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Judge Refuses To Swiftly Dismiss Case Against General Flynn Despite DOJ Request

In yet another stunning example of how the judicial system has been perverted by politics, a federal judge will not honor the DOJ's request to swiftly dismiss the case against General Michael Flynn.

On Tuesday, Judge Emmet Sullivan delivered a peculiar decision to stall the exoneration of the framed former national security adviser in order to allow for outside parties to file briefs intended to undermine the DOJ and leave Gen. Flynn twisting in the wind indefinitely.


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Sullivan's strange but sadly predictable move comes after an open letter by nearly 2,000 former Justice Department employees (translation: Obama loyalists) demanding that Attorney General William Barr tender his resignation. 

The refusal to honor the Justice Department's dismissal of the charges also coincides with a "leaked" phone call from former President Barack Obama decrying the decision on Flynn, a man who he despised and who he fired before framing him. 

Via The New York Times, "Judge Hesitates to Accept Justice Dept. Move to Drop Flynn Charge":

A federal judge overseeing the criminal case of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn opened the door late Tuesday for legal experts and other outside parties to oppose the Justice Department’s motion to drop the case, suggesting he has at least some skepticism about the government’s argument that Mr. Flynn should never have been charged.

In a brief order, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia said he would set a schedule for outside parties to present arguments about the government’s request to dismiss the case. He did not directly address the Justice Department’s motion to drop the charge, but legal experts said he appeared open to considering not only the department’s arguments but also those who have challenged its move as politically motivated.

The judge’s order is the latest twist in a high-profile criminal case that has provoked widespread criticism of Attorney General William P. Barr and has renewed questions about political influence over the Justice Department. In an extraordinary move last week, federal prosecutors asked Judge Sullivan to throw out their case against Mr. Flynn for lying to F.B.I. agents, two and a half years after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of making false statements to federal authorities.

Judge Sullivan's move comes after a murky group that claims to be "former Watergate prosecutors" appealed to him to reject the DOJ's order and to proceed with the already scheduled lynching. 

Via CNN, "Former Watergate prosecutors urge judge to buck Justice Department and not dismiss Michael Flynn case":

Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors have told a federal judge he has the authority to sentence former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn to prison despite the Justice Department's effort to toss the case.

The filings add prominent voices to the backlash against Attorney General William Barr's softening of criminal prosecutions against President Donald Trump's associates.

In legal memos sent to the court on Monday and obtained by CNN, the former prosecutors essentially laid out the legal footing they believe Judge Emmet Sullivan has to reject the dismissal request and sentence Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

They compared the current situation at the Justice Department to Watergate, the scandal and criminal investigation that led to the President Richard Nixon's resignation.

The group, calling themselves friends of the court or "amici" in legal parlance, "experienced the 'Saturday Night Massacre,' during which an honorable Attorney General and an honorable Deputy Attorney General resigned or were dismissed rather than obey the instructions of a self-interested President to frustrate the work of an independent Special Prosecutor," they wrote to the judge.

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The incredible turn of events was blasted by Flynn's legal team led by pitbull attorney Sidney Powell who condemned Sullivan's trickery as a "travesty of justice" and quickly filed the defense's own motion opposing the meddling of politically motivated outsiders. 

The Deep State is determined to keep Flynn trapped in legal limbo and prevent him from delivering the goods on Obama, a power-crazed narcissist who is acting as a shadow president. 

This story continues to develop...

 

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