The government dropped the charges because the evidence strongly suggests that the DOJ and FBI manipulated and manufactured evidence to pressure him into a plea. They denied him due process. They admit to their machinations in writing multiple times (handwritten documents, texts, emails) indicating their objective was not justice for a criminal action but a vendetta or fear of him being placed in a position of power over them.
There is no case here. The DOJ withdrew. The judge is way out of bounds in refusing the dismissal. It should have been dropped the minute the DOJ withdrew the charges, further indicating the miscarriage of justice that has marred this case from the beginning.
And it is so bad, the lies and deception by the DOJ so egregious that this judge went so far as to accuse Flynn of Treason! He should be ashamed of that remark and punish the prosecutors and investigators for their abuse of power.
Mandamus should force the judge to stop screwing around.
To the degree that he can accomplish those 2 purposes, the Flynn effect on the election will be minimized which I assume is the only motivation provoking Sullivan's strange behavior.