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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Chapter 5: My Book on the Calling of the First Article V Convention of the States

Chapter Five


Monday, April 3, 2017
Afternoon

Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public
discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and
intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner.
The typical lawmaker of today is a man
wholly devoid of principle.

H. L. Mencken

As the reporters scrambled forward in an attempt to get comments from the attorneys and a copy of the Order from the Clerk, a phalanx of U.S. Marshalls blocked access to both.  In the chaos, Rachel Hera, Judge Garland’s Law Clerk, approached Peter R. Maier, William Pittard and Blair and said: “The Judge would like to see you three in his chambers now.”  She then led the attorneys and Blair back to Judge Garland’s chambers.

Judge Garland had removed his black robe and was seated at his large desk.  He motioned Maier, Pittard and Blair to sit down before him. Rachel sat to the Judge’s right, notepad in hand.

“Gentleman”, Judge Garland began, “I am sure my order of today has caused quite a stir among the media what with the approval rating of Congress hovering around 16%. I expect it will light up the blogger-sphere and network news with comments.  However, before your clients react, I wanted to let them -- through you -- fully understand the consequence of any action save complete acquiesce to my orders of today. I fully understand your clients can move for a reconsideration or rehearing before this court or seek review by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Judge Garland then leaned forward and spoke directly to Maier and Pittard staring at each of them in the eyes in turn. “In that event, I will, pursuant to Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 6 and 18 U.S.C. § 3331, empanel a special grand jury and appoint Mr. Sibley as its independent, special prosecutor.  The charge I will give to that Grand Jury will be to investigate the D.C. Madam, Larry Sinclair and Mr. Obama’s real identity cases. I expect Mr. Sibley will reissue the subpoenas to the intelligence and law enforcement agencies that were suppressed in the original cases coincidental with his suspension from the practice of law under curious circumstances.  Your Republican clients, as well as members of the Democratic Party, will be well aware of what embarrassing details such an investigation by Mr. Sibley, with the power of a grand jury and this Court behind him, will reveal. So the choice will be theirs: Move forward and allow the States to have their Con-Con or Mr. Sibley will be looking into what really happened to Jeane Palfrey, the D.C. Madam and who is Barack Hussein Obama really.”

“Just to be clear, if any part of what I just told you reaches the public, I will immediately unleash Mr. Sibley and his grand jury. I look forward to your briefs on the procedures the Article V Convention should follow.  That is all.”

Rachel then stood up and motioned Maier, Pittard and Blair towards the door.  As the three men exited the chambers, Rachel slipped Blair a note that said: “Same place, tonight at 5 p.m.”

***

“Rachel, it is a pleasure to see you again” Blair said as Rachel walked towards him at the George Mason Memorial.  “Quite a day in court, wouldn’t you say?”

“Mr. Sibley, Judge Garland asked me to feel you out, I mean, make a proposition to you.”  Rachel blushed deeply as the implications of her double entendre became clear to her. Continuing, “Judge Garland would like to appoint you as Chairman of the Convention.”

Blair sat for a moment enjoying the pleasant visage of the still earnest, professional Rachel sitting before him.  “It’s funny he should ask” Blair started “for Francis Preston Blair called the convention to order which ultimately nominated Abraham Lincoln to run for President. So yes, I would be honored to so serve. But let me ask you a question Rachel.”  Blair turned so he was fully facing her. “What is in this for you? History is being made before your eyes and are you going to be an eyewitness or a part of it?”

Rachel held Blair’s gaze realizing this was something all her law school training and experiences hadn’t prepared her for. “What do you mean?”

“I want you,” Blair said, letting the phrase linger a few beats longer than customary “to be my deputy Chair for the convention.  It is going to be a lot of work, but the rewards will be great for you in your career. And just to be clear, I want to explore an intimate relationship with you but I will hereafter not raise the issue again.  As the humorist David Barry said, ‘Women need a reason, Men need a place.’ If and when you have a ‘reason’ that it is something that you would like to pursue, you must take the initiative. I won’t mention it again.”

Rachel was transfixed.  Looking into Blair’s eyes it was clear he was simply speaking plainly.  She held his gaze a few moments more then stood. “I will let Judge Garland know your response is agreeable to Chair the Convention.”  She turned and started to walk away but stopped after a few paces and turned back to Blair. “As to your second point about being your Deputy Chair, let’s just say I will demur at this time and take it under advisement.”  Rachel turned and walked a few more paces, stopped and turned again. “As for your last proposition, that too I will take under advisement”. She then turned and walked away without looking back.

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