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The prosecution of Michael Flynn is not over yet
Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Manuel Crespo and Kristy Parker

Posted on 06/26/2020 1:29:32 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?

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 described career officials being overridden and departmental sentencing practices violated, all to give “a break” to President Trump’s close associate Roger Stone, who has been convicted of conduct that threatened our country’s national security.

Trump ally Roger Stone was given special treatment by DOJ, prosecutor says At virtually the same moment, a divided three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, issued an opinion in the prosecution of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Barr intervened in that case to give a break to yet another close Trump associate, by filing a highly unusual motion to dismiss the case even though Flynn had already twice pleaded guilty. Under the governing federal rules, such a dismissal requires “leave of court,” and the judge overseeing Flynn’s case, Emmet Sullivan, was preparing to hold a hearing on the government’s request. But in an unprecedented move, the Appeals Court stepped in before Sullivan had even considered the government’s motion and ordered him to grant it.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: andrewcrespo; andrewzelinksy; boston; bostonglobe; doj; emmetsullivan; fbi; flynn; kristyparker; massachusetts; michaelflynn; mikeflynn; rogerstone; sullivan; williambarr; witchhunt; zelinsky
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Funny that's there's no acknowledgement of Obama/Biden interference in the Flynn case.
1 posted on 06/26/2020 1:29:32 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Looks like a hit job to me. Just my opinion.


2 posted on 06/26/2020 1:33:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees)
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In order to determine if Trump allies get the same treatment as Obama allies do the DOJ would have to actually charge some Obama allies with crimes. Actual crimes, like lying on FISA requests. But they don't.

So I'd say Stone and Manafort and Flynn did get special treatment compared to Obama's people. They were charged and aggressively prosecuted.

3 posted on 06/26/2020 1:33:51 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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Fascinating how a political belief system can induce total ignorance in people of otherwise average intelligence.


4 posted on 06/26/2020 1:34:20 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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“...Trump ally Roger Stone was given special treatment by DOJ, prosecutor says...”
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Oh, was he ever! And it wasn’t in a good way.


5 posted on 06/26/2020 1:38:12 PM PDT by House Atreides (It is not a HOAX but it IS CERTAINLY A PRETEXT)
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It’s over. Anything else is war.


6 posted on 06/26/2020 1:39:18 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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I would think they would be falling over themselves to go along with the dismissal to keep the criminal Behavior of Obama, Biden, Comey, Yates and others off the record. OK have a trial with all the real facts and all the White house meeting people called to testify where they are almost guaranteed to attempt to perjure themselves but the documents are all out now.


7 posted on 06/26/2020 1:39:22 PM PDT by scottteng (Why fight it out lets split up the country peacefully now)
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They sent a bigger force out to get Stone than they did for Bin Laden.


8 posted on 06/26/2020 1:39:55 PM PDT by shelterguy
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“It’s over. Anything else is war.”

I believe so, either way if Trump is reelected or not reelected.


9 posted on 06/26/2020 1:41:40 PM PDT by DEPcom
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The left has all the institutions, and they won’t be removed from there by the ballot box.


10 posted on 06/26/2020 1:43:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Zelinsky’s complaint is hearsay.


11 posted on 06/26/2020 1:44:09 PM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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DC is become a great evil. A heavy burden of illegal activities; completely outside of USConstitution.
Really. Seriously.

DC has lost its lawful right to govern We-The-People. This is a lawful principle. DC has seized We-The-People’s right to lawful national government. Conspiring in openly to subjugate us to laws foreign to our nation.


12 posted on 06/26/2020 1:46:29 PM PDT by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam; USgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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Wow. What a Bizzaro world propaganda piece.

Almost every cause/effect relationship in it is exactly backwards.

13 posted on 06/26/2020 1:47:44 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Funny that's there's no acknowledgement of Obama/Biden interference in the Flynn case.

Forget it, Jake - it's the Boston SnotGlob...

14 posted on 06/26/2020 1:50:52 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer's p*ssboy)
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How can a judge try a case with no accuser? The DOJ withdrew it’s accusation. Judge Emmett Sullivan has decided he is going to continue to push forward with the case, even though he has no case and no accuser. He sure sounds like a dyed in the wool democrat, doesn’t he?


15 posted on 06/26/2020 2:01:40 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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Crap. Carp. The Boston Globe might be suitable for wrapping one, at the very least. I guess you have to be left handed, blind, and mentally ill to get on their editorial board, but I digress.


16 posted on 06/26/2020 2:11:08 PM PDT by Richard Axtell (So, everything has gone to hell, what did I tell ya?)
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What a crap load. Honestly this is so far from the mark it should embarrass their overlords.


17 posted on 06/26/2020 2:19:37 PM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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It is and the other side is in denial.


18 posted on 06/26/2020 2:25:05 PM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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This article is so egregiously dishonest that it is hard to criticize except to say that every other word is BS except if, and and but.
One example:
“Worse, the court’s opinion rests on at least two clear legal errors. First, the court ordered Flynn’s case dismissed because there is no formal evidence of impropriety in the official “record before the district court.” True enough. But the lack of “formal” evidence, as opposed to information readily available in the public record, is attributable only to the fact that Judge Sullivan has not yet had a chance to hold a hearing when evidence could be introduced. It doesn’t take a legal scholar to see the catch-22 here: the Court of Appeals faults Sullivan for not having in hand the very evidence it prematurely blocks him from acquiring.”
Okay, the writer, a lawyer, first proposes that the opinions rests on two legal errors and then states that the first error is true. Well, he did write “true enough” but then shot himself in the other foot by implying it was not toally true because Sullivan, not a party to the case, had not had time/place to do prosecutorial work, which is not his job and really what he is forbidden to do.
What can one do with such convoluted BS except suggest that the lawyer writing try for a job as scriptwriter for the next Abbott and Costello. Who’s on first?


19 posted on 06/26/2020 2:25:19 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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Claire, it’s time to shoot the bastards.

5.56mm


20 posted on 06/26/2020 2:27:50 PM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! Finish THE WALL!)
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