The Prosecutor of FBI Agent John Connolly John Durham Returns:

John Durham – I first saw him at the trial of FBI agent John Connolly back in 2002. Not a tall guy but sort of on the short side but certainly his walrus type mustache was impressive. He’s the guy in his opening statement who said that John Connolly was the FBI handler for William Bulger, oops, James Whitey Bulger.

I often wondered how was it that William Bulger was on his mind rather than his older brother James, “the White Man” as my recently departed cousin Roger Concannon would have called him. Roger told the story I’ve often mentioned how Theresa Stanley’s son, a woman Whitey lived with at times, told him how generous Whitey was to him. He gave him five bucks to start his car every morning. A treacherous assignment if ever there was one.

But there was no doubt that Freudian slip spoke a thousand words spelling out  the reason behind the Connolly trial. It was a Potemkin affair. The idea was to pressure Connolly into giving up William Bulger. Unfortunately for Connolly, he had nothing on him to give. Which makes me wonder what will Durham come up with this time to hide his real purpose.

Durham did a capable job at Connolly’s trial putting on gangster witnesses as Kevin Weeks, John Martorano and the former leader of the New England Mafia Frankie Salemme. The latter a notorious liar who clearly lied at Connolly’s trial. That’s what he told an FBI informant when he was in prison. He said the prosecution team gave him the book Black Mass and suggested that he conform his testimony with it.

At Connolly’s trial he said he did not know a certain individual. He was later convicted of murdering him.  In Connolly’s appeal, the First Circuit Court of Appeals pooh-poohed this. It used an unusually unpersuasive reasoning. It pointed to his lawyer, who was known to be a lawyer for the Mafia-types, and suggested he would never let his client lie about anything. Oh well, I guess people have different experiences in life.

Connolly was convicted on mostly minor stuff. Much of the evidence to support it depended upon Salemme’s testimony. Connolly ended up doing time on the testimony of a guy who perjured himself at  his trial and who provided the major testimony on those matters on which he was convicted. The Appeals Court did not think it was important for the Connolly jury to know that Salemme had people murdered while he was Mafia boss even though he testified to the opposite.

How much Durham knew of this he’s not confessed but he certainly knew Salemme was convicted of murdering a person he denied knowing during Connolly’s trial. It didn’t bother Durham he convicted Connolly on false testimony. I wonder what the future holds with the guy.

Seeing that he was hand-picked by Trump’s new cheer leader attorney general who is the apple of Trump’s eye, I suppose as much as Kim Jong Un has been, it must make a difficult problem for those who think Connolly was wrongly convicted who now have to cheer on Durham in his quixotic quest to find some FBI malfeasance when it investigated Trump’s connection to Russia even though few doubt Russia was working on behalf of Trump’s election during the 2016 election. What’s that saying: “my enemy who is now a friend of my friend is now my friend.”

After the Connolly trial Durham promised to go on after others: “The Department of Justice has given us an absolute green light to go wherever we need to go to try to establish what happened here. If there are matters that occurred within the statute of limitations, my marching orders . . . are to go there.” He went on to say that prosecutors will detail the alleged wrong doing in a report to the department in cases outside the statute of limitations.

The march apparently never happened; nor did he detail any wrong doing in later report. We’ve left to believe by Durham that only one person in the Boston FBI was bad. It seems that once having convicted Connolly he walked away from the matter for nothing ever happened after that.

But, as the title of my book which I wrote about the trial of John Connolly noted, Durham’s real job was “Don’t Embarrass the Family.” He was to get Connolly who’d give him William, let the FBI dump all its problems on him as a rogue agent, and let the FBI slip away. This was a huge cover-up. Connolly was only doing what the FBI empowered him and told him to do.

Thus it remains. Durham will follow orders. His orders are not totally clear but whatever they are he’ll follow through even if he has to use and then ignore perjury.

 

12 thoughts on “The Prosecutor of FBI Agent John Connolly John Durham Returns:

  1. This is not some hokey dokey Boston Mob/cover up show trial. Treason is punishable by death. I can understand completely why some people don’t think, and don’t want these super criminals to be held accountable. But they will. I bet you never thought she would lose either.

  2. Oh, on an unrelated matter, I see Lady Gaga is whipping up her cohorts/followers to tell their “abortion” stories. She says she had an abortion at 15. She’s proud. I know young woman who gave birth at 16: My aunt May, my wife’s mother Ellen, my friends’ daughters, and you should have seen the beautiful children, beautiful men and women who lived.
    So, it boils down to this:
    TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL? THAT IS THE QUESTION;, WHETHER IT IS NOBLER IN THE HEART OF YOUNG WOMEN TO KILL that little human being AND THUS EASE AND SIMPLIFY LIFE IMMENSELY, OR TO NOT KILL, TO BRING TO TERM, AND THUS COMPOUND, COMPLICATE, BURDEN LIFE IMMEASURABLY AND perhaps BRING A LITTLE extra JOY INTO THIS WORLD?
    To kill or not to kill, that is the heart of the matter.

  3. Sorry for that double post, I was trying to make sure my new email, not the old email was used. You know about 2 years back all my WORD documents, 8 years worth of writing, on two computers were ZAPPED in what the cybersecurity expert said was a “very sophisticated targeted attack.” At the same he said I’d have to change my email because
    “someone in Colorado is presently monitoring your email.” I suspect the FED stooges who don’t like my ideas. Who else would want to destroy/steal my writing and monitor my email but Deep State Malefactors or some 16 year old Nerd Geek Techno Wiz Kid who randomly selected me to muck up.

    2. Appointing Durham is like appointing a hen to investigate the fox den.
    The Corrupt Comey and Muellar were his superiors, his bosses.
    Muellar assembled the biased team and quoted the biased CNN, NYT, and WASH Post in his report, relying on biased sources. Muellar should be investigated too.
    BUT NO, DURHAM IS YOUR TYPICAL “ORGANIZATION MAN” who will not stir the waters . . . .he’ll put blinders on, and see no harm, and do whatever the Globe, New York Times, CNN and Leftist Harvard Profs like Alan Dershowitz tell him to do. At least Alan is starting to turn right.

    IT IS BETTER TO BE RIGHT THAN LEFT

    1. It was reported that Muellar’s Final Report quoted as authoritative and reliable stories/data from CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, three news outlets most hateful and biased against Trump.
      I rest my case.

  4. I don’t see a guy like Durham doing anything with this. He’s got a proven track record of not pursuing the FBI in the Connolly case. And as a U.S. attorney, Durham depends on the FBI for the bulk of the investigative work done by his office. So he’s going to piss off the Bureau, right? Wrong. This looks like a “feel good” move by William Barr to mollify Trump. This investigation will simply peter out after a couple of months.

    1. By the way, I don’t subscribe to all the wild conspiracy theories I’m reading here, starting with the Deep State.

      1. Who created the FAKE DOSSIER on Trump?
        Who WIRETAPPED Trump?
        Who ILLEGALLY SPIED on Trump?
        Who LEAKED on Trump?
        Who LIED about Trump?
        Who HARASSED Trump, his campaign advisors and staff?
        Who FRAMED and ARRESTED Trump campaign advisors and staff?
        Who keeps trying over and over to OVERTHROW President Trump?
        Who POLITICIZED and WEAPONIZED our “Intelligence community”

        To characterize PROVEN FACTS as ‘wild conspiracy theory’ is laughable. You don’t ‘subscribe’ to the DEEP STATE? What exactly do you think the DEEP STATE is, a glossy magazine?

        The jig is up, folks.

  5. You are right the Rogue Agent theory was just a cover story invented by Mueller and Comey to distract from standard policy of the Agency. They needed a scapegoat. Durham used two perjurers, Salemme and Morris at the Connolly trial and still couldn’t convict him on any major charge. Connolly was honest but he had a dishonest judge who gave him 10 years for offenses that should have resulted in only months in jail. Durham is no different than Mueller. The liberals trumpeted Mueller as their savior. He was going to get Trump. But there was never a conspiracy or collusion with Russia. The charge was bogus. It was an invented offense just like Connolly’s. So the Left is deflated with the Mueller report. It was amazing how naive some people were to fall for the Steele dossier which was obviously DNC propaganda and a political dirty trick. The Right will probably be disappointed with Durham’s results even though real crimes were committed. The Deep State won’t find any systematic wrongdoing by the bureaucracy. 2. Two Boston cops went to jail for filing fake affidavits in drug cases. The FISA warrants were fraudulently obtained. So those responsible should get a similar sanction as the corrupt cops. The most obvious crime Mueller ignored was the leak of signals intel ( classified information) to the Post regarding the Flynn Russian envoy conversation. A grand jury should be called and all the reporters at the Post should testify and disclose where they got that secret information from. Their sources have to be revealed. 3. Every Marine should read Hampton Sides book On Desperate Ground. It is a story of their battle at Chosin Lake in the Korean War and is well done. He quotes Truman as disparaging the Marines by saying they were only the Navy’s police force and their propaganda equaled Stalin’s. Truman was an Army Captain so that explains the resentment. 4. Record cold on May 14 in central Massachusetts. So much fo global warming.

  6. The only credit I’ll give Durham is he may have had a moral awakening.
    I read that he refused to back Wyshak on Wyshak’s Jihadi Javert type double jeopardy defying persecution of John Connolly on flimsy trumped up charges based mainly on Flemmi’s recollection of a nearly 20 year old triple hearsay statement by Whitey “John Connolly said If Callahan talks we’ll all be in trouble.” Flemmi remembered that triple hearsay statement only after he’d been in FED Prison for 8 years, and during those 8 years he steadfastly maintained that John Connolly was honest cop who never took a dime and never intended anyone be hurt. David Boeri correctly and honestly reported (the only honest reporter in the Boston Area) that Flemmi had made those statements about John Connolly’s integrity TWICE UNDER OATH.

    SO HOW COULD THE CORRUPT FED JIHADI JAVERTS NOW TWIST THAT MAN’S PRIOR 8 YEARS OF TESTIMONY, TWICE UNDER OATH, AND USE HIM AS A WITNESS AGAINST CONNOLLY.

    Oh, it so happened, Flemmi’s recently recalled, refreshed, composed, rehearsed recollection, coincided with John Martorano’s recently recalled recollection that Whitey said Connolly said something just like that some 20 years earlier . . .the Boston jury did not believe one word of Martorano’s testimony and Wyshak dragged him to Miami to sing some newly composed arias . . .

    Oh yeah, lest I foget, my own memory’s been refreshed, as Shelley Murphy reported the day after John Connolly’s jury returned its verdict: ‘CONNOLLY ACQUITTED OF ALL SERIOUS CHARGES” . . . .JOHN CONNOLLY was acquitted of 9 charges, any and all connected to murder, any and all connected to him receiving anything of value . . .and he was convicted of five minor charges, only one of which occurred during his 20 plus years as a highly decorated courageous FBI agent . .

    On that basis, I would not herald Durham’s competence nor character….tho he’s not as low as Wyshak and the rest of the STERNS gang that persecuted probation officers, nurses with clean records, a septuagerian city councilor with a clean record, a Boston Cop with a clean record, Kenny Conley, the Caswell Motel Owner, Senator Joyce (who died of a heart attack an innocent man in America) and the Shwartz boy they drove to suicide, threatening with 50 years in FEDERAL Prison for failure to properly use an M.I.T. library card and illegally borrow/download M.I.T. materials readily available to the public.

    Prosecute the Persecutors who Abuse Federal Prosecutorial Power and their greenlighting Supervisors and Superiors in Washington D.C.

  7. Billy C.
    May 15, 2019 at 10:47 am
    Matt, well stated. Durham’s key witness, the attempted murdering John Morris who leaked names of Informants hoping they’d be killed, the only “rogue” FBI agent in the bunch who also admitted accepting money from Whitey Bulger and other Bookies in the Boston area (Brookline I believe the connection was) . . .well that John Morris was withholding material relevant evidence from Durham, Wyshak and the Sterns Gang of corrupt power abusing FED prosecutors THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE TRIAL of John Connolly back in 2002.
    Now,, would you as a prosecutor put on the witness stand an admittedly corrupt cop, corrupt FBI agent, who had admitted to attempted murder, i.e., leaking names hoping they’d be killed, who you found out 3 weeks before trial was still withholding relevant material evidence. It was the corrupt Boston Globe, as I recall, that reported John Morris was withholding evidence up to 3 weeks before trial . . .that evidence, may have been, as I recall, that he’d been accepting pay-offs from several bookies/gangsters.
    Who could use such a bum as a witness but a corrupt Fed Prosecutor.
    No, I won’t be cheering Durham on. I think’s he’s part of the power abusing persecutors in the Feds, the Sterns Gang, Wyshak and their cohorts, and their aiders and abettors in black robes and suits in the Clerks offices who conveniently leaked to the MEDIA and conveniently did whatever the leftist media (Globe) wanted them to do . . . .and how goes the search for the persons who leaked Bill Bulgers grand jury testimony?
    And you are absolutely right, that FREUDIAN SLIP “WILLIAM BULGER” like Wyshak’s response in Miami “Connolly got too close to the Bulgers (plural)” like Colonel Foley’s admission before a Somerville Audience that he was assigned as a Deputized FED to go after both Whitey Bulger and Bill Bulger (an innocent man, but political enemy of the leftists, a political enemy of the Globe, a personal enemy of Professor Dershowitz) . . . .yes You did not have to study Psychology and Psychiatry like I did to see the GLARING FREUDIAN Slips and hidden motivation that the target of the corrupt FED Prosecutors in Boston all along was WILLIAM BULGER, NOT JOHN CONNOLLY . . .
    IN FACT, PRIOR TO HIS DOUBLE JEOPARDY DEFYING TRIAL IN MIAMI, WHERE WYSHAK PARADED OUT A CIRCUS OF PERJURIOUS SERIAL KILLERS TO USE AGAINST JOHN CONNOLLY AN INNOCENT MAN ON A TRUMPED A CHARGE, HARVARD PROFESSOR ALAN DERSHOWITZ WROTE IN NEWSMAX (I THINK IT WAS, I READ IT ONLINE) THAT WYSHAK AND THE FEDS SHOULD “SQUEEZE JOHN CONNOLLY TO GET BILL BULGER.”
    THAT WAS THE CORRUPT FED PROSECUTORS MARCHING ORDERS AND FOR 20 YEARS THE JIHADI JAVERTS IN THE FED OFFICE IN BOSTON DID THAT VERY THING HUNTED DOWN AN INNOCENT MAN, going through cops, councilmen and probation officers corruptly to do so

  8. Matt, well stated. Durham’s key witness, the attempted murdering John Morris who leaked names of Informants hoping they’d be killed, the only “rogue” FBI agent in the bunch who also admitted accepting money from Whitey Bulger and other Bookies in the Boston area (Brookline I believe the connection was) . . .well that John Morris was withholding material relevant evidence from Durham, Wyshak and the Sterns Gang of corrupt power abusing FED prosecutors THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE TRIAL of John Connolly back in 2002.
    Now,, would you as a prosecutor put on the witness stand an admittedly corrupt cop, corrupt FBI agent, who had admitted to attempted murder, i.e., leaking names hoping they’d be killed, who you found out 3 weeks before trial was still withholding relevant material evidence. It was the corrupt Boston Globe, as I recall, that reported John Morris was withholding evidence up to 3 weeks before trial . . .that evidence, may have been, as I recall, that he’d been accepting pay-offs from several bookies/gangsters.

    Who could use such a bum as a witness but a corrupt Fed Prosecutor.

    No, I won’t be cheering Durham on. I think’s he’s part of the power abusing persecutors in the Feds, the Sterns Gang, Wyshak and their cohorts, and their aiders and abettors in black robes and suits in the Clerks offices who conveniently leaked to the MEDIA and conveniently did whatever the leftist media (Globe) wanted them to do . . . .and how goes the search for the persons who leaked Bill Bulgers grand jury testimony?

    And you are absolutely right, that FREUDIAN SLIP “WILLIAM BULGER” like Wyshak’s response in Miami “Connolly got too close to the Bulgers (plural)” like Colonel Foley’s admission before a Somerville Audience that he was assigned as a Deputized FED to go after both Whitey Bulger and Bill Bulger (an innocent man, but political enemy of the leftists, a political enemy of the Globe, a personal enemy of Professor Dershowitz) . . . .yes You did not have to study Psychology and Psychiatry like I did to see the GLARING FREUDIAN Slips and hidden motivation that the target of the corrupt FED Prosecutors in Boston all along was WILLIAM BULGER, NOT JOHN CONNOLLY . . .

    IN FACT, PRIOR TO HIS DOUBLE JEOPARDY DEFYING TRIAL IN MIAMI, WHERE WYSHAK PARADED OUT A CIRCUS OF PERJURIOUS SERIAL KILLERS TO USE AGAINST JOHN CONNOLLY AN INNOCENT MAN ON A TRUMPED A CHARGE, HARVARD PROFESSOR ALAN DERSHOWITZ WROTE IN NEWSMAX (I THINK IT WAS, I READ IT ONLINE) THAT WYSHAK AND THE FEDS SHOULD “SQUEEZE JOHN CONNOLLY TO GET BILL BULGER.”

    THAT WAS THE CORRUPT FED PROSECUTORS MARCHING ORDERS AND FOR 20 YEARS THE JIHADI JAVERTS IN THE FED OFFICE IN BOSTON DID THAT VERY THING HUNTED DOWN AN INNOCENT MAN, going through cops, councilmen and probation officers corruptly to do so

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