The case of General Michael Flynn will likely go down in history as a flashpoint in the fight against the American Deep State.
Flynn was one of the first victims of the “RussiaGate” conspiracy, (now known as the ObamaGate scandal), having been charged with lying to the FBI during an investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Now, years later, and after Flynn has spent millions of dollars on his defense, newly declassified notes from the FBI indicate that they had considered forcing Flynn to unknowingly lie to them in order to press charges against him.
This prompted the Department of Justice to intervene, and they soon dropped the case against Flynn in its entirety.
The judge in the Flynn case wasn’t so easily convinced, however, and has rebuked the DOJ by pushing for amicus briefs to be read in the case, and has chosen a number of vehemently anti-Flynn operatives to lead that charge.
This has landed Judge Sullivan at odds with the Justice Department, and his latest legal maneuver seems to indicate that he knows he’s in trouble.
Former Whitewater deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg told “Bill Hemmer Reports” Tuesday that the Michael Flynn case judge’s “highly unprecedented” move to hire a personal attorney could indicate that he’s “in trouble.”
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s decision to retain high-profile attorney Beth Wilkinson comes as the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reviews Sullivan’s order not to immediately grant the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its case against the former national security adviser.
The appeals court directed Sullivan last week to respond to a writ of mandamus request by Flynn’s lawyers by June 1, and invited the government to respond “in its discretion within the same 10-day period.”
“I think what they’re [U.S. appeals court] saying, [is] ‘Judge, what are you doing? You better explain what you’re doing,'” Wisenberg said. “I interpret it as a flashing neon sign … a wake-up call to him [to] explain what you’re about because the moves he’s made have been very, very unusual.”
This sudden and recent reversal of fortune for General Flynn has been seen as a canary in the coal mine for the Deep State, who are already scurrying on account of Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” ethos.
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