General Michael Flynn was the lynchpin to the entire RussiaGate ruse, and he’s certainly not planning on going down without a fight.
Recent weeks have brought us a number of stunning revelations in regard to Flynn’s case, namely that the FBI was considering tricking him into lying in order to, you guessed it, charge him with lying to the FBI.
This is textbook dirty cop stuff, and the Bureau was caught red-handed. This forced the DOJ to drop their charges against Flynn, but now the judge in the case is holding up Flynn’s exoneration by inviting several anti-Trump and anti-Flynn voices to speak on behalf of continuing the case.
This has drawn a nuclear response from the General’s legal team.
Michael Flynn’s lawyer filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, seeking a “writ of mandamus” to compel a federal district court to dismiss the charges against him, as the Department of Justice (DOJ) requested last week.
Sidney Powell, the attorney who took over Flynn’s case after his previous lawyers had negotiated a plea bargain, filed the petition, which also asks the D.C. Circuit to transfer the case out of the hands of Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, and to cancel his request for amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs arguing against dismissal.
The actions being taken against Flynn were both obvious and obtuse.
Sullivan, who had previously asked prosecutors whether Flynn should have been charged with treason, balked at letting the case go. He invited amicus briefs from outside groups, including an anti-Trump group calling itself “Watergate Prosecutors.” He also appointed retired judge John Gleeson to argue against dismissal and in favor of finding Flynn in criminal contempt of court, after Gleeson co-wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing against dropping charges.
The recent revelations in the Flynn case have been largely responsible for the tidal shift in our understanding of “RussiaGate”, and how the entire controversy likely falls under the umbrella of the burgeoning “ObamaGate” scandal.