The case against LGT and former National Security Advisor to President Trump has been a long and arduous one. And finally, after three seemingly never-ending years, it seemed that it would come to an end. But, of course, the left always seems to have a card up their sleeve to make things move in the direction they want it to.
The card, played by District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington D.C., was to delay the newly submitted request for a dismissal of the case and instead ask even more info to be brought to the table.
If you know anything about the case, you will know that Michael Flynn was appointed to be the National Security Advisor for Trump shortly before he was set to take over the White House. And as such, he was in contact with officials from all over to get a good grasp on his job and the most pressing issues it would entail.
But one phone call to U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Sergey Kislyak, set him on a path of destruction. The FBI, in collusion with President Obama, sought to destroy the Trump administration before it ever began by claiming that Trump only won because he had used Russian intelligence to best Hillary Clinton. And since the FBI had proof that Flynn had Russian ties, he was named as a primary suspect in their investigation.
FBI Agent Peter Strzok then questioned Flynn in such a way that it seemed as though the man admitted to lying to the intelligence agency. By June, the case against him was wholly stacked, and he had been left little choice but to plead guilty so as to avoid severe punishment. There was also evidence that his son was being threatened by federal prosecutors for not pleading guilty.
Things did not begin to look up for Flynn until he fired his original lawyers and hired Sidney Powell. With her at his side, Flynn was finally able to see at least some light at the end of the tunnel.
However, at every turn, no matter what Powell requested, whether time for review, motions for exculpatory evidence, or dismissal of charges altogether, Judge Sullivan denied them. In fact, Sullivan sent a 100-page opinion to Flynn and his attorney in which he gave a very forceful no to each and every demand the lawyer would ever make.
It was believed that Sullivan would do the same to Powell and Flynn when they ask that Flynn be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea. However, before the judge had time to do so, thousands of newly declassified documents became public. And many of these proved Flynn’s innocence, or at the very least, that there was a plot to ruin him.
Powell wisely filed these documents with the court. And only days later, the federal prosecution, filed to dismiss the entire case due to a lack of evidence that Flynn had actually done anything wrong. But Judge Sullivan once again thwarted Flynn’s attempt to prove himself.
Sullivan said, “Given the current posture of this case, the Court anticipates that individuals and organizations will seek leave of the Court to file amicus curiae briefs pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7(o).”
Basically, this means that anyone with outside information or expertise can come to the court and debate why the Department of Justice shouldn’t drop the case. And Judge Sullivan can create as big or as little of an ordeal with this as he wants, even bringing charges against the Department of Justice or William Barr.
Now, if I didn’t know any better, and let’s be honest, I don’t, I would say that Sullivan has a personal vendetta against Flynn for some reason.
As I mentioned before, Flynn’s lawyers have filed motions and requests of all kind, each receiving a no. in fact, they even filed for amicus briefings previously, a total of 24 times, all of which were denied. The judge, at the time, was adamant that “Only the Department of Justice and the defense can be heard.”
But now that the prosecution had sought to drop the case, Sullivan suddenly says it’s alright?
Something seems a little fishy to me for sure. Then again, I’m no law expert, so maybe it’s a smart move after all.