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Contested Flynn dismissal to go before full appeals court as legal saga drags on (En Banc hearing granted!)
Fox News ^ | 7-30-2020 | Tyler Olson, Bill Mears

Posted on 07/30/2020 11:07:48 AM PDT by servo1969

The dispute over the Department of Justice's move to dismiss criminal charges against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn will get a rehearing by the entire District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, the latest twist in the long-running legal drama that stemmed from the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016.

The order was issued Thursday by the court. Called an "en banc" hearing, all 11 judges on the appeals court will sit in on a rehash of arguments that were made before a three-judge panel in June, which led to a 2-1 ruling in favor of Flynn.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackrobesedition; dccircuit; dcdistrict; dirtyemmetsullivan; dirtyjudgesullivan; emmetsullivan; emmitt; enbanc; flynn; judicialimpropriety; judicialsedition; judicialtreason; judiciary; michaelflynn; mikeflynn; nevertrustajudge; nevertrustjsullivan; politicaljudiciary; sidneypowell; sullivan; trump; unfitforthebench
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
-- I think you are saying the en banc appeals court should rule in favor of Flynn, and I agree. But how many of them are Obama/Bush/Clinton deep staters? --

The DC Circuit is majority political hacks. Everything in DC is majority DEM/left/marxist conclusions in strained constitutional rhetoric.

That it is even entertaining this, en banc, is a stain. Regardless of the outcome. The court is knowingly using punishment by process. It knows Sullivan is out of line, it knows Flynn should have been out from under the government frameup since end of May, but now two courts, Sullivan and the DC Circuit think it better to hold up.

No matter how it decides, the loser will be petitioning to SCOTUS. It knew this going in too, and is doing what it can to inflict maximum delay in resolution.

Punishment by process.

61 posted on 07/30/2020 5:35:11 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Verginius Rufus
President Trump should not pardon Flynn at this point when Flynn is still trying to be exonerated. Only if Trump loses should he issue a pardon to Flynn.

So in the meantime, Flynn continues to pay attorney fees and be abused by the federal courts. Let President Trump exonerate him now, instead of hoping for it from the black-robed thugs.

62 posted on 07/30/2020 6:01:08 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Cboldt
The court is knowingly using punishment by process. It knows Sullivan is out of line, it knows Flynn should have been out from under the government frameup since end of May, but now two courts, Sullivan and the DC Circuit think it better to hold up.

What if Sullivan, hoping to force Trump to pardon or commute before the election, proceeds to sentence Flynn?

63 posted on 07/30/2020 6:01:20 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.)
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To: Ann Archy

It’s only gone when we quit fighting.


64 posted on 07/30/2020 6:03:08 PM PDT by Persevero (I am afraid propriety has been set at naught. - Jane Austen)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
-- What if Sullivan, hoping to force Trump to pardon or commute before the election, proceeds to sentence Flynn? --

Different thread, see post 104.

I'm not sure POTUS can pardon a court-initiated criminal contempt. Separation of powers. Each branch has some inherent power (Congress can jail for contempt, courts can jail for contempt) that other branches can't step on. POTUS pardon power is for CRIMES, and despite it's misleading name, criminal contempt is not a crime.

65 posted on 07/30/2020 6:08:52 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: FroggyTheGremlim

At this stage, I fear there will be no justice through the judtice system, nor will there be a remotely honest election November 3. In 2016, the Left lost because of over confidence. This time they will use every fraud and violence necessary to assure the official numbers come out the way they want. It is going to take more than the ballot box to save America.


66 posted on 07/30/2020 6:33:18 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Jeff Chandler

I don’t entirely trust SCOTUS with this.


67 posted on 07/30/2020 6:35:29 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Repeal 16-17

So in the meantime, Flynn continues to pay attorney fees and be abused by the federal courts. Let President Trump exonerate him now, instead of hoping for it from the black-robed thugs.
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Sidney Powell is charging Flynn a very reduced rate. If Trump paardons him this really limits Flynn’s future career considerably. It also does not exonerate Flynn. Better for Flynn to let it ride out, even if they’re putting the screws to him.


68 posted on 07/30/2020 6:42:27 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: lodi90

Thank you for the 90 day rule explanation.


69 posted on 07/30/2020 7:26:34 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Truth29

At this stage, I fear there will be no justice through the judtice system,


I don’t either. AG Barr allowed Mueller’s Democrat lawfare thugs to assault Flynn for over 400 days. He could be inflicting massive pain on them right now for their criminality. He is not. That’s all you need to know about “justice” in the Barr DOJ.


70 posted on 07/30/2020 7:42:44 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: servo1969
The de facto GAG ORDER on Flynn remains in place well beyond the election.

Can Trump end this miscarriage of justice NOW??

71 posted on 07/30/2020 8:03:34 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

ENOUGH Trump needs to pardon him PERIOD!! How in the hell can the courts continue this when the charges have been DROPPED!! This is insanity!!


72 posted on 07/30/2020 8:05:07 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: Cboldt
"court-initiated"?

Judge Sullivan is the one in CONTEMPT for completely ignoring the DOJ's dropping of all charges.

73 posted on 07/30/2020 8:06:43 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: Irish Eyes
What exactly is the 90 day Rule?

They don't bring charges or announce any investigation into the politicians 90 days before the general election.

74 posted on 07/30/2020 8:51:46 PM PDT by itsahoot (Welcome to the New USA where Islam is a religion of peace and Christianity is a mental disorder.)
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To: itsahoot

There is no such rules.

I understand any rules only apply to politicians facing elections.


75 posted on 07/30/2020 9:10:52 PM PDT by ChineseTrumpFan
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To: shelterguy
Speaking of trash from the obama era, is there a way any trials could be held outside DC? Even if you indicted Comey Strok McCabe etc. who would convict them in DC?

Portland Police arrested an antifa character Saturday for stabbing a reporter. He faces charges of second-degree assault, a Measure 11 crime, and unlawful use of a weapon, records show. He remains in jail, pending a $250,000 bond. But do you think a Portland jury will convict him?

Man knifed in back at Portland protest: ‘I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist’

76 posted on 07/30/2020 9:43:13 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.)
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To: Soul of the South

Nice thought, but it would have never gotten through the Senate. It needs a lot more republicans since many side with the establishment. Even 60 isn’t enough because of the filibuster, so there needs to be a super majority just to get to 60 to pass any legislation favorable to the Trump side.


77 posted on 07/30/2020 9:58:08 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Truth29

The left has only one play. It is obstruct, obstruct, obstruct. For them it is just like the election when they keep counting votes. The days go by until one day all is in their favor. They do it with the dismissal of US atorneys, General Flynn, Roberts- process decisions, and executive orders. Contest, obfuscate, obstruct.


78 posted on 07/30/2020 9:58:35 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: JerseyDvl

Most all are predicting Flynn will lose, which means it goes back to Sullivan who will then hear actual arguments. When the election is over, Trump can pardon him to end this ridiculous persecution.


79 posted on 07/30/2020 10:00:35 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Judge Sullivan was made a respondent to the mandamus petition by Flynn.

He requested the en banc review.


80 posted on 07/30/2020 10:13:21 PM PDT by 4Zoltan
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