This morning the long awaited Stevens report was released in unredacted, unabridged form, after several government prosecutors were unsuccessful in keeping it under seal with the Court.
No wonder they wanted to keep this report away from the public.
Just a cursory read of the report reveals a devastating pattern of persistent prosecutorial misconduct - and a rogue team led by William Welch, hell bent on destroying the life of a sitting Senator.
Reading this report brought back the nightmare of my own case, a case also led by William Welch, the disgraced former head of the Office of Public Integrity at the Justice Department.
This report details what I can only describe as deliberate and pervasive misconduct by Welch's team in the failed corruption case against the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.
According to the Stevens report written by Henry Schuelke,
The investigation and prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens were permeated by the systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence, which would have independently corroborated Senator Stevens' defense and his testimony, and seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness.This is precisely what happened in my case, where under the leadership of Welch significant exculpatory evidence was kept and concealed for many months during the pendency of my trial. Welch even claimed that key exculpatory whistleblower evidence I had provided to the DoD IG as a material witness was supposedly destroyed.
In fact, reading the account by Schuelke reveals just how far the Welch-led and supervised team went beyond due process with unconstrained zeal to simply get their man, even when it meant violating the rights afforded his defense and the withholding of critical exculpatory evidence that would have exonerated Stevens, while also falsifying and manipulating evidence in their own favor.
This report clearly exposes the very tactics employed by Welch as the playbook he freely used as the lead prosecutor in the government's own criminal case against me.
So why is Welch still practicing his brand of "whatever I can get away with injustice" from the Stevens case that was tossed out in the end, continued with his failed prosecution of my case and his failing case against Risen and Sterling?
Is this the kind of prosecutor we want the Justice Department to keep?