Flynn Update – Judge Grants Complaining DOJ Lawyers an Opportunity to File a Reply…

Yesterday, after an extensive defense motion, Judge Emmet Sullivan canceled the November 7th hearing in the Flynn case to resolve defense issues outlining how the DOJ was willfully not producing Brady evidence that would show Flynn’s innocence.

Against a strong possibility the evidence Sidney Powell provided might result in Judge Sullivan dismissing the case, the DOJ filed a notice today requesting an opportunity to reply before Judge Sullivan deliberates on the Brady motion.  The DOJ notice (see here) is essentially the DOJ complaining about the new and overwhelming submission of evidence.

To avoid the appearance of judicial impropriety, Judge Sullivan has instructed the DOJ to file a surreply by November 1st outlining their complaints; and then gives the Flynn defense the opportunity to refute with a sur-surreply by November 4th. (video below)

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237 Responses to Flynn Update – Judge Grants Complaining DOJ Lawyers an Opportunity to File a Reply…

  1. TEWS_Pilot says:

    If anyone has been following the SLAPP lawsuit filed by Michael “I lied about being awarded the Nobel Prize for my PHONY Horse-Hockey-on-a-Stick Graph” Mann and Dr. Tim Ball of Canada, the Canadian court finally dismissed Mann’s defamation suit against Ball WITH PREJUDICE and awarded legal fees to Ball because Mann refused to turn over his meta data. In fact, Mann was held in contempt of court for refusing to turn it over.

    If the feds refuse to turn over the information requested by Flynn’s lawyer, the precedent has been set numerous times for dismissing all charges and setting Flynn free.

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    • franz dorn says:

      Good! Sydney gets to inflict more damage on the Deep State. Judge ultimately won’t dismiss, but for now, Judge and DoJ are locked in hell.

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  2. Republicanvet91 says:

    “DOJ complaining about the new and overwhelming submission of evidence.”

    Despicable whiners!
    So because it might be a difficult job for them to provide exculpatory material Flynn should just accept his punishment?

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  3. ChampagneReady says:

    This is a great development. Judge Sullivan just turned Sidney Powell from defense attorney to having the usual benefit of prosecutor attorney. He is GUARANTEEING her the last word which is normally just the opposite in a court room. The prosecutor always has the last word in rebuttal closing which is a big advantage as the jurors hear the most powerful incriminating evidence that the prosecution has. Now Sidney is in that position.

    With the world-class devastation she has already wrought on the DOJ showing evidence withholding and evidence manufacturing, this cannot get anything but worse for the DOJ to try to refute her facts in this rebuttal. Sidney then takes those last deperate flailings and drives the final nail in the coffin which will make her case even MORE bulletproof to Judge Sullivan than it is right now.

    Judge Sullivan just threw open the golden door for Sidney. All she has to do is walk through it.

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  4. Lee Moore says:

    In an extraordinary reversal, the defendant now claims that he is innocent of the criminal charge in this case. See, e.g., Reply at 2 (“When the Director of the FBI, and a group of his close associates, plot to set up an innocent man and create a crime . . . .”).

    Wow that’s dishonest.

    The “plot to set up an innocent man and create a crime” happened prior to the 24 January 2017 interview with FBI agents, which is the subject of the criminal charge, and which was the culmination of the plot. Thus Flynn plainly was an innocent man when the plot was planned, hatched and implemented. Arguing that Flynn was not an innocent man, before he committed the offense with which he was charged is Kafkaesque. I trust this startlingly blatant lie will not have escaped Ms Powell.

    Remind me one more time – why does Ms Liu continue to be employed by the Trump administration ?

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  5. Summer says:

    There are very few people in this world I trust. Judge Sullivan is not among them. I don’t understand why you guys are so optimistic about finding justice in the rotten, noxious gas-filled bowels of the Swamp.

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    • graphiclucidity says:

      This is why a lot of people, including Sidney Powell, believe that Judge Sullivan will do the right thing and dismiss the case against Lt. Gen. Flynn.

      Judge Sullivan is known for not tolerating the DoJ doing the exact things they’re doing.

      A seething federal judge dismissed the corruption conviction of former Alaska senator Ted Stevens on Tuesday and took the rare and serious step of ordering a criminal investigation into prosecutors who he said poisoned the case.

      “In nearly 25 years on the bench, I’ve never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I’ve seen in this case,” U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said.

      Sullivan appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Justice Department lawyers who repeatedly withheld evidence from defence lawyers and the judge during the month-long trial. Stevens was convicted in October of lying on Senate forms about home renovations and gifts he received from wealthy friends.

      The case cost Stevens, 85, a Senate seat he had held for 40 years. Once the Senate’s longest-serving Republican, he narrowly lost to Democrat Mark Begich soon after the verdict.

      https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/judge-lambastes-prosecutors-dismisses-ted-stevens-conviction-1.814451

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      • WSB says:

        Judge Sullivan dragged out the Stevens case until it was too late. Stevens was removed from his seat, and somehow Stevens ended up in a plane crash. Dead.

        And Murkowski got the teachers’ union in Alaska to elect her, in a write in vote of all things, over a pre-MAGA candidate.

        Just like that. Wow. Wonder how that all happened?

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        • Jan says:

          And the independent counsel who reviewed the actions of the DOJ after the Stevens trial took 2 years and a long report to say that the DOJ had withheld Brady material and committed ethical violations & dirty tricks & the team was not properly supervised but did not recommend criminal prosecution of any of other prosecution team. The prosecutor is best friends with Weissmann.

          I have no confidence that Sullivan will throw it out. He’s 20 yrs. older than when the Stevens matter came before hiim. He already called Flynn a traitor when he misunderstood Flynn’s involvement with Turkey businessmen (who unbeknownst to Flynn were working for the Turkish government).

          Until or if the IG report comes out on DOJ/FBI FISA abuse, the overwhelming tendencies for judges like Sullivan to not condemn DOJ abuse of power, etc. will go on, especially if the defendant is NOT a Democrat.

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          • Issy says:

            Yes, just what did Sullivan’s outrage over doj misconduct in the Steven’s trial accomplish? The doj prosecutors are still doing the same thing and getting away with it.

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          • Rob says:

            “He already called Flynn a traitor”

            I don’t believe that’s what he did. My understanding is that he was trying to get Flynn to understand the seriousness of pleading guilty, and wanted Flynn to be sure that’s what he wanted, knowing that he may be pleading guilty though innocent, and that by the way his crimes were described by the prosecution it sounded to him like Flynn was admitting he was a traitor. In other words, Sullivan was trying to get Flynn to NOT plead guilty, because Sullivan did not think he was a traitor.

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            • Dan says:

              umm…Judge Sullivan was also unable to factor into the plea deal – the gun pointed at Flynn’s head that he wasn’t allowed to see-and couldn’t see in the first place….compliments of the fine folks at FBI?DOJ

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          • WSB says:

            I tend to agree. However, this case is a lot more known by the regular folks, so we will see how he treats this.

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      I don’t trust him either. I don’t trust many judges at this point along with prosecutors. It started way before this case. It has nothing to do with politics either.

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    • rondonmonson says:

      Judge Sullivan called a 30 year vet a traitor/treasonous. He the appologised, This would give him a mea cupla. Plus he has enough sense to understand if what he sees is just the top of the iceberg, Barr and Durham is going to expose the Deep State, why nor be a HERO ? LOLO. He can be a Hero, or seen as a fool. He knows that I think.

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    • Because Judge Sullivan Is a Big Stickler on Brady Material being provided because he doesn’t want to send innocent people to prison, especially if there is evidence on the other side that shows someone is innocent! I wouldn’t want to live with sending an innocent person to prison on my conscious. would you?

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      • billybob says:

        I don’t know . Mueller was more than happy to let 4 people he knew were innocent go to the electric chair all in the name of saving face for a government run organization. His conscience had no problem with that and apparently Mueller had impeccable credentials to back up his conscience .Flynn certainly isn’t in that deep so who knows which way the wind blows with the Judge .

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    • 8675310 says:

      AG Barr is allowing this.

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      • Jennifer Verner says:

        For Now. And look at what he has accomplished by “allowing” this. Mifsud’s blackberries? The fact that Page was boinking Andy McCabe (and wonder how Dr McCabe feels about that!!) > Looks to me that this has been an excellent way to get the truth out, without DOJ releasing it, or having to wait for Durham. Prediction. General Flynn will be freed. But Barr doesn’t want to seem to be involved. Also, if Sullivan has any integrity, he will refer these judicial thugs for contempt.

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    • jiminCO says:

      The federal judge is being careful.—-probably overly careful, but also trying to avoid appeal somewhat. If the DOJ is corrupt, or protecting people here, one can expect that they’ll file some post hearing/post ruling B.S. saying that they were ambushed or something.

      Me thinks the DOJ lawyers know d*mn well what they’ve got, and that Sidney Powell is on their scent, but if they are heavily dishonest and/or being pressed by “small group swamp people” they are crazy scared that they need to piece together something to string the lies together.

      I agree that Justice in America is coughing its death groans, but one can only hope that the Judge will wish to be a fair patriot, beholden to the Rule of Law.

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  6. jus wundrin says:

    One things for certain, the DOJ prosecutors never saw Sidney Powell coming,

    Tear em up, girl!

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  7. TPR says:

    What’s the true motivation / purpose of Flynn’s defense? I can’t believe it’s simply about himself. It doesn’t make much sense why he would have plead guilty, and only then put up such a strong defense.

    Was Flynn’s guilty plea and the following legal battle a strategic move to get information on the origins of the Russia-hoax investigation?

    What’s actually going on here? This is bigger than Flynn. But why? For what purpose? Who is behind it all? Is it just Flynn or was there a decision made by Trump team?

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      He took the plea because that POS Mueller threatened to go after Flynn’s son.

      Liked by 7 people

      • maggiemoowho says:

        Sorry, I meant that he plead guilty, not took the plea. It’s been a long day😞

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      • TPR says:

        I don’t buy that as the answer. And that doesn’t explain the years and probably millions of dollars worth of litigation post-guilty plea.

        Liked by 1 person

      • OmegaManBlue says:

        And his lawyers, who bilked him for a lot of money for a plea bargain, told him to.

        Liked by 2 people

        • WSB says:

          I still want to know what happened there. Why would Flynn engage a firm who screwed him with filing the FARA form? Now, they can easily be put out of business or be criminally investigated by Flynn. Coincidence?

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          • Dan says:

            What was Flynn’s job when all this happened? He was the NSA head for what? 2 months? not even…Obama was kind enough to let his “friend” trump know NOT to hire Flynn for the job. Of course at that point trump knew Flynn was the right guy for the job….and to uncover Obama admin skeletons….. so how would you get rid/ silence this guy if you had FBI/intel resources to do it?
            Not a difficult puzzle to put together at all….

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            • WSB says:

              What I am getting at, is Flynn could have selected another law firm that was not bent on piling on the frame, but he retained them anyway.

              Was there a reason he did so? Because, now that entire firm could be facing expulsion.

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    • Sabastian says:

      Flynn pled guilty because the DOJ bankrupted him and threatened to destroy his son for nothing. He couldn’t afford to be innocent.

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      • TPR says:

        That doesn’t make any sense. If he plead guilty because the DOJ bankrupted him, then he wouldn’t have had hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of dollars to spend on attorneys and advisors to fight the DOJ like he has. It also doesn’t make much sense that he did this to protect his son considering he’s engaged in such extensive litigation post-plea. Nothing is stopping DOJ from going after his son now.

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        • OmegaManBlue says:

          Most of the money he spent was not really fighting. It seems it went to his do nothing plea lawyers. Powell is probably getting whatever Flynn gets off donations at this point.

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        • Issy says:

          It was the Special Counsel Mueller led by Weissman who wanted a Trump scalp to put up on the scoreboard not the doj per se who went after him.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Rob says:

          “Nothing is stopping DOJ from going after his son now”

          Wrong, Barr is there now, and would not allow that.

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        • intercesser says:

          Ex post facto analysis . Much has been revealed that was only suspected , previously .

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        • jiminCO says:

          Mike Flynn has GoFundMe type funds. Also, Sidney Powell is being paid, but her reputation (Read “Licensed to Lie”) gets a big boost and probably her bottom line if she wins.

          I know it is hard to swallow, but there reeeely, reeely are hard working, ethical, non-corrupted bull dog lawyers in America. I sense that Flynn’s beltway lawyers weren’t convinced they could win, or probably told Flynn what knee buckling funds it would cost with no guarantees. Think about that for a minute. . . . Trial in the Swamp.

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      • OmegaManBlue says:

        The DOJ and his lawyers. His lawyers made a lot of money off a plea.

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      • RJ says:

        Wait for his book to come out to explain his side of the story…it will come just like Mommy will come, just like Horowitz’s report will come just like Durham’s indictments will come, just like Santa Claus will come, just like the tooth fairy will come…

        I suspect we will see the 2nd coming of Jesus before we see Justice come to these perps!

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    • John Rawls says:

      I believe there was a threat of prosecuting his son.

      NBC admitted as much…

      “Any potential criminal liability for Michael G. Flynn could put added pressure on his father, these legal experts said”

      https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mike-flynn-s-son-subject-federal-russia-probe-n800741

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    • CharterOakie says:

      TPR – I believe those are the right questions.

      Getting facts and information introduced in a trial is key.

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    • intercesser says:

      God . God is behind it all . He is moving to reveal the truth to us so that we can unite behind truth , and justice based on truth . The battle lines are being drawn up , so that we must choose sides . Never has it been more clear that K-Street whores have been selling us out for decades . Kudos to Sundance for pulling back the curtain and for revealing the strings on the puppets . God has already chosen sides . Now we must choose to be on His side – the side of truth .

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    • willthesuevi says:

      TPR – “I don’t buy that as the answer.”

      Just because you don’t buy the answer does not mean it is incorrect. There is a Vault of information describing everything about the persecution of General Flynn right here on this private blog.

      It is up to you to research this blog to get to your truth. Of course it might take time and effort. And you may not feel the empowerment you get challenging people with answers you do not like to questions you posed.

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  8. trapper says:

    Let’s see if I get this. A couple guys come to see you to chat. One of the things they casually ask you about is a conversation you had with someone three months ago. You think you remember. Maybe. Yeah, I think we only talked about this and that. Great. Fine. No problem. The two guys you talked to report back that they think you were being truthful and forthcoming.

    But, they had a recording of the call and someone else then looked for any discrepancies. But no one will let you or anyone else hear that recording or read the transcript to verify anything. You can’t hear the recording of the conversation you were a part of.

    Meanwhile, someone back at the office who wasn’t even there writes up the report of the chat you had with the two guys and puts down that you lied to them. They prosecute you for lying to the two guys, then threaten to prosecute your son for God knows what if you don’t do a plea deal. You now know that if they can frame you they can just as easily frame your son, so you take the plea. Do I have this about right?

    So what does the judge have to think about?

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    • Jan says:

      You have much of it correct. But the interviewing agents did fill out their 302s in which they indicated they felt Flynn had not lied to them. It looks like Lisa Page and/or Andrew McCabe altered the 302s and destroyed the original 302s.

      Either the FBI referred the matter to the DOJ and Rosenstein elected not to pursue Flynn at the time OR the FBI didn’t refer Flynn for prosecution at that time.

      But when Mueller came on board, the Mueller team then chose to go after Flynn (and Manafort who had been investigated by the FBI/DOJ in 2014 or so & not prosecuted at that time) . It’s possible that Weissmann had been working in the background long before Mueller came on board, May 17, 2017.

      Judge Sullivan did not accept the plea. Judge Contreras did. Contreras is also a FISA court judge appointed during OVomit’s tenure. Contreras was forced to recuse himself the day or two after taking the plea. It is suspected that Contreras signed a FISA warrant on Flynn, but we have no definite confirmation that one was gotten on Flynn or did all of this happen from unmasking.

      Contreras is good friends with Peter Strzok. It’s also possible the two met socially to discuss their little coup being conducted by the DOJ/FBI.

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    • Issy says:

      He’s looking for anything to keep from having to dismiss the case. Sorry, I just don’t like this guy. We know the doj hasn’t complied with Sullivan’s order to turn over all the material Ms Powell has asked for, so why another delay?

      I still want to know why “Rudy” (Strzok’s friend) Contreras the judge who accepted General Flynn’s guilty plea so mysteriously was recused from the case a few days after it.

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    • intercesser says:

      Correct , in a nutshell .

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  9. Joebkonobi says:

    It would be enlightening to know AG Barr’s stance on this issue. Does he support continuing to fight for pre- Barr case or is he sitting back and letting it play out to see who the bad guys are?

    Knowing his strategy might give a hint on what eventually happens with Spy Gare and Crossfire Hurricane.

    If he is serious about DOJ/fBI accountability, with all the evidence of corruption in Flynn’s case, he should be wanting the whole truth to come out. If he directing the DOJ’s/FBI’s surreply it will appear he is and continuance it will appear as an attempt to shield the damning evidence.

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    • John Rawls says:

      No way Barr can intervene without being accused of politics.

      Liked by 4 people

      • billy says:

        Of course Barr can and does intervene by various indirect mechanisms such as FISA warrant surveillance & friendly presentation of information based upon (probably this is the way how DOJ obtained two Mifsud’s cell phones that suddenly Sidney Powell became aware of) or Five Eyes mechanisms that in post-Mueller America are now used by Trump’s DOJ.

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      • Or conflict of interest.

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      Whoever ends this case is going to get a lot of heat. Barr doesn’t want it nor do I think Sullivan wants it. Heck I am not convinced Sullivan isn’t a Trump hater. That would leave Van Grack who worked for Mueller. He played big role in why we are here today and I don’t see him stopping now. Also if he stopped now I would guess it might close doors for him in the legal profession because Orange Man Bad is so strong. So it doesn’t look good for Flynn.

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  10. dallasdan says:

    The DOJ is fighting tooth and nail to close its case against Flynn and to protect the institution. Helen Keller could see Barr’s hand prints all over this.

    Sullivan is likely weighing his standing within the Deep State and looking foolish or corrupt against doing the right thing. I think it’s a toss-up.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      No, not Barr’s hand prints but rather Weissman’s. As someone mentioned above, Barr can’t touch it because of politics, nor do we want him too. There is already too much noise about him recusing himself over this or that trivial thing. The left wants him out of there. And probably wants another special prosecutor as well.

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      I think we are over weighing Sullivan’s opinion on his standing or looking foolish over getting Trump. The actions of the never trumpers should have shown you the depths people we used to think were good people are willing to go just to get Trump.

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    • WSB says:

      Can’t Flynn sue? Therefore open up new discovery?

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      • dallasdan says:

        Good question. It seems he must first be exonerated (I don’t know) before he can sue for damages. If so, Sullivan will have greater pressure applied to him to wrap this case quickly and bury Flynn. Discovery in a Flynn-initiated suit for wrongful prosecution could open some flood gates.

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        • Issy says:

          The only thing that Sullivan was supposed to do was sentence Flynn. The plea had been accepted. He flubbed that by practically accusing Flynn of being a traitor and suggesting he would consider a harsher penalty than the doj asked for of no jail time.

          The sentencing hearing turned into a circus and I’m not really sure what happened other than Sullivan said Flynn had to continue cooperating with the Special Prosecutor before he would sentence him. Why I don’t know.

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        • WSB says:

          Maybe even for Sullivan…

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  11. Shirley U. Geste says:

    Doees anyone know whether 12.00PM is 12 Noon or 12 Midnight? I hope the lawyers know what the judge means by that.

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  12. GTOGUY says:

    this case stinks much worse than the Sen. Ted Stevens case which revolved around the use of campaign funds to a contractor for refurbishing his house. My guess is that Sullivan is going to dump this case faster than a chicken on fire. Flynn will walk away a free man with his guilty plea wiped away.

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  13. Joe says:

    Unless the DoJ is going to refute the new evidence outright, there is more than enough reason in my opinion for the Attorney General to order his lawyers to quit stalling the resolution of thie case, which is all they are doing.

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  14. Rynn69 says:

    I believe the Barr/Durham investigation and Flynn case are inextricably linked and tandem moves will be happening between the two. I trust God chose the right person in putting William Barr in charge of a historic point in our Nation’s history…

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  15. k4jjj says:

    How does William Barr restore confidence in a Department of Justice this far gone? Barr has his own subordinates doing everything possible to continue to destroy credibility. Lawyers cannot restore that which they have destroyed. It is wickedness having no connection to justice. These are desperate, crooked lawyers doing everything possible to save themselves even if it destroys the nation. Their duplicity and cover-ups will not fool patriots who can see through all of this.

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  16. shirley49 says:

    I hope what I heard on the Wild Bill for America clip this morning is true. He usually is accurate and he says that Barr has re-instituted the Death penalty for TREASON. Sure hope so.

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  17. frank field says:

    Was Powell able to provide the Rosenstein letter allowing Mueller to threaten Flynn’s son with prosecutions?

    Hope so!

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  18. TomA says:

    The DOJ just gave Sidney Powell another opportunity to submit a (hopefully lengthy) public expose´ of misdeeds by the coup conspirators within DOJ/FBI. Barr may be slow in declassification, but Sidney is undaunted and will likely provide, yet again, new and previously unknown evidence of wrongdoing and criminality by these law enforcement institutions.

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  19. Sammy Hains says:

    So far, whenever Judge Sullivan has an opportunity to do the right thing, and looks like he may, he capitulates to the government, instead.

    Zero faith that it’s going to be different this time.

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  20. Zephybreeze says:

    When they try and dig themselves out of this hole, they will only dig it deeper.

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  21. JL says:

    Sidney Powell needs to be careful. i keep getting the feeling that she’s already counting chickens while she only has eggs. She keeps appealing to Judge Sullivan’s past history as if it dictates the future.

    If Judge Sullivan starts to feel like he is being manipulated, he is more likely to take that into account as he rules. Most people don’t like being manipulated, and even if they aren’t they don’t like it when the public record makes it appear as if they are being manipulated.

    I would advise her to dial it down a bit.

    Other than that, carry on!

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