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Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial
« on: July 14, 2014, 12:16:26 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rookie-judge-to-preside-over-benghazi-trial/2014/07/07/2e5ac5d0-0609-11e4-a0dd-f2b22a257353_story.html

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Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted — but well-connected — U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years, our colleague Ann Marimow reports.

Cooper, who was confirmed by the Senate in March, has been randomly assigned by the court’s selection system to preside over the U.S. government’s case against Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected ringleader in the deadly attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya.
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“He can handle it. Casey didn’t come from academia or a corporate boardroom. He came from the trial bar, and he will be quite capable,” said William Jeffress, a partner at Cooper’s former law firm who is also his father-in-law.

Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles, Marimow notes. His wife, Amy Jeffress, worked at the Justice Department as a national security adviser to the attorney general. She previously ran the national security section of the U.S. attorney’s office that has charged Khattala, and mentored the lead prosecutor on the case, Michael DiLorenzo.

When Cooper was an undergraduate at Yale, his roommate and close friend was John Rice, whose sister is now President Obama’s national security adviser. Susan Rice’s controversial television appearances in the days after the Benghazi attacks helped fuel criticism that the Obama administration was trying to play down suspicions of terrorist involvement in the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.


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Re: Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 12:38:02 PM »
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Cooper, who was confirmed by the Senate in March, has been randomly assigned by the court’s selection system to preside over the U.S. government’s case against Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected ringleader in the deadly attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya.


Ah, the 'random' assignment.  No manipulation here folks, it's just the luck of the draw!  (Boy, I hate when that happens...)

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Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles, Marimow notes. His wife, Amy Jeffress, worked at the Justice Department as a national security adviser to the attorney general. She previously ran the national security section of the U.S. attorney’s office that has charged Khattala, and mentored the lead prosecutor on the case, Michael DiLorenzo.


Just a coincidence, folks.  Move along...

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When Cooper was an undergraduate at Yale, his roommate and close friend was John Rice, whose sister is now President Obama’s national security adviser. Susan Rice’s controversial television appearances in the days after the Benghazi attacks helped fuel criticism that the Obama administration was trying to play down suspicions of terrorist involvement in the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.


Just another coincidence folks.  Move along, nothing to see here either...

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Re: Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 12:41:16 PM »
This regime is like a giant colony of bacteria....we're gonna need a few hundred cases of Lysol and Raid to clean up DC when it is finally all said and done...

Or, we may have to just nuke the site from orbit.  Its the only way to be sure.....

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Re: Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 05:43:47 AM »
This regime is like a giant colony of bacteria....we're gonna need a few hundred cases of Lysol and Raid to clean up DC when it is finally all said and done...

Or, we may have to just nuke the site from orbit.  Its the only way to be sure.....

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Kinetic strikes only, please.  :whistle:
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