WWW--Below is an excerpt of correspondence between Jeane Palfrey and nefarious cop/prosecutor lover Bill Bastone, ostensible editor of The Smoking Gun. What a piece-of-shit he is: Palfrey's trial was almost a year away. The world first learned of this story from his website, and it wasn't on-accident.
Posting Palfrey's early-1990s mugshot mirrors the prosecution's strategy, and "bad-jacketed" the defendant as a felon.
It begs-the-question: how many times has Bastone engaged in this behavior before? Who is he? Really? What is he? What is the real role of The Smoking Gun site?
Someone within the government's investigation and prosecution provided him--illegally--with an unsigned search warrant (it's dated Oct. 4th, 2006, and still online), and more. In the opinion of this writer, at-minimum, Bill Bastone is that most despicable of so-called journalists--the "friendly asset." Guilty, or innocent, how can anyone have a fair trial under such circumstances?
What Bastone did was to taint virtually every potential jury member out there, by colluding with the prosecution--there is no other conclusion to be made from this. My take. Prove me wrong. What I do pledge is that I will be filing FOIAs on this matter until the end of my life. Bastone appears to have no concept of due process or the time honored American tradition that one is presumed innocent until found guilty in a fair trial. He ensured that this wasn't going to happen by his actions.
Mr. Bastone… I can assure you that sooner or later, I will get to the bottom of this mess. In particular, I am going to find out who leaked the unsigned search warrant to you, last October and who you really are and/or represent. –Jeane Palfrey
From: william bastone [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: D.C. Madam Can Peddle "Call" List - July 5, 2007
let's see, you've turned women out for almost 20
years [Ed.--Told to you by whom?], which seems to make the "veteran pimp" moniker
pretty accurate. as for the bottom feeder crack, well, i'm not going to
challenge your particular ability to identify that
species.[Ed.--Correct, she knew scum when she saw it.]
finally, does this mean you won't be e-mailing us your phone logs? because i had cleared my calendar for the
rest of the month... [Ed.--Here, Bastone makes-it-plain which
camp he's in and that he's not interested in the phone logs, which is curious considering the nature of his site. Amazing.]
--- Jeane Palfrey
> Mr. Bastone... "the veteran pimp" - you continue to
> be nothing, but a bottom
> feeder. Jeane Palfrey
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New York, N.Y. 10016