Posada Carriles Trial Update

Here is an update on the Posada Carriles trial, and the ongoing shenanigans of the Obama/Holder Justice Department:

EL PASO, Texas — A federal judge is deciding whether a politically-charged perjury case against a former CIA agent will continue after the defence claimed prosecutors put a covert Cuban agent on the witness stand and delayed providing documents on his background.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone was expected to rule Tuesday on the request for a mistrial from attorneys for Luis Posada Carriles, an 83-year-old native of Cuba who was a CIA operative from 1964 until 1976. It’s the fifth such defence request since the trial began Jan. 10.

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Defence attorneys have taken issue with the testimony of Lt. Col. Roberto Hernandez Caballero, who described the 1997 bombings of hotels in Havana and the Cuban beach resort of Varadero for jurors last week.

Hernandez Caballero has testified twice before in separate U.S. court proceedings, including a federal hijacking case in Tampa, Florida. He said then that he was a member of the Cuba’s counterintelligence agency. During Posada’s trial, Hernandez Caballero said only that he was an investigator.

Posada’s defence team says it found out late about Hernandez Caballero’s real job because prosecutors delayed in providing them the transcript of his testimony in the Florida case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Reardon called the request for a mistrial “an extraordinary and ridiculous motion.”

The defence motion also referred to two previously classified FBI reports it says prosecutors also were slow to turn over. The first asserted that the 1997 bombings were the work of the Cuban government, or that they were carried out by dissenting officers within the island’s armed forces or Interior Ministry.

The second report warned that Posada could be the target of a 2004 assassination attempt by the Cuban government. Posada was shot in the face by would-be assassins in Guatemala in 1990.

1 thought on “Posada Carriles Trial Update”

  1. This sham of a trail has to stop now. The Cuban Intelligence Officer should be sent home immediately. Castro must be in dire need of his services with all the recent arrest and beating of Cuban citizen. The Prosecution star witness should be sent to jail for defrauding U.S. Tax payers and NOT get a penny of the $150.000 promised to him by the FBI.
    Posada should be released IMMEDIATELY to the care of his family and the ADMIRATION OF the historic Cuban Exiled community.

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