Flynn Prosecutors Will “Reassess” Sentencing After Partner Trial Concludes…

Some updates in the Michael Flynn case.  As requested the DOJ has filed a response to Judge Sullivan’s order.   The DC judge wanted to know what the status of the prosecution position was now that Michael Flynn is no longer a cooperating witness for the DOJ in the EDVA case, against his former business partner.

The prosecution responds:

(Source Link)

Strange position considering the backstory.  The government wants to delay sentencing until after a case where Flynn is no longer involved is completed?

Additionally, Jessie K Liu added yet another lawyer to the Flynn prosecution today. SEE HERE. Suspicious cat is suspicious.

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275 Responses to Flynn Prosecutors Will “Reassess” Sentencing After Partner Trial Concludes…

  1. tozerbgood8315 says:

    Will Flynn get called in as a witness for the defense in the other case since he’s now a (cough cough) co-conspirator?

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    • wlbeattie says:

      I’m sure he will testify against DOJ – as the FARA laws appear to be based on “knowingly & intentionally lying” – & Flynn explains that in hindsight, he NOW knows the FARA application held falsehoods.

      The problem is the DOJ wants him to NOW say he knew the FARA application held Falsehoods prior to his signing it.

      Thus the DOJ wanted him to lie & perjure himself – this he has refused to do!

      He is still and IMO has always been an honest man – under pressure by the Deep State attorneys and their other actors!

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  2. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Ristvan, HELP!!!!!!

    What is going on here???

    Liked by 13 people

    • Amy2 says:

      Yes! I was still confused from the LAST Flynn update!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Yes! I was still confused from the LAST Flynn update!

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    • ristvan says:

      Well, I don’t usually respond to my ‘Batsign’. But was post dinner watching Tucker and casual blog scanning when your sign flashed. So, without any research but pretty good instincts, some off the cuff thoughts:

      First, this reply isn’t from US DA Jessie Liu. It is Mueller Prosecutor Van Grack on her ‘behalf’. Look at filing signing to see this. He is panicked by the EDVA stuff and trying to get ahead of Sidney Powell on it in front of Judge Sullivan. An alert.

      Second, this is exactly the Mueller team waffle I predicted in my previous post concerning EDVA. ‘Reassess sentencing after EDVA’ where suddenly a cooperating witness prior to sentencing isn’t, but rather becomes an unindicted ‘co-conspirator’ —where the presiding judge just said, NOPE. The EDVA Judge is more than pissed. Just apparent in the usual judicial polite formalisms. Van Grack’s filing in Flynn DC admits this spills into the Flynn sentencing. He had no choice but to alert Sullivan. He had no obligation to say how.

      Third, this plays perfectly into my previously posted predicted Sidney Powell plan for Flynn exoneration and Weissmann revenge.

      Fourth, a true co-conspirator would NEVER be called by the defense. So if I were Powell or Flynn’s partner defense counsel, I would call him. Prosecution totally flumosked thereby, from first logic principles.

      So, some undigested legal food for thought so far. No further help needed.

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      • bofh says:

        Ristvan – I’m sure I speak for many here, to say “Thank You” for your thoughtful postings on many of these threads. These “matters” have gotten so deep and convoluted that we are often battered with news that we often can’t even tell if we’re winning or losing.

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      • Sardonicus says:

        Ristvan, do you remember the name of the post to which you attached the comment you reference here? I would love to read it, but I have searched about 10 posts on the Flynn case and have not found it.

        I would also like to add my thanks for your analysis.

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  3. jc says:

    How is it not witness tampering to hold a sentencing recommendation over a potential witness’ head before the potential witness is called in a separate trial for a separate defendant?

    Liked by 29 people

  4. MM says:

    Deep State not happy Flynn has a new lawyer that will look out for General Flynn’s best interest….

    Liked by 39 people

    • It’s becoming more and more obvious that Flynn’s lawyers were working for the prosecution not for Flynn.

      Liked by 20 people

      • 13wasylyna says:

        Just like Cohen had Lanny Davis

        Liked by 5 people

        • Dutchman says:

          In actuality, IMHO, Cohen was his OWN lawyer, conned Davis, conned Mueller team brilliantly, and is actually a pretty smart cookie.
          Caught in a really bad situation, he deftly played the Mueller idiots like a banjo.
          COULD have gotten the manafort treatment. Instead, he pleads guilty tobthe b.s. process crimes they ‘got’ him on, and to get reduced sentence, he,..get this,..pleads guilty to a crime, which ISN’T a crime, and says DJT committed this NON CRIME with him, and he is,willing to testify to that, speak to Congress, etc.

          So, he GETS the deal, 3 years. Then, he goes out and tells so MANY lies, he is TOTALLY discredited as a witness, against DJT or anybody else.

          But hey, he didn’t renig on the deal, heck he’s willing to talk to Congress, and even tell MORE lies.

          So, they can’t USE him to attack DJT, BUT they can’t go back on their deal, cause, technically he kept his part of the bargain.

          And USING lanny davis was brilliant also, cause that helped sucker them in, not being suspiscious. Brilliant, considering what hecwas looking at(manafort treatment). And, he DID say, LOUD AND CLEAR, that there was NO COLLUSION with Russia.

          And, didn’t really hurt PDJT, one bit.
          Deft, smart and I see why DJT hired him as a ‘fixer’

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          • Robert Smith says:

            That is some actual 16D chess there.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yup. It occurred to me one nite, AS I was writing a comment, and it was an OMG! moment, I can tell you.
              And, for ANY of these victims of weisman/mueller, doesn’t matter if they are or aren’t saints.
              They were treated in a way few of us can imagine,…heck I was a “dope dealer”, and I was treated MUCH better! And, it was ONLY because they were working for the Trump campaign.
              Threatening you, threatening family members, bankrupting you, destroying you, all to try to get you to lie, about DJT.
              And none of them did, really except Cohen, and see my post above. Its really a miracle that weisman failed in that regard, just as the perjury trap and obstruction trap on PDJT failed. Mueller operation was a failure.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Not sure Flynns first lawyers, or Flynn could have done anything differently, as long as Mueller investigation was ongoing, and therefore threat to his son was hanging over him.

        Now it makes sense to bring in a heavy hitter, who, on her own as been chomping at the bit to get at weissman & co.

        Notice DOJ broughtvin a heavy hitter of their own, perhaps to clean up the mess the children made.

        We’ll see how this plays, ristvan’s analyses sounds spot on, and I suspect Sidneys detirmination is both to exhonerate Flynn, and do her best to make sure these miscteants don’t get off with “ethics training” this time.

        This has ALWAYS been a ticking time bomb, there plan had no planned end.
        Like painting yourself in a corner, as long as Mueller investigation was ongoing, they could drag it out.

        Once Mueller shut down, and threat against son gone, the prosecutors were left hanging.
        REMEMBER;
        “Mueller is an HONORABLE man, and should be allowed to CONTINUE his investigation.” (Indefinetly?)
        Sen. Mitch McConnell
        Sen.Lindsey Graham, who introduced a bill prohibiting POTUS from firing Mueller.
        Look at ALL the RepubliCON Senators who made this word for word quote. ALL of them were supporting keeping Flynn in indefinite legal twilite zone.

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    • frances says:

      Not at all, go get ’em Sidney!!!

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  5. 335blues says:

    Using the full weight and resources of the federal government
    to entrap and destroy people’s lives is despicable.

    Liked by 35 people

    • It is despicable to us, but business as usual to them… may they all get their just “rewards” soon.

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    • Toenail says:

      “Using the full weight and resources of the federal government
      to entrap and destroy people’s lives is despicable.” This is being done every day in America and the agencies doing it don’t even pretend it is the best thing for everyday Americans.

      Liked by 6 people

      • DeWalt says:

        This is why jury nullification needs to go mainstream.

        Liked by 2 people

        • saywhat64 says:

          But by the time it goes to a jury, your broke and everyone you love is charged with a process crime..

          Liked by 4 people

        • Baby El says:

          DeWalt – Jury nullification…

          I often wonder.. in cases such as this – how can there be a jury with ‘classified information’ or severe redactions of evidence?

          The jury would not likely have any ability to look at the actual evidence, just a summary of it from the persecutor’s viewpoint.

          But yea, any case where the federal government is involved, should be suspect 😦

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        • ristvan says:

          I respectfully disagree. The reason is simple. Political jury nullification would institutionalize rule of the democratic mob, like the reverse of the French Revolution. NOT what our founding fathers had in mind.

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          • Greg1 says:

            I respect your wisdom and understanding of American history.

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          • Uncle Al says:

            Yes, political jury nullification would be bad as you point out rightly. However, the best use of jury nullification would be judicial. When the law is misapplied, or is applied in a way out of proportion to the severity of the accused’s crime, or prosecutors prevent important evidence from being presented to the jury¹, these are the right time for nullification.

            1. This may seem to be hard for jurors to detect, however I’ve been empaneled on a jury multiple times (I’m old: 70) and it was in fact evident that “something was missing” more than once.

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          • With political jury nullification you end up with Amy Berman Jackson wearing three hats: Judge, Jury & Executioner.

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    • michael says:

      …goes on every friggin day. Destroying lives is what are Govt has come too. See no reason it will ever change.

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      • margarite1 says:

        That is true. Just the so called Environmental Protection Agency went fascist and set out to brutally destroy livelihoods. And then there’s the IRS…etc etc.

        My co-worker has to deal with government entities all over the country and she tells me how uncaring, unhelpful, rude, and incompetent so many of them are. I tell her “these are the people they want running your health care”.

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        • Will Hunt says:

          Correct about the EPA. It is an example of a govt agency with a substantial budget with no real work to do after CAA, CWA, RCRA, FIFRA, TSCA were implemented. Should have been shut down or dramatically scaled back to an oversight and maintenance role. Instead they staffed up with “true believers” and ran amok.

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      • Just one example is the Bureau of Land Management employee who was proud of his self-described “Kill List” where he destroyed the lives of three separate ranchers in three separate states to the point where they committed suicide. And that was prior to turning his sights to the Bundy family at Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      That is exactly what happen to Epstein, the weight of Bill’s testicles weighs more than the rule of law.

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    • Jederman says:

      It’s not THAT bad. They only want to destroy the lives of globalist non-compliant, America loving “renegades.” If you’re a Lefty you’re golden, now a days. At least for the time being.

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  6. GenEarly says:

    Inescapable conclusion, the Feral Justus Dept is the Enemy of the People. Atty Gen Barr is riding a bucking bronco, or bull.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. cheering4america says:

    If they keep up like this they may cause General Flynn to regret his last couple of years of cooperating. He’s certainly done his part, and continues to hold himself out willing to cooperate.

    Liked by 1 person

    • gary says:

      he is setting them up. and they know it. but there is squat they can do about it.

      Liked by 7 people

      • frances says:

        It is possible he was setting them up from the get-go. His choice for his prior attorneys made NO sense to me. Could he have had Sidney in the wings from the beginning?

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        • gary says:

          i believe he and trump ,too, were broadsided by the level of corruption. flynn probably thought he was toast and took who he could get. trump got in their faces and held his ground. a general can appreciate that. after flynn realized what direction everything was going(march 2018)? , he began a new strat, and he was right on.

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          • DeWalt says:

            Flynn wasn’t wet behind the ears. He was or is a top notch spook. He knew exactly how they play loose with the rules.

            Liked by 3 people

            • Newhere says:

              This is what I’ve suspected too. He hired a firm the DOJ considers friendly. This is not accusing the firm of pro-actively sabotaging its client (at least by the conventional standards/wisdom they’ve accepted for themselves); it’s just a reality about how DC works. Flynn hired a firm that would do it in the DC swampy way, i.e., “professional courtesies,” recognition of “norms” and smiles and handshakes — always knowing they’ll be seeing each other at the next cocktail party.

              Imagine if he’d hired Sidney Powell off the bat. This might be the biggest sign that Flynn is up to something — he didn’t just wake up with an epiphany to hire her. No; if he started with her, DOJ would have circled the wagons; DOJ would have gone cold, knowing it couldn’t pull its shenanigans.

              Hiring Sidney and doing a 180 is the court-case equivalent of pulling the mask off at the end of the movie.

              (By the way, as an aside — probably 95% of why these DC firms can charge astronomically high rates is for this chummy, insidery relationship with the DOJ that they dangle to desperate defendants. The poor saps think it translates to a better deal. Well, this may well be a glaring example of how it can be the opposite; that “relationship” with DOJ is their brand — it’s an productive asset, really — which means its smiles and handshakes instead of plain stone cold truth. God bless Sidney Powell.)

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        • WSB says:

          He sure did pick the the WORST law firm he could have. THAT is when I started to think about alternative universes.

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  8. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Jocelyn Ballantine was the prosecutor in the James Wolfe case.

    These legalistas are more inbred than that banjo picker on the porch swing…

    Liked by 12 people

  9. Derp State just trying to prolong the pain of what is going to simply be moar PHALE on their end…

    A big ol Mickey salute to them all!!! .I.

    😉

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  10. murphy300 says:

    “For example, Rafiekian could call Defendant to testify at trial. As a result, the Government intends to reassess its sentencing position at the conclusion of that trial.”
    This message to Flynn is very clear: if he testifies truthfully at the Rafiekian trial but his truthful testimony helps Rafiekian and not the US government, they will move to rescind his plea agreement and hammer him for “noncooperation.” If he lies to help the government convict Rafiekian the DOJ will be happy with that. What a bunch of scumbags.

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    • LafnH20 says:

      If he lies…
      They’ll HAMMER him for that, TOO!!

      First, we f*ck, Flynn.
      Then, we f*ck, Trump.

      – Good ole, andy mccabe.

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    • Newhere says:

      That’s how it looks. But doesn’t it only work if you’re doing it behind the scenes, and not on the main stage? Tenga’s smackdown over trying to switch Flynn to co-conspirator status pretty much blows up this gambit. Telegraphs that they’re playing games.

      Stating the obvious — but this seems desperate. There’s a reason they don’t want to ask for sentencing now. Threatening Flynn is possible, but less likely given they’re doing it in broad daylight and already have been called out.

      I can’t wait for Flynn/Powell’s reply tomorrow. 🙂

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    • dallasdan says:

      I clearly sense Gen. Flynn has renewed vigor, inspired by his new attorney. Moreover, the revelations in recent months have built support for him among the populace. IMO, he will fiercely fight the injustices done to him and to his family.

      The government’s malicious dishonesty will, I believe, be exposed in detail, and judge Sullivan sees it coming with the speed and force of a freight train at full throttle.

      I anticipate an historical dichotomy will result; the vindication of an honest man and the condemnation of multiple government investigative and judicial entities.

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  11. HB says:

    Van Grack is a new prosecutor. Wasn’t he part of Mueller’s mob?

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  12. Bogeyfree says:

    So Ristvan, what is Sidney’s next move?

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  13. Road Rage says:

    If I may, as a former state prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, offer a guess. The next move of Sidney Powell Esq. will be a motion to revoke the guilty plea of Flynn as having been based on intimidation (the prosecution of his son). She will request a jury trial. She will appeal if the court denies the request to revoke. There will be a long public evidentiary hearing on the motion to set aside the plea. This matter will be finally resolved in 3 to 4 years if he is found guilty of perjury at the jury trial because of appeals. Finally Flynn will file a malicious prosecution civil case against DOJ and settle for millions if he is found not guilty of perjury.

    All of this is just an educated guess.

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    • I fully agree that Powell should make this move. Not only is the guilty plea based on intimidation, but it continues to be held over his head in even this most recent development. The Government was not truthful about what it actually knew, and deceived Gen. Flynn about the need for counsel. They overtly threatened both him and his son, and continue to do so today. The guilty plea should be revoked and both cases should go before a Jury. I’m not saying that Flynn is or isn’t guilty, but I think that he was unlawfully coerced into saying that he was.

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      • P.S. Specifically about “still holding it over his head” …

        the government intends to reassess its sentencing position(!) at the conclusion of that trial.

        What “sideways lawyer-speak threat” is that? Sounds to me like: “Gen. Flynn if you say the ‘right’ things we’ll let you off easy, and if you say the ‘wrong’ things we’ll put you down hard.” Gen. Flynn would be testifying knowing that he has pleaded guilty to a crime and is going to jail … but that the sentence is “TBD.” That’s as close to intimidation and witness-tampering, I think, as you can get.

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        • CM-TX says:

          Witness intimidation. They can pretend all their abusive & prosecutorial misconduct isn’t criminal. That does NOT make it TRUE, or even Constitutional. Their so-called excuses, whether law/ policies/ or MOU’s, would NOT prove legally sound were these ever tested.

          Someone just needs to call, “BS!” Then hold these UNETHICAL posers accountable. They’ve completely distorted OUR legal process, & it’s pathetic. It’s also embarrassing for this country that it’s been allowed to continue, & going UNCHECKED.

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        • dallasdan says:

          It appears that the DOJ is exposing itself as a corrupt purveyor of injustice. I sense Flynn and his lawyer are winning the high ground.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Or, theres always the “Doublemint” defence.
        “Its a counter-intel investigation!”
        “Its a CRIMINAL investigation”
        Its 2,2, ..2 investigations in ONE.

        You can NOT get a FISA warrant to surveille a suspected murderer, drug kingpin or even child molester.

        FISA is ONLY supposed to be used for Counter-intelligence investigation, or Terrorism investigation. NOTHING in the Patriot act, establishing the FISA court, or its renewals that changes that.

        Flynn was OBVIOUSLY under a FISA warrant surveillence, and info gathered was used to charge him with perjury, fara violation, etc.

        This whole case, and I believe ALL these cases can be appealed on that basis, alone.

        Manafort, Flynn, PapaD, even Cohen; firstly if the predicate for starting the counter intel investigation is b.s. (it is) then the justification for the FISA warrants is b.s. (it is) but, in addition it amounts to using a bogus justification for a FISA, to use the unique and extrordiary powers it conveys, to investigate for ordinary crimes.

        If you can prove that, all charges can be dismissed, with prejudice cause fruit of the forbidden tree.

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    • The problem with that is Flynn has to come up with money for a lawyer and the proceedings whereas the government has unlimited funding. You can’t beat the government. They procedure and appeal you to death by bankruptcy.

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    • RJ says:

      I like your guess. I would add a thought relating to President Trump being re-elected. If such occurs the President will know he has just 4 years to work on those problems he cares dearly. He will look at Flynn knowing he was railroaded and take action in attempting to make General Flynn whole, if possible.

      General Flynn has been an active “prisoner of war” in many ways. He has been mentally tortured by his government, stripped of his honor, given all his monies to lawyers, and lost his faith in government.

      His new council, a woman of great resolve, just might be able to bring back most of what he lost and set him free. Trump can restore his honor.

      I like General Flynn. When I compare him to Hillary…don’t get me started!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Thanks. Any thought on them dropping the charges to save face if that happens? Mueller’s testimony will be long over by then.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Good question.

        Doing so would be admission of a premeditated, gross injustice and completely humiliating, but letting the truth be fully revealed via a jury trial (as suggested up-thread) in the public’s eyes over time would, IMO, have a much more devastating and lasting negative impact on the DOJ.

        The DOJ can pick its poison.

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    • Baby El says:

      Road Rage – I think the angle for withdrawal of the guilty plea is entrapment with the fara violation.

      Granted, he was intimidated by possible persecution of his son, but that would not be easily proven.

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      • Road Rage says:

        Thanks Baby El. Lets hope there are 20 counts in the motion, yours is great. You are right proof is the key here. These motions are rarely granted. But I have never seen a stronger case for revocation/withdrawal.

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        • Newhere says:

          Thanks for these insights and educated guess.

          Is it a given that DOJ would proceed to prosecute the case? Just the public evidentiary hearing on the plea deal would be devastating for DOJ credibility. And isn’t there an ethical obligation NOT to proceed if they judge Flynn’s accusation to be true — and now with new leadership and more revelations, that might indeed be the judgment? In short, if Barr takes a look at this, might he not order his team to drop it?

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I hope that’s exactly what they do. And drag this out far enough til Trump is re-elected and then hope for a pardon.

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    • margarite1 says:

      How is all this paid for?

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  14. chojun says:

    Is Flynn’s plea agreement available? Is his agreement contract contingent upon the Flynn cooperating in the Refiekian trial? In other words, could the Government be treading carefully here so as not to invalidate Flynn’s plea agreement?

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    • chojun says:

      BTW, Jocelyn Bellantine is the new attorney appearing in the US v. Flynn case.

      Jocelyn participated in the trial involving the murder of agents Jaime Zapata & Victor Avila (Fast & Furious).

      https://americansecuritytoday.com/justice-last-ice-special-agents-jaime-zapata-victor-avila-video/

      She was also recognized and awarded by General Sessions for her work in national security

      https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/attorney-general-sessions-recognizes-us-attorney-s-office-awards-work-national-security

      She did, however, participate in an effort to gag President Trump from speaking about Senate Intelligence leaker James Wolfe, which effort was blocked by a judge:

      https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:RpyQlRIxrUIJ:https://www.law360.com/articles/1067844/no-gag-order-on-trump-in-ex-senate-staffer-s-lying-case+&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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      • Ad rem says:

        Found your comment in the bin…. 😦

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      • splat! says:

        A wee bit off topic, please forgive. Why is it that the government can change the attorney who is prosecuting a case in the middle of a case, while in the census suit, the government cannot change the attorney defending the government. Government lawyers are just that. They are employees. They retire, quit, take lateral moves, get promotions, get reassigned. Did the judge in this case have to approve the change of prosecutor?

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        • azgulch says:

          Just a delaying tactic.. Wait for 3 months..Not legal…. These Obama judges sure create havoc, can’t we just impeach each and every one of them?

          Vote in a republic house, and something close to a conservative Senate/sssss. Then we can get rid of them.

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      • Padric says:

        True, she did put forth the gag request, however, she also argued for the judge in Wolfe’s case to depart from the normal sentencing of 0-6 months and was asking for 2 years in prison. She’s also participated in some 9/11 related tribunals at Gitmo.

        Her history makes me wonder if her addition to the prosecution isn’t a move by Barr to let the kiddies know he’s watching what they’re doing and to play nice.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Flynn Plea Agreement
      https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4318155-Flynn-Plea-Agreement.html#document/p1

      PG 5
      Your client shall testify fully, completely and truthfully before any and all Grand
      Juries in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and at any and all trials of cases or other court proceedings in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, at which your client’s testimony may be deemed relevant by the Government.

      So it IS contingent on his testimony (and other things) which is precisely what the GOV is saying:
      “We’re gonna wait and see what happens in EDVA. We’ve decided not to decide now”
      In other words:
      “We’re in deep doo doo and we don’t know what to doo”

      Scrap the deal, and file new charges?
      What new charges?
      Seems they DO NOT want to go with the lying to the FBI about the Kislyak phone call–then the transcripts and missing 1/19/17 Flynn 302 comes into play. (They have expressly rejected providing those for discovery)
      FARA violations by FLYNN just got dumped by Judge Trenga (no evidence of conspiracy) and even if they try that could open up discovery to suspected FISA-1 surveillance (Sidney ask for “clearance”) and comms with David Laufman
      Some other unknown charge?

      Tuck tail and run would be a huge blow.
      Can you imagine walking away at this point from the FIRST and BIGGEST “GET”
      Gen Flynn NSA fired for lying about Russia was the first big one.

      Sidney’s got em by the balls seem to me.
      She’s set up beautifully to withdraw plea deal based on coercion to testify falsely and ineffective counsel argument regarding the signing of the FARA paperwork, discovery issues, etc.

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  15. gary says:

    about time emmet got a grip and stopped this.

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  16. Maquis says:

    I figured this would impact the sentencing, not so much the timing though, rather the substance. If his plea deal with a reccomendation of no time served was predicated on his cooperation, and to their minds and aims has ceased to cooperate, it’s consequences time. I suspect the intended delay is both to intimidate and threaten Flynn as a possible witness for the defense as well as to buy time to engineer those consequenses.

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  17. gary says:

    the next step is flynn to withdraw his guilty plea. get a jury in podunk ,usa. they will never convict him.

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  18. Road Rage says:

    The Motion To Set Aside Plea can be filed anytime before sentencing. I can’t imagine that she is not setting this up for a malicious prosecution civil case. I believe damages, including punitive, could be up to $50,000,000 and likely the largest malicious prosecution case in history.

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    • It should be one of several. Okay, maybe Manafort really did break tax laws, but the rest of them appear to be Mueller’s set-ups. I’m glad to see that Flynn finally has a lawyer who will fight on his behalf. Someone who will overtly challenge the tactics that are being used both in these two cases but in all the others, as well. It is becoming every day more obvious that “we should not give Mueller the benefit of the doubt.” There is something very, very rotten in Denmark.

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      • lolli says:

        Manafort has been extremely abused. This was a personal vendetta.
        (IMO, I think they wanted to silence him regarding our c-a involvement w/Ukraine )

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      • The Demon Slick says:

        The black ledger was a known fake, and Weissman used it to get warrants. Manafort may be a swamp thing, but it’s still all fruit of the same poisonous tree. As such Manafort should have his conviction overturned. In a world where there is real justice anyways. Of course we live in a world where only opponents of the deep state must follow the letter of the law.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      If they go this route does Sidney get discovery?

      Also if she believes the Obama WH is involved in this frame job, does she get to subpoena people including O himself?

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      Filed by prosecutors or defense?

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    • meow4me2 says:

      Actually, if Flynn sues for $50M (or any amount), I don’t want it coming out of government coffers. I want it coming directly out of the assets of those who set him up. Andy McCabe? His government pension can go to Flynn. Weismann? Take his house. Mueller? I’m sure he has plenty of stocks he can sell to cover his portion. Sally Yates? Garner 50% of all future earnings, including pensions. Make THEM pay.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        Wish that were possible, but am fairly certain not, not when federal prosecutors are involved it’s heads they win tails we lose. Nor can the individuals be punished due to immunity. Disbarment might be the only punishment available, and right now they’d likely laugh that away and fete the dirty crook as a hero of the Resistance.

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    • wabvn says:

      And if a malicious prosecution civil case results in a big monetary award for Gen Flynn-it will be at taxpayers expense. I’m OK with that! but also expect the Mueller/DOJ lawyers will be sanctioned and be disbarred!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • dallasdan says:

      Such is the substance of happy dreams. I pray that you are prescient.

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  19. LafnH20 says:

    https://www.plainsite.org/attorneys/united-states-department-of-justice/jocelyn-s-ballantine/casesbytype

    ..

    Jocelyn Ballantine, an assistant U.S. attorney in the D.C. U.S. attorneys office, argued that his lies to the FBI were the “culmination” of four years of “duplicitous” conduct, while alluding to an affair Wolfe had with a reporter he was accused of disclosing non-public information to.

    Ballantine accused Wolfe of disclosing sensitive government information to “various young female reporters” he “cultivated.”

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/jim-wolfe-sentence-prison

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  20. Can’t AG Barr step in and put an end to the DOJ’s shenanigans?

    Or, can’t we just send Ristvan to handle it!

    Liked by 4 people

    • L4grasshopper says:

      Indeed. At what point does the Boss finally step in and ask these guys WTF, over?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Baby El says:

        As long as Flynn pleaded guilty, the case is not technically in WTF land.

        When the guilty plea is tied with persecutorial misconduct, then its WTFO!

        Liked by 3 people

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Why would Barr step in at this point?

      They seem to be doing a fine job of crashing this plane all by themselves and it could be in spectacular fashion—stretching from DC to EDVA.

      Wait for Sidney’s response.
      Seems she’s maneuvered for the kill shot…………withdrawal of the guilty plea.
      These folks DO NOT want discovery.

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  21. MIKE says:

    Didn’t the prosecutor just submit a legalese “I don’t know” to Judge Sullivan? How is Mrs. Powell supposed to submit her court directive, and have it make any sense?
    Shut the whole show down, Emmit.

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  22. cheering4america says:

    Actually, if they threaten to withdraw the previous sentencing offer, I should think that would offer more reason for a Judge to be willing to grant a Motion to Withdraw Plea. If the prosecutors are changing the terms of the plea themselves then Flynn can’t be held to it – and that is even with still offering to cooperate.

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  23. todayistheday99 says:

    It has gotten to the point where I regret ever paying federal income tax. Any money sent to DC was money used to fund the swamp.

    Liked by 4 people

  24. myrightpenguin says:

    I guess in their position they would be wondering if Rafiekian’s defense team would call Flynn to testify. Not sure it would be of much use to Rafiekian in terms of any end verdict, but they could embarrass Laufman and Team Mueller by getting Flynn to confirm the prosecution was trying to get him to lie regarding a FARA that had been foisted on him. In that sense maintaining the intimidation from a lawfare sense (or prosecutorial terrorism) adds up.

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    • LafnH20 says:

      Are, Rafiekian’s defense team, “Fellow Travelers”, like General Glenn’s first??

      Maybe they had a plan….
      And Ms. Sydney was not IT!!

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  25. GW says:

    So why isn’t Barr taking a position on this ??? How is he any different than Elmer ?

    Liked by 1 person

    • L4grasshopper says:

      On the one hand, resisting the temptation to micromanage your Department is admirable.

      On the other hand, the BS that has gone on WRT everything about this Flynn activity seems to BEG for some adult supervision at long last.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      So why isn’t Barr taking a position on this ???

      Because he doesn’t need to right now.

      They are crashing and burning before our very eyes……….let ’em.
      (“We want to wait your honor until maybe something happens in that other case”)
      That is NOT a power position……..that’s a “OH SHIT” position

      Wait for Sidney’s response.
      She may go for the jugular on this one.

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  26. Road Rage says:

    Flynn will not testify in this partner case. They will not call him. As an unindicted co-conspirator they know he will plead the 5th. They may call him to embarrass him to make him publicly invoke the 5th.
    Do they threaten to prosecute him in this case? Maybe. Maybe they already have. What if DOJ loses this one. Was this partner prosecution done just to intimidate Flynn? Probably.
    Is this another case of malicious prosecution? Probably. Are Mueller and Weismann freaking out today? Probably.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      I posted this on the Daily Thread but it seems appropriate here also.

      The guy who cleaned up the Whitey Bulger mess, and got the two remaining guys out of prison, was John Durham.

      He wanted to charge Mueller in that case but he did not have the authority, under Reno. John Durham is now looking into the origins of the special counsel witch hunt.

      Mueller is pooping his pants a little.

      Liked by 12 people

      • DeWalt says:

        I pray your right, but fear he will run into similar roadblocks.

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        • Dutchman says:

          It seems Durham has all the authority he needs, which he didn’t have last time.
          And, he has a,400 page report, which he also didn’t have last time.

          So, we have two pit bulls, or barracudas, Sidney and Durham, who have previous experience,with mueller/weisman, and are just itching to take them down.

          And, based on the writing in the report, as well as their briefs, the Mueller team are NOT the brightest bulbs in the pack, by any means. They actually come across as 1st year law students, barely passing their coarses.

          Potential here for a total mismatch, as both Sidney and Durham seem to be in a very different league.

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      • That would make my day!

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      • BitterC says:

        Weissmann is the one who should be buying Depends. We all know he ran the show with Mueller serving as the lipstick on the pig.

        The question is, will Barr allow Mueller to be exposed as a doddering old sot?

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        • strateshooter says:

          In my opinion Andrew Weissmann is a legal terrorist…a court room ANTIFA without any moral integrity whatsoever.

          People like Weissmann are why the American people make lawyer jokes and generally hold the law and its systems in contempt.

          It would go some way to helping restore confidence in the ALw if Andrew Weissman was publicly shamed and dis-barred.

          In my long lifetime I have never ever seen the American Justice system held in low regard by American citizens. Only a fool would trust the DOJ , the FBI and even , now, a Judge to apply objective rule of law. And that is a very very very sad thing for an American citizen to realize and face.

          The Mueller Enquiry and all its BS exposed the DOJ and FBI as the corrupt bureaucrats they have become rather than the guardians of Citizens Safety and Rights.

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    • dallasdan says:

      “Is this another case of malicious prosecution? Probably.”

      Excellent executive of this thread’s content.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      From Trenga’s ruling:

      “Notably absent” from the DOJ’s proffer is “any evidence… that Flynn… has admitted that he made certain false statements in the FARA filing” that was part of the alleged conspiracy.

      “the FARA statement and related filings do not reflect the existence of the alleged conspiracy to act as undisclosed Turkish agents”

      Turkey funding – the US didn’t have the evidence. “the US may not argue or state to the jury that Turkey … funded the work by Flynn Intel Group under the contractual agreement”

      Kind of hard to call him as a “co-conspirator” when the judge has ruled there is no evidence of a conspiracy.

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  27. Linda K. says:

    Jessie K. Liu again. We are watching you. She wants to get Flynn and let McCabe go.

    Liked by 6 people

  28. Road Rage says:

    Is it possible that all or most of the case against his partner is dependent on Flynn’s testimony? Yes. Is it likely that the DOJ will lose the case w/o Flynn’s testimony? Yes. Is Barr happy? Yes
    Is Mueller drinking an entire bottle of Glenfidyce(sp?) as we write? Yes.

    This is a great day people. A GREAT DAY.

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  29. Kleen says:

    Wimps!
    Scared of Sidney Powell huh?

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    • Baby El says:

      “Scared of Sidney..” Yes, they should be. These clowns are not skilled lawyers. They are lying, cheating bullies with unlimited resources and a rigged courtroom.

      They likely don’t have a strategy other than persecute until the defendant submits.

      Well, now that strategy is falling apart.

      Go Sidney!!

      Liked by 8 people

      • dallasdan says:

        I had never heard of her prior to her representing Gen. Flynn. IMO, she is becoming a folk hero to patriots everywhere. She is brilliant, appropriately aggressive, distinguished in her profession, dedicated to achieving justice, and also attractive. I have joined her legion of admirers.

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  30. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Okay, Road Rage and Dutchman…

    Why cant Sullivan just throw this case into the trash???

    Liked by 1 person

    • jimboct says:

      He could if he wanted to. Big question is what side is the judge on? I think the DOJ is on very thin ice with this. I can only pray that the judge dismisses it with prejudice and spare Flynn any more torment.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Road Rage says:

      He is a Mueller man, obvious since day one. He is on the “Mueller is a saint” team.
      He has his “Its Mueller Time” t-shirt stashed in the closest ready to be deployed when he retires.

      Liked by 3 people

      • BitterC says:

        Sullivan may well be a Mueller man, but even he can smell the stench of Weissmann all over this thing I would hope

        He also has a score to settle with DOJ. As I recall, Sullivan did turn those guys in for some sort of misconduct charges which were declined. Perhaps this is the case he has been waiting for?

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    • Baby El says:

      I think Sullivan started out believing that the persecution team was being truthful.

      And, with Flynn having plead guilty, no suspicions arose. Hence, the ‘traitor’ remark.

      With the new legal team in place, and the persecution team on the ropes, this judge – having seen the movie before – may not let them walk away that easily.

      I believe judge Sullivan is an honorable man who had no initial reason to distrust the government’s lawyers.

      Things have changed, but I still believe judge Sullivan is an honorable man.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Baby el,
        Since asked, I would say you pretty much expressed my view. I am cautiously optimistic on Sullivan, who was, FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW a little slow to pick up on what was going on, but if he doesn’t read here, your right.

        From his place on the bench, this all seemed routine. Now thats changing.

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      • Yes Judge Sullivan is honorable. I watched Sullivan’s Ted Stevens case closely, as the prosecution’s bribery Exhibit #1, Sen. Stevens home remodeling, was right around the corner from our cabin. Prosecutors wildly and obviously overinflated the cost of the remodeling and claimed that overinflation amount as a bribe (trumped up charge). I was repeatedly shocked at the lying clown show prosecution, then amazed at Stevens guilty verdict (DC Jury + Republican defendant = Guilty). Judge Emmet Sullivan exonerated Stevens with a dogged investigation that law professors said “marked a milestone in the history of prosecutorial misconduct.”

        Judge Sullivan could have just let the Stevens conviction stand, but he risked much to expose the misconduct. Stevens had yet to be sentenced, so his verdict was vacated. I see many parallels to Flynn’s case.

        In the Stevens case, Sullivan called for an investigation of the prosecutors. Within 4 months he cited 3 prosecutors for contempt of court because they buried an FBI agent’s complaint of misconduct by the prosecutors. DOJ removed a total of 6 attorneys from litigation but none were disbarred. One attorney committed suicide, two attorneys were suspended… and then after repeated appeals had their “infractions” removed from their personnel files (couldn’t let that blemish harm their retirement).

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  31. Everyone knows that sentencing Flynn will consummate a political hit-job which no one wants to be responsible for, yet no one has the courage to stop.

    We’re dealing with government lawyers here, folks.

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Pristach says:

    Barr publicly praised Liu in the recent doj address to law enforcement.

    It’s up to Barr, and Barr only, to rectify this situation. Flynn does not have the resources to endure another 3 plus years and if potus is not re-elected he will burn

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dutchman says:

      Is it possible Barr sent liu in telling her;
      “THIS is your mess, YOU clean it up!”

      And making it clear whatvhe meant. Let her own this, when it all blows up?

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  33. Gort says:

    This all shows that DOJ is a nest of vipers. Bill Barr really has his work cut out for him–it may take years to clear these Democratic Party political operatives out of there. Ditto for the FBI.

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Iwasthere says:

    Flynn is being called as a witness for the defense – just informed speculation. The power of prosecution side is unbelievable. Your getting a birds eye view of how the deck is stacked in favor of the State.

    Liked by 3 people

  35. AnotherView says:

    This case totally stinks. Yet I feel so much better knowing that Flynn has a heavy hitter like Powell by his side now. She’s brilliant.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Boboleary says:

      agreed, and remember this whole dirty affair next time you read about someone plea bargaining to a crime. While of course many are guilty, this travesty happens everyday to innocent people of all races, etc. who don’t get the Powells of the world.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Yes, if the plea bargaining system were eliminated, criminal courts would shut down, holding cells would become overcrowded, whole system would explode.
        And yes, it leads to many travesties. Never took one, myself. Coarse, I was never actually OFFERED one, either.

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  36. ozymandiasssss says:

    What appears to be the case here is Flynn or his attorney has caught somebody in a lie. What that lie is, I’m not sure, but it appears he is going to play it out until they drop the charges. He’s not going to cooperate against his former business partner, using the excuse that his earlier statement was not intended to mean that he knew his FARA violation was false, just that it was false. Which is weird and basically like saying F-U to the Government. Very bold. So the only thing I can think of is he has stumbled onto something that he can bring up against his adversaries.

    Liked by 3 people

    • joeknuckles says:

      What you are saying is he is going “all the way to the Hamptons”.

      Liked by 1 person

    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Maybe the DOJ made some claim in writing based on information that came from a FISA warrant on Flynn? Revealing this, if true could mean the government was spying on everyone involved in this case. Lawyers, clients and Judge.

      Liked by 2 people

      • ozymandiasssss says:

        Certainly everybody Flynn was talking to and if the two hop rule was in place, everybody else. Thats why Sidney Powell needs the security clearance, to listen to those phone tapes.

        Liked by 1 person

        • islandpalmtrees says:

          I am sure, the FBI and DOJ will be rushing the security clearance through, given what they have to lose.

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          • CM-TX says:

            What’s pathetic is they’ll likely drag it out only b/c of who she is. When history actually shows they’ll provide open-access to anyone that wants it, a/o willing to pay for it. That includes countless UNVETTED subcontractors, & even foreigners.

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        • islandpalmtrees says:

          PS – is their any time limit, on when a security clearance must be approved or rejected?

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      No stumbling.

      Flynn simply has better lawyers now.
      Sidney memo opposing co-conspirator designation tripped the trigger….BIG TIME.

      The government’s position of power in the Flynn case has always been there NOT being a trial hence they have managed to withhold key evidence.

      Sidney knows this and is using their fear of DISCOVERY amazingly.
      (Hint: David Laufman “coached” Flynn’s FARA lawyers)

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  37. How is Liu still pulling strings when everyone knows she is a subversive, deep state fixer?

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  38. covfefe999 says:

    I would like to think telling the truth supersedes cooperating, but apparently not to this rabid bunch of federal prosecutors. I hope Flynn moves to withdraw his guilty plea just as Road Rage proposes upthread. Let him now support his former business partner rather than testify against him. I hope Judge Sullivan doesn’t play the prosecutors’ game. And I write this as a person who is not a fan of Flynn. He should drag this thing out til Trump is re-elected. We need to make sure Trump is re-elected.

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  39. ARW says:

    The government just freed Flynn. If Flynn testifies, and in order for them to claim he stopped cooperating which would break the plea, they have to prove he lied in his testimony. It’s kind of hard to claim the opposite if he was truthful.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. sDee says:

    I really try to follow along here but this all seems like a big FU from the DOJ persecutors in both cases.

    Let’s get this over with.

    Liked by 3 people

  41. Richie says:

    Dont worry.. Bill Barr’s got a handle on it…sigh

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Why should Barr intervene? What exactly should he do? Spell it out.

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      • Richie says:

        Why should Barr intervene? Um.. in the name of Justice?

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      • Richie says:

        Jessie K Liu added yet another lawyer to the Flynn prosecution today.
        Jessie K Liu did nothing with the Andrew McCabe prosecution today.

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        • covfefe999 says:

          Just because you dislike someone or dislike something that the person did isn’t reason for Barr to intervene. I don’t like Liu either but you have to be reasonable about this. Barr isn’t going to touch every single case and he’s unlikely to intervene in a case that was going on long before he took the AG spot. You all need to stop expecting Barr to be Superman, or if he doesn’t step in to save the day all of the time declare him corrupt.

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          • Richie says:

            There is no excuse for allowing deep state partisans within the DOJ to continue to abuse their power especially when that abuse is for the purpose of undermining a President and manipulating Democracy/elections. I’m still waiting for a positive sign other then lip service. The fate of the Republic is at stake….. dammit!

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Why should Barr intervene now…..
      when their doing a fine job driving off the cliff on their own??

      Sidney doesn’t need his help…….she got this.

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  42. DeWalt says:

    I think the genie is out of the bottle now and your experience with justice will greatly depend on political ideology. Seems it has been this way for sometime, we were just ignorant of the new rules. Can’t see how with law schools teaching social justice and the embedded socialist in government how this will change anytime soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Mary E McLoughlin says:

    There are MANY positions in the legal system and in government, where the individual is sworn in. He/she swears to …”uphold the law, so help me God.”
    Does that mean anything? Is it just ceremonial? There should be a doubled penalty for those who break the law having taken an oath. A punitive damage charge.

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  44. islandpalmtrees says:

    What if, during the trail of the Partner, it was discovered that FISA spying was occurring on both, and that it started with Flynn. Then the prosecutors would look like fools for taking action against Flynn. So, would the DOJ want to “Reassess” Sentencing, right?

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  45. islandpalmtrees says:

    I am doing nothing more than speculating, since my information on this subject is very limited.

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  46. freepetta says:

    Flynn should spill the beans on Barry Hussein. All the terrorists are waiting for him in Guantanamo.

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  47. freepetta says:

    What’s my cat doing at Sundance’s house? Just kidding my cat is out in the dog kennel chasing bugs. 💁🏻‍♀️

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  48. franuche says:

    Suspicious cat’s half-sister, hoping-for-justice cat will soon be euthanized because nobody’s coming to adopt her.

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  49. Levon River says:

    There really is no mystery in all these shenanigans surrounding Flynn. This has been thoroughly explained many months ago:

    EXCLUSIVE: Michael Flynn Was a Keystone in the CIA/Five-Eyes Plot to Frame Donald Trump
    https://chaletbooks.com/chaletreports/exclusive-general-michael-flynn-was-a-keystone-in-the-cia-five-eyes-plot-to-frame-donald-trump/

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    • CM-TX says:

      I got as far as this, “Monday, 10 c. June 2013
      MICHAEL FLYNN, as director of the DIA, visits Moscow, and is the first US officer ever allowed inside Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).” This timeline follows with, PDJT’s unrelated 2013 business trip for a Beauty Pageant.

      That’s all I needed to bother reading, seeing thru the effort for painting Flynn as a bad-man-SPY 🙄. By slipping the above detail into the beginning, they insinuate Flynn’s a Russian stooge.
      They don’t have to actually say it, having already accused him of plotting with 5 other countries. They expect the reader to draw their own delusional “Muh Russia” conclusion.

      This becomes clearer, when followed in timeline with the mention of PDJT’s UNRELATED trip. And only comparable in having taken place within the same year. Thereby some baseless connection is now implied between these 2 very separate events. However NONE exists.

      Add to this, the planted guilt by association. But only if the reader disregards that any actual association between the two, occurs 3 YEARS later.

      I realize they take the narrative’s objective in a different direction, which aims to disparage Flynn. But I couldn’t see the point in entertaining it as credible, when an underlying agenda seemed so apparent at the start. (JMHO)

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  50. Rollins Brown says:

    Dirty. Bar complaints, stat.

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