HAL1000 Posted April 4, 2022 Share Posted April 4, 2022 (edited) The direct line to Clayton paid off. At Hinman’s deposition, we learned Hinman emailed Lubin directly. The Ripple lawyers implied it was at Clayton’s direction. Hinman responded that he didn’t recall. But why would Hinman reach out and email Lubin directly? Think about it. Clayton was helping his law firm and one of it’s major clients. You see, Lubin not only hired a lawyer from Sullivan & Cromwell and made him Deputy GC - he hired Sullivan & Cromwell to represent himself, ConsenSys, and to help facilitate the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. After Hinman emailed Lubin, they met on December 13, 2017. Hinman met with Lubin AT LEAST 3 more times, including on June 8, 2018 - 6 days before the free pass speech. Of course, Hinman also met with the VC Working Group on March 28, 2018 and relied on the Perkins Coie Memo. Before you read the full, keep in mind the following: Sullivan & Cromwell represents ConsenSys and the interests of the EEA; Hinman’s law firm is a member of the EEA; Perkins Coie is a member of the EEA; The only token mentioned in the Perkins Coie Safe Harbor is ETH; After Hinman followed the Perkins Coie Memo giving ETH a regulatory free pass, Hinman was later made a partner at a16z - the very same fund that hired Perkins Coie to write the memo lobbying for ETH’s free pass; ConsenSys acquired Quorum from JP Morgan, supporting the JPMCoin, a direct competitor to Ripple & XRP; Sullivan & Cromwell brokered the Quorum deal 4 months before the lawsuit against Ripple and XRP; 2 month before the lawsuit, One River bet $1B on BTC and ETH; Clayton broke party lines to cast the deciding vote to bring the case (he voted against fellow republicans Hester Peirce & Elad Roisman); Clayton agreed he should recuse himself if a case involved his firm’s client, but he voted to bring a case against his client’s competitor; Clayton was hired by One River within weeks of leaving the SEC; Director of Enforcement Marc Berger, who helped write the Complaint, immediately left going to Hinman’s EEA firm - Simpson Thacher. Now read the Grundfest letter... For those who hate reading Moon Lambo way's in:- Nothing to see here - move along, billions of reasons why all this went down, don't you think! Edited April 4, 2022 by HAL1000 retryW, BillyOckham, DannyRipple and 3 others 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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