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Trudeau Skates Again

Viva Frei’s David Freiheit says we are living through a period of institutionalized and normalized corruption. More specifically, Freiheit is beside himself that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just dodged his third serious ethics violation since assuming office. And that doesn’t include sexual misconduct allegations and racial issues.

Which brings us to the latest charge of impropriety in the WE Charity scandal, where the charity received a government contract, without competition, to administer a $900 million student volunteer grant program. So what’s wrong with that, you ask. Well, it so happens that members of Trudeau’s family are on the WE Charity payroll. Here’s more as Freiheit unravels the details in this segment of Viva Frei.




Babbitt Family Sues Police

Viva Frei’s David Freiheit reports that the Ashli Babbitt family has filed a wrongful death civil suit against the U.S. Capitol police department and the officer who shot and killed her during the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill. Babbitt was the only person shot and killed during the siege and the family is seeking damages upward of $10 million.

The officer shot Babbitt, who was unarmed, at point-blank range without any provocation. Freiheit says not only have charges not been brought against the officer, but he has not even been identified. Says Freiheit, “Compare that to other situations involving the police.” In the following video, Freiheit says the expectation is the officer will assert “qualified immunity,” which he explains in detail, and he also takes timeout to lash out the corrupt New York Times.




Twitter Gets Served

Fresh off a battle with The New York Times, Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe has set his sights on Twitter. O’Keefe is suing the social media giant for defamation, claiming they permanently suspended his account because he operated fake accounts.

O’Keefe contends nothing is more important than a journalist’s reputation and that Twitter deliberately defamed him by their actions. Viva Frei’s David Freiheit opines that the lawsuit is a well-drafted, well-reasoned and succinctly put, which he thinks will lead Twitter to seek cover under Section 230 Communications Decency Act, claiming it is just a platform enacting its policies. Stay tuned for more drama. Here’s more with Freiheit.




Teflon Hunter Untouchable

David Freiheit and Robert Barnes take a more comprehensive look at the latest crime spree by Hunter Biden, the Teflon son of President Biden. Hunter’s transgressions have been well-documented over the years yet he’s never seen the inside of a jail cell, again suggesting a two-tiered system of justice in America.

But lo and behold, there’s more crimes that Hunter’s been allowed to commit with impunity and immunity and, this time, says Barnes, it implicates the Secret Service and key Trump Administration officials who covered it up and hid it from President Trump himself. The crime in question is the unlawful purchase and disposal of a firearm by Hunter, which sidestepped the law on many levels. Here are the fascinating details and analysis from Freiheit and Barnes on the Viva Frei vlawg.




Project Veritas Gets Huge Win

In a major victory for the good guys, the New York Supreme Court ruled that Project Veritas can continue with its defamation lawsuit against The New York Times, after tossing a motion to dismiss by the newspaper. The suit was brought against The Times after it published five articles blasting a Project Veritas video relating to improprieties of ballot harvesting in Minneapolis as fake news.

The Times filed a motion to dismiss on two basis–one was the standard failure to state a claim and the other was a invoking SLAP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) legislation. It is an unfortunate, but unknown reality of litigation that SLAP lawsuits are basically a method for rich clients to silence their critics. David Freiheit brings us more details on the ruling in this edition of Viva Frei.




 

They Won’t Leave Flynn Alone!

The Deep State is obsessed with Michael Flynn and will not leave him alone. First it was the Mueller investigation, followed by the years of the Flynn judicial saga. Now the Army is reviewing its investigation to determine if there were violations of the emolument’s clause.

Viva Frei’s David Freiheit reports that the investigation involves Flynn’s acceptance of money from Russian and Turkish interests before joining the Trump Administration. The probe was initiated by the Inspector General in 2017 but put on hold for three years in light of the Judicial Department’s investigation. Tune in, as Freiheit digs deeper into the specifics.




Judging The Jury

The most difficult–and almost impossible–part of seating an impartial jury for the Derek Chauvin murder case will be selecting someone who doesn’t have any basic knowledge of the case.

The alleged murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Chauvin was front and center on all media for weeks. So finding a juror who has no knowledge of the case, or claims as much, presents its own problems. The reality is, says Viva Frei’s David Freiheit, is finding someone who doesn’t have a foregone conclusion of the case and is open to being convinced by the evidence at trial. Freiheit explains more of the jury selection process, including the sometimes complicated questionnaire and the all-important pre-emptory challenge, which means either side can strike any juror for any reason or no reason whatsoever.




Agents Of Disinformation

A hasty tweet by the Southern Poverty Law Center has sent Viva Frei host David Freiheit into a frenzy. The tweet says: “Loaded guns, zip ties, threats, several injuries & five murders. But ask @senronjohnson about the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and he won’t call it for what it was. #YearInHate #RefuseHate.

Freiheit¬† was apparently taken aback by the post, proceeded to read the fact check on the tweet from Politifact and was compelled to respond, calling out the Southern Poverty Law Center for spreading misinformation. The law center discreetly retweeted the post, changing “loaded weapons” to “weapons” and “5 murders” to “5 related deaths.” They did this, Freiheit says, without so much as an apology, a correction or a formal retraction. He shot right back with: “Barring an apology and a correction, quietly deleting a tweet and pretending it didn’t happen, just adds further dishonesty to the initial dishonesty.”

Still not pleased by the law center’s second tweet, Freiheit decided to look into the five deaths and came up with some interesting conclusions. Here’s more from Viva Frei.




Judge Thomas’ Masterpiece

Viva Frei’s David Freiheit takes a crack at deciphering the Supreme Court’s decision to deny the petition for certiorari in the Pennsylvania election fraud lawsuit. Simply put, the question of law in this case is whether the Pennsylvania Legislature’s action to modify certain election rules was lawful. In a searing, 10-page dissenting masterpiece, Justice Clarence Thomas admonished his colleagues.

SCOTUS voted 6-3 to deny the petition, explaining there were too few votes to make a difference in the outcome of the election. Thomas argued in his dissent that is a scenario that could be repeated in future elections and the court’s refusal to take the case is inexplicable. Here’s more with Viva Frei.




University Snubs Trump Lawyer

The cancel culture is alive and thriving. A university cancelled a teaching gig at its law school for David Schoen, one of President Trump’s attorneys, because of his involvement in the recent second impeachment trial. Schoen was told that some faculty and students at the university said they would be uncomfortable with him being on campus because of his defense of Trump. In a recent interview with Newsmax, Schoen stopped short of naming the school.

It sends a terrible message to law students. “If someone wants to be a lawyer and they’re going to be uncomfortable with someone being on campus because of their beliefs, find a new thing to do in life,” says Viva Frei’s David Freiheit. “That type of childishness might fly on campus, but it will not fly in the practice of law and it certainly will not fly in the courtroom.” Here’s more on Viva Frei.




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