yes, he is a convicted felon.
yes, his well-paid lawyers are looking
for every possible avenue of appeal, to
stave off his six year prison sentence. . .
and yes, convicted felons, facing prison,
have been known to offer additional lies,
in final, desperate, attempts to avoid their
date with the orange jumpsuit. . .
but it seems at least some of the documents
unsealed on wednesday, in the 10th circuit
court of appeals, in denver, support mr.
nacchio's extremely bold-faced assertion
that he was pressured -- prior to 9/11 -- to
grant arguably unconstitutional law-enforcement
warrantless access to wholly innocent americans'
private telecom records, and conversations. . .
[his contention seems to be that he was then
targeted by the government, for refusing to "knuckle-
under" to these unconstitutional spying demands. . .
i may ultimately do a review of the relative-
strength of nacchio's insider trading conviction
evidence, at some point, by comparing it to
from that period. . .
we'll see. . .
the new york times has already done it, and
this looks pretty solid -- a lot of trades
WHILE information is being disclosed; then
a lot of trades before more is disclosed -- and
nacchio was only convicted on the latter ones. . .
how does that compare to other cases?
we'll see. . .]
while the denver post was first to report it,
and the wa po followed on it -- the new york
times offers a deeper, fleshed-in, perspective,
this morning -- sans the actual evidence, mind you. . .
but that won't last long -- even if
i have to digitize it all, myself. . .
this will be fascinating -- and i will post
portions of the best unsealed documents right
here -- for the world to see -- that cheney, and
his one-trick-pony-george-dubbya were well on
their way to shredding our constitutional rights,
long before the mantra of "nine-eleven-
changed-everything" even existed. . .
we shall see -- and learn -- much from this
particularly throaty, if felonious, canary,
joe nacchio. . . he did run a telecom, you know.