True the Vote’s Catherine Englebrecht and Greg Phillips Arrested – Update

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Update: After spending nearly a week in jail, Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips — leaders of Texas-based right-wing voting activist group True the Vote — have been released. They’d been held for contempt of court since Halloween, having repeatedly refused to release the name of a man they called a “confidential FBI informant” who is a person of interest in a defamation and hacking case against them. The person is still unidentified.

Their release came after True the Vote’s lawyers appealed the contempt order by federal district Judge Kenneth Hoyt to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, arguing the finding of contempt was in error and the pair should be released from jail. The appeals court granted their release but kept the remainder of Hoyt’s order in place. 

ORIGINAL STORY

According to an independent journalist Ivory Hecker, a federal judge Kenneth Hoyt ordered True the Vote’s Catherine Englebrecht and researcher Greg Phillips taken into custody for not releasing their confidential source’s name in a defamation case. The judge insisted the defamation case continue even though the CEO who sued was arrested for exactly what True the Vote accused him of doing – sending US voting records to China. [See the video below]

Judge says he never got a straight answer on who was in the Dallas hotel room January 2021, and he doesn’t know how many people were there. Judge says the way Phillips and Engelbrecht talked suggests True the Vote did have access to the hacked computer data, though they deny it.

Phillips and Englebrecht consider themselves journalists protecting a source and deny having the data.

It appears the arrests are a tyrannical overreach by a weaponized judicial system, but you decide.

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Ivory Hecker explains how this is tied to the Konnech CEO case. The CEO Eugene Yu sent election records to China for storage and has been charged. Yu had sued True the Vote for defamation before his arrest. You can read more about the story at this link.

Hecker said there were almost no media at the trial of this pertinent case. The report is stunning. Listen to the end. The defamation suit ignores the fact that voting information was stored in China and True the Vote was accurate. True the Vote is being punished with the continuation of the defamation lawsuit instead.

via Ivory Hecker


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Rachel
Rachel
21 days ago

This is absolutely unfathomable.
What happens if they don’t comply now or 6 months down the road?
How can we get this pompous judge removed as soon as possible?
I am completely disgusted.

GuvGeek
GuvGeek
26 days ago

As I have commented before, the Judge should put this case on hold until the criminal trial in California is resolved.

Canadian Friend
26 days ago

“…It appears the arrests are a tyrannical overreach by a weaponized judicial system, but you decide…”

Any sane and honest person will agree that it is a tyrannical overreach by a weaponized judicial system.

The message is clear; Let democrats ( and democrats sympathisers) commit all kinds of illegal acts or we will throw you in jail.