Interesting Development – DOJ Requests Delay in Flynn Case Until After Publication of IG Report…

A curiously interesting development in the DOJ case against Michael Flynn.  Judge Emmet Sullivan is weighing the merits of the Flynn defense Motion to Compel (MTC), which requests a significant amount of information on DOJ/FBI conduct in the lead-up to Flynn’s prosecution. A decision and court briefing was anticipated soon.

However, today the DOJ files a joint motion with the defense asking Judge Sullivan to suspend scheduled briefing dates and sentencing deadlines until after the DOJ inspector general report is published on December 9th.   The implication is that some of the “Brady” material at issue; or tangential issues that touch upon the material; may be outlined in the upcoming IG report.

The joint motion asks for a delay to the briefing schedules, and a delay in the subsequent sentencing therein.  The full motion is below:

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415 Responses to Interesting Development – DOJ Requests Delay in Flynn Case Until After Publication of IG Report…

  1. dustahl says:

    My view, Powell knows what is in the report, Pres.Trump told here, that would be fitting as Flynn was framed. Flynn well liked by the President.

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    • Maquis says:

      The President hasn’t seen it.

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    • Barry Barnhardt says:

      At this point, the only thing that needs to be resolved (once the case against Michael Flynn is thrown out or reversed in his favor) is how he gets restitution for all his legal fees (plus additional restitution for massive pain and suffering) without the United States taxpayers having to ante up those funds.

      Who gets sued and how long will it take for Lt. General Flynn to recover all of those monies?

      Might the judge proscribe those financial penalties against various individuals/organizations when the case is finally decided?

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      • Dutchman says:

        I would think he definetly has a case against his first legal team, malpractice, conflict of interest that he CAN’T ‘waive’, even IF they disclosed.

        And, they are a deep pocket, so he’s probably entintled to all money he paid them, PLUS. Thats a BIG plus.

        Beyond that, he can sue “the Government”, but unfortunately the Prosecutors have immunity, that apperently doesn’t stipulate “only if they follow rules/regs of DOJ, the LAW, and canon of ethics.

        Otherwise, Mueller and Weismann would have been out, years ago.

        Perhaps CONgress will revise the law in that regard. What am I posting?/S

        Sure, they will do that right after Immigration reform, Infradtructure, and legislatively killing the,FISA court.

        Never mind,….but, perhaps the lawfirm will settle, pretrial which monetarily COULD ‘make him whole’?

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        • Rhoda R says:

          But, for the malfeasance on the part of the government lawyers, the taxpayer is going to be on the hook. OTOH, I’d rather see tax $ go to Gen Flynn that any Lawfare lawyer.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Agreed, however thats not the choice. Lawfare is raking in barrels of $, and much of it tax dollars, but thats a seperate issue.

            A settlement with the law firm might be quicker, but then again if the,government settled, WITHOUT a trial, (unlikely) thats a seperate source.
            We’ll see what happens. It IS starting to look like a whole flock of chickens are flying to,D.C.

            Christmas is looking particularly merry, this year!

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        • Maquis says:

          Well, that conflict of interest could possibly be something far more sinister and compromising. Consider that the firm, which created the document that was subsequently asserted to containt falsehoods on Flynn’s part, might have done so knowingly, purposely, possibly conspiring with the Derps. That they willfully carried on in the face of the huge conflict without disclosing it suggests they weren’t merely seeking to save face, perhaps their fear was for their lower cheeks.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Ah, that gets into intent, and I agree. Thing is, even if that WASN’T the case, OR CAN’T BE PROVEN, its still a MAJOR screw up, that was central to Flynns guilty plea, hence even as a ‘error’, is going to be very expensive for the firm.

            Unfortunately, the firm can, I suspect, write the settlement off on their taxes, in which case it is STILL the American taxpayer getting screwed.

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        • Barry Barnhardt says:

          Thanks much, Dutchman, for your cogent explanation.

          It really IS too bad that government employees who intentionally violate the spirit or the letter of the law can’t be held personally liable for such conduct.

          If I have to pay my fair share of Lt. General Flynn’s legal fees (and pain and suffering penalties), I’ll be happy to do so, since there’s no question that he deserves to be compensated for what these Deep State a-holes have put him through.

          May all of these Deep State conspirators pay dearly for the rest of their wretched lives for what they have done to so many good and decent people.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Dutchman:
          “I think he has a case against his first law firm…..|

          Amen. And, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the walking,
          talking, (regrettably) breathing human turd Eric Holder
          involved with said firm?

          Sue them into bankruptcy, salt the earth after that. Publicize
          where the earth was salted. Myself, and presumably more
          then a few others might find the urge to relieve ourselves in
          said location. But only after liberal consumption of coffee,
          beer, and taking some Lasix to speed the process up.

          Taxpayers need to quit paying for the sins of lawyers.

          Lawyers need to start paying to the extent that the
          reprehensible bastards sin no more.

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          • amazed treetop downlooker says:

            YES, agreed, YTG, like a suitable period on public display in stocks, then hempnecktie drops OR guillotine chops…perp gets to choose, drop or chop, anytime treasonous crimes are unequivocally proven thru fair judicial proceedings.

            As long as these avaricious arrogant legal brigands are allowed to machinate their evil plots from the safety of backroom obscurity, they will never stop doing so.

            TO HELL with proglibtardfascist law schools’ cranking out hordes of busybody barristers who wanna run everybody else’s life, appropriate justice for their “end products” conceivably would apply significant “upstream” pressure militating towards their reform, too…we CAN HOPE !

            BIG MESS, folks, COMPLICATED business, gonna take LONG-TERM, continuous pressure to reform !

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          • Dutchman says:

            Yes, perhaps Holder won’t have so much $ to spend on election rigging, or whatever it is he has been doing recently.

            I would happily make a very,…solid contribution, myself.

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        • Beaujackjangles says:

          As someone who has successfully sued a corrupt government agency manager I can assure you that the process is not gratifying and the corrupt official is almost never held to account. First, Flynn’s lawsuit would be against the agency and not the evil individuals involved. This aspect unfortunately keeps any heat away from those responsible for the malfeasance because you aren’t going after them you are going after a very large agency that will do anything to protect itself. Second, winning will likely take every appeal possible and thus several years. In the end, if and when you win, no individual is held responsible and the people involved and their superiors usually have no knowledge that the case was even settled. The bad behavior just continues and increases as the unelected bureaucrats are usually never even notified that their actions resulted in the agency’s legal department losing another case that the taxpayers funded.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Beau:

            What you’ve cited is precisely why I started
            bemoaning the proliferation of LLCs in the 80s
            and the 90s. Instinctively knew that it would
            end up biting us all. And, here we are.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Exactly. I think he has a much better case against his first law firm (Holder) and the firm will probably settle, without a trial as they undoubtedly have malpractice insurance, and the insurance company won’t want a trial they will lose, nor the firm.
            He could get a NICE chunk from that.

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        • hokkoda says:

          Even if the case gets tossed, which is a big IF, a settlement won’t happen. Richard Jewell received settlements from four media outlets (NBC, CNN, etc.), but only managed to eek out an “I think we owe him an apology,” from Janet Reno. The big news being the public learning that Janet Reno could think.

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          • Dutchman says:

            No, she just SAID she could think! LOL.
            Yeah, the accessible, culpable deep pocket is his first law firm, and their malpractice insurance carrier.
            Even IF the law firm wanted to fight it (and why would they) the Insurance company pretty much can decide to settle.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        A motion for sanctions is quite possible.
        It can consider a fee request and other penalties.

        Were I the prosecutor, given what has been foreshadowed by Powell and the level of exposure re explosive Brady material, I’d want to see what is in the IG report. Hell, there may be criminal referrals regarding FBI and DOJ personnel associated with Flynns prosecution.

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    • William Gilkerson says:

      I am hopeful as many here are. However I can’t get the courtroom circus where Sullivan excoriates Flynn and calls him a traitor. If he rules in his favor there should be an acknowledgement of his stupid assumptions.

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    • Smack says:

      Isn’t this request, despite being agreed to by the defense, a tacit admission that the DOJ did, in fact, withhold Brady material.

      Furthermore, I think it a mistake to agree to the DOJ’s request here. They obviously want to avoid being in the position of claiming no Brady violation now, only to have the IG report discredit them in after the 9th. We’ve had enough of this game. Make them submit their verified responses now and, if they are truthful, then they should have nothing to fear from the subsequent IG report.

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      • bluenova1971 says:

        I’ll defer to Ms. Powell’s judgement on this matter

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      • hokkoda says:

        Once the sentencing is done, the sentencing is done. The world moves on. How many people know that Tom Delay eventually cleared his name 10 years later after he was sentenced to prison when nobody could remember who Tom Delay was?

        The longer this plays out, the better for Mike Flynn. There’s this weight building where maintaining the lies used to harass him into a guilty plea become unsustainable. He would be foolish not to take what is basically an indefinite delay in sentencing. I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know if Sullivan vacating the sentencing matters, but vacating means the prior decision is erased completely is how I understand it. That means this is no sentencing right now. The whole thing is up in the air. The judge could simply have said, “OK, we’ll postpone 30 days, sentencing will be Jan 18th. Have your briefs ready on 1/5 and 1/12.”

        The more I think about this today, the more I’m inclined to think Sullivan was prepared to grant the MTC. The FISA, and whatever is in it, will give him additional cover if there are any appeals.

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  2. jus wundrin says:

    The dim impeachment inquisition, the IG report, and the case of Gen. Flynn. All related paths that will meet at one point in the near future. December is shaping up to be quite an interesting month.

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  3. GTOGUY says:

    Why Would Van Grack agree to this? IF their case is so strong they should just wait it out and see what the judge says. We already know how the IG saw their handling of CHS in his last report that came out a week ago. They basically kept no records of any negative information about their informants. That right there tells you everything you need to know about their handling of this case, and the Russian Hoax case.

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    • jrapdx says:

      We surmised long ago that the prosecution’s case is weak at best, flaky is perhaps a better description. At any rate, Van Grack appears to be thinking the IG report will expose the material the defense is looking for thereby getting the prosecutors off the hook for providing it.

      Van Grack seems fearful of getting into some sort of legal hot water if he did hand over documents as demanded by Flynn. What jeopardy would come of it remains a mystery, but something has to explain the extraordinary resistance prosecutors have shown.

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      • OmegaManBlue says:

        If there is info in the report the prosecution is afraid of, the prosecution should release it to Flynn’s lawyer. If they would have released all Brady material they would have nothing to worry about.

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        • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

          Van Crack and the whole merry gang of Snakes in America” have to be beholden to their paymasters! And I don’t mean their gubermint payroll check.
          Also there is likely a different type of leverage being used against them. It could be dangerous. Just saying.

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        • Dutchman says:

          How about Suppression of evidence?
          How about PERJURY?
          Every filing the Prosecutor submits to a Judge, is JUST like testimony. Hence if it becomes obvious (as a result of the material) that the Prosecutors knew Flynn was innocent, and suppressed exculpatory evidence, they are looking at a whole HOST of Felony charges.

          Perhaps THATS what Van Greck is,worried about? No ‘ethics training’ this time, unless thats a class they teach in Federal Prison, which IS a distict possibility.

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          • Barnestormer says:

            IIRC, according to fn. 3 of their response to the last Powell brief (that alleged F302 tampering, among other misconduct), the government (boasting Brady compliance, and gratuitously no less, as it was pre-charge), supplied Flynn with a 302 in the penultimate meeting of the series with him. Following which in the final meeting, Flynn promptly agreed to a plea and was charged (in that order.)

            Subsequently, in addition to the mysteriously missing original 302s and subsequent editing, it came to light that the prosecution had actually reversed the attribution of authorship of the alleged handwritten notes by the two FBI interviewers.

            Moreover, the appearance of one set of notes appeared hurried and consistent with contemporaneous writing, while the other appeared neatly composed and consistent with post-interview writing.

            So this was the provenance of the “official interview record” with which the FBI confronted Flynn on the eve of his plea? Manufactured, with its connotaion of merchantable fit and finish, seems an obscenely charitable description.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yeah, I just don’t see a good outcome for Van Graff, and its possible this could even hurt (legally, I mean) Mueller and his team.
              Felony charges abound in this, no ‘ethics training’ and done, on this one.

              Its still to play out, but already it totally destroys the whole Mueller investigation, and all the prosecutions that flowed from it.

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        • jrapdx says:

          For sure they should have released any/all Brady material without the defense having to beg for it or file motions demanding it.

          But then the jig would have been up—no case to prosecute. Of course that’s the ethical thing that should have been done. So it’s been all wrong from the beginning. OTOH the whole Spygate affair was thoroughly rotten.

          As dad used to say, “it all comes out in the wash” and guess what, laundry day is about to begin.

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          I concur. In Van Grack, I smell slime.

          Barr needs to clean out DOJ/FBI dishonest lawyers. Trust is nonexistent with these clowns as constituted. Heads need to roll, ethics actions need filing, along with criminal referrals.

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        • sturmudgeon says:

          Omega.. lol “if they had released”

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      • OldParatrooper says:

        Van Grack’s current mission is to minimize the amount of information that the DOJ releases to Flynn’s attorneys that might reflect poorly on the Feebs or DOJ and might get him censured or disbarred.

        He can’t prevent the IG Report from being released, but if Judge Sullivan accepts it as fulfilling Van Grack’s obligations then he wont be held accountable for not releasing those materials earlier, and wont have to release anything more.

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        • jrapdx says:

          Yeah, that’s possible, but doesn’t quite explain the defense going along with it. Maybe there’s an implicit agreement that if the IG report is considered adequate to fulfill the Brady requirement then the Flynn case will be dismissed forthwith.

          We shall soon see.

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    • atomichillbilly says:

      Maybe van grack ain’t the one agreeing to the delay?

      The article just said “DOJ”.

      It could be coming from higher up….

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  4. fractionalexponent says:

    Is it “lack of candor” to
    1) alter a 302
    2) then use the altered 302 to accuse the innocent target of lying to the FBI
    3) then say the 302 probably doesn’t exist anymore so you can’t have it
    4) then say someone else wrote the 302, that didn’t exist, but now exists, that we altered to use to accuse?

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  5. Donzo says:

    If you believe in Santa Claus. What year are we talking about?

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  6. Right to reply says:

    A good refresher

    “Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked Mueller “Did you have an opportunity to talk to General Ashcroft, or did he discuss what was discussed in the meeting with Attorney General Gonzales and the chief of staff?” He replied “I did have a brief discussion with Attorney General Ashcroft.” Lee went on to ask “I guess we use [the phrase] TSP [Terrorist Surveillance Program], we use warrantless wiretapping. So would I be comfortable in saying that those were the items that were part of the discussion?” He responded “It was—the discussion was on a national—an NSA program that has been much discussed, yes.”[101]

    On Thursday, August 16, 2007, the House Judiciary Committee released the heavily redacted notes[104] of FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III regarding the Justice Department and White House deliberations of March 2004 which included the March 10, 2004 hospital-room visit of Gonzales and Andrew H. Card Jr. on John Ashcroft in the presence of then-acting Attorney General James B. Comey. The notes list 26 meetings and phone conversations over three weeks—from March 1 to 23—during a debate that reportedly almost led to mass resignations at the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[111]” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Gonzales

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  7. Brant says:

    It seems like Powell/Flynn vs DOJ is like a smaller version of Trump vs Pelosi/Schiff/Nadler. DOJ and dems don’t really want to go forward because they know what is in store for them, but they can’t stop because they are “all in” at the poker table. Fun to watch.

    Like the scene in Temple of Doom when Short Round is beating up the Boy Prince while Indy is beating up the main bad guy.

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    • LeperSandwich says:

      No time for love, Dr. Jones!

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    • PoxOnTheDnc says:

      Brat love it “Like the scene in Temple of Doom when Short Round is beating up the Boy Prince while Indy is beating up the main bad guy.”, now lets do one more scene the Jones scene where the scimitar welding giant shows off fir “prowess” and receives a (Trump) kill shot AKA 2020 land slide

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    • Dutchman says:

      I see it more like ANY basketball team going against the Harlem Globetrotters.

      Or, going up against Ali, in his prime.

      Your gonna lose, but your scheduled to play, so just have to go out there, regardless.

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    • They jumped the shark, as they say, when they portrayed a 12-year old boy as a fighter as good or better than the supposed hero, Indiana Jones. It told the audience it was all just a silly pretense, not to be taken seriously for even a moment. One of the many reasons they said they tried to make Indiana Jones 3 really good, in order to make up for the poor story of IJ2. (In my view, they failed; it was a classic example of the sequels being poor mimics of the original, breakthrough film.)

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  8. atomichillbilly says:

    Which DOJ is asking for the delay?

    The Barr DOJ, or the swamprat resistard DOJ?

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  9. Abolition Man says:

    It is apparent that our goverment bureaucracy has become a haven for sociopaths like Strzok,Weissman and MR. Lindeman! How can we restore integrity and transparency to our government? Is it possible that a citizens oversight committee could be created to look into accusations of overreach, malfeasance and misfeasance? Those that abuse positions of power should lose more than their jobs; they should have to pay monetary damages as well! Someone like Andrew Weissman deserves to die drunk and in the gutter he came from!

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    • Dutchman says:

      A.M.
      We already HAVE a citisens committee, charged with looking into accusations of overreach, malfeasance and misfeasance.

      They are called CITISENS, or registered VOTERS. As in “We, The People”. Of coarse we,are also SUPPOSED to have a ‘free press’, to investigate and report on such things, to “speak truth to power”.

      So, theres that,…..

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    • ale81inn says:

      We are beyond oversight. It has become a leviathan. The entire thing needs to be deconstructed. As long as the construct of a security state exists it WILL be abused, regardless which party is the culprit

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  10. SouthofReality says:

    The bottom line is that they want to find out how much they can get away with not revealing to the judge. They don’t want to be caught hiding something and then have it come out in the IG Report and then have to explain why they didn’t mention that in their latest filing.

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    • JohninMK says:

      If so why has Flynn’s team gone along with it?

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      • Julia Adams says:

        I had a scary thought when I first read about this. Although I view her in a very positive light and trust her experience and judgement, I hope Ms. Powell has not blundered by agreeing to the motion to delay. Her opponent, Van Grack, is cunning and trained in the Weismann prosecutor’s school of misconduct. If by chance she’s made a miscalculation, it will no doubt be devastating.

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        • Redzone says:

          Julia – the Judge very likely was not going to rule anyway until the IG report was released as he himself is at too much risk. Therefore, this Motion doesn’t really change anything, except formally requesting a date extension. All will be well.

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        • JustaVerb says:

          >blunder

          Her biggest blunder would be irritating a Federal Judge by causing him to further adjudicary efforts on issues that could partially resolve themselves with new facts coming to light. Judiciary efficiency is something you don’t want to disrupt.

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          • vikingmom says:

            I don’t think we need to be too worried about Sidney Powell “blundering” anything! She is fully aware of the whole scenario from its genesis to present day machinations. If she has agreed to this delay, then she has a very good reason for doing so – I agree with Redzone’s point. Ms Powell is counting on the fact that Judge Sullivan will have all the facts in front of him once the IG report comes out and will therefore be able to see the level of pure corruption that was brought to bear on General Flynn when he makes his ruling.

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            • bluenova1971 says:

              Agreed, vmom…and, even if the IG report has nothing relating to the Flynn case – but illustrates wrongdoing by others in DOJ re. other cases – Judge Sullivan has seen this rogue behavior before. I don’t think he will look kindly upon it.

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  11. davidberetta says:

    A Criminal Conspiracy is clearly active within the DOJ – as far as I’m concerned ad what I have witnessed. Goodness Grief!

    What Gives here?

    I see the “Biased-Prosecution” and it is so apparent. For all to clearly see

    Allowed Criminal Behavior (by the DOJ), under this broken “Justice System” is here and IS the clear and present danger to the USA!

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  12. Mac says:

    The prosecution knows that there is compromising material in the upcoming IG report. If they respond before the report is issued, and and are forced to include this material in their own response or fail to disclose it, they run the risk of contempt .of court or criminal proceedings. This way they can say they had no idea this evidence existed and relied, in good faith, on the FBI.It is CYA.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      I concur with that assessment, though damage control opportunities may be limited, at this point.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      The IG report might induce Judge Sullivan to force release of all the exculpatory evidence requested by Sidney Powell, instead of sweeping everything under the rug by simple dismissal.

      Forcing release of all exculpatory evidence would
      1) Give Durham more things to charge.
      2) End the careers of more rats (drain the swamp)
      3) Make it easier for the outnumbered whitehats to chase down the rats.
      4) Let Powell and Sullivan live in history books as patriots who helped save the Republic, if it survives, or live in legend if it does not suvive.

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    • ale81inn says:

      Exactly. Nothing more complicated than that.

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    • amazed treetop downlooker says:

      🎯, MAC….it’s just common sense assessment, right, from one with no legal expertise (me), that many honest citizens can plainly see.

      These wayward DOJ/FBI/CIA, etc coupster guys/gals areSO cooked, IF, that is We the People receive justice, rather than more of the DOJust-us abuse !

      “Sophisticated self-serving childishness”, really…nothing against the young ones who, like all of us, must learn virtuous conduct piecemeal, step-by-step, NO. BUT, rather, perpetrated in an extensively organized CYA way that DESERVES a traitor’s reward.

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  13. Joemama says:

    Jessie K. Liu: I pray for your soul. I pray that you may understand the error of your ways. I wish the best for you. Please do what is right. I pray that the lord helps you to understand what is right.

    Amen.

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  14. spoogels says:

    Clinesmith:

    “I Have Initiated the Destruction of the Republic!” – BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Adulterous Attorney Kevin Clinesmith After First Carter Page FISA App Originated

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/i-have-initiated-the-destruction-of-the-republic-breaking-exclusive-adulterous-attorney-kevin-clinesmith-after-first-carter-page-fisa-app-originated/

    The left HATES America

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    • Vito Romano says:

      Mens rea -> Actus reus

      On page 445 of the DOJ’s IG report on Hillary Clinton’s emails, there is a discussion of what Attorney 2 (Clinesmith) from the FBI texted on October 28, 2016 –

      Among the general discussion of political issues by FBI Attorney 2, we identified three instant message exchanges that raised concerns of potential bias. The first of these exchanges was on October 28, 2016, shortly after Comey’s October 28 letter to Congress that effectively announced the reopening of the Midyear investigation. FBI Attorney 2 sent similar messages to four different FBI employees. The timestamps of these messages are included below. The messages stated:

      13:44:42, to FBI Employee 1: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
      13:44:52, to FBI Employee 2: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
      14:01:52, to FBI Employee 3: “As I have initiated the destruction of the republic…. Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?”
      15:28:50, to FBI Employee 4: “I’m clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic’s destruction”

      (spoogels link)

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  15. Mark L. says:

    I’m sure the Judge does not want to rule, then new evidence is brought to light in the IG report.
    Free Flynn

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  16. hokkoda says:

    The more hopes and dreams get piled on this IG Report, the less I think anything will come of it. Remember “Fitzmas”?

    I can also make the case that DOJ’s position is that all these motions are based on a conspiracy theory which the prosecution knows the IG is about douse with cold water. They’ll let the IG speak for them, since nobody believes the prosecutors anyway.

    This is the U.S. Government, folks. They’ll make you feel guilty about being cynical, and then prove you weren’t cynical enough. 3,000 Americans got incinerated on 9/11, and nobody got fired or even reprimanded. We did get a giant new police state as their “solution” though.

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    • David Farrar says:

      I agree. If the IG report was dispositive, the government would simply withdraw from the Flynn case and allow the judge to rule in his favor. But they seem to see the IG report supporting their case. It’s not a good sign. I hope I am wrong.

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      • hokkoda says:

        I try to maintain the position that the report will be a dud while remaining open to the slim possibility that I might be pleasantly surprised.

        Watching that Durham speech last week was like watching the Chief of Police give a speech about the need for banking reform while the customers out in the lobby are screaming about the two bank robbers fleeing with their money with the help of three of the tellers. Two weeks later, the robbers and tellers are enjoying an early retirement while the Chief releases a report acknowledging that mistakes were made, that bank policies and procedures need to be tightened up, and there’s a retirement party for the bank manager on Friday.

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  17. ezduzit63 says:

    Did Mueller try to coerce Gen Flynn in to wearing a wire? We shall see I feel

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  18. warspite2 says:

    The IG Report will have some Brady material but reference other items which cannot be disclosed b/c of “national security”. Ms. Powell will push for this material and rather than produce the U.S. will dismiss its case. The media will provide cover. The Court will never have to reach issues of misconduct by the FBI, etc., or address the conflict/ethics issue of Flynn’s first (inside the Beltway) law firm. This has been where this matter has been headed for several months.

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    • hokkoda says:

      There was a report awhile back when testimony from Loretta Lynch was released in which Sheila Jackson Lee lists four people as being subjects of FISA investigations: Page, Manafort, Papadapolous, and Flynn. In it, Lee appears to get Lynch to confirm that there was more than one FISA warrant (Page). I don’t know that this has ever been confirmed and Lynch’s lawyer jumped in to stop the questioning, and it would obviously be a significant development if the same people were involved in obtaining those warrants (likely).

      Even if the original warrants were legitimately obtained, the edits by Clinesmith show a predisposition to modify official records to obtain a desired end result. What else did the FBI modify to get their desired result? We already know from TV interviews that Comey’s state of mind was to entrap Flynn using the chaos of the transition as cover, and his demeanor in that TV interview indicates he was very motivated to run this scheme and try to “get” Flynn.

      There was reporting last fall that the IG Report actually covers more ground than just the Page FISA…which makes me wonder if these other FISA warrants will be confirmed. And, if so, were those tinkered with too.

      I hope everyone enjoys reading footnotes and bureaucratic doublespeak…because that’s what this is going to require.

      https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/Lynch%20Interview%2012-19-18.pdf

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  19. amazed treetop downlooker says:

    David, hokkoda, warspite, you guys’ input above kinda dispirits me, BUT, you share what I come for, considered analysis & perspective, no matter how difficult to experience.

    THANKS to so many Treepers, why strive so hard to share their “best shot” at understanding, you guys & ”guyettes” are the REAL, TRUE DEAL.

    KUDOS !

    We PRAY, LORD, that true justice fully prevails🙏🇺🇸🙏

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    • hokkoda says:

      Back in September, I entered the local “predict the first inch of snow” contest on a weather blog I follow. The winner would get two free lift tickets to Loveland Ski Area. I never win anything, ever, but what the heck might as well try. I guessed 10/10/19 as the date and predicted 1″ of snow. It snowed 1″ on 10/10. There were 35 people who also correctly predicted the date, 16 of whom correctly predicted the amount, but only one of them won the tie-breaker: the earliest entry. I never win anything, but was pleasantly surprised to get my two free lift tickets.

      You never know how events will transpire, so keep expectations in check and remain open to being pleasantly surprised. I remember feeling this way on election night 2016. I was helping my daughter with her math homework, no TV on, but I did have Drudge open on my Mac and it would flash updates every few minutes. At about 8pm, it flashed an update, and I thought, “Wow, he might actually win…”

      Life is full of happy surprises.

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    • dwpender says:

      I believe Sydney Powell has excellent sources with knowledge of the contents of the IG Report. I was therefore particularly dispirited by her post last night that the Report’s “conclusions will be absurd and useless.”

      YES, she qualified this with the introductory phrase “if this one is like the others.” YES, she added that the underlying facts and details will be devastating. But why is Ms. Powell so lowering expectations about those all-important “conclusions?”

      I hope that she is less well-informed than I believe her to be, and that she too is simply taking an “expect less so you’re not disappointed” approach.

      I continue to entertain a slim hope that Horowitz/DOJ will conclude that the bias that permeated the CH team DID impact the decision to seek and/or the form and contents of the Page FISA warrant applications — ALL of them.

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      • Kleen says:

        Yes! Somebody has been cooperating with her. I think that’s how she got the last texts between the lovebirds.

        They were not public. Someone with legal possession of them and legal right to release them gave them to her.

        Trust Sidney! She’s waaaaay smarter than the crooks and she has truth on her side. ( and all of us)

        If she thinks this is a good idea, IT IS!

        I’m 100% sure of that.

        I support Sidney 100%.

        I just hope she knows how much we need her and how much we support her.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        While Sidney said that about the conclusions, she also said focus on the content, which will be devastating.

        The content WILL be brutal, in my opinion, but the IG will “conclude” that the obvious corruption and illegality that the content will describe was not a big deal.

        Recall how Comey described multiple crimes by Hillary, then absurdly declared that no prosecutor would bring the case 🙂

        This time, however, Barr and Durham are the follow up, and not Lynch and Comey 🙂

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        • hokkoda says:

          Part of me wonders if Barr will release his own interpretation of the IG Report kind of like what he did with Mueller’s report. His summary of Mueller was factually accurate, but it was much more precise in its phrasing that Trump was essentially “cleared” by Mueller. That short-circuited a much more, shall we say, “nuanced” set of conclusions by Mueller. Those more nuanced conclusions that Weissman wrote were intended to damn Trump to a summer of impeachment hearings…but Barr got in front of it and turned the whole news cycle into “Oh my goodness, Trump is totally vindicated!”

          Or, put another way, if he is requiring the IG to be much more specific in his executive summary than is typically done in these bland IG reports.

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  20. sundance says:

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    • hokkoda says:

      Since the two sides never agree on anything, it’s not surprising the judge would grant a joint motion asking for a delay. It’s not like Sullivan hasn’t delayed sentencing before in this case.

      It took 8 years for Tom Delay to clear his name after that fraud and injustice in Texas. The state government down there fought to the bitter end to save their corrupt prosecution. Let’s hope for Flynn’s sake that the IG Report contains some of the requested Brady materials, or that it is presented in such a way that the Government gets a face-saving exit strategy using the dubious, “We were duped by a cabal of junior lawyers and fake reports,” excuse.

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  21. doofusdawg says:

    even if it’s just rules and policy’s were broken then that should be enough for Sydney and Flynn on the criminal case. The motives and corruption can come out with Durham and that will be timely for the general’s civil case.

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  22. Kleen says:

    Well, as far as what we already know based on PapaD’s book, Mike Caputo interviews also other victims’ account, also based on docs released already, the whole thing was a huge entrapment scheme.

    Crimes were planted on innocent people to send them to jail.

    I don’t know how the IG report won’t show that it was a huge ilegal scheme.

    Carte Page didn’t go to jail. The cabal would have sent him to jail for any reason. But didn’t.

    Yet, he was treated like a terrorist by having a FISA opened on him.

    Nothing justifies what they did.

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  23. Kleen says:

    I think Matt Whittaker will end up being a hero.
    It wouldn’t shock me if he is one of the sources for Sarah Carter, Dan Bongino even Sidney P.

    He knows what the IG had until last Spring.
    He knows what’s in the report. He said it will be the most consequencial report we had in decades.

    I read somewhere that Durham actually started investigating at the end of 2018( before Barr) If so Matt brought him in in my opinion

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  24. Kleen says:

    The biggest problem the criminal cabal has is the paper trail.

    Every investigation leaves paper trail, signatures showing who was responsible for what. Files, emails…

    Playing dumb is not a valid excuse because, the FBI has investigations ongoing all the time. And there’s a proper to way to do it.

    Once you go outside the proper channels, that in itself shows the motive. Opening a serious investigation and not following proper rules is a major red flag. Then you get whatever “ evidence “ they had and try to fit that into the proper channels and realize it wouldn’t have passed the smell test, and the only way they were able to use such “evidence” was by fraudulently altering it, or entrapments then that explains this was scam.

    If they had anything valid, they would have gone through proper channels.

    The Russia hoax will be proven to be a premeditated entrapment scheme.
    Paper trail. ( docs/ solid proof)

    They can’t hide it.

    Like Clinesmith said; My name is all over these documents investigating Trump’s staff.

    Yep! Paper trail!

    Whatever excuse they use has to match the paper trail. *AND* other people’s stories as well. If one person tells a different story. They all hang!

    It takes one to turn against them. Over!

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    • Kleen says:

      Patrick Byrne already did turn against them.

      Imagine the emails in Durham’s possession right now. Probably enough evidence to show conspiracy.

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  25. Dan says:

    WHAT in the world does delaying the MTC have to do with IG rollout ? Who cares what’s in it as it pertains to Flynn? Let the Brady evidence flow…..Seems very odd to me…. If I’m Flynn- I want the Brady Material -ALL OF IT !
    I don’t care what Horowitz has found – OR did not find….. Sydney Powell should still demand all of it – and not let them off the hook in a LIMITED manner that jives with the IG report.
    Disclosure HAS ALWAYS BEEN the biggest fear of those needing to protect it.
    Don’t let the IG report stifle the evidence… and sweep all the rest under the rug….

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    • bluenova1971 says:

      Ms. Powell’s first responsibility is the defense of her client, LtGen Flynn, not exposing the misdeeds of the prosecutors. We may get both, but that is not her primary concern.

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      • I believe MS Powell’s secondary concern (or underlining motive) is to FRY Weissman’s ass and see him disbarred and in prison.

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      • Dan says:

        We- are getting screwed with this IG report delay- BS
        Flynn gets exonerated for sure – QUIETLY- protecting the DOJ criminals… would will avoid prosecution…and keep the Brady evidenced sealed…so NO ONE can see it…!!
        THIS DELAY IS A SCAM !!
        Leaked Horowitz crap already laying the foundation to cover the deep state and their freakin media is giving them the cover- in as much as the propaganda is now spewing from the NY Slimes- ” IG report- “Russia Inquiry” (bs) review finds no effort on part of FBI etc. in setting up to spy on trump campaign in Russia electoral interference…yada yada yada”
        .
        SURE AND THE FISA GAMBIT WAS JUST BOYS BEING BOYS……
        we are so screwed…….

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  26. JustaVerb says:

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    • Dan says:

      It makes all the sense in the world if you want to maintain secrecy, shield criminals and have all this corruption just dissipate into thin air…..like 33,000 emails…….

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