Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed The Ohio Star’s Managing Editor Jack Windsor to the newsmakers line.
During the third hour, Windsor gave details on the recent arrest of Millicent “Millie” Weaver who is an investigative reporter living in Diamond, Ohio that was recently arrested the day before her documentary Shadow Gate was to be released.
Windsor: Hi Michael. Thank you for having me. It’s an honor to be here with you and the 98.3 audience. Thank you for choosing me.
Leahy: By the way, you’ve been breaking stories left and right. I think you were the guy in Ohio most feared by Governor Mike DeWine and The New York Times is so afraid of you they sent an investigative journalist into Ohio a couple of weeks ago to try and track down some dirt on you. What are you doing that’s causing such trouble there up in Ohio, Jack?
Windsor: Well, you know I’ve scratched my head because the gentleman that they sent from The New York Times is the same guy who took the Steele Dossier and published it. And of course when that hit that’s when President Trump really fell under the microscope. So the same guy that broke the Steele Dossier and started the Russian collusion idea is the guy who came to Columbus, Ohio, and parked outside of what he thought was my home.
He had the wrong information. But look its cancel culture. When you go against the narrative and you go against the mainstream things start to happen. And that’s what we’ve done. We’ve just uncovered good information and shared it with Ohioans and it’s certainly stirred the pot.
Leahy: You are someone that we have wanted to bring on board at The Ohio Star for some time. And we are delighted that you accepted our offer to come on as managing editor. You’ve been with us for a couple of weeks now. And the fact that The New York Times is trying to dig up “dirt” on Jack Windsor is all the more reason why we are delighted to have you on board. (Windsor chuckles)
Windsor: Well, it’s an honor to be here. And we’ve done some really cool stuff already and I know the future is going to be even more exciting. I thank you for the offer. I wanted to talk with you a little bit about Millicent Weaver another investigative reporter.
Leahy: Yes. This is a story you had Jack yesterday. Millennial “Millie” Weaver was arrested on a charge from Portage County. A state charge. What is this all about?
Windsor: You know I’m really trying to unwind it. It is a complex situation. What we have is that she was arrested in Diamond, Ohio on Friday, August 13 along with her boyfriend Gavin Winston. And her brother Charles Weaver. A Portage County grand jury issued secret warrants for all three charging them with robbery, tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, and domestic violence.
Now Weaver captured her arrest on video that was released on Twitter by Mark Dice. In the video, you can hear Weaver asking the arresting officer why am I being arrested? And the officer says I’ll give you all of your paperwork when we get to the jail. That was one thing that really caused a flag to go up for me. I’m not an attorney or in law enforcement.
But if somebody has not been read their Miranda Rights and they’re not told why they are being detained that’s always a little bit curious. Millie goes on to say on the video I’m literally about to break huge breaking news right now and I’m being arrested and I have no idea why. The breaking news she referred to in her arrest video is her investigative report called Shadow Gate which was released Friday while she was in jail.
Leahy: What is she arguing there?
Windsor: It is an interesting video. It’s about one hour and twenty-minute documentary and it introduces two people who both claim to have been private contractors working for private companies. The name John Brennan comes up quite a bit. And they indicate that these private companies siphoned digital information, web traffic, text messages, phone calls collected by the National Security Agency (NSA) which is the national level of the intelligence agency for the U.S. Department of Defense.
According to these whistleblowers, information is collected by the NSA and duplicated. And that duplicated data is what they allege is retained by contractors who sell it to people. Nefarious people who use it for bad purposes like psychological operations deployed through mainstream media and social media outlets. To influence elections and as a source of blackmail to bully opponents.
Carmichael: Where these activities that she was reporting on, were they activities that took place during the Obama administration because you mention Brennan?
Windsor: The way the video goes is there were activities going on certainly in the Obama administration. The video goes back and it really visually tries to go back to McCain and his run. And then it forwards to activity that happened in January after President Trump was already elected. And it covers that whole time span. So yes it does imply that it happened during the Obama administration.
Leahy: So Jack what is your take on the credibility of Millie Weaver who’s put together these explosive charges?
Windsor: It’s always tough. She’s an independent investigative journalist. She’s done work with InfoWars. Some of the stuff she’s put out makes sense. But I’ll tell you as somebody who’s an investigative journalist myself. When you go against the current its easy to get a ton of backlash. And she’s gotten that.
And that muddies the water a little bit. But when you look at the fundamentals of what she’s talking about it really makes sense. And when you really start to parse out the details of her case it’s even more curious. She was arrested on something that happened three months prior and not really told what was going on. She’d been detained for up to 10 hours.
And then in her hearing on Monday, her arraignment the judge was very clear about something. She said to Millie’s attorney were you able to speak to about the issue of her following? The court has gagged Millie and said you are not allowed to talk about this case. This case has to do with you and your mother.
Because her mother was taking pictures of the information that she gathered. The mother has come out and said, hey, I didn’t want to press charges. These are bygones. There is nothing here. Yet they are continuing forward with the case.
Leahy: So this is an incident that happened three months ago and involves the charges of robbery, tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, and domestic violence.
Carmichael: And does all this have to do with the government is claiming that Millicent stole her mother’s cell phone? Is that the robbery?
Windsor: That is what it appears to be. My understanding is that the mother was taking videos or pictures of information that Millie collected. They got into an altercation and it all stems from that. She forcibly took the phone and threw it down. I guess that constitutes robbery because she took it with force. And any evidence that her mother had on the phone that was either erased or destroyed. I’m assuming that had something to do with tampering. But its all still pretty harry right now.
Leahy: Millicent should have invited her mother to go to downtown Chicago then she could have taken her into Nordstrom’s through the glass window and stolen her phone in there and it would have been fine. She couldn’t have been arrested if she had stolen the phone there. (Laughter)
Windsor: That’s absolutely right. In Ohio, she could go protest and she could have just thrown it down and broken it up and everything would have been fine because it would have been an expression of her freedom.
Leahy: Her lawyer could argue that she was actually she was involved in a peaceful protest at her mother’s residence.
Carmichael: This has reeks of Roger Stone and his statement to the comedian neighbor where they tried to make that into something. Here you have something between a daughter and her mother and the mother says I’m not pressing charges. I don’t think my daughter did anything that I think is wrong. And it sounds like the authorities are pressing charges anyway. Wow. Wow.
Windsor: Two other sidebar things that are just interesting and nothing else other than interesting. The trial date is set for November 2, the day before the 2020 United States presidential election.
Leahy: Just a coincidence.
Windsor: Just a coincidence. And of course, Millie has been gag ordered. She’s not to talk about it. And the other part that came out and I’m not one to sling mud but the judge was arrested last February because she was driving under the influence and crashed her car in early February. Of course, that’s brought out and a lot of folks say wait a minute how is she able to adjudicate on what’s right and wrong.
Leahy: Jack Windsor you are breaking stories in Ohio but a lot of them seem to have some national importance. The New York Times is greatly interested in everything you do. So Jack thanks for joining us today.
Windsor: Michael Patrick Leahy, thank you so much. Have a great afternoon.
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