Congress and major media rally around “whistleblowers” with certain political import. Yet real whistleblowers receive certain wrath for speaking out. Former Florida cop Mark Dougan, now exiled in Russia, claims to have explosive files linking pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to Prince Andrew. Fearing for his life, he claims to have these attached to a “dead man’s switch.”
Outspoken Minnesota professor emeritus James Fetzer’s legal travails continue to mount as a judge in the defamation case he lost against a Sandy Hook parent last June found him in contempt of court. Fetzer admitted to sharing a videotaped deposition of the plaintiff that the judge ruled confidential. The retired professor has been directed to pay the plaintiff $7,000 in legal costs and “if you don’t, bring your toothbrush because you’ll be going to the Dane County Jail,” the judge said.
Chris Rickert of the Wisconsin State Journalreports:
A longtime conspiracy theorist and retired professor from Dane County who thinks the Sandy Hook massacre was a government hoax was found in contempt of court Friday in a defamation case brought against him by one of the Sandy Hook parents.
James Fetzer, an Oregon resident and University Minnesota-Duluth professor emeritus of philosophy, admitted to violating an order to keep a May 28 videotaped deposition of plaintiff Leonard Pozner confidential. Instead, he shared it or allowed it to be shared sometime between June and August with what he called fellow “researchers” of the 2012 murder of 27 people in Newtown, Connecticut.
The FBI unsealed hundreds of documents last week related to controversial New York lawyer Roy Cohn, whose clients included mobsters, Yankee players, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese and President Trump during his days as a Manhattan real estate developer.
The formerly classified documents comprise some 750 pages of communiques — some of them sent directly to then FBI director J. Edgar Hoover — between the FBI and New York law enforcement over an investigation into Cohn.
In 1959, the lawyer and former protege of anti-Communist Sen. Joseph McCarthy was accused of paying a $50,000 bribe to a US attorney in Manhattan to prevent the indictment of a group of investors. After a trial in 1964, Cohn was found not guilty.
Those hoping to glean never-before-published tidbits of the life of one of the city’s most notorious lawyers may be disappointed.
Most of the papers are heavily redacted by federal authorities.
Editor’s Note: In 2018 MHB addressed the unusual story of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy and emigre-to-Russia Mark Dougan. Mr. Dougan now reveals via his blog that during his tenure in South Florida law enforcement he came in to the possession of files he claims document the relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew. As a result of having such information he has been routinely harassed by the FBI, which despite his move to Russia “has tried to arrest me twice since I’ve been in Moscow by pushing Interpol via a sealed indictment,” Dougan asserts.
“Both times they failed. Last year, the FBI sent 10 agents and Federal Marshals to a U.S. company that I do contract work for, unsuccessfully trying to intimidate them. I will not be divulging any of the information I may know of or possess, because the secrecy of the data I have access ensures the safety of me and my loved ones. “
If Dougan’s experiences and testimony are true, what is especially noteworthy about the overall story is the extent to which law enforcement and intelligence agencies will go to protect elite figures implicated in deep criminal networks and behavior, including protecting known .
The former cop who MI6 fears has leaked damning secrets about Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein to the Russians has broken his silence to say he has hours of footage taken from the billionaire paedophile’s Florida mansion.
John Mark Dougan, a former US deputy police chief, had access to the investigation into the billionaire paedophile before he fled the FBI and is now living in Moscow.
And asked by MailOnline about what information he has, Dougan said: ‘Do I have dirt on Prince Andrew? I have lots of things.
‘But I’m not a Kremlin agent and I did not share any materials with the Russian Government. I don’t intend to blackmail anyone with my information. It’s against my principles.’
In a statement, Dougan said the Epstein files are encrypted. The codes to open them are held by friends all over the world ‘as an insurance policy’.
A system has been put in place to open the files only if he dies or goes missing for a significant period.
‘The Epstein files will stay secure and unreadable to everyone, he said. ‘I do not have a physical copy in my immediate possession, because of security reasons.
MI6 is understood to be concerned about the activities of a former Florida police officer who had access to the investigation into the billionaire pedophile and then moved to Russia.
My name is John Dougan, and I am a former U.S. Marine and Palm Beach County Florida Deputy Sheriff, now living in Moscow. I was granted political asylum here in 2016. I fled to Russia after American intelligence agencies raided my home because I had exposed the rampant corruption and racism within the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Part of my story was broadcast in a 2018 special Russian TV documentary, “Breaking Bad Wolf: One Crazy Journey from Palm Beach Cop to Russian Exile,” broadcast worldwide in several languages.
Because of the intense media interest and oftentimes inaccurate Internet speculation, I am giving further information to help put some of what I know in perspective.
Although we worked in different law enforcement agencies, former Town of Palm Beach Police Department Detective Joe Recarey, who was the lead detective on the solicitation-of-minors case against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, was a friend. I was shocked, as were family and friends, to learn of his unexpected death at age 50 just over a year ago.
Joe Recarey was very aware of my efforts to uncover the breaches of public trust by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office via my award-winning investigative website. In late 2009 or early 2010, Joe asked me to scan all the documents as well as copy hundreds of DVD disks he had on the Jeffrey Epstein case to keep them safe. He had lost faith in Barry Krischer, the Palm Beach County state’s attorney at the time of the investigation. I would meet with him occasionally to get more documents to store, the last time being in 2015.
I have never looked at what was given to me by Joe Recarey, other than the file names, types, and sizes. The FBI seized my computers in 2016 which had everything Recarey gave me. The FBI and other intelligence agencies may be surprised to have discovered that I kept an off-site backup that was sent to me in 2017, after I was safely established in Russia.
According to news reports, U.S. intelligence agencies apparently analyzed the files and communicated with British authorities. If Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6, has concerns about any ties between Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, they got it from their Washington counterparts, not me.
The mockingbird mainstream media is unrelenting in its coordinated effort to coverup the crimes of creepy Joe Biden and his son Hunter, whilst hoisting the blame for said crimes on President Trump who had the audacity to request that the crimes of Joe and Hunter be investigated. A truly remarkable story.
Department of Homeland Security is finally, officially recognizing white supremacist terror as a major national security threat in the U.S. — a threat that’s coming from the inside.
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Friday unveiled the department’s new counterterrorism strategy, which for the first time places major emphasis on countering the threat of white nationalism coming from inside the U.S.
The news will come as some relief for national security and extremism experts, who for years and with increasing urgency have sounded the alarm about the threat of white nationalist terror. After the Christchurch mosque attacks in March, President Donald Trump himself shrugged off the idea that white nationalist terror posed a major security threat. His administration has also defunded and dismantled DHS programs that were designed to counter violent extremism, including far-right extremism. At a House committee hearing earlier this week, experts stressed that the U.S. was woefully ill-equipped to counter the threat.
DHS was created in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and since then its counterterrorism strategy has been largely focused on the threat posed by foreign groups, like ISIS and al Qaeda. Friday’s announcement and formal recognition of white supremacist terror marks a major turning point for the department.
Andrew Ross Sorkin New York Times (September 12, 2019)
In a direct and urgent call to address gun violence in America, the chief executives of some of the nation’s best-known companies sent a letter to Senate leaders on Thursday, urging an expansion of background checks to all firearms sales and stronger “red flag” laws.
“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” the heads of nearly 150 companies, including Levi Strauss, Twitter and Uber, say in the letter, which was shared with The New York Times.
The letter — which urges the Republican-controlled Senate to enact bills already introduced in the Democrat-led House of Representatives — is the most concerted effort by the business community to enter the gun debate, one of the most polarizing issues in the nation and one that was long considered off limits.