Winds of Change

[UPDATE: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked to resign as of 1:45 p.m. CST. He was ousted by the President. Read more here.]

Although many speculate that Balch & Bingham’s  top connection in Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be replaced, other moves are coming that could impact the embattled law firm.

Congressman Adam Schiff will become the new Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and declared this morning that he will enforce oversight that the current Congress “abdicated.”

Just up the the Golden State Freeway from CDLU’s home office in East Los Angeles, we visited with Schiff’s staff this past spring in Burbank about Balch & Bingham’s Russian-sanctions website scrub and dubious relationship with Black Hall Aerospace a/k/a AAL USA, Inc.

We learned two-weeks ago that the investigations of Black Hall Aerospace by the Military Criminal Investigations Command and Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense are still “ongoing.”

The Soviet-immigrant and former owner of Black Hall Aerospace, Oleg Sirbu had his website permanently shut down this summer. Sirbu lives in Dubai.

In recent days, the CDLU has also been in touch with the Office of the Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the Office of the Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about multiple matters involving Balch including the direct link between Alabama Power and the Newsome Conspiracy Case.

With a civil RICO suit in the works and a new, invigorated Congress, the winds of change could become an Alabama tornado for Balch come 2019.