Michael Flynn Withdraws Guilty Plea – Cites DOJ “bad faith, vindictiveness and breach of plea agreement”…

Moments ago, citing prosecutorial vindictiveness and the DOJ changing their position on sentencing, lawyers for Lt. General Michael Flynn filed a motion to withdraw the guilty plea. (pdf linkPDF embed link below)

This is good news.  Withdrawing the plea will now force the government to prove its case.

(link to cloud pdf)

Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack knowingly sought to induce false statements from Flynn relating to his FARA registration.  When Michael Flynn refused to lie about the FARA registration and other material matters related to his business partner Bijan Rafiekian (Flynn Intel Group), the government retaliated against Mr. Flynn.

“Only after new counsel appeared, did the government for the first time demand an admission and testimony from Mr. Flynn that he knew and intended when he signed the FARA registration form that it contained several material false statements.  Not only was that demanded testimony a lie, but also, the prosecutors knew it was false, and would induce a breach.”

[…] “The government’s stunning and vindictive reversal of its earlier representations to this Court are incredible, vindictive, in bad faith, and breach the plea agreement.”

It is worth noting federal Judge Anthony J Trenga previously threw out the conviction of Mike Flynn’s partner Bijan Rafiekian (Flynn Intel Group) and granted the defendants’ motion to acquit. (link)  As noted in both cases the DOJ-NSD framed their special counsel case on sketchy FARA violations and dubious legal theories.

Here’s the full filing today from Flynn:

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Here’s the supplemental appendix contrasting the claims of false statements against the governments’ own previous statements, filings and declarations:

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266 Responses to Michael Flynn Withdraws Guilty Plea – Cites DOJ “bad faith, vindictiveness and breach of plea agreement”…

  1. TwoLaine says:

    Praying still for Michael Flynn and family, as well as his superb counsel, Sidney Powell.

    Liked by 50 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      How long dies AG Barr allow Brady material to be buried, FBI / DOJ staff to leak with no consequences, … I’m really feeling like we are a BANANA REPUBLIC without the 90 degree weather & awesome drinks!

      Liked by 17 people

    • I felt like this was coming, and knew that it should be as it really needed to.

      I also feel like this will be the beginning of a MASSIVE WAVE OF WINNING, WINNING, and MOAR WINNING.

      Sorry, but not sorry for all caps to those who might be “bothered” by them! L 😀 L

      This is just awesome.

      Liked by 14 people

    • walker4411 says:

      i also keep Michael Flynn in my prayers. I truly believe that God is going to exonerate him. And I believe that God sent Sidney Powell to him. 🙂

      Liked by 13 people

    • lftpm says:

      I predicted this a month ago. Not to toot my own horn for credit, I’m an anon.

      The point I made was that a pardon, which a lot of people were screaming for, was not enough. A pardon means, “You are fully forgiven for your crimes.” But if General Flynn did not commit any crimes, there was nothing to forgive.

      Ristvan is a licensed attorney, which I am not. IIRC , he was seeing what attorney Sidney Powell was up to: pleading to the court to order the DOJ to produce the 302-chain on General Flynn, which included Lisa Page’s illegal edit of Strock and Pienta’s 302s. (As an aside methinks Lisa may be cooperating, because moms are more sensitive to missing their children’s birthday parties and graduation ceremonies than a lot of dads. Especially when their mom’s are advising them: “Don’t take the rap for Strzock and McCabe. They seduced you. Take a plea and cooperate, so we can take see you.”)

      I saw Sidney’s motions for exculpatory evidence production as brilliant. She had buttered up Judge Sullivan in her book, but she knew that he had screwed Senator Ted Stevens, convicting him of felonies, which was just enough to get him replaced by a Dem as Alaska Senator. THEN, after the election, Sullivan reversed the conviction. He blasted the prosecutors, but none of them was disbarred, or even fired by the DOJ. To wit, Sullivan was not to be trusted.

      With his refusal to order the DOJ/FBI to produce its exculpatory evidence against Flynn, much less sanction the DOJ/FBI for withholding Brady evidence, Sullivan showed his colors.

      I predicted that Sidney would move to retract General Flynn’s admission of guilt, because General Flynn would not have admitted guilt had the DOJ/FBI produced its exculpatory findings before Flynn pled guilty, when he was fully entitled to receive them.

      Last week, with the DOJ’s pulling the dirty trick of revising its sentencing recommendation from no jail time, to up to six months jail time, it was clear that the agreed-to terms of the plea agreement were voided by the DOJ, enabling General Flynn to void his plea.

      If Judge Sullivan refuses to allow General Flynn to withdraw from the plea agreement, this ruling will be appealable, and if the COA AND SCOTUS fail to grant General Flynn a trial, then POTUS can pardon him. My money is on Flynn’s getting a trial, and on the prosecution’s case’s collapsing. AG Barr, whether you like him or not, will order the DOJ/FBI to produce ALL Brady material to the defense. Such as the two FBI interviewers’ reporting in their 302’s that Flynn DID NOT LIE TO THEM. (Lisa, either fess up, take a plea deal that only costs you your law license, or see your children only on visitation Saturdays for the next 10 years. Assuming they can travel 1500 miles to see you. Or move to Kansas.)

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      • ann says:

        I like this, then.
        Thank you for walking me through “attorney thoughtworld”, following these cases is intricate; easy to get a bit lost.

        If I may share my unlawyerly mind,

        The JD + Federal courts cooperate, kinda like a team. Is that normal?
        I’d equated their tasks as providing just outcomes,

        DOJ fussed & made a hullabaloo of phone calls contextually NORMAL for transition teams. Using their Russia Lie That’s prejudicial, no ?
        Make a huge fuss about pikiyune wee details on FARA forms.

        Then JD dredges up this old law, all special for General Flynn. What about Uranium One, or Kerry lurking about over the Iran Deal? Or Mrs. Clinton’s entrepreneurial activities as SoS?
        Peter Schweitzer’s Clinton Cash is known to the ENTIRE LITERATE WORLD . Plenty more too, Charles Ortel,.

        Then Mr. High and a Mighty Judge guy tussles with Sidney over access to exculpatory “evidence” just cause he already pled? I call BS!

        This has nothing to do w truth”, guilt/innocence and the judges are very biased.

        As a nonlawyerly person, quite disillusioned and disappointed. I don’t want to pay my taxes & fund these dishonest wrong things, Ann ✝️⚖️🇺🇸

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        If the motion is granted.

        Will the DOJ even RE-FILE charges?
        What would those charges be?

        I can see a scenario where they walk away claiming
        “sparing the expense to the American taxpayer. bs.to avoid a jury trial.

        They already had a judge overrule a jury verdict in the FIG FARA case.
        Would they risk having Strzok, Pietka, hell even Nunes called to testify to prove 18 USC 1001?

        Still don’t see a need for Barr to stick his nose in this.

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  2. delighteddeplorable says:

    Sidney on Hannity right now.

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      • Redzone says:

        She said she filed a Motion to Withdraw, but the Judge does not have to approve it.

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      • Troublemaker10 says:

        Sidney said they plan to fight this to the end.

        She did shake her head in agreement with surprise by Hannity that Sullivan didn’t allow all Brady material.

        Hannity threw out a theory that Sullivan wanted Flynn to withdraw guilty plea.

        Sidney didn’t know, and could not predict how Sullivan would rule on this request. She plans to fight on though.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      Sidney was nodding her head, as Garrett was saying they threated flynn’s child ( then Hannity’s camera moved off of her; AKA the signal without the culpability in relaying info)

      she knows – and relayed its true.
      democracy is controlled through distraction. keep pounding people with the facts. bring one new person to the refugee asnd tell them to say Hey I was told to come here.

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      • nimrodman says:

        If Flynn gets another trilal, call Strzok and Pientka to the stand and make them explain why Flynn’s 302 wasn’t finalized til x months later, and make them reconcile reports that on or both of them “didn’t believe Flynn was lying” at the time of the Flynn interview.

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        • WhiteBoard says:

          I wonder if those 2 agents will agree with the DOJ that their notes were accidentally attributed to the other agent as noted.

          good piece of information to know – is that the Headquarters decides the final product – not the field. the field agents will stay hush to keep their job as they know they do not (per POLICY) make the final determination (HQ does- AKA any change requested from HQ they will comply)

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        • owtolunch says:

          Make them spell out the whole episode and the reasons for it and all the players… Make them sing from the heights. Place them in dire jeopardy.

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      • delighteddeplorable says:

        Yes, what WB said. She also said they would fight ’til the end. She looked calm and confident, IMO.

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  3. lansdalechip says:

    Go get ’em, General!
    Try as I might, I can’t think of a punishment fitting enough for van Gaack and his horde of jackals. I’ve tried, but nothing here is appropriate for the hell this honorable man has been put through. Even if I could conjure something up. it probably couldn’t be posted here.

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  4. Phil says:

    What are the chances the judge grants the motion? He twice gave Flynn a chance to withdraw his plea, so it seems that this is coming a little late.

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    • Carly says:

      This is key – and he reject the premise as well. He provided earlier opportunities, nudging Flynn to withdraw. Not sure he will grant it now.

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    • Shyster says:

      If the judge does indeed find that the prosecution breached the plea deal, there could even be a mini trial on this issue, then the General is released from his agreed upon or contractual guilty plea. It’s basically a simple breach of contract, Flynn agrees and does plead guilty in return for the prosecution agreeing to specific sentencing recommendations to the court. When the DOJ asked for up to 6 months, they breached the deal which then releases Flynn from his plea.

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    • stenwin77 says:

      Maybe he was forcing Flynn to withdraw it with his last ruling.

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    • Redzone says:

      Unless the Judge is 100% cornered into accepting the Withdrawal, I don’t see how he can let this go to trial. If the Judge was planning on shooting semi-straight, he would have forced the DOJ to provide the hidden Discovery items, which he did not do.

      DOJ will not allow this to go to trial; they can’t. Hold on for a bumpy ride.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Every time push comes to shove, Sullivan folds thus far in favor og the government.

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  5. Gort says:

    It was the logical next step.

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    • Gort says:

      Flynn has very little downside risk here since he is officially fighting for the side of Truth Justice and the American Way, and Trump will never let him spend a day in jail.

      Liked by 6 people

  6. jc says:

    I’ll wager a few quatloos that the judge will be very hostile to the defendent.

    Hang in there, Mr. Flynn. Everybody’s right to a fair trial is on the line here.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. Kerry Gimbel says:

    I had a feeling Flynn and Sidney were not done yet. Give them hell

    Liked by 7 people

  8. CNN_sucks says:

    Praying. Time to punch back.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Bogeyfree says:

    Please Mr. President make Sidney Powell your next Attorney General.

    She will always have your back, will always put truth and justice for all front and center and won’t stomach illegal spying or coups on a sitting President.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Newhere says:

    Judge Sullivan has proven to be afflicted with TDS and apparent MSNBC addiction.

    Is his ruling on this appealable? Assuming yes? (Ristvan?)

    Liked by 1 person

    • The judge is part of a company town. Everyone worth defending is a Democrat. Everyone else gets shown the trap door.

      Liked by 6 people

    • LouisianaTeaRose says:

      Unless someone here knows otherwise, Ristvan buzzed outta the Tree a few weeks ago. It was very strange and unfortunate that Admin/Ad Rem kicked some dirt in his eye by accusing him of inappropriate comments…several of us here tried to defend him, and there was no response about the exact nature of his offense I haven’t seen him since…..

      It was bizarre. There seems to be VERY SPECIFIC TIMES, typically Sat and Sun nites when every comment I make falls into the “moderation” box….you’d think you were on Twitter…..

      Liked by 2 people

      • delighteddeplorable says:

        Thanks for the update, LTR. I’ve been watching for his posts on all things legal, but alas.

        Liked by 1 person

        • LouisianaTeaRose says:

          Quite an astute fellow, measured in his responses, matter-of-fact… the ultimate lawyer-who-lurks, and in my opinion, one of the sharpest tools in this woodshed…

          Apparently a Treeper or two here had a different view about some of his opinions.

          A sane voice amongst some histrionic screeching.

          Net loss for the Tree. From time to time it seems we are run over by lemmings headin’ for the water.

          Liked by 1 person

      • meow4me2 says:

        Thanks for the update. Was wondering where he was. I was actually worried he might be in poor health, so glad to know it’s not that.

        Ristvan, if you’re lurking out there, please know that we miss you!

        Liked by 4 people

      • I recall SD calling him out for attributing his thoughts as that of SD. But in subsequent posts crediting Ristvan for his legal skills and knowledge in others.
        Maybe Ristvan did the former again.

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      • I recall SD calling him out for attributing his thoughts as that of SD. But in subsequent posts crediting Ristvan for his legal skills and knowledge in others.
        Maybe Ristvan did the former again.

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      • lumoc1 says:

        I was hoping you would get a reply because I did not notice Ristvan making any inappropriate comments, in my opinion, and was quite surprised by the accusation. Although I knew Ristvan only from the comments he made on this site, I am disappointed but not surprised by his decision to cease making further comments.

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  11. Perot Conservative says:

    What I posted elsewhere

    Read attorney Sidney Powell’s tweet. In addition, the government has withheld critical exculpatory Brady material that would prove his innocence, including:

    1. His original FBI 302 notes (before altered by Lisa Page & Peter Strzok).
    2. Internal DOJ document dated Jan 30, 2017, that exonerates Gen Flynn.
    3. Notes & docs Gen Flynn provided to DIA after he left the gov’t.
    4. Unredacted notes and 302s from FBI agents who interviewed him on Jan 24th.
    5. The EC of SSA1 sent in to spy on Trump & Flynn.
    6. The EC that started the whole investigation (predicate).
    7. The 1A audit file of Flynn’s 302.
    8. The entire Page-Strzok texts, (omitting 100% personal texts).
    9. Unredacted McCabe memo.
    10. Unredacted 392 notes if Flynn and SSA1.

    Source: Barbara Flynn Redgate, minor edits made. https://mobile.twitter.com/

    Liked by 12 people

  12. Neo says:

    Well, now the prosecutors have no excuse to deny any and all Brady material.

    Liked by 4 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      J. Sullivan Ordered production of documents and DoJ has not producd then. Why would then now produce the docs if Sullivan never held them in contempt the first go round. I do not see justice under Sullivan. Imo it needs to go to SC.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. Loggerman says:

    It’s about time, hope he’s free to fight!

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  14. Elric VIII says:

    WOO-HOO! The rodeo is on! General Flynn certainly knows enough to set some tails on fire.

    Something inside my head keeps telling me that no matter how bad things look, or how much crap the Democrat Party throws against the wall, President Trump – and by extension, We The People – will eventually set the country right again.

    Watch and Pray.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      But all the judge has to do is deny the motion.

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    • jmuniz1 says:

      Its our country our President has rebuilt the military and many other things. Those votes go to him. Imagine if Clibton or Jeb had won. After the next election everything will come out. Its a great tine to be alive and a Republican. Our President set a world record of votes his viters wont abandon him. Dems are to far left. Enjoy your life. The onky thing that can stop him in we the people. There is a lot of Bad people. He is gettibg rid of them. After he is gone he will rin hiis own canidates. Hes the incumbent now. We need to help him by gettibg Congress back and the Senate. Its good not to see Obama in the oval office. Evrryone loves our President . Trump 2020

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  15. Wethal says:

    “Your Honor, I would now like to renew my requests for Brady material….”

    Liked by 4 people

    • Carly says:

      The DOJ has been saying, we’re not sending anything exculpatory – trust us, there is nothing to see.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Exactly. Nothing more coming from them. DoJ cover-mode –all being done under Barr.

        DoJ’s actions have been the same cover-up mode as Barr, Sessions, Holder…they’re all the same. ONly good one was Acting AG Whitaker.

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      • Wethal says:

        That was while his guilty plea was still of record. If he’s allowed to withdraw the plea, then the Brady issue changes to anything that might be exculpatory evidence at trial.

        Judges know it’s always better to let the defendant have it then deny it; it could be reversible error to have denied the defendant access, but it’s not reversible error to let him have it.

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      • But we don’t.

        Trust them. And never will again.

        End of story.

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      Assume this is true. Where is the testimony of Joe Pientka III?
      The Judge has a second Flynn case assigned to him.
      Sidney Powell, Flynn’s attorney, has filed motions to conceal public information of her client. Out of three disc drives of data, only 14 documents will be disclosed.

      None of it needed a top secret clearance to release.

      Is Sidney Powell gathering info for a new book deal?

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  16. Mickey Wasp says:

    Where is the testimony of Joe Pientka III? Pientka was Strzok’s boss.
    Neither Pientka or Strzok have been subpoenaed on what they wrote.
    Why?
    The focus is on two of 19 Flynn interviews. Where are the other 17?

    Liked by 5 people

    • nimrodman says:

      Pientka and Strzok were the interviewers of General Flynn at the White House, I believe

      Liked by 2 people

      • Mickey Wasp says:

        The Judge has a second Flynn case assigned to him. Sidney Powell, Flynn’s attorney, has filed motions to conceal public information of her client. Out of three disc drives of data, only 14 documents will be disclosed.
        None of it needed a top secret clearance to release.

        Is this true? Hello Ms Powell – true or not? .

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  17. Wethal says:

    “Your Honor, here’s a partial witness list. I hope I spelled Strzok and Pientka correctly….”

    Liked by 2 people

  18. trnathens says:

    The Judge doesn’t have to accept it. It’s at his discretion. Review by another Court would lead to overturn ONLY if the judge is found to have abused his discretion. VERY high standard to meet, and one unlikely to be found upon review.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Newhere says:

      So decision can’t be appealed? Only basis for review is abuse of discretion?

      Yikes

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    • oldersoul says:

      For a normal scenario where the government upholds its end of the deal, it is harder. But most judges will allow every defendant a trial, and that is where most lean on a withdrawal. The payback is on a harsher sentence following a jury conviction.

      But not where a government violation of the plea understanding is demonstrated.

      And now, at the very last minute, the government is asking for incarceration. I’m sure that was not part of the original inducement to the plea.

      On a broken deal, that would be a strong AOD appeal

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  19. Yesss! This is what I have been looking for.

    The change in sentencing justified the withdrawal. The crazies have been crowing for two years about another in the Trump campaign having “pled guilty.” I want to see them have to retract, especially under the circumstances.

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  20. TarsTarkas says:

    Can Judge Sullivan reject the withdrawal of the guilty plea?

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    • oldersoul says:

      Yes. And an appellate panel can reverse that decision as well.

      Where the government violates the plea understanding, which is unusual, withdrawing a plea is fairly routine.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        And if Sullivan rejects and the appellate panel upholds his rejection, what’s the next step? En banc or further up the judicial ladder?

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        • oldersoul says:

          And if a meteor strikes the courthouse just as the SCOTUS clerk enters the per curiam order …

          Come on, you are more negative than most around here. And that takes some doing.

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          • TarsTarkas says:

            Sorry, I’m not trying to be pessimistic or an eeyore. I’m interested in information from better legal minds than I as to pathways for exoneration for Flynn and then going after Van Grack et al for their corruption and malicious prosecution.

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  21. Bill says:

    Sullivan is going to deny this motion. It’s only fitting based on the results we’ve seen every step of the way while fighting the deep state. I just hope Trump doesn’t wait til the end of his second term to issue a pardon. Even though Flynn will be out in 6 months he should not have to go 4.5 years listed as a felon.

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    • WES says:

      Bill:. Agree! Sullivan is 100% swamp. He will convict and sentence 6 months or more.

      Barr is the same as old boss. Mr. CoverUp.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Not sure about Judge Sullivan but three reasons why Barr is NOT the part of this problem. First, the last thing that the AG needs is to give the appearance if unlawful influence of his subordinate US Attorney….both Barr and Trump politically need to stay away until the trial is over, then he can pardon Mike Flynn or fo golfing with him. Keep in mind the clever deep state lawyers, media and dems will go to the ends of the earth to make a mountain out of a molehill. Second, as Napoleon said, “never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” The political optics on the Mike Flynn case are overwhelmingly positive for the POTUS and is re-election campaign for 2020. Daily, more and more as the truth gets out, the public sees this Flynn sham was part of corrupt FBI and DoJ agents and leaders. General Flynn, a Soldier and combat vet and Trump supporter is respected and admired by millions. Mueller exonerated the President and Horowitz showed the appalling corruption of Obama’s FBI. Lastly, President Trump has said nary an ill word, tweet or anything denigrating William Barr, in fact has praised him public ally a number of times.

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  22. ShainS says:

    I heart Sydney Powell! If I’m ever railroaded by fed.gov, she’ll be my attorney (even if I have to swallow my pride and start a GoFundMe account).

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  23. jus wundrin says:

    I hope van crack head and company werent expecting this. Good move Sidney!

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  24. MNBV says:

    How can Flynn be not allowed to change his plea? Sounds like an everyman right to me.
    Govt might well fold, the prospect of “unhelpful” examination of high profile witnesses might not appeal to it.
    Yes, Sullivan can fix the downside for the Govt by rejecting the plea.
    Sullivan is therefore very likely to reject the change of plea.
    You don’t have to know the case, just which side of politics the accused comes from.
    Easy.

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  25. Got243kids says:

    This case and what’s going on in Virginia are paramount to our future….

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  26. Mike says:

    I plan to send the Flynn defense team $100 tomorrow.

    I firmly believe President Trump will pardon Flynn, what ever happens.

    If I had more I would send more. If the judge grants the motion, IT IS ON!

    Discovery, a highly televised trial, -not good for the “government.”

    Can’t wait to see Strzok, McCabe, Pientka, Comey, Clinesmith, McCord, Yates, etc, UNDER OATH.

    BRING IT SIDNEY!

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      If you truly believe President Trump will pardon General Michael Flynn. Why send money to a defense fund? Seems to me that a better funding would be to your local MAGA candidate.
      Thats just me tho …

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      • Mike says:

        It takes money for Sidney to fight. The pardon will come later.

        If she can win the motion, then she gets discovery, (which I expect the corrupt FIB/ “just us” departments will continue to try to obstruct) which will expose much information that the “just us” department did not provide to Flynn’s previous “defense team.”

        If she can get the above mentioned “FIB/ “Just us” (EXPLETIVE DELETE) witnesses, under oath, KABOOM!!

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      • trialbytruth says:

        I think both makes sense but most here have both a sense of Justice and Charity I will be guided by both tommorow Flynn and Sidney get some cash from me.

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    • Mike said: “Can’t wait to see Strzok, McCabe, Pientka, Comey, Clinesmith, McCord, Yates, etc, UNDER OATH.”
      I agree.
      Both Mike and I have a better chance of seeing the Good Lord do a double back-flip under the red light down at the four corners at high noon on July 4th.

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    • WES says:

      Mike:. Question. How do you pardon an innocent man?

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      • Mickey Wasp says:

        Ask Sidney Powell … Lawyer ,,,
        Think – I’ve got a client that will receive a Pardon.
        How can I play this … Book deals, interviews, more high profile clients – as all the sh*t hits the fans and I was the first…
        Sidney is the go to for now — much like the idiots that keep ‘up and downing’ the freak Dershowitz.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          No…rather think how can Sidney can get the original 702s, fully UN-redacted copies of the emails and Texts, the details of the Storzk/Pientka mix up and the rest of the exonerating materials released. ALL of it. If all this corruption evidence stays covered up, the swamp wins and Sydney’s books are small stuff. Take down a major part of the swamp, prove the Rosenstein/Mueller coup, corruption by Obama’s Whitehouse, FBI and DoJ by the release of those key documents….you won’t need a book.

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      • Mike says:

        You pardon an innocent man because he was corruptly prosecuted by a bunch of dirty cops and dirty prosecutors, allowed by incompetent, or more likely, dirty judges.

        I am retied LE. I am more disgusted than you will ever be by the corrupt, dirty, cops. I give corrupt prosecutors and corrupt judges more slack, because I have less expectations from them. None of the cops I worked with were dirty, nor would they tolerate dirty cops.

        Still waiting for the “hard working women and men of the FBI.”

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  27. trialbytruth says:

    It ain’t over to the pretty lady sings😉

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  28. tdwesselman says:

    The DOJ will play lip service for a while and act like they are going to go to trial, then quietly move to dismiss before trial prep starts. They don’t want this going to a public trial.

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Using logic, I would tend to agree with you.

      Motion to dismiss would be the easiest way out for Van Grack and the corrupt DOJ/FBI; they don’t want to be put on the stand.

      It would also be advantageous for Sullivan as a way to exit this ‘troubling and difficult’ case.

      But, who knows what will happen here or the impeachment when the whole apparatus of gov’t is FUBAR?

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Heads Flynn wins and tails VanGrack loses….unless the coin lands on its side. Now that is about as likely as the 17 violations we saw in the Horowitz report ALL being just an innocent mistake. Still, enjoying the show as it puts Van Grack and team between a rock and a hard place. Note: Barr and Trump staying away from this Flynn case like the plague…. no obstruction here! We know the media, Dems and Lawfare guys would love to have a case for Barr to recuse. Smarter than Jeff Sessions me thinks!

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  29. golfmann says:

    Hopefully, this is the beginning of THE STORM!
    IF not now, WHEN???????????????????

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  30. zekness says:

    There is a sense of hope here that’s hard to resist. We are praying for general Flynn..from day one…no matter what …this was not a violent crime or anything benevolent. A military officer highly decorated with combat ribbons deserves a fair trial… otherwise no one does. That’s how I feel about it. Not above nor below the law. Just a fair trial.

    Thanks for keeping this important trial a priority SD.

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  31. ezgoer says:

    Much ado about nothing. The Judge is part of the conspiracy and will rule against Flynn as he has the entire time refusing to even consider the exculpatory evidence of which there is much. The judiciary is corrupt through and through. The USA as we have known it is living on borrowed time. Heaven help us all.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      As the DeepState is being cornered they have just resorted to doing what they need to blatantly. They can do so by relying on their vast network of governmental and media support to ignore the consequences and our plaintive screams.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Can sullivan rely on AG Barr never releasing damaging information about DOJ/FBI illegality? Can sullivan rely on PDJT never releasing the incriminating evidence which sullivan is helping to hide?

      Sydney is working to delay, hoping/expecting more from Durham/Barr, Judicial Watch, friendly leaks… To the extent sullivan even cares about his reputation, delay is likely also to his benefit. Should records and evidence that attacks on General Flynn were part of the coup, or exculpatory evidence withholding, etc. come out after sentencing which were requested but denied by sullivan, his reputation will be toast. Especially in the black community (if he cares). sullivan’s behavior could be prominent #blacklivesmatter evidence, as a poster judge for bias and lack of due process.

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  32. Newhere says:

    Let’s remember this is happening on Barr’s watch.

    IMO, all excuses on Barr’s behalf END the moment he allows the persecution and miscarriage of justice against the great General Flynn to reach their goal. All fantasies of 9D chess die in that moment.

    There aint much hope left. But if he allows this travesty to reach its end, there’s nothing left to know.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Wouldn’t you love to read or even possibly FOIA every communication from Barr to his team on this Flynn case over these past 12 months!

      Calling Tom Fitton?

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      • madeline says:

        Can Flynn make a plea to the President to release all the evidence they are requiring?

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        • G. Alistar says:

          While he can, he should not. Can you imagine how the media and dems who create all sorts of conspiracies would spin this. Trump and Barr need to steer clear until the judicial aspect of Flynn’s trial is complete.

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  33. oldersoul says:

    This is exactly what he HAD to do. The recent motions were very compelling on the equities, but a plea admitting guilt is a very hard thing to discharge a case on unless the defendant disavows it. Powell did a tremendous job getting it as far as she did without a plea withdrawal.

    Sullivan will be hard-pressed to not commit reversible error by denying the motion, as the Government has already broken the plea understanding by asking for an incarceration sentence.

    The Government will now fold like a cheap suit if his defense team has sufficient resources to drag this into deeper discovery. Then begins the civil counter-offensive.

    Fight! And we need to help by funding this patriot’s defense war chest.

    But make no mistake, Sullivan may now have baggage, and may not behave as he did in the Stevens case years ago.

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    • jc says:

      I actually predicted the Stevens reversal before it happened. It was clear that the fix was in, not only for Stevens, but also Senator Craig from Idaho. The scumbags were shooting for 60 Senators, and they got it through corrupt law enforcement targeting more than just 1 senator.

      They weren’t really out to punish Stevens, just to get him out of the way. So, they hamstring him in an election, then coyly admit to malfeasance (for which no one was punished) so he is let go — but only after he loses his Senate seat. It didn’t seem to me that the judge was a hero then as much as just playing his role in the predetermined little skit they put on for AK voters.

      Hmmm. Corrupt law enforcement. Why does that sound so familiar now?

      In any case, whatever conscience they had then is not evident now.

      I hope I’m wrong.

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Do you think Van Grack and crew asked for a more harsh sentence with the hope that Flynn would withdraw the plea. Now they just fold regardless of potential funding. Logic, anything to keep the exculpatory evidence from going public. Must protect the FBI, Obama Administration and DoJ dirty cops.

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  34. hokkoda says:

    Makes sense. If you really believe you’re innocent, don’t sign a plea deal. Fight it. Lines up well with what a lot of us thought. If you’re innocent, then withdraw the plea. Otherwise, shut up an pay the $2.

    I wonder if they’ll get a new judge, seeing as the current judge has called Flynn a traitor…

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    • Beau Geste says:

      No, sullivan “withdrew” his biased, hate-filled, on-the-record opinion that General Flynn is a traitor. sullivan was not under any extortionate threat, or threat to his family, or bankruptcy threat, or conflicted advice from his crooked attorneys. Sullivan just spontaneously and unjudicially, lashed out in biased, formal, unsupported, on-the-record-hate against Defendant Flynn.

      If you are a Federal Judge, you should not go on the record with your unfounded, wrong, biased, hateful opinion that a defendant in your courtroom is a traitor…..

      But if sullivan can claim to have withdrawn his “bias” plea, his refusal to permit General Flynn to withdraw his extorted “quilty” plea will be additional evidence of bias….

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      • hokkoda says:

        Point taken, but you can’t un-say something. I understand from a legal point of view that he somewhat recanted, but he cannot un-say it.

        If he denies the motion, Sullivan can say that he gave Flynn multiple opportunities to do do. OTOH, the Prosecution said in one of their statements that if Flynn really wanted to prove his innocence, then he should withdraw from the plea agreement. So, in effect, the Prosecution agrees with Flynn/Powell by their own words.

        I was skeptical that Sullivan would grant the MTC. There’s no smoking gun in the IG report that relates to Flynn. It’s probably 50/50 on letting Flynn withdraw from the plea. His ruling on the MTC was so contemptuous of Flynn/Powell, that it bordered on outright, biased, hostility.

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  35. Wethal says:

    Sullivan may be biased, but he’d not unintelligent. And he cares about his public image. His screed at Flynn for “betraying his country” was made when he thought that Flynn had been working for the Turkish government while still employed in the White House.

    After Sullivan went back to his chambers, one of his law clerks was bold enough to speak up and say the judge got his facts wrong; Flynn did not do any work for the Turks until after his WH employment ended. Sullivan later came out and gave a (grudging) apology to Flynn.

    Sullivan was safe in denying the Brady request as irrelevant to sentencing because the issues at sentencing are fairly narrow. If it’s a full-blown trial, the scope of Brady expands to anything exculpatory, including the defense of entrapment (“No, Mr. Flynn, you don’t need a lawyer here.”).

    But I do have concerns about Sullivan allowing the guilty plea to be withdrawn after Sullivan himself gave Flynn two chances to do so. But since then the DOJ has tried to make Flynn’s “co-operation” at the trial of his partner to include perjury, that may give Sullivan grounds to grant Flynn’s request.

    I agree with tdwesselman, above; no way would the DOJ allow a trial where Strzok or PIentka might be called to tesify.

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      Do Not Ever Forget This FACT –
      Sidney Powell is a LAWYER …

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    • Barnestormer says:

      I believe that Flynn has never been indicted; that he waived indictment as part of the negotiations leading to the plea agreement. So if Sullivan grants the withdrawal motion, is Flynn’s indictment waiver revoked or revocable as well?

      Would the parties be back to pre-indictment square one at the grand jury level, including the risk of additional charges against Flynn and his son? If so, the government’s Javert-class ruthlessness against Flynn would likely be undiminished. Even Judge Trenga’s dismissal of the Rafiekian conviction was appealed.

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    • LouisianaTeaRose says:

      It may be that Sullivan wanted him to do this so the DOJ would drop the case, to prevent Brady handover, possibly to deflect throwing out case as Powell had requested.

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  36. Seneca the Elder says:

    I just read the motion (which is absolutely brilliant) and all I can say is, imagine having the Hounds of Hell after you which is what happened to General Flynn. I don’t think the worst enemies of our Country that he fought could have treated him any worse than Van Grack and the other jackals from the DOJ.

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  37. A Christian barrister and a righteous Patriot — we shall see if they move mountains.

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  38. MustangBlues says:

    Read Sydney Powell’s book: ”License to Lie”, she is one smart, knowledgeable and tough minded lady;
    Fine example of decent person and American Womanhood.

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  39. Pat Childs says:

    Judge Sullivan is a showboating fraud. As crooked as the rest of the Washington DC Federal Judiciary. He just likes to read his name in the papers more.

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  40. Julian says:

    Surely this opens up Flynn’s previous lawyers at Covington to liability?

    Could Flynn now accuse Covington of conspiring with the DOJ to sell him down the river by their sketchy FARA “deal” with Van Grack?!?!?

    Discovery on emails from these liars at Covington? Wasn’t/Isn’t Eric Holder employed there? Could he be part of it?

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    • oldersoul says:

      In my very humble opinion, I would think their LPL carriers are already on notice.

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    • Julian says:

      And get Andy McCabe in court and under oath.

      “Andy – did you say this or words to this effect in January 2017 – “First we F#$k Flynn, then we F#$k Trump”?

      Has he ever been put under oath about this evidence of a conspiracy to frame Flynn & Trump?

      This is the Deputy Director of the FBI – at the time – laying out what he’s going to get the FBI (all of them including Strzok & Pientka) to do.

      Sidney – you need this scumbag McCabe in the courtroom.

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      • Joemama says:

        Hear, Hear!

        Get that SOB in court to explain what he meant by first we F Flynn and then we F Trump.

        That guy needs some serious retraining by Wray. /s

        And Wray needs to be F’ed by We the People. /no s

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  41. 335blues says:

    I’m disgusted that Barr is not defending Flynn. I don’t know all the details but it seems that Flynn was the good guy when he shut down the illegal use of the government hardware.
    It is good that Flynn is withdrawing his plea.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Any intervention by Barr would get screams of obstruction raised to the high heavens. Better off letting Powell handle it. The situation plays to her strength and not Barr’s anyway. She’s a trial lawyer and he’s not.

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  42. Republicanvet91 says:

    “This is good news. Withdrawing the plea will now force the government to prove its case.”

    Good news indeed! If I am remembering correctly, Flynn’s son is no longer an issue. If so, having him boxed out at this point means Flynn can go head-to-head without distractions.

    Which makes me wonder, did Van Grack think Flynn had no financial ability to continue the fight?

    PS. Thank you Sidney for fighting the good fight.

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  43. A2 says:

    👇
    RussiaGate Was 100% Fake SpyGate Is 100% Real
    @drawandstrike

    an hour ago, 9 tweets, 3 min r

    Who were the 4 main people the FBI launched counterintelligence investigations of based on lies and disinformation being peddled by Clinton operatives?

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1217273246871183360.html

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    • smartyjones1 says:

      Stealth Jeff, the Creepy Porn Paper Boy changed his name after being so wrong to “Trust Sessions.” Now he’s saying Pelosi will never send the articles to the Senate. He creates porn compilation tapes.

      The IG report is old news. Stop giving credence to morons. Please.

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  44. Trump Train says:

    I pray he gets off and then Trump puts him in charge of the IC as intended in his 2nd term.

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  45. Redzone says:

    Nunes was just on Ingraham and said he was briefed by FBI that Flynn was not lying. He said he is a fact witness and he thinks it’s time some people stood up for Flynn.

    Not sure why he’s just now speaking up, other than classification issues.

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  46. GTOGUY says:

    Call me a skeptic, but I doubt this judge is going to grant this motion. He offered to allow Gen. Flynn to withdraw his plea twice before and Flynn declined. Although it sure would make his job a lot easier as far as any possible appeals that may happen along the line if he does grant it. I’ll get the popcorn. My guess is that President Trump will not allow Gen Flynn to spend one night in jail, so I think Flynn knows this and is now fighting to get his good name back.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I don’t think Trump touches this unless and until his political situation emerges from under the cloud of impeachment.

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    • Joemama says:

      Call me crazy, but doesn’t Judge Sullivan need to be removed from office, given his highly questionable behaviour and court decisions?

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  47. dufrst says:

    Keep fighting General! We look forward to victory and you serving as NSA in Trump’s 2nd term!

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  48. WES says:

    Sadly, it does not matter how brilliant Sidney’s legal approach is because the law simply has no bearing on the required outcome.

    Sullivan will rule in whatever manner is in the best interests of the government.

    Sullivan does not give a sh*t about how you feel only what the government wants.

    That is why Sullivan was chosen for the Ted Stevens trial and now Flynn’s trial.

    I expect a ruling from Sullivan that eliminates Flynn’s options and chances for appeal.

    Maybe a lawyer could outline what Sullivan will do to accomplish this goal.

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    • oldersoul says:

      Sullivan referred the prosecutors in the Stevens case for disciplinary action.

      But that was a very different Judge Sullivan than this one.

      A trial judge can only ‘eliminate options for appeal’ if he commits no reversible errors. Denying the withdrawal of a plea where the government violates the understanding is reversible error, IME.

      Lots of negative nellies out tonight. Almost rolcon-like at times.

      … as if they sense what is coming.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      A good guess is that suliivan will just sign whatever van grack writes for him to sign as sulivan’s “opinion”.

      A crooked federal practice is for a judge to pick the “winner”, and then just sign an opinion completely written by the “winner”. This is not just that the crooked judge is lazy. It is a way to hide the fact that the judge made a biased decision, and doesn’t want the court’s actual reasons to be known and made of record for review.

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  49. TradeBait says:

    BOOM! And. Here. We. Go…

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