by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 5, 2022) — In an interview with Steve Bannon on “War Room” Saturday morning, True the Vote (TTV) spokesman Brian Glicklich revealed that an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of TTV founder Catherine Engelbrecht and contractor Gregg Phillips resulted in the issuance of a “show cause” order regarding Phillips and Engelbrecht’s incarceration in a federal prison since Monday.
As The Post & Email has reported, the two were ordered to prison by Senior Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt after refusing to reveal the name of a witness at the time Phillips was shown evidence that the Michigan-based company Konnech, Inc. might have stored the personal information of U.S. poll-workers on Chinese servers, a violation of federal law and Konnech’s contracts with U.S. election jurisdictions, according to Glicklich.
Hoyt is presiding over a lawsuit Konnech filed against TTV alleging defamation as a result of their having made their suspicions about the company public at an August 13 public-private event called, “The Pit.”
On October 4, Konnech’s CEO, Eugene Wu, was arrested at the order of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon “as part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those [poll] workers.”
Hoyt has maintained that Wu’s arrest is not relevant to Konnech’s lawsuit against TruetheVote.
In response to a question from Bannon, Glicklich stressed that Engelbrecht and Phillips were jailed as the result of a civil matter of “defamation” rather than a “criminal” case and opined that Hoyt “made judgments from the bench in open court that many people would say indicated that he had predetermined his feelings about this.”
“The Fifth Circuit Court, in under 24 hours, issued an order to Konnech’s attorney to ‘show cause’ by 5:00 p.m. today why they should continue to be imprisoned, so there’s at least a possibility that this nightmare is going to end soon for them…, “Glicklich told Bannon.
Engelbrecht and Phillips contributed their research using cell-phone “ping” data to the film, “2000 Mules” produced by Engelbrecht and broadcaster Dinesh D’Souza released in May.
Of the evidence Phillips was shown, Bannon opined of Engelbrecht and Phillips that “they understood immediately…that this was a massive national-security issue directly related to the existential threat that is the Chinese Communist Party…They went to the appropriate authorities.”
Bannon theorized that the FBI, Justice Department and “Biden regime did not take this seriously and played these people along for over a year when they were presented this information.”
“How did that happen…because that is grounds for impeachment of [FBI Director Christopher] Wray and of [U.S. Attorney General Merrick] Garland, at least…Tell us exactly what you mean that they were ‘played’ by the FBI.”
Glicklich recounted the steps Engelbrecht and Phillips took in providing the information they were shown to a Michigan FBI field office which he said consisted of “350 TB of data.” “The FBI for months played them along with communications, mostly by text message…at one point after months of this, she (Engelbrecht) was told that the matter had been handed over to the FBI in Washington, whereupon they cut off all communication and were never heard from again.”
After that, Glicklich said, Engelbrecht “received indications” that the FBI had turned its attention to a “cyber-theft investigation targeting TruetheVote.”
He is in touch with both prisoners “every day,” Glicklich said without elaborating, and they both are “recommitted to their fight.” However, he said, their “environment” is “very difficult,” and “they don’t have access to medications.”
“We need to pull together to get them out of this place as soon as possible,” he concluded his thought.
“A brand-new Congress” can provide more oversight over the judiciary, Glicklich said.