Life, unlike art, doesn’t always get that storybook ending.
For a time, it looked as though this judge was getting ready to vindicate General Flynn.
And with the malfeasance or misfeasance relating to Flynn’s own case connected to the FISA case (and quite possibly the Durham investigation), there was reason for optimism… as we explained right here on Clashdaily: What Happens To Flynn Now That Horowitz Has Torched The FBI’s Methods?
The optimism about his case didn’t last long at all.
Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the ruling in response to a flurry of motions that Flynn’s lawyers have filed in recent months seeking evidence they claimed had been withheld in the case.
Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017 to making false statements during a Jan. 24, 2017 interview with FBI agents regarding his contacts with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Flynn’s legal team has accused federal prosecutors of “egregious government misconduct” in the case, and has sought evidence regarding internal FBI discussions about the decision to interview the retired lieutenant general about the Russian ambassador. Among the documents sought were text messages involving Peter Strzok, the disgraced former FBI counterintelligence official who took part in the Flynn interview. — Source: DailyCaller
Despite credible claims that evidence had been manufactured against him, that the government withheld information that would have exonerated him, and the statement by FBI agents that no evidence of deception was observed, the guilty plea will stand.