Cleta Mitchell: Judge Walton wants to hear from the IRS

Cleta Mitchell writes to report on the hearing before Judge Walton today on True The Vote’s motion for an order addressing discovery issues with the IRS on the destruction of evidence. Cleta writes:

Here is the order from today’s hearing – -Judge spent 2 hours asking questions – the judge is requiring the IRS to start testifying under oath – by persons with direct knowledge and by the end of next week. It is not a bad outcome – pretty good in my view. And he said he’s going to rule on the Motions to Dismiss in the next 30 days. Keep fingers crossed!

Here is Judge Walton’s order:

07-11-2014 Order Re Hearing

JOHN adds: I have heard about Judge Walton over the years, but didn’t know much about him. So I looked him up on Wikipedia. This anecdote suggests that he may not have a lot of patience with government corruption:

In fall 2005, the judge was driving his wife and daughter to the airport for a vacation when he came across an assailant attacking a cab driver on the side of the road. Walton tackled the assailant and subdued him until police arrived. The D.C. police spokesperson noted in response, “God bless Judge Walton. I surely wouldn’t want to mess with him.”

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