Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law

KAVANAUGH UP-DATE: 09/19/2018

It now appears that Dr. Ford has withdrawn her previous agreement to testify publicly and under oath on Monday. From the news reports, Dr. Ford is now insisting on an FBI investigation before she will testify. I sincerely regret her change of heart Backgound: Dr. Ford apparently sent an anonymous letter in June to her… Continue Reading

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KA[vanaugh]-BOOM; 09/17/2018

WOW!. Deja vu all over again (with thanks to Yogi Berra). Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill redux. For those who don’t follow news and politics like we junkies do, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was well on his way to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court when an anonymous letter alleging that Mr. Kavanaugh and… Continue Reading

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ANONYMITY; 09/07/2018

This past week the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed  apparently written by a senior official in the Trump White House or administration. The members of the NYT Op-Ed Board knew the identity of the author and decided that his, or her, position validated the message of the piece and that the message was significant… Continue Reading

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KAVANAUGH HEARINGS; 09/04/2018

Political theater at its best, or worst, depending on your point of view. At a hearing to ordain the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, a powerful, lifetime position , the American public were “treated” to demonstrators in costumes from a popular TV show and movie, opponents of the nominee taken out of… Continue Reading

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A TIGHTENING NOOSE?; 08/29/2018

Since the Cohen guilty pleas, and the Manafort guilty verdicts, there have been some interesting developments, First, the Chief Financial Officer of the Trump organization was granted immunity and has been talking to the Mueller team. Second, the head of the parent organization of  the National Inquirer was also granted immunity and has been interviewed… Continue Reading

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GUILTY AS CHARGED; 08/21/2018

There was a double whammy today on the legal front swirling around the President. MANAFORT: Mr. Manafort was charged with 18 criminal acts. Keep in mind that a verdict on criminal charges – either guilty or not guilty –  must be unanimous. Manafort was found guilty on 8 of the 18 charges, but the jury… Continue Reading

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THIS AND THAT; 08/19/2108

Omarosa – could it be that President Trump has met his match when it comes to media manipulation?  It appears obvious that Ms. Omarosa recognized at the beginning that she needed to tape and document the President’s unvarnished persona in order to either (a) protect herself when the inevitable firing came about, or (b) make… Continue Reading

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UNCIVIL DISCOURSE; 08/06/2013

In these dog days of August, when there is no noteworthy news and the pundits and cable news programs are desperately rehashing old developments just to have SOMETHING to say, I choose to comment on the appallingly low level of civil discourse today. Disclaimer – I was born in 1948 and qualify as a full-fledged… Continue Reading

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REALITY; 07/30/2018

For the last eleven days I have been touring the East Coast from Rockledge on the eastern Florida coast to Charleston. Beautiful scenery full of history. For eleven days, no TV and only one newspaper. For a self proclaimed news and politics junkie, that was a real struggle. But, in doing so, I re-discovered LIFE.… Continue Reading

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POST MORTEM; 07/17/2018

It is hard to describe the sinking feeling I experienced when I heard the President align himself with the Russian autocrat over America’s intelligence agencies and Congressional investigations. I was like when I am busy typing away and look up to find a blank page – how could this happen to me? All 7 United… Continue Reading

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