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How to testify at a grand jury: David House “invokes” on Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, & taking illegal notes

Bradley Manning supporter David House was called last year before the grand jury preparing charges against Julian Assange, in the event Assange is successfully remanded to Sweden. Despite being told a transcript was forbidden, House took notes which have now found themselves (A)nonymously online, reproduced here with David House's refrain in bold. Here's Grand Jury, a comedy:   1. Record of proceedings 2. As recorded by David House 3. Grand Jury, Alexandria VA 4. 15 June 2011, 4:10pm to 5pm 5.   6. Inside the Grand Jury: 7. DOJ Counterespionage Section: Attorney Patrick Murphy * 8. DOJ Counterespionage Section: Attorney Deborah Curtis * 9. Eastern District of Virginia: AUSA Bob Wiechering 10. Eastern District of Virginia: AUSA Tracy McCormick 11. Eastern District of Virginia: AUSA Karen Dunn 12. Unspecified number of Grand Jurors 13. Court Steganographer 14. David House 15.   16. Directly outside the Grand Jury: 17. Mike Condon, FBI Agent from Washington, D.C. field office 18. James Farmer, Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D. Mass 19. Peter Krupp, David House’s attorney 20.   21.   22. Record begins: 4:10pm 23. [David House is sworn in and informed of his rights] 24. Patrick Murphy: Would you please state your full name for the record? 25. David House: My name is David House. 26. PM: Did you meet Bradley Manning in January 2010? 27. DH: On the advice of counsel, I invoke my right to remain silent under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. I am concerned that this grand jury is seeking information designed to infringe or chill my associational privacy, and that of others, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and that it is using information obtained without a search warrant in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. I define the preceding statement as “invoke”, and when I say “I invoke” in the future I am referring to this statement. 28. Deborah Curtis: Exhibit 1-A? 29. PM: Mr. House, please direct your attention to the screen behind you, exhibit 1-A. 30. DC: I can’t make it bigger. 31. PM: Try… here, remove that bar on the side. 32. DC: That didn’t work. 33. DH: Do you guys need help? 34. DC: We just need to make it bigger. Can everyone see this okay? 35. PM: Ok… we’re going to continue. 36.   37. [A still image from the Frontline PBS special is displayed on the screen. Four figures are standing in front of the BUILDS logo, one figure has her back turned.] 38.   39. PM: Mr. House, can you identify the man on the right? 40. DH: I invoke. 41. PM: Can you identify the man standing second from right? 42. DH: I invoke. 43. PM: Ok, can you identify the person with bright-colored hair, standing here? 44. DH: I invoke. 45. PM: Are we to believe that identifying that individual would somehow incriminate you? 46. DH: On the advice of counsel, I invoke my right to remain silent under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. I am concerned that this grand jury is seeking information designed to infringe or chill my associational privacy, and that of others, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and that it is using information obtained without a search warrant in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. 47. PM: Ok, can you identify the man on the left? 48. PM: I would like to observe for the record that

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