Flynn Attorney: Judge Seeking to Continue Case Once Her “Hero”

“I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT”

by Sharon Rondeau

https://sidneypowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Doc.-162-Flynn-Motion-to-Dismiss-for-Egregious-Government-Misconduct-and-in-the-Interest-of-Justice.pdf

(May 14, 2020) — On Thursday night’s “Hannity,” the lead attorney for Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret), Sidney Powell, appeared bewildered at last week’s decision by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan not to dismiss the case as the Justice Department requested.

Instead, Sullivan issued an order indicating his intent to engage an outside party “to present arguments in opposition to the government’s motion to dismiss.” 

Sullivan designated a Democrat-appointed, retired judge, now in private practice and with a known bias against Flynn, as a “friend of the court.”

During a recent conference call with members of the “Obama Alumni Association,” the man known as Barack Hussein Obama stated falsely that Flynn was accused of perjury. The recording of Obama’s call was provided to Yahoo! News, with the left-leaning Michael Isikoff reporting the story.

Flynn had been Obama’s director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), over which they clashed. In 2014, Flynn was fired by Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.

As part of his agenda going forward, Sullivan invited the submission of amicus curiae briefs to “address whether the Court should issue an Order to Show Cause why Mr. Flynn should not be held in criminal contempt for perjury pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 401, Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 42, the Court’s inherent authority, and any other applicable statutes, rules, or controlling law.”

On December 1, 2017, Flynn pleaded “guilty” to a charge of lying to two FBI agents during their ad-hoc visit to the West Wing on his fourth full day as Trump’s national security adviser.  In January, under Powell’s counsel, Flynn filed a motion to withdraw the plea in the wake of what Powell said was “egregious government misconduct” and the withholding by prosecutors of Brady, or exculpatory, material.

In December 2018, Sullivan shockingly opined during a hearing that Flynn “sold out his country” and invoked the term “treason,” a charge never leveled against Flynn previously.

When Hannity posited that “both sides want to dismiss, and now he’s bringing in somebody with a clear bias to decide for him,” Powell, a former federal prosecutor, responded that in her book, “Licensed to Lie,” she framed Sullivan as her “judicial hero.”  That judgment stemmed from Sullivan’s dismissal of a criminal charge against the late former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) for what Sullivan said was “mishandling and misconduct” on the part of the government.

Stevens died in a 2010 plane crash prior to his name being fully cleared.  In March 2012, NPR reported the case as “one of the biggest political corruption cases in recent history.”

Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, continued Stevens’s prosecution begun during the second George W. Bush administration.  An article at the “DC Bar” website titled, “A Cautionary Tale:  The Ted Stevens Prosecution,” explains:

On April 7, 2009, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia unleashed his fury before a packed courtroom. For 14 minutes, he scolded. He chastised. He fumed. “In nearly 25 years on the bench,” he said, “I’ve never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I’ve seen in this case.”

It was the culmination of a disastrous prosecution: the public corruption case against former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK).

Stevens was convicted in October 2008 of violating federal ethics laws by failing to report thousands of dollars in gifts he received from friends. But a team of prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice is accused of failing to hand over key exculpatory evidence and knowingly presenting false evidence to the jury.

The Stevens case is a cautionary tale. It reminds lawyers and nonlawyers alike of the power and failures of our legal system and those who have sworn to uphold the rule of law. At the center of the story are real people: an old and powerful politician, a crack defense team, determined prosecutors, and their supervisors…

It is a common occurrence, especially in criminal cases: Lawyers who are battling it out in court push for every procedural advantage; they overstep their bounds and must be reined back in by the judge. There often are accusations that one side or the other is failing to produce evidence. But in the Stevens case, transcripts of multiple hearings show Judge Sullivan continuously reprimanding prosecutors for withholding discovery evidence.

On Monday, Powell filed a “Opposition to and Motion to Deny Notice of Intent to File Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief” which begins:

On May 11, 2020,a group referring to itself as “Watergate Prosecutors” submitted to the Court by email a Notice of Intent to File Motion for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae.1  However, this Court has consistently—on twenty-four (24) previous occasions—summarily refused to permit any third party to inject themselves or their views into this case. Exhibit A. The proposed amicus brief has no place in this Court. No rule allows the filing, and the self-proclaimed collection of “Watergate Prosecutors” has no cognizable special interest.  Separation of powers forecloses their appearance here. Only the Department of Justice and the defense can be heard. Accordingly, the Watergate Prosecutors’ attempted filing itself should not be registered on the docket, and any attempt by the group or any individual to make a filing in this case must be denied—as all others have been.

When Hannity asked Powell why Sullivan “didn’t understand” why Flynn accepted the “guilty” plea, purportedly because prosecutors threatened Flynn’s son with prosecution, Powell responded, “I don’t know, Sean; I am mystified by the entire thing.  It’s just — it’s not even like the Judge Sullivan I knew in the Stevens case at all. I can’t explain it.”

5 Responses to "Flynn Attorney: Judge Seeking to Continue Case Once Her “Hero”"

  1. Bob68   Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:03 PM

    General Flynn was considered a good way to go after Trump, but reason number one for the panicked efforts to keep Trump from being elected, and even more panicked attempts trying to remove him from office is IMO clearly because of Donald Trump’s offer of 5 million dollars for Barry to show his real Hawaii B.C. That…and Trump’s friendship with and as President pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This is so far unmentionable in any objective way and rarely mentioned at all. The many other scandals in the Obama Regime were enabled by the massive failure of the media and government to vet Obama, or if they did to release what they found. This resulted in effectively giving America’s government and her military to the enemy. Criminal acts do not get any more serious than that and the people complicit know that and were prepared to cover for Obama after he left the office he usurped with the perfect cover of Crooked Hillary Clinton. When that failed all complicit in The Obama Fraud, and this includes people from both political parties, went nuts trying to protect Obama and others to protect themselves. IMO this has never been hard to understand or to follow but what is difficult is seeing the criminals walk free and wealthy day after day after day. It is being proven again and again that all complicit in The Obama Fraud will do ANYTHING to hide the truth and save themselves………………..

  2. Glen Day   Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    BACKGROUND / TIMELINE – LT. GEM. MICHAEL FLYNN

    /www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/national-security-adviser-flynn-discussed-sanctionswith-russian-ambassador-despite-denials-officials-say/2017/02/09/f85b29d6-ee11-11e6-b4ffac2cf509efe5_story.html?utm_term=.904272116a4f 2 http://www.dia.mil/News/Articles/Article-View/Article/567011/lt-gen-flynn-retires-from-dia-33-year-army-career/ 3 https://democratsoversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/DIA%20Counsel%20Letter%20to%20Fly nn.10.8.2014.pdf 4 http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/michael-flynn-general-chaos 5 https://democratsoversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/DIA%20Counsel%20Letter%20to%20Fly nn.10.8.2014.pdf 6 htwww.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-worked-for-other-russian-companies-besides-rt-documents-1489683618 7 http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/lawmakers-flynn-likely-broke-law-in-taking-russian-payments.html 8 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-advisor-idUSMTZSAPEC2Q6G3JRH
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/11/politics/michael-flynn-general-trump-vp-option/ 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1mG4aVFEiI 11 https://www.fara.gov/docs/6406-Supplemental-Statement-20170307-1.pdf 12 http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/u-s-official-donald-trump-s-body-language-claim-doesn-n644856 13 http://www.wsj.com/articles/ex-cia-director-mike-flynn-and-turkish-officials-discussed-removal-of-erdogan-foefrom-u-s-1490380426?mod=e2twp 14 http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/11/as-foreign-agent-for-turkey-flynn-agreed-to-form-elite-investigation-teammake-criminal-referrals/ 15 http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/16/trump-adviser-recently-met-with-operatives-linked-to-turkish-governmentag

    Numerous articles I read online.

  3. Sharon Rondeau   Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    What is the source of this information?

  4. Glen Day   Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    Mike Flynn had been the Pentagon’s senior counter-terrorism expert. He led the US counter terrorism strategy to dismantle terrorist networks in Afghanistan and Iraq, but his illustrious 33-year army career was ended in 2014 when he was forced to resign after two years as Director of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) due to his reproach of Obama’s poor response to terrorist and Iranian threats in the Middle East.

    When the 2016 GOP presidential primaries began, Flynn worked as a freelance national security advisor to several candidates. In November of 2015, Flynn appeared on Fox News calling for an investigation into claims that the US intelligence community was being pressured to downplay the threat of ISIS and recommended it “start right at the top” of the Obama administration. Shortly after joining the Trump campaign in February 2016, Flynn became a highly effective surrogate for Trump. He delivered blistering attacks on Hillary Clinton at Trump rallies often leading the crowd in chants of “Lock her up.”
    Flynn garnered national attention after delivering a sizzling keynote speech on the first night of the 2016 GOP national convention. Flynn stated, “We are tired of Obama’s empty speeches and his misguided rhetoric. This has caused the world to have no respect for America’s word, nor does it fear our might.”

    Flynn made enemies within the Obama administration who began raising questions about his ties to several Russian government entities. Russian-connected companies were clients of Flynn’s consulting firm. On December 19, 2015, Flynn naively displayed poor judgement for agreeing to sit next to Vladimir Putin at a Moscow dinner party, in honor of RT, the Russian owned television network, and for working as an RT news commentator shortly after retiring from the US army.

    The Obama administration wanted payback. They hated Flynn for his frank criticism of Obama’s policies. Flynn was now a target of Obama and Clinton supporters within the FBI and the Justice Department, who were angry that their scheme to discredit Trump and guarantee a Clinton victory failed, They believed that destroying Flynn would help them discredit or destroy Trump.

  5. JB   Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Sidney Powell is learning what I have long known, there are no good guys in DC.

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