This article was translated by John R. Bopp

Kevin Daley, a reporter who covers the US Supreme Court for the Daily Caller has just written an article about the legal fights the State Department has with Special Attorney Robert Mueller, who’s in charge of the Trump-Russia investigation.  In a few words, assuming I’ve got this right, as that’s none too easy (at least for us), the State Department is trying to get the Supreme Court to stop the Attorney from publicly giving out details of the investigation in a transparent attempt to hide the truth.

This article cites the case of the murder of Jesús de Galíndez as being a case being handled at this moment that is intimately tied to the Trump-Russia case.

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, y su extraordinario parecido con el dictador Franco (y no sólo en el físico)
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, y su extraordinario parecido con el dictador Franco (y no sólo en el físico)

That same obstruction maneuver in spreading the details of the investigation is the one the State Department is using to keep the details of the disappearance and murder of Jesús de Galíndez, professor at the University of Columbia, member of the Basque Nationalist Party, and member of the Basque administration in exile from being known. Galíndez was kindapped in the middle of Manhattan in 1956, and from there he was taken to the Dominican Republic, where he was finally assassinated by dictator Trujillo.

And it turns out that attorney and author Stuart McKeever, aged 82, has spent decades investigating the disappearance of Galíndez, and wants a judge to reveal the secret testimony given to the grand jury in Washing DC that investigated the disappearance of the Basque politician. But the Justice Department argues that the judges have “no inherent authority” to reveal that information unless it falls under the exemptions aproved by Congress, which don’t apply in the Galíndez case, and in many others, including Mueller’s investigation.

It would seem that according to the US State Department, the kidnapping and murder of Galíndez, in which, in all likelihood members of the CIA participated, does “not reach the level of exception historical importance” that would justify its liberation. That says a lot about the knowledge of history, the concept of justice, and about what can be expected with “reasons of State” (or “don’t let the bad stuff be seen”) is imposed upon Truth and Justice.

If Stuart McKeever won his application next month, and the secret testimony that was given in the Galíndez case could be revealed, Special Attorney Robert Mueller would be a lot closer to being able to reveal information about the Trump-Russia case that the State Department wishes to hide.

In Daley‘s article, another article by Josh Gerstein, published in Politico, explains the case in great detail, and how that sentence, expected next month, could affect the Trump-Russia case.

La revista Life informa del secuestro y desaparición de Galindez (18-3-1957)
La revista Life informa del secuestro y desaparición de Galindez (18-3-1957)

We’ve spoken a lot about this patriot and committed defender of the democratic principles he believed in. His criticism of the régime of bloody dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo led him to his death. His doctoral thesis in Philosophy spoke about the Trujillo era with the title “A causistic study of Hispano-American dictatorships”. In it, he revealed all the dictator’s skeletons. His thesis was formally accepted by the University of Columbia on February 27, 1956. Days later, on March 12, his disappearance shocked the whole world.

This is what may be his last text before dying.  We’ll leave it here along with the two reports we’ve cited.

“Early in the morning of Christmas Eve, New York sleeps silently.  And the pen moves itself, busting through sheets that will never see the light of day because they were too true.  This one alone survived”.

I’m Basque: some laugh, and others hate me.

“I’m Basque…some laugh, and others hate me.  That is all I have left when despair takes over and I wander through the streets.  I’m Basque, and far away there is a people that I belong to.  I am nothing, a mess of endless passions and desires.  But I’m part of that people, the people I see in my waking dreams, dressed as a gudari on my way to the mountain, I see him in the romerías and when night falls, on a street, I see him making an effort on the jai alai court, and in the fishermen going out to see, I see him singing and praying, I see him throughout the centuries.  I’m along, alone with my troubles.  But I will continue, I will continue on even though no one understands me in this Babylon.  And someday, I will lay down under the black poplar tree I chose on the top of a hill; in the lonely valley of my village, alone with my land and my rain.  They will understand me in the end…”.

Jesús de Galindez

He never was able to sleep under that black poplar at the top of an Araba hill.  But there are many of us who understand him, and we admire him.

Daily Caller – 27/8/2018 – USA


A lawsuit currently pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could severely impair special counsel Robert Mueller’s ability to share details of his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election with the public.

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Politico – 27/8/2018 – USA

‘Sleeper’ case could torpedo Mueller report

A little-noticed court case stemming from the apparent murder of a Columbia University professor six decades ago could keep special counsel Robert Mueller from publishing any information about the Trump campaign and Russia that he obtains through a Washington grand jury.

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