Embattled city prosecutor Carmen Trutanich made a feeble attempt to deflect attention from reports of his lies about being surrounded and shot at by gangmembers. His bizarre explanation that his memory was 'better now' than it was when he failed to mention any gangmembers or shots fired during a 2008 deposition, quickly fell apart. He then foolishly claimed that his missing personnel file would have corroborated his story. But then Trutanich lied to Attorney General Kamala Harris when he called for a 'suspicious political activity' investigation by claiming to be 'shocked' to only recently learn that his personnel file was missing.
That lie also fell apart when the contents of a background check that Trutanich conducted on himself in 2009 were leaked to the press; the background report stated that Trutanich's personnel file was missing as of 2009. Trutanich's claim to be 'shocked' three years latter was as laughable, and false, as his accusation that his former friend and supporter DA Steve Cooley had in some way recently orchestrated the disappearance of the personnel file.
But not capable of admitting his deception in the face of overwhelming evidence proving he TRUly is 'truth challenged' to the core, Trutanich cranked out another old ploy, and claimed that whoever leaked his background check had stolen it. A matter so serious that Trutanich would report it to the police.
The use of a false claim of theft to deflect attention from a lie-laden losing campaign is an old trick of Trutanich's senior campaign strategist John Shalman, who pulled the same trick when CD2 candidate Chris Essel was looking at defeat in her bid to join the Los Angeles City Council.
How many more times will Trutanich cry wolf?
Conservative Talk Show Icon Hugh Hewitt Endorses Jackson
District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson gained the endorsement Wednesday of nationally syndicated conservative talk show host and prolific blogger Hugh Hewitt.
This from the Jackson campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John S. Thomas
Alan Jackson for District Attorney 2012
HUGH HEWITT NATIONAL TALK RADIO HOST
ENDORSES ALAN JACKSON
Los Angeles, May 16th – On Tuesday, national radio broadcaster Hugh Hewitt enthusiastically endorsed gang prosecutor Alan Jackson for District Attorney. Hewitt stressed on-air Jackson’s abilities as a gang prosecutor, his support from over 65,000 police officers, and his relationship with victims and their families. Hewitt applauded Alan’s plan to modernize the District Attorney’s office as well as his strategic approach to dealing with Prison Realignment and the thousands of state felons set for transfer to LA County.
Jackson’s campaign continues to gain momentum as we move toward Election Day.
Hugh Hewitt stated, “Alan Jackson is without a doubt my choice for District Attorney. I cannot more highly recommend that anyone who lives in Los Angeles County needs to vote Alan Jackson. I wish him best of luck.”
Gang prosecutor Alan Jackson declared, “Earning Hugh Hewitt’s endorsement means a tremendous amount to me and my campaign. His respected opinion goes a long way not just in Los Angeles County, but across the nation where he broadcasts daily.”
Last Sunday Alan Jackson earned the endorsement of the Daily News and 10 other newspapers across the county. He leads all candidates in support from law enforcements and victims’ rights leaders.
For more information, please visit Alan Jackson’s campaign website at www.VoteAlanJackson.com.
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Jackson has been doing the rounds of conservative radio talk shows, leveraging his central role in outing the deceitful candidacy of Carmen Trutanich, apparently to good effect. Rumors suggest that Jackson is in line for more influential broadcast media endorsements in the run up to the June 5, primary.
The talk show circuit seems to be solid political territory that Jackson owns and could well be sufficient to secure him a place in the November runoff against either Jackie Lacey who is gaining support, or Carmen Trutanich who is losing it as a result of his false claims about being a victim of crime.
Mario Trujillo holds up his hand for Trutnanich
email blast from former District Attorney candidate Mario Trujillo urges recipients to pony up a few bucks for the beleaguered bogus Chief Los Angeles Criminal Prosecutor.
It is a sign of desperation from both Trutanich, who cannot raise a dime from anyone with any sense, and from Trujillo who must still be so unwell that he has not read the LA Times, Daily News, LA Weekly or the Dragnet in the light of Trutanich's latest lies.
Either that or his judgment remains impaired because he still believes that his 'friend' Trutanich will show his appreciation for their three month long 'friendship' in some way other than sticking a knife in his back once he's used Trujillo in the furtherance of his political ambition.
Anyone with any shred of decency would renounce their support for a proven liar like Trutanich in view of his scandalous false accusations against Steve Cooley and the DA's Office.
Former DA Candidate Steve Ipsen reported 'fired'
Not much has been heard of former District Attorney candidate Steve Ipsen since he dropped out of the race. Now the Los Angeles Metropolitian News-Enterprise reports that Ipsen was 'fired' this week. The Met News article documents many of the controversies attending Ipsen's career at the DA's Office, but does not state the reason for his departure, other than saying that the allegations against him were 'very dicey.'
The Met News states that 'Ipsen will have the opportunity to contest the charges against him at a personnel hearing, with litigation possibly ensuing once administrative remedies are exhausted.' Whether Ipsen's departure is any way connected with sustained allegations of improper ex-parte communications during the ADDA's lawsuit against the District Attorney and senior management is unknown, and the District Attorney's Office declined to comment. Spokesperson Sandi Gibbons would only say 'We are unable to discuss pending personnel matters.' according to the Met News.