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  • Your Rundown Of What Happened In The Latest Court Hearing On Michael Flynn’s Case

    08/11/2020 3:08:41 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 11, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    ...Powell began with a short opening statement and then responded to questions posed by the 10 active judges hearing the appeal. (Judge Gregory Katsas did not participate in the en banc proceedings.) Jeff Wall, the acting solicitor general, argued next on behalf of the government, followed by Beth Wilkinson, the private attorney retained to represent Sullivan. Powell and Wall concluded with short, two-minute rebuttals. The questions posed focused mainly on the propriety of mandamus in the Flynn case given that Sullivan has not yet ruled on the government’s motion to dismiss. Mandamus is an extremely rare remedy, appropriate only when...
  • Should Judge Sullivan Be Disqualified from Flynn Case? An Appeals Court Is Asking

    08/08/2020 9:14:06 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2020 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Maybe Judge Luttig was right all along. I had the misgivings you’d expect back in late May, when I disagreed with J. Michael Luttig, the stellar scholar and former federal appeals court judge, regarding how the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals should handle the Flynn case. At the time, that court’s three-judge panel had not yet heard oral argument on Michael Flynn’s mandamus petition — i.e., Flynn’s request that the panel find that federal district judge Emmet Sullivan was acting lawlessly. Sullivan had not only failed to grant the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the criminal case against Flynn; he...
  • Devin Nunes: John Durham could 'intercede' in Michael Flynn case

    08/02/2020 1:01:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/2/2020 | daniel Chaitin
    U.S. Attorney John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation could disrupt the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, according to a top House Republican. Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox Business on Thursday that there are two factors that could shake up the protracted legal fight. "I think a couple things could intercede here. One could be that Durham or another U.S. attorney comes up with indictments," the California congressman said. "The second thing is that there could be more evidence that could show up." Durham's investigation, which Democrats fear could...
  • Contested Flynn dismissal to go before full appeals court as legal saga drags on (En Banc hearing granted!)

    07/30/2020 11:07:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-2020 | Tyler Olson, Bill Mears
    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...
  • The woke war on objectivity hits the federal judiciary

    07/25/2020 6:36:40 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2020 | Jerome M. Marcus
    The Michael Flynn case has opened a new front in the woke war on objectivity: Within the federal judiciary, we now have judges taking sides in the cases before them. It’s a development directly at war with the political philosophy that animates our Constitution. It would, if left unchecked, destroy the neutrality of the federal courts. If that were to go, the judiciary’s legitimacy and public respect for its dictates would be destroyed. Now, [Judge] Sullivan has doubled down on his insistence that he need not be neutral: He has, as if he were a party to the case, filed...
  • Judge Sullivan's Appeal for 'En Banc' Hearing Has Good Chance at Success

    07/13/2020 4:40:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 13, 2020 | Aaron Ames
    Judge Emmet Sullivan's refusal to abide by the D.C. Circuit Court's decision to dismiss the Flynn case and subsequent appeal for an "en banc" decision is not without precedent. Flying under the radar is the role that Judge Sullivan has played in simultaneously overseeing both the Michael Flynn case and a major lawsuit against Trump. In Blumenthal v. Trump, Jerry Nadler, who oversaw the House impeachment of Trump, and some 200 congressional Democrats sought to sue the president according to the obscure "Emoluments Clause." The basic contention is that Trump is in a compromising position because his business holdings occasionally...
  • Pardon Michael Flynn. Time for the President to end this highly politicized prosecution.

    07/11/2020 1:15:57 PM PDT · by karpov · 84 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 10, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The prosecution of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has already exposed the bad faith of the FBI and Justice Department in pursuing him even when they knew there was no basis for an investigation. Now federal Judge Emmet Sullivan is continuing the legal torture by appealing an order from a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to drop the charges. President Trump should step in now and end this farce by pardoning Mr. Flynn. In an honest process, Judge Sullivan would have signed off on dropping charges once prosecutors and the defense agreed there is no case...
  • Judge Sullivan Is Still Trying to Sentence Lt. Gen. Flynn

    07/10/2020 1:38:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 185 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 10, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is something else happening out there that has me just as ticked off as now this Durham business does, and that is this joke of a judge, Emmet Sullivan. Have you heard about this? Have you heard the latest? Judge Sullivan went out got a lawyer. He went out and got David Gregory’s wife, Beth Wilkinson, went and got a lawyer. This judge, Emmet Sullivan, has now asked for the entire en banc Court of Appeals to hear his case. I predicted that he would go en banc, meaning he wants the entire roster of judges, not just...
  • 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...
  • Running Out the Clock: Mike Flynn Case Judge Requests En Banc Hearing

    07/09/2020 2:51:14 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 30 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    In possibly the single most predictable move in the long and sordid history of corrupt federal judges in America, District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan’s taxpayer-funded lawyer filed a request today for an en banc hearing before the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. From a story at Law&Crime.com: 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...
  • David Gregory: Trump Foreign Policy a 'Disaster'

    02/14/2017 5:34:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Discussing the overnight resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, CNN's David Gregory managed this morning to work in a broad swipe at the president. Gregory claimed that "the fledgling foreign policy in the Trump administration [has] been a disaster." Really? Gregory ignored: the widely-praised, weekend-long meetings that Trump just concluded with Japanese PM Abe; Trump's positive conversation with Chinese Premier Xi and the confirmation of the One China policy; the re-establishment of the special relationship with the UK and its PM May, and of course the healing of ties with Israel after years of Obama animosity culminating in his...
  • Judge Sullivan Appeals Order to Dismiss Flynn Case

    07/09/2020 2:06:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    GP ^ | 07/09/2020 | Kristinn Taylor
    Judge Emmet Sullivan filed an appeal Thursday of the 2-1 writ of mandamus ruling last month by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to dismiss the Justice Department case against former Trump National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (US Army Ret.) Sullivan is asking for an en banc hearing by the entire eleven judges on the appeals court. The main argument by Sullivan and Wilkinson seems to be, “Get off my yard!”: “The panel’s decision threatens to turn ordinary judicial process upside down. It is the district court’s job to consider and rule on pending...
  • 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
    lawandcrime.com ^ | 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...
  • Judge asks full federal appeals court to reconsider decision forcing him to drop Michael Flynn case

    07/09/2020 12:29:11 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 156 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/09/2020 | Dan Mangan
    The judge in Michael Flynn’s criminal case asked a federal appeals court Thursday to reconsider its ruling last month ordering him to dismiss the prosecution of the former national security advisor to President Donald Trump. Judge Emmet Sullivan’s lawyer asked for a so-called en banc review of the decision of the appeals court, which would involve all active judges on the court to re-hear the case.
  • More FBI Flynn Docs Come to Light Thanks to Judge Emmet Sullivan’s Stalling

    07/07/2020 2:41:37 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 25 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Can someone please fire Christopher Wray already? Please? – Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney for Eastern Missouri assigned by AG William Barr to review the DOJ’s despicable conduct of the Mike Flynn frame-up case earlier this year, came through again today with the revelation of more potentially exculpatory documents that had been withheld from Flynn’s lawyers by the FBI. The documents include handwritten notes from both FBI Super-Duper Agent and aspiring Latin Lover Peter Strzok and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tashina Gauhar related to the January 25, 2017 meeting in which Strzok and fellow FBI agent Joe Pientka attempted to...
  • 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:...
  • 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 fighting to continue Flynn prosecution halts hearings

    06/25/2020 9:27:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    WND ^ | Published June 25, 2020 at 11:53am | By WND Staff
    The federal judge who has continued the prosecution of Michael Flynn despite the Justice Department's motion to drop the case has halted scheduled hearings. The Washington Examiner reports Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order late Wednesday after an appeals court sided with the DOJ's request. Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, briefly served as President Trump's national security adviser. He withdrew his plea of guilty to the charge of lying to FBI agents in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia collusion investigation, claiming he was the victim of a "perjury trap." Evidence recently unsealed in the case confirmed his claim, showing FBI...
  • Judge Emmet Sullivan cancels July 16 hearing regarding Gen Flynn

    06/24/2020 6:03:57 PM PDT · by GAGOP · 52 replies
    Fox News
    According to a report on Fox News, Judge Emmet Sullivan has canceled the scheduled July 16 hearing for General Flynn. According to the Fox reporter, this is the first step in dismissing the case.
  • 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...