(Connolly needs to be read his rights next time he appears on the stand!!)
"Under questioning from the judge overseeing Hutchins' case, Jodka said that agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service encouraged him to include lies in a statement he gave when he agreed to describe the details of the plot and what had happened to Awad.
'Did the NCIS, with their heavy-handed tactics, convince you to make that statement?' asked Lt. Col Jeffrey Meeks, the military judge.
'Yes, sir,' responded Jodka, who pleaded guilty in exchange for testifying against his squad mates.
Meeks twice used the term 'heavy-handed tactics' when referring to questioning by criminal investigators, and twice Jodka agreed that they had falsely shaped pieces of his statement.
Jodka said he adopted the falsehoods because the agents told him it might make his story 'look better.'
Among the falsehoods was a statement that there was division in the squad about going along with the slaying plot, Jodka said."
JAG HUNTER HERE:
Tim Harrington, my good friend and fellow JAG HUNTER, called last evening with news directly from the hearing room of Sgt. Larry Hutchins court-martial with this news. NCIS Special Agent Connolly was called to the stand and dismissed by the hearing officer after only five minutes interrogation by Rich Brannon.
Tim (former Segeant of Marines - "Flightline") reports we've seen only the first few ow-level explosions in an ammunitions magazine containing thousands of high-explosive ordnance nearby. Stand by for sympathetic explosions that will make the Port Chicago tragedy look like a child's sparkler (go look it up).
JIM CONNOLLY and his NCIS buddies have covered-up the use of forced and forged confessions for decades. Their cover-up is used to allow guys like Connolly to reenact the tactic to ensnare military men like Sgt. Hutchins in service to political expedient and self-aggrandizement.
Here endth the lesson.
Beware the fury of the patient men!!
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