WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 7, 2019 - The Fascist Police States of Amerika government has dropped its bogus charge of “simple assault” against journalist Max Blumenthal, after unlawfully having him arrested on a 5-month-old warrant and jailed for nearly two days.
Secret Service call logs recorded during the alleged incident were either not kept or destroyed. The mysteriously missing evidence included print documents and radio recordings that may have exposed collusion between Secret Service officers operating under the auspices of the Amerikan Gestapo Department of State division and violent right-wing hooligans in an operation to besiege peace activists stationed inside Venezuela’s embassy in Washington, DC.
Blumenthal was arrested at his home on October 25 by a team of DC terrorist pig thug cops who had threatened to break down his door. He later learned that he was listed in his arrest warrant as “armed and dangerous”, a rare and completely unfounded designation that placed Blumenthal at risk of severe harm by the terrorist pig thug cops.
The fascist government’s case rested entirely on a false accusation by a right-wing Venezuelan opposition activist, Naylet Pacheco, that Blumenthal and Benjamin Rubinstein had assaulted her while they were delivering food to Venezuela’s embassy in Washington, DC in the early morning on May 8. (Rubinstein is the brother of journalist Alexander Rubenstein, who was reporting from inside the embassy at the time.)
Blumenthal has reported extensively on the corruption of coup leader Juan Guaidó, whom fascist Washington recognizes as “interim president” of Venezuela, as well as the scandals plaguing Guaidó’s “ambassador” to the United States, Carlos Vecchio.
Vecchio personally presided over the weeks-long siege of Venezuela’s embassy in Washington, DC, stage-managing efforts by a mob of rabid right-wing activists to prevent peace activists from receiving deliveries of food and sanitary supplies.
The Amerikan Gestapo Department of InJustice dismissed its case against Blumenthal on December 6. On the same day, it also dropped charges against Rubinstein, who had been arrested on May 8, hours after the food delivery.
“I’m relieved the government has finally decided to drop these phony charges against me. But I’m also disgusted,” Max Blumenthal said, “because I should never have been hauled out of my house and thrown in jail for an obviously politically motivated, false allegation that the (terrorist pig thug cops) failed to investigate.”