Hal Turner’s lawyer revealed his strategy today for getting Turner off on charges that he incited violence. Basically, he’s going to argue that he was paid to do just that by the FBI from 2002 to 2007, that he learned where "the line" was between legal and illegal incitement, and his recent comments have not crossed over that line.
In asking Gold to allow Orozco to represent Turner, Turner’s Connecticut lawyer, Matthew R. Potter, said Orozco has a long-term legal relationship with Turner, plans to bring a complicated First Amendment defense and is familiar with Turner’s background as an FBI informant.
That role as an informant for the FBI is a key part of the defense, Orozco said outside court.
Orozco said Turner was trained by the FBI as "an agent provocateur."
Orozco said Turner worked for the FBI from roughly 2002 to 2007.
"His job was basically to publish information which would cause other parties to act in a manner that would cause their arrest," Orozco said.
His lawyer claims he left the FBI on his own.
Wow. This could go one of many places. We might see a graymail defense, in which the FBI prevents Turner from testifying about what the fuck he was doing, if he indeed was. But the thing is, we know that FBI really hasn’t targeted the kind of nutters that Turner incites.
And I do wonder–who Turner is being funded by right now.