Paul Manafort’s jeopardy: There’s a leftist link 

The syndicated game show Jeopardy! has been In the news recently after the debonair host Alex Trebek shockingly disclosed he’s been diagnosed with a stage 4 pancreatic malignancy. 

Longtime viewers of the popular quiz show will remember former contestant Matt Jackson, a young paralegal who had one of the long-running show’s most memorable winning streaks —- 13 episodes. The intellectually gifted 23-year-old was impossible not to cheer for. The Yale philosophy major never caught up with all-time winner Ken Jennings who topped out at a record 74 episodes in a row, but Jackson won $413,612. He recently appeared with other top winners participating in the All-Star Tournament.

Wondering what this has to do with Paul Manafort, President Trump‘s former campaign manager who has been charged in connection with fraud unrelated to the campaign?

Early in the show, Trebek asked Jackson to talk about his “very different” parents.

He responded, “My mother is white, liberal and Jewish, and my dad is black, Christian and conservative.”

Matt Jackson comes from an intellectual gene pool. Both of his parents are lawyers. His father is Washington, D. C. attorney Darryl Jackson, who served as a Commerce Department official under former President George W. Bush.

His maternal grandfather, Barnett Berman, was a physician at Johns Hopkins University. Matt Jackson cited him as an early influence in becoming well-read.

And Jackson’s mother — the woman her own son described as “liberal”? Barack Obama nominated Amy Berman Jackson as United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. She was confirmed by a 97–0 vote on March 17, 2011, and was commissioned the next day. The roll call vote can be seen here.  Following their established pattern, Arizona Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl both voted to confirm the leftist nominee.

It was Judge Jackson who added three-and-a-half years on top of the nearly four-year sentence Manafort received last week in a separate case in Virginia, though he’ll get credit for nine months already served.

This is the statement the nearly 70-year-old delivered to the court prior to the sentence being handed down. It was met with an icy reception from Judge Amy Berman who said she was not satisfied with Manafort’s apology, accusing him of trying to avoid punishment.


8 Responses to Paul Manafort’s jeopardy: There’s a leftist link 

  1. MacBeth says:

    When defendants are smug about their criminality, they incur the court’s wrath. When Manafort apologized for his actions conspiring with others to engage in residential mortgage fraud, and falsifying business records, his apology was deemed worthless. Is contrition no longer good enough?

    • Observer says:

      Not when you have a clearly biased judge. I wonder if Manafort’s legal team was able to request another judge. If they could, why didn’t they? Obviously her political bent was well known. Her own son outed her.

  2. Sally Forth says:

    I watched those Jeopardy programs and remember the contestant Matt Jackson well. Had no idea this judge was his mother.

  3. Trevor says:

    No surprise that both of those former Senators voted to confirm her especially McTurd.

  4. Tucson GOP says:

    What about the double jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment?

    How many times can he be sentenced for the same offense? Are Republicans exempt from fundamental protections?

    • jake sez says:

      This is why the federals put together the civil rights laws. If they can’t convict you on a criminal change they can always get a second chance with a civic rights violation. Ask the police officers in jail in California. They were found not guilty of assault changes for defending themselves but convicted and doing time on a federal change.

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