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Huge Loss For the Deep State: Michael Flynn Wins; D.C. Circuit Orders Case Dismissed

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Michael Flynn Wins; D.C. Circuit Orders Case Dismissed

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 Wednesday that a lower court must grant a request by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop its case against former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.).

Flynn won his request for a writ of mandamus ordering Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the DOJ’s motion last month.

The appeals court order states:

Upon consideration of the emergency petition for a writ of mandamus, the responses thereto, and the reply, the briefs of amici curiae in support of the parties, and the argument by counsel, it is ORDERED that Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus be granted in part; the District Court is directed to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss; and the District Court’s order appointing an amicus is hereby vacated as moot, in accordance with the opinion of the court filed herein this date.

The appeals court judges in the case were: Karen Henderson, Robert Wilkins, and Neomi Rao. Wilkins is a former President Obama appointee, Rao is a President Trump appointee, and Henderson is a former President George H.W. Bush appointee.

BREAKING – DC Circuit Court of Appeals rules Michael Flynn case can end and DOJ’s request to drop charges be accepted by the federal district court. pic.twitter.com/qPWmyZlO6M

— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) June 24, 2020

 

Rao states in her majority decision:

[T]his is plainly not the rare case where further judicial inquiry is warranted. To begin with, Flynn agrees with the government’s motion to dismiss, and there has been no allegation that the motion reflects prosecutorial harassment. Additionally, the government’s motion includes an extensive discussion of newly discovered evidence casting Flynn’s guilt into doubt.

Rao’s opinion also makes a constitutional point: “The circumstances of this case demonstrate that mandamus is appropriate to prevent the judicial usurpation of executive power.”

The order also prevents Judge Sullivan from hearing amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs in the case. Sullivan had appointed retired Judge John Gleeson, who had criticized the Trump administration, to argue against dismissing the case.

The court did deny Flynn’s request to have the case reassigned from Sullivan to another judge.

The ruling by the appeals court is a major victory for Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell, and a defeat for special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey, and “deep state” partisans who had sought to convict Flynn in their pursuit of false allegations of “Russian collusion” against Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign.

Flynn had pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI in 2017, though the FBI itself believed he had not done so. He was allegedly pressured to offer a guilty plea. The FBI was forced to reveal exculpatory evidence after Attorney General William Barr assigned U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen to review irregularities in the case earlier this year.

 

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1 minute ago, LIBills said:

This thread should go well.

Between this and the phony noose, the liberal kooks can't be having a good day.  LOL :beer::rockon:

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4 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Between this and the phony noose, the liberal kooks can't be having a good day.  LOL :beer::rockon:

They will spin it into a Trump hating thing, you can bet on that.

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Looks like the FBI thought Flynn was clean but Obama and Biden ordered the hit to continue according to Strzok's hand written notes.

#WorseThanWatergate

 


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14 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

This looks really bad for the democrats..........

It all looks bad for them since the day Trump announced his candidacy.

Problem is, nobody gives a fuck if the left broke the rule of law as long as it gets the bad Orange man out of office.

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4 hours ago, Thebowflexbody said:

This looks really bad for the democrats..........

The last 3 years have yet no one is in prison except for Trump associates on exaggerated crimes.


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1 hour ago, junglesouljah said:

 I LOVE KYLE GRIFFIN!!! who the fuck is this turd?

 

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Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in N.Y.
The firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan was foreshadowed by a disagreement over a case linked to President Trump.

Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William P. Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that touched President Trump’s inner circle directly, and even the president’s own actions: the prosecution of Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime fixer.

The debate between Mr. Barr and the federal prosecutors who brought the case against Mr. Cohen was one of the first signs of a tense relationship that culminated last weekend in the abrupt ouster of Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan. It also foreshadowed Mr. Barr’s intervention in the prosecutions of other associates of Mr. Trump.

By the time Mr. Barr was sworn into office in February, Mr. Cohen, who had paid hush money to an adult film star who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, had already pleaded guilty and was set to begin a three-year prison sentence, all of which embarrassed and angered the president.

But Mr. Barr spent weeks in the spring of 2019 questioning the prosecutors over their decision to charge Mr. Cohen with violating campaign finance laws, according to people briefed on the matter.

At one point during the discussions, Mr. Barr instructed Justice Department officials in Washington to draft a memo outlining legal arguments that could have raised questions about Mr. Cohen’s conviction and undercut similar prosecutions in the future, according to the people briefed on the matter.

Mr. Barr’s unexpected involvement in such a politically sensitive case suggested that he planned to exert influence over prosecutors in the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, long known for operating independently of Washington. Mr. Barr and other officials have told aides and other United States attorneys that the Southern District needs to be reined in.

Ultimately, Mr. Berman was ousted in a dizzying series of events, heightening criticism that Mr. Trump and Mr. Barr were purging the government of people perceived as disloyal to the White House.

Mr. Barr’s role in the Cohen case also presaged his involvement in two other high-profile prosecutions of Trump associates: Michael T. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, and Roger J. Stone Jr., a political operative close to Mr. Trump who was convicted of lying to Congress and other crimes.

Last month, Mr. Barr ordered that prosecutors in Washington drop the case against Mr. Flynn, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about phone calls with the Russian ambassador. Mr. Barr also overruled a sentencing recommendation from career prosecutors in Washington for Mr. Stone, which he viewed as excessive, prompting the office to backtrack.

One matter that Mr. Berman’s office described to Mr. Barr early on was the growing investigation into Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two Soviet-born businessmen who were helping Mr. Giuliani unearth potentially damaging information in Ukraine about Mr. Trump’s political rivals.

Mr. Berman eventually announced charges against the two men, in October 2019, and the Southern District has continued to investigate whether some of Mr. Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine violated lobbying laws. Mr. Giuliani has not been accused of wrongdoing and he has said he acted appropriately on behalf of the president.

For months, the Southern District prosecutors have been consulting officials in Washington about major investigative steps in the inquiry, according to two people briefed on those discussions.

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24 minutes ago, HipKat said:

Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in N.Y.
The firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan was foreshadowed by a disagreement over a case linked to President Trump.

Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William P. Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that touched President Trump’s inner circle directly, and even the president’s own actions: the prosecution of Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime fixer.

The debate between Mr. Barr and the federal prosecutors who brought the case against Mr. Cohen was one of the first signs of a tense relationship that culminated last weekend in the abrupt ouster of Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan. It also foreshadowed Mr. Barr’s intervention in the prosecutions of other associates of Mr. Trump.

By the time Mr. Barr was sworn into office in February, Mr. Cohen, who had paid hush money to an adult film star who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, had already pleaded guilty and was set to begin a three-year prison sentence, all of which embarrassed and angered the president.

But Mr. Barr spent weeks in the spring of 2019 questioning the prosecutors over their decision to charge Mr. Cohen with violating campaign finance laws, according to people briefed on the matter.

At one point during the discussions, Mr. Barr instructed Justice Department officials in Washington to draft a memo outlining legal arguments that could have raised questions about Mr. Cohen’s conviction and undercut similar prosecutions in the future, according to the people briefed on the matter.

Mr. Barr’s unexpected involvement in such a politically sensitive case suggested that he planned to exert influence over prosecutors in the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, long known for operating independently of Washington. Mr. Barr and other officials have told aides and other United States attorneys that the Southern District needs to be reined in.

Ultimately, Mr. Berman was ousted in a dizzying series of events, heightening criticism that Mr. Trump and Mr. Barr were purging the government of people perceived as disloyal to the White House.

Mr. Barr’s role in the Cohen case also presaged his involvement in two other high-profile prosecutions of Trump associates: Michael T. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, and Roger J. Stone Jr., a political operative close to Mr. Trump who was convicted of lying to Congress and other crimes.

Last month, Mr. Barr ordered that prosecutors in Washington drop the case against Mr. Flynn, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about phone calls with the Russian ambassador. Mr. Barr also overruled a sentencing recommendation from career prosecutors in Washington for Mr. Stone, which he viewed as excessive, prompting the office to backtrack.

One matter that Mr. Berman’s office described to Mr. Barr early on was the growing investigation into Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two Soviet-born businessmen who were helping Mr. Giuliani unearth potentially damaging information in Ukraine about Mr. Trump’s political rivals.

Mr. Berman eventually announced charges against the two men, in October 2019, and the Southern District has continued to investigate whether some of Mr. Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine violated lobbying laws. Mr. Giuliani has not been accused of wrongdoing and he has said he acted appropriately on behalf of the president.

For months, the Southern District prosecutors have been consulting officials in Washington about major investigative steps in the inquiry, according to two people briefed on those discussions.

You don't like justice.  But I do.

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6 hours ago, junglesouljah said:

Someone has to stand for truth and honor.

Looks like I'll have to double my efforts since Jungle will not.

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20 minutes ago, FanBack said:

Someone has to stand for truth and honor.

Looks like I'll have to double my efforts since Jungle will not.

You don’t help, in my very very very VERY opinionated opinion.......

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6 hours ago, jc856 said:

 I LOVE KYLE GRIFFIN!!! who the fuck is this turd?

Looks like a homo to me.  Bet he wears a mask everywhere.

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Haters conveniently forget the circumstances as to WHY Flynn plead guilty.

Even the FBI themselves said Flynn didn’t lie.

God, you haters are something else.

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3 hours ago, jc856 said:

You don’t help, in my very very very VERY opinionated opinion.......

I thought Jungle would appreciate my 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' -ish offer

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