Skip to comments.Lawyer appointed by Judge Sullivan to offer arguments in Flynn case already has slammed Trump WH's 'improper political influence'.
Posted on 05/14/2020 4:02:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill
D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an unusual order Wednesday appointing a law firm partner "to present arguments in opposition to the government's motion to dismiss" the matter -- and to consider whether the court should hold Flynn in contempt for perjury.
The partner, retired federal judge John Gleeson, has openly criticized the Trump administration's handling of Michael Flynn's case, raising concerns that he was selected to improperly bolster Sullivan's efforts to keep the Flynn case alive even though both the government and defendant want it dismissed.
Sullivan has previously suggested Flynn may have committed treason, in a bizarre 2018 courtroom outburst, and seemingly confused key details about Flynn's overseas lobbying work.
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Who is going to man up and slap down Sullivan and his kangaroo court?
Recuse yourself, partisan hack
Step down from the bench
I’m surprised Powell didn’t file an immediate writ to the court of appeal yesterday. The judge should be removed from the bench. Supreme Court just ruled 9-0 on this last week in a 9th Circus case.
wow, this judge is totally corrupt
Improper political influence? Like Obama trying to deny the people the right to a fair election by heading an attempted coup?
Practically the whole government is after almost 30 years of the Rat/RINO uniparty running everything. When Reagan left in 1989 the cretins moved in
Sidney Powell ??
Open Memorandum to Barack Obama...by Sidney Powell
To: Barack Hussein Obama
From: Sidney Powell
Date: May 13, 2020
Re: Your Failure to Find Precedent for Flynn Dismissal
Regarding the decision of the Department of Justice to dismiss charges against General Flynn, in your recent call with your alumni, you expressed great concern: there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. Thats the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic not just institutional norms but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.
Here is some helpif truth and precedent represent your true concern. Your statement is entirely false. However, it does explain the damage to the Rule of Law throughout your administration.
First, General Flynn was not charged with perjurywhich requires a material false statement made under oath with intent to deceive.1 A perjury prosecution would have been appropriate and the Rule of Law applied if the Justice Department prosecuted your former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for his multiple lies under oath in an investigation of a leak only he knew he caused.
McCabe lied under oath in fully recorded and transcribed interviews with the Inspector General for the DOJ. He was informed of the purpose of the interview, and he had had the benefit of counsel. He knew he was the leaker. McCabe even lied about lying. He lied to his own agentswhich sent them on a wild-goose-chasethereby making his lies material and an obstruction of justice. Yet, remarkably, Attorney General Barr declined to prosecute McCabe for these offenses.
Applying the Rule of Law, after declining McCabes perjury prosecution, required the Justice Department to dismiss the prosecution of General Flynn who was not warned, not under oath, had no counsel, and whose statements were not only not recorded, but were created as false by FBI agents who falsified the 302.
Second, it would seem your wingman Eric Holder is missing a step these days at Covington & Burling LLP. Indelibly marked in his memory (and one might think, yours) should be his Motion to Dismiss the multi-count jury verdict of guilty and the entire case against former United States Senator Ted Stevens. Within weeks of Mr. Holder becoming Attorney General, he moved to dismiss the Stevens prosecution in the interest of justice for the same reasons the Justice Department did against General Flynnegregious misconduct by prosecutors who hid exculpatory evidence and concocted purported crimes.
As horrifying as the facts of the Stevens case were, they pale in comparison to the targeted setup, framing, and prosecution of a newly elected Presidents National Security Advisor and the shocking facts that surround it. This case was an assault on the heart of liberty our cherished system of self-government, the right of citizens to choose their President, and the hallowed peaceful transition of power.
These are just a few obvious and well-known examples to those paying any attention to criminal justice issues.
Finally, the leaked comments from your alumni call further evinces your obsession with destroying a distinguished veteran of the United States Army who has defended the Constitution and this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic, with the highest honor for thirty-three years. He and many others will continue to do so.
I read last night the Gleeson is a partner in the same law firm that represent Sally Yates. Huge conflict.
Way to go, Sidney!
Just because the Judge called Flynn a traitor and the jury foreman called Trump a Russian spy...doesn’t mean that its a kangaroo court.
This is a most curious play being displayed out in full view.
The judge has apparently drunk from the same bottle as Adam Shif.
Good point; I forgot to include “conflict of interest” in my comments.
They’re both toilet seat lickers.
Can’t Flynn’s atty request a change of venue?
Judge Sullivan is black and therefore untouchable
The judge is reported to be friendly with Eric Holder.
And Eric Holder has described himself as Obamas wingman.
I have read some speculation that the DOJ as opposed to Flynns attorney may request that Sullivan be removed from the case.
We shall see.
How Sullivan can get away with this obvious crap is beyond me. Oh wait, it’s deep state DC and anything goes...
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