Judge Overseeing General Flynn Sentencing Dismissed Similar Case in 2009 Due to Fraudulent 302 Documents and DOJ “Misconduct”
Guest post by Joe Hoft
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who is overseeing the sentencing in the case of the US government against General Michael Flynn, has seen government corruption before. In 2009 the judge dismissed the DOJ’s case against Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens due to government corruption.
In 2008 Republican Senator Ted Stevens, who was the longest serving Republican Senator in history, was found guilty on eight felony counts brought by the US government. A few days later, Senator Stevens lost his election in Alaska.
When the sentencing finally came down in 2009, the case was dismissed due to DOJ corruption. But it was ultimately too late for Senator Stevens who lost his re-election a few months earlier. It was just another DOJ set-up. And Obama and Democrats ended up with a super-majority in the US Senate with 60 seats.
The far-left New York Times wrote at the time –
A federal judge dismissed the ethics conviction of former Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska on Tuesday after taking the extraordinary step of naming a special prosecutor to investigate whether the government lawyers who ran the Stevens case should themselves be prosecuted for criminal wrongdoing.
Emmet G. Sullivan, speaking in a slow and deliberate manner that failed to conceal his anger, said that in 25 years on the bench, he had “never seen mishandling and misconduct like what I have seen” by the Justice Department prosecutors who tried the Stevens case.
Judge Sullivan’s lacerating 14-minute speech, focusing on disclosures that prosecutors had improperly withheld evidence in the case, virtually guaranteed reverberations beyond the morning’s dismissal of the verdict that helped end Mr. Stevens’s Senate career.
The judge, who was named to the Federal District Court here by President Bill Clinton, delivered a broad warning about what he said was a “troubling tendency” he had observed among prosecutors to stretch the boundaries of ethics restrictions and conceal evidence to win cases. He named Henry F. Schuelke 3rd, a prominent Washington lawyer, to investigate six career Justice Department prosecutors, including the chief and deputy chief of the Public Integrity Section, an elite unit charged with dealing with official corruption, to see if they should face criminal charges.
This same judge Sullivan from the Stevens case was appointed to oversee General Michael Flynn’s sentencing for lying to the FBI. According to his judicial profile, on October 3, 1984, Judge Sullivan was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He was later on November 25, 1991, appointed by President George H. W. Bush to serve as an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Then on June 16, 1994, Judge Sullivan was appointed by President William J. Clinton to serve as United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.
Yesterday Judge Sullivan requested that the DOJ provide all FBI 302 forms related to the Flynn case –
New Court Order in the Flynn case (12/12/2018):
1) The parties are ordered to file ALL FBI 302 forms.
2) The Special Counsel is ordered to file its reply to Flynn's sentencing memo by 12/14/2018.
Very interesting. pic.twitter.com/QUovUQOUQp
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) December 12, 2018
The Judge also requested that the government provide a copy of the memo written by fired former FBI Head Andrew McCabe.
The Order also requires the submission of the 1/24/2017 Memo – likely written by McCabe – detailing his conversation with Flynn.
I can't help but ask if McCabe was creating a self-serving paper trail… pic.twitter.com/DWHGNaAQDH
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) December 12, 2018
(Apparently on his fourth day of work in the Trump Administration, the FBI visited the General in the White House in an attempt to have him removed from the Trump team.)
As we noted yesterday, the presence of Mueller’s number two, Andrew Weissmann, on the case is troubling as well. Weissman destroyed 302’s in the Enron case that he bungled in the 2000’s. He should have been disbarred and imprisoned then. Corrupt Robert Mueller thought Weissmann was the absolute best person to be on his corrupt ‘investigation’.
Weissmann's presence in this case makes a difference pic.twitter.com/gwRDXQPGzv
— 🇺🇸Mark F Barnes 🇺🇸🎖⚒🚭™️ (@mfbarnes52) December 13, 2018
General Flynn was criminally attacked by the FBI, DOJ and corrupt Mueller team and then charged with phony crimes. The sequence of events is astounding. The original 302 on General Flynn stated that he did not lie but then later it was changed –
So the apparent sequence of events was: 1) Flynn interview, 2) preparation of a memorandum noting conclusion that Flynn did not lie, 3) Comey fired, 4) Mueller appointed, 5) Rosenstein issues secret new Mueller orders, 6) Strzok fired, 7) new FBI memo claiming Flynn lied.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 12, 2018