Former Obama Intel Official Guarantees Bail for Molotov Cocktail-Throwing NYC Lawyer

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Police form a line on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in New York. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York to protest the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Paging liberal media: here’s just a little more indication as to who the rioters involved in these actions are.

Pro tip? Not white supremacists, but clear leftists.

The judge apparently had no issue with letting them out on bail.

But guess who secured the bail of Urooj Rahman? Former Obama administration intelligence official who worked in both the Departments of State and Defense, Salmah Rizvi.

From Free Beacon:

Rizvi, now an attorney at the D.C.-based law firm Ropes & Gray, helped secure the release of fellow lawyer Urooj Rahman by agreeing to be a suretor for her bail. That means Rizvi is liable for the full cost of the $250,000 bail if Rahman fails to obey the court’s orders.

Rahman was released to home confinement over the objections of government attorneys after her arrest on Saturday for throwing a lit Molotov cocktail through the window of an NYPD vehicle. Evidence presented by prosecutors included images of Rahman holding a Molotov cocktail in the passenger seat of a van that was later found to be full of the necessary materials for making the explosive devices.

U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie acknowledged the strong evidence against Rahman, who was also accused of distributing the incendiary devices to other rioters, but agreed to grant her bail due to the “willingness of family and friends to sign on as suretors,” according to a report from Law360.


Rizvi told the court she made $255,000 a year and Rahman was her best friend.

According to the Free Beacon, Rizvi’s bio at the Islamic Scholarship Fund touted her “high-value work” which would often inform the President’s Daily Briefs.” Rizvi’s law school scholarship from the Fund was sponsored by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Rizvi was also a fellow at the anti-Israel legal organization Al-Haq, which has which challenges the “legal status of Israel as an occupying power.” Additionally, Rizvi received a scholarship from the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

Prosecutors had argued that neither defendant should be released given the nature of the crimes. “We don’t believe this is the time to be releasing a bomb-thrower like the defendant into the community,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ian Richardson said.

They have her on a monitor, but given her actions, does that make anyone feel more secure? How does the court let someone who’s demonstrated they are such a danger out?

This on top of Democrats and celebrity leftists paying into a bail fund in Minnesota. 13 Biden campaign people allegedly contributed to the fund. The Biden campaign has not explained why their people have done this.


From Reuters:

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Saturday said it was “disturbing” that Biden’s team “would financially support the mayhem that is hurting innocent people and destroying what good people spent their lives building,” in an email about the Reuters story that called for Biden to condemn the riots.


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