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    Your morning Strauss-Kahn news

    Your morning Strauss-Kahn news

    The NY Post, which whatever else it is has good sources in NYC, is reporting that the charges will be dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn within the next couple of weeks:

    Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn — either on his next court date in two weeks or even sooner, according to a top investigator in the case who called the eventual dismissal “a certainty.”

    “We all know this case is not sustainable,” the source told The Post exclusively yesterday.

    “Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her,” the source said, referring to the Guinean hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in his plush Midtown hotel suite — shocking charges that got the international banker bounced as head of the IMF and also derailed, at least for now, his bid to become president of France.

    “She is not to be believed in anything that comes out of her mouth — which is a shame, because now we may never know what happened in that hotel room,” said the source, who is at the center of the investigation and would speak only on the condition of anonymity.

    “Did [Strauss-Kahn] use force? Was there actually a crime? I don’t think we’ll ever know.”

    In what may be a sign that a new meme is being developed in the press, along the lines of what I have written about the handling of the case, The Post further reports:

    Only eight days ago did the maid’s story fall apart, according to two top investigators on the case, and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. made what they termed the courageous decision to inform the defense and agree to release Strauss-Kahn without bail.

    Officials realized that for six weeks, ever since the May 14 incident, she had bamboozled some of the best minds in the storied Manhattan DA’s Office, including a trio of seasoned top investigators with a combined 75 years in the business — Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, Ann Prunty and Chief DA Investigator Rob Mooney.

    Vance “put his very best, most intelligent people on this — and eventually, we found the truth,” said one top investigator.

    Update: Hmmm…. the accuser has sued the NY Post for reporting that she was a prostitute.


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    Carol Herman | July 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Cyrus Vance also changed the structure his predecessor left in place. Morganthau rana tight ship for 35 years. In 2009, Vance won. Because he had political connections to throw his hat into the ring. And, he’s turned the DA’s office into a snake pit of chaos.

    Friel. The female DA. Botched the DNA evidence against the cops who were charged with raping a drunken woman. Their jurors came back and found the cops NOT GUILTY.

    In a snakepit there are plenty of people with axes to grind. And, access to journalists. So they slipped a few journalists hot tips.

    Maids aren’t prostitutes. There’s a difference from using a mattress so you can lay on your back. And, having a job where you have to turn them. While making beds.

    What surprises me most? A lawyer who is tasked with teaching the law, no less, can’t wrap his head around much except well … there could be a civil case …

    HORSE SHIT. DSK will go to Paris. Unless, over there Ms. Banon’s claims stick to DSK … where it seems more people know about his vulgar reputation than not.

    Relax. You don’t speak french. The journalists will keep accusing the maid. Because it sells papers. And, journalists ply their trade in the gutter.

    homas tardy | July 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    God’s law: Both are guilty for being either defiant low-life or pretend high-brow low-life that used and then abused the other through possibly rougher than agreed upon play and resulting shake-down.

    American law: She must’ve hooked for a john and so the two of them should be arrested. Are we to believe a prostitute, according to the DA’s evbidence, gave it away for free?

    Naturally, he’s a French hero now destined for the Presidency and she a frenched zero. Neither of these characters is sympathetic or a convincing victim.

    Just another $ad epi$ode of $ex in the $ity.

    homas tardy | July 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    “evbidenence”: n. Biden’s ever standing by Obama (just in case something happens to make Joe President)

    john henry | July 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    How many know about the Cyrus Vance Jr/Nicholas Sarkozy connection?

    Nicholas Sarkozy has a younger half-brother (same father, different mother) named Oliver who lives in NYC and who Forbes in 2007 characterized as a bigtime deal maker:

    Oliver Sarkozy’s stepfather is Frank G Wisner II son of legendary CIA operative Frank G Wisner (Both in Wikipedia)

    Wisner Jr, was Deputy Executive Secretary of State under Cyrus Vance Sr. He is currently, according to Wipedia, good friends with Hosni Mubarrak and working for Obama on the Egyptian mess.

    I suppose it could all just be coincidence.

    Except that 1) There are way too many of these coincidences and a new one comes out every day 2) I am not a big believer in coincidence in things like this.

    At this point I don’t know what, if anything untoward, happened to the maid. I do know that this case gets stinkier and stinkier every day that goes by. I think that, as serious as rape is, something much more serious is going on here.

    I still want to know about Obama’s connections in Chicago to Chicago lawyer and now IMF head Christine LaGarde. I suspect that many of us will find them unsavory if and when they come out.

    THAT is the real story here.

    John Henry

    john henry | July 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    BTW: I really need to give a shoutout to John C Dvorak and Adam Curry of the No Agenda Podcast.

    They were the ones who said 2-3 days after DSKs arrest that this was to get Chicago lawyer Lagarde into the IMF. They were the ones who tipped me that LaGarde even was a Chicago lawyer for most of her working career.

    They were the ones who tipped me to the Vance-Sarkozy connection. It sounded rather incredible so I did some checking. Absolutely true.

    In the Morning, guys!

    Listen to them twice weekly at

    John Henry

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