Judge getting sick of Jan. 6 rioters’ complaints about jail conditions: ‘Some people want hotel services’
Federal prosecutors are pushing back on claims from U.S. Capitol rioters about conditions in the jail where they're awaiting trial, and a judge signaled that he's getting sick of their complaints.
Judge Emmet Sullivan told attorneys he was aware of problems some defendants had accessing evidence they needed to prepare for trial, but he waved away complaints some of them had made about alleged mistreatment, reported CNN.
"They're running a jail, not a hotel," Sullivan said. "Some people want hotel services."
Accused rioter Christopher Worrell has complained that jail officials were too slow in getting him medical treatment for a broken finger, but DOJ lawyers pointed out that he wanted "elective" surgery because he didn't like the way his fracture had healed and had turned down treatment at the jail for his cancer.
"He was informed that surgery has risks that may outweigh the benefits of a surgery," Worrell's doctor told wrote. "Although, we discussed the risks of infection, poor function, pain, etc ... the patient's beyond reason at this time. We will proceed with extreme caution, since it is apparent that ulterior motives are at play."
‘Unemployable’ Jeffrey Clark can’t find a job after trying to help Trump overturn the election: report
The far-right attorney who sought to take control of the Department of Justice to keep Trump in power despite losing the 2020 election is facing professional consequences for his anti-democratic actions.
"The Trump taint is sticking to Jeffrey Clark," Business Insider reported Thursday. "In the 10 months since the would-be Justice Department coup, Clark's name has been scrubbed from the conservative legal group where he'd landed his first post-Trump job. He lawyered up in the face of congressional scrutiny. But, just days before his Friday interview with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Clark parted ways with the defense lawyer Robert Driscoll, Politico reported late Wednesday."
Clark is just the latest attorney to suffer repercussions for their relationship with Trump.
"In the eyes of several former colleagues, Clark has joined the ranks of once respected conservative lawyers — including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the former prosecutor Sidney Powell, and the constitutional scholar John Eastman — who have been burned flying too close to Trump," the report noted.
One former official explained the pity felt for Clark.
"Honestly, I feel bad that the guy appears to have been canceled. He made his own bed, but I don't wish anyone to be unemployable," the former official said.
Read the full report.
The Wall Street Journal is being criticized for hitting a "new low" by publishing a scathing, lie-filled letter from former President Donald Trump.
'Accord to HuffPost, Trump wrote the letter to the editor in response to a Wall Street Journal editorial titled "The Election for Pennsylvania's High Court," which was published on Sunday, October 24. In the letter, Trump ranted and pushed more false claims about the presidential election.
At one point, Trump wrote, "Well actually, the election was rigged, which you, unfortunately, still haven't figured out."
Per HuffPost, the former president also "provided a bulleted list of 'examples' of voter fraud in Pennsylvania to support his claims, relying repeatedly on data from Audit the Vote PA, an organization that has no real experience in assessing elections and has promoted unsubstantiated claims of fraud."
Reporters have also pushed back against Trump's letter and the publication's categorization of it as an opinion piece. One of the Wall Street Journal's own reporters even blasted the publication for stretching the definition of "opinion."
"I think it's very disappointing that our opinion section continues to publish misinformation that our news side works so hard to debunk," the reporter said.
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