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Despite gag order, sources discuss prosecution, trial of Cardinal Pell

December 19, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Heeding legal advice, Cardinal Pell “didn’t take the stand, and that definitely made a negative impression; it doesn’t look good if you won’t deny it with your own lips,” according to one source. Another source, however, said that “if you hire Robert Richter [Pell’s lead lawyer], you bloody well take his advice.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 19, 2018 9:31 AM ET USA

    "Entrapment" is one of the most potent battering rams used in the U.S. legal system at the upper levels of our government. I expect the House to be rolling it out in late January. It has already been used with a dark form of effectiveness against the current U.S. Administration. I was a juror for a trial where the accused was indicted for physical violence. He did not say a word at the trial. His silence did make a negative impression on me, but the song and dance of the lawyers provoked it.