Nifong attorney Jim Glover might be seeking to seize from Dr. Brian Meehan the title of “Mr. Obfuscation.” In an entire day of questioning and arguments yesterday, Glover never once specifically referenced Nifong’s remarks in the September 22 court session, for which he’s on trial.
Those remarks, once again:
Judge Smith: So his report [Meehan’s May 12 report] encompasses it all?
Mr. Nifong: His report encompasses ever -- because we didn’t -- they apparently think that everybody I speak to about, I talk about the facts of the case. And that’s just, that would be counterproductive. It did not happen here.
Judge Smith: So you represent there are no other statements from Dr. Meehan?
Mr. Nifong: No other statements. No other statements made to me.
Mr. Bannon: Just so I’m clear, Mr. Nifong is representing that the facts of the case weren’t discussed in those meetings.
Mr. Nifong: That is correct. The facts of the case, other than the fact that we were seeking a, the male fraction DNA.
Yesterday, Ben Himan testified that Meehan told Nifong and him—on April 21—that there was DNA in the evidence items from at least four unidentified males. In his meandering testimony, Meehan recalled that he and Nifong agreed—after a discussion—to produce a report that respected so-called “privacy” concerns.
Both of those items would surely constitute “other statements from Dr. Meehan” made to Nifong. No wonder Glover doesn't want to talk about them.