Well, it’s now a waiting game, as Judge Emmet Sullivan’s lawyer filed her paperwork to represent the federal judge who has made a total mess of the Michael Flynn case. This case should be over. There is no one who wants to move forward with this case. The Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss, the prosecutor resigned, and new documents have unveiled a sordid plot by top FBI officials to entrap the former national security adviser. This is the anti-Trump deep state at work. There is a lengthy history of prosecutorial overreach at the FBI, quarterbacked by disgraced ex-FBI chief James Comey.
To rehash, the FBI had no reason to interview Flynn as part of their counterintelligence investigation into Russian collusion. They had no evidence, but they pressed on because Obama wanted to protect this investigation, and Flynn was one of the targets of intrigue, as he had run-of-the-mill phone conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The FBI weaponized a phone call that was routine. It’s nonsense. It was all nonsense. Collusion delusion hit the bureau hard. The 302 report on Flynn is somewhere in outer space by now. It took three weeks to file. It should have taken five days per department policy and people who weren’t present for the interview also tinkered with it—a big no-no. The bureau also wrapped their investigation of Flynn, with agents who interviewed him saying they felt he didn’t lie. Well, come May of 2017, out goes Comey and in with Robert Mueller, whose team pressed Flynn again, this time coercing him into pleading guilty of “lying to the FBI” in order to prevent financial ruin and his son for being charged with a crime.
Then, comes new documents that his lawyer, Sidney Powell, said would prove Flynn was a victim. It sure did. But Sullivan had already called Flynn a traitor in open court. He can’t admit he’s wrong. So, he appoints a retired judge to fight the DOJ motion and see if perjury charges could be filed against Flynn, prolonging this clown show. Flynn’s legal team files a writ of mandamus, calling for the case to be dropped and Sullivan removed from it. The DC Court of Appeals obviously disturbed by Sully’s actions said he has until June 1 to explain his decisions in this case. This was a huge legal hurdle that Flynn’s team leaped over, as the court could have rejected it outright. Instead, they ordered Sullivan to take the most drastic action in explaining his decision, which led him to hire Beth Wilkinson, a high-profile attorney, and wife to CNN’s David Gregory, to help him respond, which is an odd decision indeed. She filed her entry appearance papers on May 26. Is she doing this pro bono? Even though federal judges make okay money with a decent pension, Wilkinson’s bills could break the bank.
That’s more on the periphery, however. Now, we wait, but it shouldn’t shock us, given the court’s ruling on the Flynn writ, that some of the petition is going to be agreed upon. Also, Sullivan isn’t out of the woods yet either. He’s certainly subject to lawsuits after this circus is over. Let it go, man. Take the “L,” you lost this one.