Flynn judge delays again, keeps case alive
The endless prosecution of retired General Michael Flynn, former National Security Adviser to President Trump, continues as Judge Emmet Sullivan yesterday appealed an order by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. that told him to dismiss the case.
The judge asked the three-judge panel to have the order reviewed en banc, which may delay the dismissal until after the election.
“If the review is granted,” says CNBC, “all active judges on the appeals court would rehear Flynn’s argument that the case needs to be dismissed by Sullivan, without any delay or input from outside parties, as Sullivan has allowed.”
One outside observer, while not surprised by Sullivan’s latest delay, called it “ridiculous.”
“Not surprising but totally ridiculous,” says Jenna Ellis, a Team Trump lawyer. “Sullivan is NOT a party. He actually has no standing to petition for en banc. He should be removed from the bench entirely after his egregious conduct.”
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has said that they are dropping the prosecution of Flynn because of FBI misconduct in the investigation. They filed to have the case dismissed, which motion was denied by Sullivan, who took the unprecedented step of asking an outside attorney to become the prosecutor in the case.
The Flynn legal team and the DOJ then appealed the decision to the D.C. Court of Appeals, which told the judge to dismiss the case, in a 2-1 decision.
“Sullivan previously argued that he has the right to scrutinize the Justice Department’s request to drop the case and has considered whether he could even sentence Flynn over their objections,” says CNN. “He also has pointed to several unresolved issues in the trial court proceedings, and asked whether he could punish Flynn for claiming under oath he was both innocent and guilty.”
Sullivan has been criticized for not being impartial throughout the trial.
Sullivan became unhinged when Flynn started to indicate that he would withdraw his plea, and find other attorneys to represent him.
At a hearing, Sullivan said to Flynn: “Arguably you sold your country out,” suggesting that Flynn could have been subjected to “treason” charges.
“I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain,” the judge said.
Federal prosecutor Brandon Van Grack told the judge: “The government has no reason to believe the defendant committed treason.”
“David Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor who now does criminal defense work, told CNBC, ‘Given the judge’s comments, it was not unheard of for Flynn’s lawyers to seek a continuance of the sentencing hearing.’”
For Flynn, that delay has helped him find new lawyers and exculpatory evidence that was persuaded the DOJ to drop the case.
Flynn and his new lawyers, however, never thought it would take this long to just get the case dismissed.
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They will delay this until after the election. Depending on who wins will decide if Flynn is acquited of imprisoned!
The Judge is a partisan hack who thinks his poop does’nt stink! He is a disgrace!
This judge really is playing god! Is their anyone that can step in and right this wrong? Mr. Flynn is not guilty he should be pardon and given a job by the President. This judge should be fired immediately.
The judge is looking to make himself look good in the eyes of his Democratic sponsors and is a biased imbecile!
That communist traitor judge Sullivan is covering up the commiebama conspiracy! Sullivan should be attested immediately, he has lost all sense of jurisprudence and should be executed for his crimes!
Screw that judge and fire him.
The truth about obama not being a legal American citizen along with working for george soros, china, w.h.o. and the gates to bring covid-19 as a test run for a deadly virus. I am thinking ebola, bubonic and swine flu. It will be released before election time. The boweL movements matter and auntiefarts will be stirred up again to add to the chaos and help spread those contagions listed. Prepare yourselves, the depraved, evil left know their time is short.
I wish I knew more about the law. This sounds outrageous to me and unfair it amounts to pi ishment whether the case is dismissed or not!
The rule of law has found a dissident voice presiding in this case. He opposes that which does not suit him personally, and thus the case continues on and will continue until judge Sullivan is forced to give up his cause or risk losing his seat on the bench. Afterwhich he should be impeached and disbarred and left to retire in disgrace.