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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 11:31 PM

KS-GOV: Kris Kobach begs judge not to release his sworn deposition about the Trump admin

The Secretary of State in Kansas asked a federal judge to block the release of his sworn deposition, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Thursday.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the Republican Party nominee for governor in Kansas and has found himself in a surprisingly close race against State Sen. Laura Kelly (D-KS).

An attorney in the Secretary of State’s office, Sue Becker, filed documents Wednesday arguing that the release of the deposition’s videotape would case “permanent, irreparable harm” to Kobach’s political campaign.

“A majority of the videotape was shown during the U.S. District Court trial and a transcript of Kobach’s statements in the deposition taken by the ACLU was previously made public,” The Capital-Journal reported. “The tape shows Kobach, who appeared uncomfortable and irritated during the deposition, talking about meetings he had with President Donald Trump’s transition team regarding possible reform of federal election law.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The Topeka Capital-Journal, the Kansas City public radio station KCUR and nonprofit news organization ProPublica have requested the tape’s release, noting the video was played in open court.

“The ACLU is a nonprofit and transparently nonpartisan institution dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the United States Constitution,” said ACLU attorney Orion Danjuma. “One of those fundamental principles is the First Amendment, which grants the public the right to know what happened at a public trial and the press the right to report on it.”

“The question for Mr. Kobach is why he is so desperate to hide his own sworn testimony from the people of Kansas,” Danjuma added.


https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/gop-gubernatorial-nominee-kris-kobach-begs-judge-not-release-sworn-deposition-trump-admin/



LAURA KELLY





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The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 18 #1
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RHMerriman Oct 18 #2
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trueblue2007 Oct 19 #5
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 11:35 PM

1. The original article is here if you don't want to deal with Raw Story's clickbait:

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 12:04 AM

3. Thanks...

“Permanent, irreparable harm” seems to be the remedy, not the problem here.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 11:58 PM

2. Just another cowardly Republican baby...

Just another cowardly Republican baby...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 12:52 AM

4. When will the judge make his decision public ?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 01:32 AM

5. RELEASE HIS TESTIMONY ..... RELEASE THE KRAKEN !!!!!!

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 01:49 AM

6. aha! you found the 3rd K

Kris Kraken Kobach -- the vote suppression fool

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