For years, the liberal left have been going on and on about “RussiaGate”: Their cockamamy theory that Donald Trump was some sort of Russian double agent who won the White House on account of his alleged Kremlin connections.
The wild speculation even spawned a $25 million, 22-month-long investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that made victims of some of President Trump’s close acquaintances by charging them with simple process crimes in an effort to get them to squeal.
And squeal they did not. There was nothing to squeal about.
Now, as the Director of National Intelligence continues to declassify information regarding the onset of this investigation, it has become rather clear that the entire story was nothing more than an attempt to delegitimize Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral victory, and that some otherwise good men were caught up in the mess.
General Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to the Trump White House, is just such a man – and his legal team is now exerting pressure on the court system to make things right.
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.
Judge Sullivan’s unpredictable conduct was at the heart of the issue.
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.
If there’s one thing that the Deep State is bad at, it’s covering their tracks, and Sidney Powell is following them right into the lion’s den with this latest move.
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