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?
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.
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.
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.