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  • D.C. Circuit Slams the Brakes on Order That Directed Michael Flynn Judge to Dismiss the Case

    07/10/2020 11:18:32 AM PDT · by publius1 · 78 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 7/10/2020 | Matt Naham
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit responded on Friday to a petition for rehearing en banc by halting a prior order for U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the Michael Flynn case. *** Upon consideration of the petition for the rehearing en banc, it is, on the court’s own motion, ORDERED that, within 10 days of the date of this order, petitioner file a response to the petition for rehearing en banc. not to exceed 3,900 words. The government is invited to respond in its discretion within the same ten-day period. Any response from the...
  • Judge orders video of Hillary Clinton aide’s email testimony sealed (Transcripts released)

    05/26/2016 4:53:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered that the videotape of Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff giving a deposition later this week be sealed so it can’t be used in political attacks against the former secretary of state and likely Democratic presidential nominee. Judge Emmett G. Sullivan said the transcript will be made public, so the public will know what Cheryl Mills says. He said it was “unnecessary” to have the video released. He extended that order to all of the depositions being taken in the open-records case, which also applies to Mrs. Clinton’s closest personal aide, Huma Abedin. Neither...
  • Michael Flynn Judge Asks Full D.C. Circuit to Rehear His Case Against Immediate Dismissal of Prosecution

    07/09/2020 1:15:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 65 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | matt naham
    U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, through his counsel Beth Wilkinson, has asked for U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to rehear his case against the immediate dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution. The Thursday petition for rehearing comes after a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit granted Flynn’s petition for writ a mandamus on June 24, directing Sullivan to dismiss the case. “The panel majority granted the extraordinary writ of mandamus to prevent the district court from receiving adversarial briefing and argument on a pending motion. The opinion is couched as a fact-bound ruling based on...
  • General Flynn Administer Q-Anon Oath To Family Members

    07/04/2020 10:54:22 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 441 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 4, 2020 | General Michael Flynn
    General Michael Flynn administers "Q-Anon Oath" to family members. By way of a post to 8kun last month, the anonymous poster known as Q-Anon requested followers to take the following oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter:...
  • How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

    06/29/2020 12:57:49 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | June 28, 2020 | Mark Mazzetti, Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Sidney Powell, a firebrand lawyer whose pugnacious Fox News appearances had earned her numerous private phone conversations with President Trump, sent a letter last year to Attorney General William P. Barr about her soon-to-be new client, Michael T. Flynn. Asking for “utmost confidentiality,” Ms. Powell told Mr. Barr that the case against Mr. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser who had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I., smacked of “corruption of our beloved government institutions for what appears to be political purposes.” She asked the attorney general to appoint an outsider to review the case, confident...
  • Biden Scandal Update [Obama Effort to ‘Evolve’ Explanation Benghazi Attack] [Weekly Update]

    06/26/2020 3:50:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Revealed: Obama Effort to ‘Evolve’ Explanation of Benghazi Attack Secret Service: Hunter Biden Took 411 Flights, Visited 29 Countries, Including 5 Visits to China FDA Bought ‘Fresh’ Human Fetal Parts for ‘Humanized Mice’ Creation Supreme Court Protects Obama Illegal Amnesty It’s hard to keep your story straight if you’re making it up as you go along, which was the modus operandi of Obama fabricator Ben Rhodes. The Justice Department released 80 pages of records showing top Obama White House officials scrambling to “evolve” its false claims that the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. Government facilities in Benghazi,...
  • The prosecution of Michael Flynn is not over yet

    06/26/2020 1:29:32 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 49 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Manuel Crespo and Kristy Parker
    COVID-19 peak dates for every state Wake Forest coach to isolate from wife for entire season The Boston Globe logoThe prosecution of Michael Flynn is not over yet On Wednesday, two accounts of the Department of Justice — one grounded in fact, the other in fiction — were on display in the nation’s capital. The first occurred before the House Judiciary Committee, where Andrew Zelinksy, a career prosecutor currently working at the Justice Department, took the extraordinary step of testifying about political interference in criminal cases from “the highest levels of the Department,” namely by Attorney General William Barr. Zelinsky...
  • Judge's move opens door to appeal of decision ordering dismissal of Flynn case

    06/25/2020 9:10:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | By Jeff Mordock -
    A federal judge late Wednesday halted all proceedings in the case against President Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn. U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan issued a one-page order hours after a federal appeals court ordered him to dismiss the case saying he overstepped his authority by keeping it alive. The move buys Judge Sullivan some time while he decides whether to appeal the 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Judge Sullivan could appeal the case to the en banc appellate court or the U.S. Supreme Court. It is also possible one of the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Michael Flynn case — court schools Judge Sullivan on law and the Constitution

    06/24/2020 2:39:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2020 | Gregg Jarrett
    Finally, a semblance of sanity has been restored to the law and Constitution in the misbegotten prosecution of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday ordered the controversial lower court judge, Emmet Sullivan, to follow the law by dismissing the false statements case wrongfully brought by the original federal prosecutors who were either incompetent or corrupt — maybe both. As evidence emerged that Gen. Flynn was set up and framed by malevolent actors at the FBI —fired Director James Comey, fired Assistant Director Andrew McCabe and fired counterintelligence...
  • Michael Flynn lawyer blasts judge-appointed attorney who opposes dismissing criminal case

    06/20/2020 1:37:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/17/20 | Dan Mangan, Kevin Breuninger
    Michael Flynn’s lawyers accused a federal judge Wednesday of shedding “any appearance of neutrality” in the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor. That claim was made in response to the judge’s appointment of an attorney to oppose the Department of Justice’s request to dismiss the case. Flynn’s lawyers also said that the judge’s appointee, John Gleeson, “engaged in a flagrant personal and partisan assault” when he argued that the Justice Department committed a “gross abuse of prosecutorial power” in seeking to drop the case. The “sheer duplicity” of Gleeson’s “scurrilous arguments” against the DOJ “is stunning,”...
  • Appeals court appears reluctant to order dismissal of Flynn case

    06/12/2020 9:18:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2020 | John Kruzel
    A divided federal appeals court on Friday seemed reluctant to order the judge presiding over former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s prosecution to dismiss the case ahead of scheduled arguments in the trial court next month. During a Friday hearing before a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, two judges expressed reservations about preventing U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan from ruling on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) motion to dismiss Flynn’s criminal case. Sullivan drew attention last month when he took the unusual step of appointing a retired federal judge to argue against dropping the charges and...
  • Flynn & the U.S. v. Sullivan is going to be streamed from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals tomorrow (Friday) at 9:30 AM EST.

    06/11/2020 7:20:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 126 replies
    youtube | 6/11/2020
    Flynn & the U.S. v. Sullivan (AKA In Re: Michael T. Flynn) is going to be streamed from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals tomorrow (Friday) at 9:30 AM EST. The court is expecting a lot of interest in the case, so they’re directing people to their YouTube channel, which is here:
  • Flynn judge Emmet Sullivan set to explain why he has not dismissed case

    06/08/2020 9:28:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 8, 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Oral arguments are set to take place this week, when U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan will have to explain why he has not signed off on the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The hearing marks another extraordinary turn in an extraordinary -- and seemingly interminable -- case that has brought pressure upon both the Justice Department and the judge overseeing it. After calling into question the DOJ’s choice to drop Flynn’s prosecution, Sullivan is now in the position of defending his own decision. ~snip~ Rule 48(a) of the Federal Rules...
  • Michael Flynn Prosecution Turned on Logan Act Hoax

    06/06/2020 6:22:17 AM PDT · by Moseley · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2020 | Jonathon Moseley
    The FBI and the DoJ have very reluctantly revealed more and more information about how the Obama administration conspired to subvert democratic elections. Recent bombshell documents prove that President Barack Obama was directly involved in the conspiracy against Donald Trump. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was surprised to learn directly from Obama in the Oval Office about the anti-Trump efforts. Obama knew more about the conspiracy than Yates did. This week, the Uniform Services League filed a Friend of the Court brief in support of Lt. General Michael Flynn opposing his further prosecution. Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Todd Mosser authored...
  • Judge Sullivan ripped the judicial mask off, and what's behind it is ugly

    06/02/2020 7:16:30 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 2, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    General Michael Flynn filed a petition for writ of mandate requesting that the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit order Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss Flynn's case, in the face of Sullivan's refusal to do so. On Monday, as the appellate court requested, both Judge Sullivan and the Department of Justice filed briefs defending their positions. Sullivan's was a disaster. The fact that Judge Sullivan even had to file a brief is unusual. In the ordinary situation, while a writ of mandate requests an order that a judge do or undo something, the "real party in interest" is the...
  • New Flynn Transcripts Confirm Mueller Team Lied To The Court And The Country

    06/02/2020 3:06:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/02/20 | Margot Cleveland
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office deceived the country and a federal court about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s late-December 2016 conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Now, more than three years later, Americans are only first learning about that deception thanks to the release of recently declassified transcripts of the calls. Newly confirmed Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Friday shared with congressional oversight committees the summaries and transcripts of intercepted communications between Flynn and Kislyak. The move followed former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell’s decision to declassify nearly all portions of the Flynn-Kislyak telephone conversations...
  • Justice Department Submits Brief to Appeals Court in Flynn Case (read it)

    06/02/2020 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Lawfare ^ | 6/02/20 | Elliot Setzer
    The Justice Department on Monday, June 1 filed a brief urging the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to force district court judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. That move came after the Justice Department moved to drop a charge against Flynn, who previously pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, and Sullivan declined to immediately abandon the case. In their brief on Monday, the Justice Department said Sullivan was wrong to seek outside input by appointing an amicus curiae to argue against dismissal and...
  • Judge (Sullivan) Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case

    06/01/2020 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/01/20 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department’s conduct in abruptly deciding to end the case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn was so unusual that it raised a “plausible question” about the legitimacy of the move, a lawyer for the trial judge overseeing that case told a federal appeals court on Monday. In a 36-page filing, the lawyer for Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia asked a three-judge panel not to cut short his review of the factual and legal issues surrounding the case. A defense lawyer for Mr....
  • Solicitor General Noel Francisco files brief for the US in the Flynn matter reiterating the governments dismissal of the case

    06/01/2020 3:38:13 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 11 replies
    Scribd ^ | 6/1/2020 | Noel Francisco
    See the brief at
  • Judge Sullivan says he is not required to ‘rubber stamp’ DOJ’s bid to dismiss Flynn case

    06/01/2020 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/01/20 | Ann E. Marimow, Carol D. Leonnig
    Judge Emmet G. Sullivan should not be required to act as a “mere rubber stamp” for the government’s unusual move to undo the guilty plea of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the judge’s lawyers told a federal appeals court in Washington on Monday. Sullivan’s attorneys asked the appeals court to stay on the sidelines to give the judge an opportunity to ensure the “integrity of the judicial process” and to rule on the Justice Department’s request to dismiss Flynn’s case. The judge must evaluate Flynn’s dramatically different claims, Sullivan’s lawyer Beth Wilkinson told the court: “What, if...