Sunday, October 21, 2018

Video & BOB THIESFIELD PHOTO GALLERY: Special Counsel #Russia Probe Discussion @USJCT

- photos OK for use,
courtesy of

Deirdre Daly, former US Attorney

Kevin O'Connor, former US Attorney

  • Background

  • USJ President Rhona Free greets crowd of more than 100

    President Free with reception guests

    Warren Eginton, US District Senior Judge, with friend Edythe Woodruff, mathematician

    President Free with Rick Reyes, Cosmic Jibaro / reception musician-vocalist

    USJ's Crystal Room packed

    USJ Alum Margaret Kelley, State's Attorney, Judicial District of Ansonia / Milford, introduces speakers

    Nikos Valance, program moderator and Director of the USJ Criminal / Restorative Justice Program, with Daly and O'Connor

    Valance with USJ Provost Michelle Kalis

    CT Attorney General George Jepsen with USJ Marketing & Communications Director Diana Sousa, Valance and Kalis

    O'Connor with Eginton and Woodruff

    Maggie Pinney, USJ's Vice President for Institutional Advancement [left] with Mary Ann Hanley, reception co-sponsor / Assistant to the President of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Andy Thibault, speaker series coordinator

    Reyes with Free

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    Gone fishin' ... until Oct. 24, 2018 ... new chapter ... city editor ...

    New chapter, detailed in link-- Some exciting and important news in the newsroom:

    I'm very happy to join this great team ... also eager to serve readers and assist reporters without fear or favor.

    Of necessity, the Cool Justice column and my blog commentaries will be on ice. Rather than writing columns with a distinct point of view, I'll be helping reporters serve their various communities on the news pages. AT

    From the newsroom Facebook post, via Anne Karolyi, managing editor, Republican-American

  • Some exciting and important news in the newsroom

  • Republican-American

  • via The Laurel: Thibault to WRA

  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    UPDATED, w/ PART TWO, Audio, Author Doug Caddy, Widow Grace Caporino: Who Killed Gabe Caporino? #GoodMorningWestchester

    ONE -

    Doug Caddy: General Foods transferred me to CIA front company

    TWO -

    Grace Caporino: former FBI agent James Gagliano‬, now w/ CNN‬, never delivered promised report


  • Original Lawyer for Watergate Burglars, in New Memoir, Connects the Dots

  • WVOX

  • Douglas Caddy, the attorney for Watergate burglars including E. Howard Hunt, is the author of a new memoir – Being There: Eyewitness to History, published by TrineDay – which covers a wide-ranging career including his time at General Foods and the Caporino case.

    Grace Caporino, a Fellow of the United States Holocaust Museum who also taught at Purchase College, SUNY, is the widow of Gabe Caporino. Gabe Caporino was a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of St. Peters College, Jersey City, NJ, who worked at General Foods for 17 years.

    To contact Grace Caporino, send a letter addressed to her c/o Trine Day, P.O. Box 577, Walterville, OR 97489. The letter will be forwarded to her.

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    UPDATED w/ Daly Interview @CTLawTribune & @FOX61News VIDEO - @USJCT: Welcomes Two Former U.S. Attorneys To Discuss Special Counsel Probe

  • Treat for Legal Buffs: Insights Into Russia Investigation With Daly, O'Connor

  • Valance bio

  • Heavyweight Government and Politics Talks Coming to Conn. Universities

  • via @greenwichtime @thedishtoo The Dish: Legal Talk - Daly, O'Connor Discuss #RussiaProbe

  • USJCT alum Margaret E. Kelley Appointed State's Attorney for Judicial District of Ansonia / Milford; will introduce Daly, O'Connor & Valance

  • Kelley sworn in, 10-2-18

  • Posting @ USJCT

  • WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (Sept. 10, 2018) – Former Connecticut U.S. Attorneys Deirdre Daly and Kevin O'Connor will discuss the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and related matters during a forum on Oct. 15 in the Crystal Room of Mercy Hall at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ). Director of the Program in Criminal and Restorative Justice at USJ, Nikos Valance, will moderate the discussion. The public is invited to attend this free event beginning at 6:30 p.m.


  • For all interested in attending the Oct. 15 forum registration is required at

  • Daly and O'Connor will share perspectives on the Russia investigation covering topics including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants, the recusal of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's appointment of former FBI Director and U.S. Attorney Robert Mueller as Special Counsel. They will also take questions from the audience.

    “We welcome the Greater Hartford community to join us as we learn more from two legal experts about the current federal investigation regarding the 2016 presidential election,” remarked University of Saint Joseph President Rhona Free, Ph.D.

    Daly, who works at Stamford law firm Finn Dixon & Herling, is a member of the firm’s Government & Internal Investigations and Litigation practice groups. She was the state’s 51st U.S. Attorney and the first woman to be presidentially appointed to lead the office, which was established in 1789. During her term as U.S. Attorney from 2013-17, she was appointed by the Attorney General of the United States to serve as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys. Earlier in her career, she served for 12 years as a prosecutor and supervisor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

    O'Connor is Chief Legal Officer for Point72, a Stamford-based hedge fund. He joined Point72 in June 2015 from United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where he served as Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance. Prior to joining UTC, O’Connor was a partner and chair of the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani. Previously, he served as United States Attorney for Connecticut from 2002-08 and as Associate Attorney General of the United States from 2008-09. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, O’Connor also served as Associate Deputy Attorney General, Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, and chair of the Department’s Intellectual Property Task Force.


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