the jury box.

When jurors walk into the room (from behind a back door), they come within five feet of Holmes. Downey brought up the Pfizer 2006 contract, which Holmes testified to on Friday.

"[It was a] contract to perform a study for Pfizer that we would work together to develop, to test and validate theranos tech," Holmes said of the intention of the contract.
Nov 22, 2021 61 tweets 10 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 32:

Holmes will be back on the stand.

(pics taken before 5 a.m.) T-2 hours until #ElizabethHolmes returns to the stand.

Catch up on her suprise Friday testimony:…
Nov 19, 2021 42 tweets 6 min read
The defense calls Elizabeth Holmes E-L-I-Z-A-B-E-T-H H-O-L-M-E-S

She's on the stand.
Nov 19, 2021 83 tweets 11 min read
#ElizabethHolmes Trial Day 31:

The prosecution said they would rest this week, and the crowds showed up accordingly.

Fortune's Roger Parloff will be back on the stand If they put on a case — the defense disclosed to the prosecution their first witness will be a paralegal from their firm.

They also told the government they plan to call a 2nd witness: Theranos board member Dr. Fabrizio Bonanni.

The gov't moved to exclude Bonanni's testimony.
Nov 18, 2021 16 tweets 3 min read
"[This] gets into reporter process and I don't think it's published so maybe I should invoke reporter privilege," Parloff testified.

Parloff's attorney nodded vehemently at his client from his seat on a court bench approximately 50 feet away. Parloff is now consulting with his counsel about whether or not he can answer questions about Richard Kovacevich, a former Theranos board member.

Kovacevich was not named in Parloff's article, but his name was on a memo from the gov to defense regarding Parloff
Nov 18, 2021 35 tweets 4 min read
We are listening to a taped recording between Parloff and Holmes. Holmes talked about the “highest levels of quality and data integrity,” in the first clip played.
Nov 18, 2021 64 tweets 11 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 30.

Witness list:

1. Erin Tompkins — A #Theranos patient who purportedly received an inaccurate HIV test.

2. Fortune Magazine's Roger Parloff — who wrote a front page profile of Holmes (linked below.)

3. Gov. could rest?… Defense attorney John Cline is arguing with Prosecutor John Bostic about which portions of Parloff's interviews with Holmes can be played to the jury on cross examination.
Nov 17, 2021 100 tweets 16 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 29:

Holmes' team filed a motion last night to admit certain portions of her recorded interview with @FortuneMagazine writer Roger Parloff — who could testify as soon as today. Defense attorney John Cline offered sound bites from Holmes which "[disclose] DoD’s use of Theranos as a potential one," explain why #Theranos considers its tech/processes trade secrets, and other portions that the government's proposed plays "artificially cut out," Cline said.
Nov 16, 2021 140 tweets 21 min read
#ElizabethHolmes Trial Day 28:

Whether or not the defense is going to put on a case is a mystery to all, including the prosecutors, they told the court this morning.

New episode of #TheDropout: The Beginning of the End… #ElizabethHolmes' team is arguing a motion to reconsider the admission of "enthusiastic" Walgreens customer reports from those who had their blood tested by #Theranos tech

The defense is offering them for Holmes' state of mind, b/c the glowing reviews went "directly" to the CEO
Nov 15, 2021 15 tweets 2 min read
"You know that I am a faithful part of your team, and will do all that I can to help your case” Eisenman wrote to FBI special agent Adelaida Hernandez, as Downey showed.

"I have no bias in this case," Eisenman blurted out. Downey asked it that was an accurate statement of his feelings toward the prosecution team.

Eisenman cited "lots of abuse over the years," that he had "been lied to," that "we have the same outcome, that justice be served."
Nov 15, 2021 56 tweets 9 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 27:

Our first full week of trial — which will likely end in the prosecution resting their case, they revealed last Wednesday.

Investor Alan Jay Eisenman will be the witness this morning. He is on cross and is expected to finish by EOD (1 p.m. PT) Eisenman is back on the stand. Downey began by asking the investor if he recalled a quarterly meeting call he had with Holmes in March 2010.

Eisenman said he did not recall.
Nov 10, 2021 28 tweets 5 min read
"Alan. I have no intention of responding to this email and explaining the tech and processes. Please stop sending me with emails everyday," Sunny Balwani responded. "I had suspicions that things were not as they [had] communicated. I had a significant amount of net worth involved in the company," Eisenman answered, after Bostic asked why he wanted more info.

He wanted to "reduce his position," he said.
Nov 10, 2021 101 tweets 16 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 26:

The final Theranos lab director, Dr. Kingshuk Das, will be back on the stand when court begins.

Das testified on direct to voiding "50-60k" clinical tests and finding an Edison prototype "unsuitable for clinical use," following a CMS audit Next week the prosecution will recall Danise Yam (the first witness) so that they can admit one email, we learned in pretrial arguments.

The gov asked the defense to stipulate to its admission, but Holmes' team refused.
Nov 9, 2021 89 tweets 15 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 25:

T-1.5 hours until #Theranos co-lab director Lynette Sawyer is back on the stand.

Enough time to listen to our latest episode of #TheDropout: Patterns.…

@RebeccaJarvis @VicThompsonABC @TheDunnDunn @TheOrdonezTimes Short week - only today and tomorrow.

Pre-trial arguments will begin at 8 a.m.

Some "thorny legal issues" will be discussed, as defense attorney Lance Wade put last Thursday.
Nov 4, 2021 121 tweets 20 min read
#ElizabethHolmes trial day 24:

Thursday is the new Friday.

No indication on who will testify next other than the sighting of agents guiding an older balding man through the court's fifth-floor hallway

@ABC's @Athon04 caught me walking into court 😂 "The United States Calls Chris Lucas"