Judge’s ‘Unnoticed Order Reveals Something Fascinating’: Gen. Flynn’s Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea ‘Likely in the Works’
With each passing day, more evidence suggests the indictment of former National Security Adviser Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was a dubious one.
In what would be an insurmountable blow to special counsel Robert Mueller’s unchecked Russia probe, former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell says if there is a man who can bring justice for Flynn, it’s Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.
As the Daily Caller reported last week, Sullivan “issued a “Brady” order requiring Mueller to provide Flynn all information that is favorable to the defense whether with respect to guilt or punishment.”
According to Margot Cleveland of The Federalist, the order reveals something ‘widely unnoticed,’ and ‘fascinating,’ about Flynn’s next legal move.
The Federalist reports:
On Friday, Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order in United States v. Flynn that, while widely unnoticed, reveals something fascinating: A motion by Michael Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea based on government misconduct is likely in the works. […]
Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor and author of “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,” writes that Flynn should withdraw his guilty plea and suggests that Sullivan, as “the country’s premier jurist experienced in the abuses of our Department of Justice, . . . is the best person to confront the egregious government misconduct that has led to and been perpetrated by the Mueller-Weissmann ‘investigation’ and to right the injustices that have arisen from it.” […]
That order consisted of an updated standing order detailing the government’s obligations under Brady. On the surface, Friday’s order seems inconsequential, but in comparing the December 12, 2017, version to the February 16, 2018, version, one substantive change stood out.
It was subtle, but significant given the posture of this case: The revised version added one sentence specifying that the government’s obligation to produce evidence material either to the defendant’s guilt or punishment “includes producing, during plea negotiations, any exculpatory evidence in the government’s possession.”
“Judge Emmet Sullivan’s latest order requiring DOJ to turn over all exculpatory evidence to Flynn before he’s sentenced seems like a pretty big deal,” said The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis Monday.
According to veteran political operative and Infowars correspondent, Roger Stone, lawyers for Flynn are preparing legal action to have all charges against him dropped.
Credit: The Alex Jones Channel
STONE: “Lawyers for General Mike Flynn will shortly file a motion to dismiss all the charges filed against him, based on reports now confirmed by The Hill, Circa News and Infowars, that Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe told a teleconference of law enforcement officials, “first we f*ck Flynn, then we f*ck Trump.”
“Due to the status of the Special Counsel’s investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time,” the special counsel asked the court.
Mueller's office and lawyers for Michael Flynn want more time, per new filing:
"Due to the status of the Special Counsel's investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time." https://t.co/9QCVGan0bo pic.twitter.com/Jrsepgwwwd
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 31, 2018
The court filing stated the special counsel could not determine a sentencing date for Flynn and requested a 90-day extension.
On December 1st, 2017, Flynn plead guilty to lying to FBI agents about making contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition period.