Trump staffer has lied for years about his role as ‘expert witness’ in Boston Marathon bombing trial
President Donald Trump’s new Deputy Assistant, Sebastian Gorka is just another administration member living in a world of “alternative facts.” Gorka, who is both a contributor for Breitbart as well as a “self-proclaimed expert” on so-called “radical Islam” has maintained for years that he was an “expert witness” in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber.
Fusion reports that based on the account of an official in the office of the U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts, “Gorka never testified at the trial and prosecutors didn’t rely on his expertise in preparing or presenting their case.”
Gorka’s personal website, The Gorka Briefing, which has since been taken offline, used to have a section dedicated to his role as an “expert witness” in the Tsarnaev trial. Based on an archive of his website, Gorka claimed to be an expert witness in the case, for instance in an “Analysis of the Tsarnaev Verdict,” in which he claimed to be an expert in a XM/Sirius Patriot interview.
As well as on the John Batchelor Radio Show:
As another points out:
Gorka has maintained his false role as an expert witness of the Tsarnaev trial on various platforms, for instance here, where he claims to have “served as an expert witness in the Boston Marathon bombing trial,” here, and here in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
Carlson introduced Gorka as “expert witness for the prosecution” and someone who was “actually involved in the case.” Fusion clarified that Gorka submitted an “expert report” to the prosecutor’s office, but that he never actually appeared at the trial.
Gorka was listed as a “potential witness.” However, an official with the U.S. Attorney’s office told Fusion, “he was never called, nothing he gave us was ever used.”
He is not the only person in the Trump administration living in a world of “alternative facts.”
Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed on MSNBC on Feb. 3, 2017 that the president’s anti-Muslim travel and immigration ban was proposed to prevent attacks such as, when “two Iraqis came here to this country were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre.”
While Conway’s fabrication never actually happened, there was a Bowling Green massacre in 1643 — one in which white settlers murdered 110 natives. It’s unlikely Conway would point to that, though. The Trump administration has looked the other way in cases of violence perpetrated by white people.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer has repeatedly used a terror attack in Atlanta for grounds to keep Trump’s travel ban in effect — an attack that never actually happened.
The president himself claimed at the headquarters of the U.S. Central Command on Feb. 6, 2017 that, “the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report” on terrorism. As the president would say: Wrong.
Gorka will fit in well in the Trump White House.