The motion to dismiss the General’s deserves an answer. Now it will get one.
General Flynn has been a textbook case of how a government run amok can endanger the constitutional rights of its citizens.
But now, Flynn’s appeal to intervention from a higher court has been heard.
If you’ve not been following the story, a quick recap what happened to bring us to this point:
We now have evidence that Flynn’s political enemies planned how they would ruin him — from the Oval Office, no less.
As written in the FBI’s notes, the goal was not to find the truth, but to catch him in a lie, or to get him fired.
The FBI was already closing the investigation against him until Strzok intervened for them to delay closing it because the ‘seventh floor’ (i.e. management) wanted to get involved.
Key evidence that would have defended his innocence went missing, but the manipulated evidence against him was readily available. Just a coincidence?
Flynn was brought to the point of bankruptcy. He finally buckled when they threatened to do the same thing to his son, who had just become a father. Clearly, innocence would be no defense with this crowd.
Even his own lawyers were no help until he fired his lawyer and got a good one.
Could he get a fair hearing in the court? Hell no.
Not only did the judge scandalously imply a 3-star General who had never been charged with treason was treasonous, but when the DOJ dropped their charges against him, the judge took the unprecedented action of seeking input from a judge who had already published his biases against the accused in a ‘friend of the court’ proceeding to keep the charges against him alive. Notably, this same judge had already ruled against previous attempts by the defense to call upon ‘friend of the court’ proceedings.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has weighed in on the circus.
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday instructed the judge presiding over the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn to respond to a petition in which Flynn asked the appellate court to toss the charges.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit gave District Judge Emmet Sullivan 10 days to respond to an emergency petition filed by Flynn’s lawyers seeking to force Sullivan to grant a Justice Department request to dismiss the case. —Reuters