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Watch For Flynn To be Found Innocent Soon
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:44:14 AM »
This is quite interesting, in that a judge might reverse Flynn's guilty plea because evidence was witheld by


Observers are buzzing about a series of events in the last 60 days in the case of Michael Flynn, the Trump national security adviser who on Dec. 1 pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation. The new developments might add up to very little or they might be significant. In any event, they are raising eyebrows.

First, there is some mystery surrounding the removal of Judge Rudolph Contreras from the case. Just days after accepting Flynn's guilty plea, Contreras was taken off the case by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. No reason was given.

Of potentially more interest is Contreras' replacement, Judge Emmet Sullivan. Sullivan is well known in legal circles for having been the judge in the case of Ted Stevens, the Republican senator from Alaska who was prosecuted for corruption by the George W. Bush Justice Department. Stevens was convicted in October 2008, causing him to lose his bid for re-election the next month. But it later came to light that the Justice Department had improperly withheld exculpatory evidence. In April 2009, Eric Holder, the Obama attorney general who inherited the mess, dropped the case.

What Flynn watchers are noting today is that when all that happened back in 2009, Sullivan ripped into the Stevens prosecutors with an anger rarely seen on the bench. Sullivan was furious that the federal government had repeatedly withheld evidence from the Stevens defense and has been known ever since as a judge who is a stickler for making sure defendants are allowed access to all the evidence they are entitled to.

On Dec. 12, after just a few days on the Flynn case, Sullivan, acting on his own, ordered the office of special counsel Robert Mueller "to produce to [Flynn] in a timely manner — including during plea negotiations — any evidence in its possession that is favorable to defendant and material either to defendant's guilt or punishment."

Sullivan also ordered Mueller "to produce all discoverable evidence in a readily usable form." And he declared that "if the government has identified any information which is favorable to the defendant but which the government believes not to be material, the government shall submit such information to the Court for in camera review." In other words, Sullivan declared that he, not Mueller, would be the judge of what evidence should be produced.

The move was particularly notable because Flynn had already pleaded guilty, and, as part of that guilty plea, agreed to "forgo the right to any further discovery or disclosures of information not already provided at the time of the entry of [Flynn's] guilty plea."

"It certainly appears that Sullivan's order supersedes the plea agreement
and imposes on the special counsel the obligation to reveal any and all evidence suggesting that Flynn is innocent of the charge to which he has admitted guilt," wrote National Review's Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-an-unusual-turn-in-the-michael-flynn-case/article/2649272?platform=hootsuite
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Re: Watch For Flynn To be Found Innocent Soon
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 05:27:25 AM »
This is quite interesting, in that a judge might reverse Flynn's guilty plea because evidence was witheld by


Observers are buzzing about a series of events in the last 60 days in the case of Michael Flynn, the Trump national security adviser who on Dec. 1 pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation. The new developments might add up to very little or they might be significant. In any event, they are raising eyebrows.

First, there is some mystery surrounding the removal of Judge Rudolph Contreras from the case. Just days after accepting Flynn's guilty plea, Contreras was taken off the case by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. No reason was given.

Of potentially more interest is Contreras' replacement, Judge Emmet Sullivan. Sullivan is well known in legal circles for having been the judge in the case of Ted Stevens, the Republican senator from Alaska who was prosecuted for corruption by the George W. Bush Justice Department. Stevens was convicted in October 2008, causing him to lose his bid for re-election the next month. But it later came to light that the Justice Department had improperly withheld exculpatory evidence. In April 2009, Eric Holder, the Obama attorney general who inherited the mess, dropped the case.

What Flynn watchers are noting today is that when all that happened back in 2009, Sullivan ripped into the Stevens prosecutors with an anger rarely seen on the bench. Sullivan was furious that the federal government had repeatedly withheld evidence from the Stevens defense and has been known ever since as a judge who is a stickler for making sure defendants are allowed access to all the evidence they are entitled to.

On Dec. 12, after just a few days on the Flynn case, Sullivan, acting on his own, ordered the office of special counsel Robert Mueller "to produce to [Flynn] in a timely manner — including during plea negotiations — any evidence in its possession that is favorable to defendant and material either to defendant's guilt or punishment."

Sullivan also ordered Mueller "to produce all discoverable evidence in a readily usable form." And he declared that "if the government has identified any information which is favorable to the defendant but which the government believes not to be material, the government shall submit such information to the Court for in camera review." In other words, Sullivan declared that he, not Mueller, would be the judge of what evidence should be produced.

The move was particularly notable because Flynn had already pleaded guilty, and, as part of that guilty plea, agreed to "forgo the right to any further discovery or disclosures of information not already provided at the time of the entry of [Flynn's] guilty plea."

"It certainly appears that Sullivan's order supersedes the plea agreement
and imposes on the special counsel the obligation to reveal any and all evidence suggesting that Flynn is innocent of the charge to which he has admitted guilt," wrote National Review's Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-an-unusual-turn-in-the-michael-flynn-case/article/2649272?platform=hootsuite

Mueller may be spending more time trying to gracefully close his investigation than trying to indict someone from the Trump administration.
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Re: Watch For Flynn To be Found Innocent Soon
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 05:36:29 AM »
Mueller may be spending more time trying to gracefully close his investigation than trying to indict someone from the Trump administration.
Must have been a real eye opener for Mueller to discover ALL the corruption is on the left. :biggrin:
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Re: Watch For Flynn To be Found Innocent Soon
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 11:27:43 AM »
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/russians-indicted-in-special-counsel-robert-muellers-probe.html

Mueller gets his indictments with three against Russian entities and thirteen Russian nationals. There is no indication of any American involvement in the indictments. Is this is out from the investigation?
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Re: Watch For Flynn To be Found Innocent Soon
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 12:46:09 PM »
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/russians-indicted-in-special-counsel-robert-muellers-probe.html

Mueller gets his indictments with three against Russian entities and thirteen Russian nationals. There is no indication of any American involvement in the indictments. Is this is out from the investigation?


All Mueller’s probe is do is lining his pocket and his Dem friends he has working for him.
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Re: Watch For Flynn To be Found Innocent Soon
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 01:57:15 PM »
Judge Sullivan, even though he was appointed by Bill, is the perfect judge for this. He's no nonsense.

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Re: Watch For Flynn To be Found Innocent Soon
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 04:52:52 AM »
Judge Sullivan, even though he was appointed by Bill, is the perfect judge for this. He's no nonsense.

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