Read how Jones Day describes the lawyers in its Moscow office as being fully-integrated, globally, with its 2500 attorneys around the world. Now imagine 14 Jones Day attorneys or more working for the Trump administration; and some serving as U.S. Attorneys in places where Putin's U.S. interests are doing business. How does this firm's attorneys not violate the Logan Act and the Espionage if they represent both the U.S. government and the Russian Federation at the same time?

Putin’s Cleveland law firm, Jones Day, has closed its Moscow offices and immigrated the Russian who led it to D.C.

Russian alien Vladimir Lechtman's identified as "of counsel" on Jones Day's website but he's not registered with the DC Bar

CLEVELAND, OH – If AdvanceOhio president Chris Quinn thinks readers are going to pay $100 a year to read cleveland.com, his reporters had better learn to find stories like those in EJBNEWS.  No intelligent person will pay to read plagiarized government news releases and paid client driven content.

Squire Patton & Boggs global managing partner and attorney Fred Nance must not believe fat meat is greasy.  Seven figure earnings and a high-rolling global lifestyle from his Moreland Hills palace must have blinded Fred to the tea leave writings on the “Foreign Agents Registration Act” wall.  The Russia shit is over.

Close the Moscow office like managing partner Steve Brogan at Jones Day did in December 2019.  Disconnect all ties with Russian government officials and the government’s clients.  Come home and the face the Logan Act, Espionage Act and Foreign Agents Registration Act music.  The traitors have been exposed over the past four years.

No more Rosneft money.  No more Gazprom Bank money.  Don’t go meet with Putin for his annual conference with over 600 U.S. corporations in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2021.  Remember?  FBI agents raided Michael Cohen’s office in Squire Patton & Boggs’ New York office in April 2018.

 

Representing the Russian Federation and representing Diebold while ex-chairman Walden O’Dell is selling electronic voting equipment to the nation’s election’s board is wrong.  Suing California prosecutors to keep election security flaws a secret, while representing the Kremlin as an unregistered agent, well gosh darn boys and girls.  Here in America that’s a crime which makes the perpetrators … traitors.

It’s also further evidence of a conflict in national security interests when Putin’s law firms are behind suing Rutger’s University to take down a website that published all of Diebold’s email.  I have the dastardly documents and shared them with United States Representative Marcia Fudge; who shared them with Homeland Security.  What other election secrets, violations of federal felony laws, did the two firm’s lawyers conceal by not reporting as the unregistered agents of foreign governments?

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a partner in the law firm of Jones Day that represents Vladmir Putin and Goldman Sachs. While in the Trump administration one of McGahn’s duties was to help the president select Supreme Court justices. This is while the employer he returned to in March 2019 after leaving Trump continued to represent Vladmir Putin. So now McGahn’s back with Jones Day and free to communicate with the law firm’s global network of 2500 attorneys in nations like Russia without his firm ever registering as a foreign agent of the Russian Federation while he worked in the White House around the nation’s defense secrets. Putin’s law firm’s partner left the U.S. with a Supreme Court justice or two in place for life.

The timing may be coincidental, but after Fudge’s congressional hearing and subpoena to the nation’s electronic voting equipment presidents, Jones Day’s managing parter, Brogan, announced the closing of the law firm’s Moscow office.  Even Jones Day’s “Moscow” office web page “does not exist.”

Moscow “partner” and Russian citizen Vladimir Lechtman‘s been “Linked In” repackaged as “more American” than Russian with three years of legal training at the University of Texas at Austin.  He’s now relocated to Washington, D.C. on some kind of green card scheme.

The Russian alien – who graduated law school in Austin at the University of Texas in 1983 on a student visa – is now made to look like a legal citizen after spending 30 years in his homeland handling Jones Day “unregistered” legal work for the Russian Federation and its business entities.   The miracle of one year citizenship and enrollment in the Washington, D.C. Bar Association would have to be rigged at the highest levels for Lechtman, Putin’s lead Jones Day attorney, to be working around the corner from the White House at 51 Louisiana Avenue as “of counsel.”  It’s an industry term for a licensed attorney.  Lechtman is not licensed to practice law in the United States of America.0

Unlike the lawyers working for Squire Patton & Boggs, Jones Day’s attorneys were deeply embedded within the Trump administration among the nation’s 94 U.S. attorneys.  Jones Day partner Don McGahn was Trump’s White House counsel.  At the very highest of levels, Americans could see the Jones Day prosecutors in the Trump administration as using the job to direct a raid on the offices of a global competitor when FBI agents entered Squire Patton & Boggs’ New York to get Cohen’s server and records.

Squire Patton & Boggs has its Moscow offices located in this building at 4 Romanov pereulok.

11 Jones Day former partners were appointed U.S. Attorneys by Trump.  That’s even in Northeast Ohio where former Jones Day partner obstructed the enforcement of the three espionage-busting laws with his police blotter-like “gun” pursuit of FBI-created fake terrorists for the past four years.

The difference between the U.S. Attorneys elsewhere in contrast to Ohio is that a team of career USDOJ bureaucrats, focused on investigating Russian collusion over the past nearly four years, have now developed a body of knowledge and conclusions.  From my perspective, having followed the law firms East Cleveland resident John D. Rockefeller employed to handle his business when he was the world’s first billionaire in 1904 living in the city I once led as mayor, I see Jones Days’ abrupt departure from Moscow as their possessing “what’s coming next” knowledge.

Wondering if the Vladimir Lechtman of Jones Day is the same Vladimir Lechtman who posted this video of a Russian “state funeral” 7 months ago? They’re still carrying around Communist Party leader Josef Stalin’s picture.

Dan Boente held the job of the FBI’s general counsel until he retired from the United States Department of Justice as a career administrator.  Barack Obama appointed him to lead the U.S. Attorneys office in Eastern Virginia.

At 66 Boente’s still in play as an appointee, somewhere inside the United States Department of Justice, of President-elect Joe Biden if he wants it.  What’s of note with the Jones Day Moscow office’s closing is the policy position Boente embedded within the USDOJ that the Logan Act, Espionage Act and Foreign Agents Registration Act are “good tools” as existing laws they’ll continue to use.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

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