Flynn Case Update – Flynn Files Motion to Dismiss, Declaration of Plea Reversal – DOJ Files Revised Sentence Recommendation for Probation Only…

Lawyers representing Lt. General Michael Flynn have filed a motion to dismiss [pdf here] citing “government misconduct”.  Additionally Mr. Flynn has filed a declaration [pdf here] requesting to remove his prior guilty plea and take the case to trial.  Hours later the DOJ revised their sentencing memo, dropped their request for jail time and offered probation.

Within the motion to dismiss (full pdf embed below) Flynn’s legal team point out several issues with the prosecution of Mr. Flynn and highlight the recent findings, admissions and briefs amid the IG report, DOJ notifications to the FISA Court, and FISC orders therein.

NOTE: FBI Supervisory Special Agent Joseph Pientka III, the FBI agent with his finger in the majority of the corrupt FBI activity, has an ongoing protective court order upon his personage requiring the redaction and/or removal of his name from any government or case document.   No-one has publicly stated the reason for the protective order.

Here is the Motion for Dismissal:

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Additionally, for the first time, in a declaration to the court, we get to hear from Lt. General Michael Flynn himself about the situation and legal status.  Mr. Flynn explains the reason why he accepted a guilty plea on December 1st, 2017.

Here’s the full Flynn Declaration:

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345 Responses to Flynn Case Update – Flynn Files Motion to Dismiss, Declaration of Plea Reversal – DOJ Files Revised Sentence Recommendation for Probation Only…

  1. sickconservative says:

    Now once exonerated can he come back into the administration and really clean up the corrupt intelligence agency’s,
    It would be well deserved and payback would be awesome, just a dream.

    Liked by 50 people

    • littleanniefannie says:

      Amen!

      Liked by 6 people

    • tacocat43 says:

      Did anyone happen to read an article awhile back that said something like, “Flynn in bigger trouble now, and it’s all due to THIS woman”? referencing Sidney, I just laughed at the gall.

      Liked by 12 people

      • bkrg2 says:

        We live in a country half filled with idiots

        Liked by 2 people

        • donna kovacevic says:

          Amen Amin

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        • Dwayne Diesel says:

          Yep, I was arguing with a friend of a friend on FB this morning regarding the House and Senate Impeachment rules. He was trying to mislead everyone saying that the House adopted the same rules as the Clinton Impeachment and it was the R’s who changed the Senate rules. I posted links both liberal and conservative. He doubled down. I posted more. He responded by posting the House rules and told me to read them. I posted more links….choosing all liberal ones on purpose showing how the House rules were changed. Then posted one showing how the Senate adopted the Clinton rules (liberal sources again) with timing changes….he actually said see….they changed them.

          I just finally said: I have posted about ten links regarding the rule changes in the House form both liberal and conservative outlets- they align. I posted the Senate rules from both liberal and conservative sites they both align. I said, everyone on this thread can read for themselves. The information is here. I then walked through House rule change timeline from Congress convening in 2018 (where Pelosi initiated the first change) all the way through the final change in November of 2019. I finished with stop your lying. You’re a liar bottom line. Everyone on our thread can see that for themselves (everyone was posting people eating popcorn gifs).

          He came back with your blind with bias and then said there were no House rule changes in November- idiot. So I opened the link he provided to the House rules, screenshot the first page, circled the revised in November 2019 writing and posted the screenshot with a link to an article talking about the change. He hasn’t been back since. I’m sure he will double down later. He always does. He also said he loves what’s going on in VA, makes him excited. He is a Bernie bro.

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          • stakan says:

            Classic Troll. You are brave & smart. You fed the troll with Truth. As Polly said tonite, “fight the small battles.” You enlightened & encouraged all the observers. Thank you for your bit of good service. 🙂

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      • LouisianaTeaRose says:

        Read it. I’m sure Sidney must have rolled her eyes more that once perusing the published article. It was obviously written to patronize and demean, but Sidney will be the one getting the last laugh.

        And luv me some leopard attitude adjusters! That girl is a snappy dresser, like all women from the South….she knows how to rock it while kickin’ ass.

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      • jiminCO says:

        This whole saga uncovered by Flynn and Sydney is quite simply the Democrat’s Watergate on nuclear power. Obama’s goons weaponized the IRS, DOJ, FBI, NSC, NSI (excepting Adm. Rogers) and plotted vicious “dirty tricks” to aid Clinton and to spy on a presidential candidate and later, and elected U.S. President.

        D.C. is full of complicit goons inside the ‘administration’ whose names can be written in the annals of the greatest illegal scandal of modern history, and they know it (even including some dirty fingered Republicans). It is a gargantuan task of one man (DJT) to root out this deep, entrenched cancer and because the founding documents indicate that ALL executive branch workers answer to one man, firings and prosecutions must follow.

        I love the idea of Mike Flynn as FBI director and Adm. Rogers to administer the CIA. Constitutional patriots both.

        DJT was NOT my first choice in 2016, but great credit is due to him.

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    • Dick_Turpin says:

      That would be poetic justice x 1000 !!!
      Make Flynn the new FBI boss

      Liked by 7 people

    • Countrywatch says:

      As many have already said, Flynn knows where the bodies are buried.

      Liked by 1 person

    • RLTW says:

      The Awakening. 100 thousand Sunni Army allied themselves with JSOC in 2006. Sons of Iraq. They helped us track down and kill Zarqawi within months. We captured his successor Baghdadi and put him in the prison in Bucca. ISIS was down to 70 fighters. Shia Mahdi militia was fought to a standstill and stood down. War was over summer 2008. We could have come home.

      Greatest questions never asked by the media:

      What happened to the Sons of Iraq?

      Why did the ranks of ISIS swell from 70 fighters to tens of thousands?

      Why was Baghdadi released from Bucca to take command of this new army?

      Wake up my brothers in JSOC and CJSOTF.

      What happened to the Sons of Iraq is same damn thing that happened to the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan.

      We’ve been played and used brothers. They made us betray our Afghan Norther Alliance allies and our Iraqi Sons of Iraq allies.

      Afghanistan was won summer 2003. Iraq was won fall of 2008. And the media won’t talk about what happened to the Northern Alliance or the Sons of Iraq.

      And young men who weren’t even born when me and my A-Team cleaned out the last of the Taliban in Naka valley…are dying today in that same damn valley!

      President Trump. Get us the hell out of Afghanistan and Iraq! There is no mission!

      Liked by 5 people

      • Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

        Amen. God Bless you and your brothers.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Santiago1314 says:

        This is REAL EASY.!!! Glass Factory them ALL.!!!…NPR Report: “The weapon is known as the W76-2, and it appears superficially identical to the much more powerful W76-1 nuclear weapons carried by the same submarines. But unlike those thermonuclear whoppers, the W76-2 has a relatively “small” yield of perhaps, 5 kilotons — or about one-third the size of the Hiroshima bomb, according to Kristensen. It was developed in response to the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, which outlined the need for smaller nukes.”… I’ve Been to Hiroshima: it’s a Wonderful Tourist Attraction now… Maybe we could create another one in Tehran, where the Ayatollah lives.!!!

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    • libertydemandsmemory says:

      Those who protect criminal institutions and traitors by betraying our Constitution and their oaths are – guess what – CRIMINALS and TRAITORS.

      Are you listening, bondobarr, pay4wray, fudgingjudges, FOIAblockers, candorslanderers, and redactorpredators ?

      By selling your allegiance to enemies of our USA, every one of you coup d’étaters has signed up for the death penalty – your own death.

      Stop doing your evil thing, and
      confess now before you swing.

      7:00am

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    • libertydemandsmemory says:

      Those who protect criminal institutions and traitors by betraying our Constitution and their oaths are – guess what – CRIMINALS and TRAITORS.

      Are you listening, bondobarr, pay4wray, fudgingjudges, FOIAblockers, candorslanderers, and redactorpredators?

      By selling your allegiance to enemies of our USA, every one of you coup d’étaters has signed up for the death penalty – your own death.

      Stop doing your evil thing, and
      confess now before you swing.

      7:12am

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      • Les Deek says:

        Which includes 90% of Fed trial court judges, FBI tools. Will Trump’s appointees get brought into the FBI fold? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure–this FBI tool FLynn has for his trial judge isn’t going to change from what he has originally said (You sold out your country) and his prior ruling (you waived your right to Brady material by pleading guilty). So Sydney tried but got in late. Her appeal would be the only hope, but despite Obama being lax on Fed App Ct appointments, he wasn’t so when it came to the DC Circuit, he wasn’t that dumb–it’s where all the politico appeals are. So Flynn will lose there also. Last hope would be the Supremes who accept far less then 1% of appeals that come before them, and they ain’t taking this one—5-4 no on accepting Flynn’s appeal with Fruitcake flipping again like on Obamcaca.

        I digress, but when did Rosy first realize Mueller was losing his marbles? That didn’t just start happening prior to Mueller’s feeble congressional testimony.

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        • Santiago 1314 says:

          Why didn’t Mueller CLOSE the Investigation DOWN on Day 1.!!! When they put the Dossier File on his Desk… It was already Proven, that Sub-Source had said that Steel was “Full of It”.!!! He is Complicit also.!!!!

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        • Santiago 1314 says:

          Why didn’t Mueller CLOSE the Investigation DOWN on Day 1.!!! When they put the Dossier File on his Desk… It was already Proven, that Sub-Source had said that Steel was “Full of It”.!!! He is Complicit also.!!!!

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        • theasdgamer says:

          For a couple of decades I remember hearing about a racket where political men were given underage girls for sex, videotaped having sex with the girls, then blackmailed for political favors and money.

          Then Epstein broke. Could it all be connected with Deep State, including federal judges?

          Interesting that Barr called Epstein’s death “suicide.”

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  2. Steve Boggsl says:

    I read Licensed to Lie (by Sydney Powell)….
    in federal prison camp. They came after me not too long after I sought the help of a U.S. congressman to simply get me a meeting (which the gov’t wouldn’t give me, to resolve a problem with a gov’t contract. Problem was resolved in under an hour, to all party’s satisfaction.) However….
    Following year I was investigated…
    Next year indicted….
    I wouldn’t cooperate so I was reindicted with double the charges.
    Was told at the outset that a “west coast company ratted you out”. (Whatever the hell that meant [my lawyers were told that in a U.S. atty’s office])
    Went to trial. Before the trial I asked to be told the “whistleblower’s name. Was told there was no whistleblower. (One of several anti-exculpatory lies I was told)
    Got all the justice I could afford. (Conviction but with the judge sentencing me to half what prosecution wanted. Can’t disagree with Howard Root’s advice to take the plea deal, if you don’t have at least a couple million to fight them with.)

    As one veteran to another, “General Flynn, never let the bastards grind you down. They’ve taken about everything they could squeeze out of us, but we don’t regret fighting them one bit.
    F’em all!”

    Liked by 35 people

    • M W says:

      Actually, MANY Federal Judges like FISC Judges Rosemary Collyer and Rudolph Contreras actually participate in the defrauding of Courts frequently. Every Judge from John Roberts on down knew exactly the kind of lying bullshiff that was going on in that Court. They were ACTIVE Coup conspirators and participants. They still are.

      Liked by 30 people

      • libertydemandsmemory says:

        Those who protect criminal institutions by betraying our Constitution and their oaths are – guess what – CRIMINALS.

        Are you listening, bondobarr, pay4wray, fudgingjudges, candorslanderers, and redactorpredators ?

        3:11am

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    • bluenova1971 says:

      Illegitimi non carborundum

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  3. Mortimer says:

    I agree with those predicting that Sullivan will reject Flynn’s withdrawal and impose “probation”.

    IF Flynn gets away from the DOJ as “not guilty” …. the Mueller scam gets really exposed. Can’t have that.

    Liked by 13 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Had there been no coup against Trump, I’d disagree with you.
      But there was and so I find your prediction most likely, unfortunately. I really respect and admire Sidney Powell and respect General Flynn.

      But I don’t think that true justice is being carried out in most of these cases connected to the President. There’s way too much at stake so the judges are being convinced to protect the institutions despite the overwhelming evidence of significant internal corruption.

      I’d be surprised and delighted to be wrong here.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Chilidog says:

      That seems like the most likely outcome. Especially, knowing that if the case goes to trial, than Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Pientka, and others will be subject to cross examination. They will never allow that to happen.

      Liked by 2 people

    • GTOGUY says:

      I used the think that too. However, I have changed my mind. I believe that Judge Sullivan is more afraid of being overturned by an appellate court than he his about sentencing a war hero to probation. I think he will give Gen. Flynn his day in court. Right after that, Bill Barr will step in and decide to drop the case.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Issy says:

      I hope this is not the case, but if so, it is appealed.

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  4. reh1 says:

    Flynn, through his lawyer, has painted himself into corner from which he may have difficulty escaping. The judge is under no obligation to grant Flynn’s request to withdraw his guilty plea or to impose the government’s recommendation of a probationary sentence.
    If the judge refuses to allow the plea withdrawal, he probably will not look favorably upon Flynn’s claim that he is now innocent despite his admissions of guilt, under oath, in previous court proceedings. Judges do not like to be trifled with; so, do not be surprised if at the sentencing hearing the judge asserts that Flynn’s refusal to accept responsibility and his lack of candor with the court requires the imposition of jail time.
    On the other hand, if the judge grants the plea withdrawal request, Flynn would be facing a trial with substantial jail time exposure.

    Liked by 1 person

    • BobR says:

      You mean like the fisa court that was lied to?
      They seemed to not care

      Liked by 12 people

    • Adjudicator says:

      Flynn was railroaded and under duress when he plead guilty. Moreover, the prosecutor engaged in misconduct by coercing the plea by threatening to prosecute Flynn’s son, and by failing to disclose Brady material. Yes, there is a risk for Flynn, but it’s his decision and the government has a lot to hide. If Sullivan forces a guilty plea against Flynn’s wishes, he will likely be reversed on appeal.

      Liked by 20 people

      • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

        In my opinion LtGn Flynns attorneys at Covington participated in extreme misconduct and misrepresentation.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

          Active members of the Coup d’etat.

          Liked by 1 person

          • jeff montanye says:

            it may have started as a “small group” but before it’s over it will encompass a very large one. even if no one is ever tried for crossfire hurricane, it is a voter education program unlike any other.

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          • jeff montanye says:

            it may have started as a “small group” but before it’s over it will encompass a very large one. even if no one is ever tried for crossfire hurricane, it is a voter education program unlike any other.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      So extortion is okay provided it is done by Democrats (the Weissmann special counsels). Judge Sullivan, will you do the right thing or the Democrat thing?

      Liked by 24 people

    • THIS judge obviously does not mind being ‘trifled with’ or he would have thrown out the prosecution’s insubstantial and contrived conviction without a formal motion for withdrawal a long time ago.

      Liked by 14 people

    • MACAULAY says:

      Respectfully disagree.

      This Judge may be as crazy as a sprayed roach, but there is no way he is going to sentence this combat veteran in jail after what he has been through and after even the Mueller team recommending probation.

      Should let him withdraw his guilty plea. 50/50

      Liked by 7 people

      • WSB says:

        Too much press now. Senator Stevens RIP.

        Liked by 7 people

        • Yy4u says:

          Amen WSB…and.it.was this same Judge Sullivan who ripped the.gov.for railroading Sen Stevens. If course nothing really happened to the gov perps

          Liked by 4 people

          • WSB says:

            The shame was that by the time Sullivan acquiesced, Senator Stevens had lost his seat and then mysteriously died in yet another plane crash.

            Liked by 4 people

          • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

            But his objections were a tad late..Remember?

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            • johnnyfandango says:

              Nothing I’ve seen from Judge Sullivan indicate that he would be fair and impartial to Flynn/Powell. This case will eventually be appealed and it should be. Powell should take this whole rotten system down. Including Roberts and this phony FISA court that’s under his supervision.
              Where is the transcript of the Flynn/Russian phone call? If Bolton’s transcript can be leaked to the NYT, why can Flynn’s call, transcript be leaked?
              Why is the DOJ pursing this case against a Vet. hero, doing his job, 4th day on the job?This was obviously a set up starting from the FBI, who plotted and planned to take down Flynn. The FBI recorded the call and used that information to trap Flynn in a process crime in a contrived interview when Comey sent a couple guys down talk to Flynn. Really though, a process crime does our government have better things to do? 90 percent of our government are guilty of process crimes. Why would the public believe anything the Muller team, DOJ, FBI have to say? This whole thing is a farce.

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    • M W says:

      Actually, MANY Federal Judges like FISC Judges Rosemary Collyer and Rudolph Contreras actually participate in the defrauding of Courts frequently. Every Judge from John Roberts on down knew exactly the kind of lying bullshiff that was going on in that Court. They were ACTIVE Coup conspirators and participants. They still are.

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    • WSB says:

      Flynn’s own defense attorneys screwed him by falsifying his FARA materials.

      Sullivan should be impeached if he does NOT exonerate Flynn and haul in the defense attorneys. And everyone else who framed him.

      Liked by 17 people

    • Newhere says:

      Thanks, answers questions I haven’t been able to get clear on.

      If Judge Sullivan denies the plea withdrawal, is that final, or can the denial be appealed?
      What about a jail sentence — appealable?

      The procedural posture here is extremely confusing …..

      I have an uneasy feeling about what Judge Sullivan will do. For a long time, I believed he saw the gov misconduct and was all but urging Gen. Flynn to fight for himself. His last ruling was cold water in the face.

      This declaration is heartbreaking. Our great General deserves so much better. God bless Sidney Powell and Gen. Flynn.

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    • Albert Benajam says:

      At the time he made the Guilty plea Gen. Flynn had a democratic law firm that had in passt represented Clintons. He was advised to plead to Lying to the FBI” charges. To bad he didnt hire a politicaly neutral attorney at least of better as R oriented one

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    • Mike says:

      For men of honor, your reputation is more important than any risk of “substantial jail time exposure.” A fair trial will exonerate General Flynn who is the victim of a corrupt prosecution that denied him his rights, threatened his family, and caused financial hardship. General Flynn has chosen to stand and fight, your pearl-clutching notwithstanding.

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  5. Chimpy says:

    I urge everyone to read the entire 12 page PDF at the top of this thread that is the letter from Gen. Flynn to the judge asking his plea to be withdrawn.

    It tells the whole story from Flynn’s perspective from the beginning.

    It’s a simple, yet gripping and horrifying story.

    We need more Gen. Flynn’s in this Country. My heart goes out to him and his family.

    Liked by 23 people

    • Greg1 says:

      I read it all. It NEEDS to be read by everyone. It does not take long, and it gives insight into what your own government can do to you no matter how innocent you are.

      Heartbreaking.

      Liked by 16 people

      • trump20162024 says:

        Agreed. I just read it all, even as I had to listen to stinking CNN’s fredo in the airport terminal background. If Judge Sullivan doesn’t dismiss the deep sh8t state’s case against Flynn, then the Judge should rot in h3ll with the obozo and his bots.

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    • Rob says:

      I don’t need to read it, I have been reading the stories about him for years. What’s the point? He was screwed, and is still being screwed. Men or women in a position to do anything about it should be reading it.

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  6. jus wundrin says:

    Light it up Sidney! (Insert zippo lighter here)

    Liked by 13 people

  7. M W says:

    Don’t forget, an FBI Agent was found dead last week after discovering Hags moving of resources into the Clinton Crime Foundation. That was a definite message that Hill and Bill will still kill.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Unnamed source via the leftist “Hill”, but I wouldn’t doubt it.
    ———————————
    John Roberts blocks Rand Paul’s question on whistleblower

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/480618-john-roberts-blocks-rand-pauls-question-on-whistleblower

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  9. Moe Grimm says:

    So he tells Just-Us he’s withdrawing his plea and has decided to take it to bat with the outstanding representation of Sydney Powell… and suddenly? Just-Us offers probation. Rich. I’d like to know more about Covington & Burling who originally “defended” Mike Flynn. Remember too, we’ll eventually hear what he he has to say which of course he couldn’t discuss before. Watch Just-Us block him from interviews as a “condition of probation”. If it weren’t for the impeachment clown show the leftist would be doing Linda Blair head rotations at 1K RPM spewing redirected feces through mouth. They’re already squirming as demonstrated here on the 17th of this month from a usual suspect… https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/01/17/maga-lawyer-behind-michael-flynn-legal-strategy-098712. More on the way…

    By the way, the document is trashed at scribid as well. Probably just a server took a milliseconds worth of a power hit, but at this point I trust nothing. Noth-ing.

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  10. Bogeyfree says:

    Who would be the Senate majority leader after the Nov election IF we the people sacrifice McConnell seat?

    Let’s be honest with McConnell, PT will never get recess appointments and McConnell will always control PT in terms of his Secretary nominees.

    What that means is with McConnell PT will never get….

    Sidney as his new AG

    Rudy as his new FBI Director

    Gen. Flynn as his new NSA or CIA Director

    Why do we want a Senate Majority Leader who works against PT?

    So why keep him??

    After what the Dems have done to PT IMO even if we sacrifice Mitch we still should pick up Senate seats and control the Senate.

    My guess is if PT campaigns at rallies on give me 8 additional Senate Republicans in Nov and I will get you Sidney, Rudy and Flynn so we can drain this swamp once and for all.

    For the math majors it works out this way – we have 53 today plus 8 new minus Mitch = 60 Senators and PT has a super majority and most importantly his back is protected from any more Dem frauds.

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    • Do Stop Thinking About Tomorrow says:

      IF we the people sacrifice McConnell’s seat?

      Not going to happen if it is then that seat falls to a Deamoncrat.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Doug Amos says:

        Never vote for a Rino. Remember the conservatives who stayed home rather than vote for Romney; how right they were. President Trump can fight them all; he already is until we get him the right people.

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        • Kaco says:

          NEVER vote for a Democrat or let them win. Absolute insanity. Look what they’ve done with just a little bit of power in the House? And you want to give them the Senate as well as all the committees and judge appointments along with Supreme Court justices? POTUS would have been convicted and removed with this “impeachment”. Thanks for nothing. Oh but we got rid of that RINO like we cut off our nose to spite our face.

          Primary the guy but DO NOT STAY HOME OR VOTE FOR THE DEM IN THE GENERAL. (Caps for emphasis only).

          Our POTUS has been working with one hand tied around his back, it’s time to give him back only the House but increase the Senate numbers to a super majority. If it comes down to a RINO vs a Dem, at least a RINO will bend once in a while.

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        • Redzone says:

          The people who stayed home gave us Obama. Is that being “right?”

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    • Julian says:

      Wholeheartedly agree – but President Trump can restore General Flynn as National Security Advisor whenever he wants once exonerated – it’s not a Senate confirmed position – and he should do so the day after the Election.

      My idea – which I’ve posted before – has to be directed by President Trump behind the scenes. This is Trump’s only chance to take out McConnell or he’s stuck with him for the rest of his Presidency.

      Does he want McConnell there or not?!?!?

      Here’s an idea and anyone else that is truly interested in Draining the SWAMP!

      Assuming Trump wins in November and retains the Republican Senate Majority – if Mitch is still Majority Leader – what changes in a Trump Second Term?

      Presumably not much if Mitch is still there controlling all the Senate committees and rewarding his acolytes who will disrupt and prevent Trump’s agenda just as he has in Trump’s First Term.

      And also preventing the Senate from ever going out of Session to allow Trump to make recess appointments.

      So what gives?

      Surely the answer is Trump has to get rid of Mitch.

      But how?

      Supporting a Primary opponent against Mitch is a no go as it will put all the Senate Republicans offside throughout the 2020 Election year.

      But I see a possible way for Trump to get rid of Mitch.

      Trump and his allies must have a load of dirt on Mitch and his wife by now – so how about making the release of that dirt the LATE October surprise – I’m talking last week or two of the Campaign.

      Trump shouldn’t be the one releasing it obviously.

      But Trump should arrange for all the dirt in the World to be released against Mitch & Elaine in the final two weeks of the Campaign.

      Trump shouldn’t ‘bash’ Mitch, but he should FIRE Elaine Chao on the release of this dirt – and Trump should resolutely refuse to defend Mitch.

      If the Democrat wins in Kentucky but the Republicans retain a Senate Majority Trump gets a new Majority Leader to deal with – one that Trump can choose and endorse loudly and publicly.

      He can then read the riot act to the Senate Republicans and let them know he authorized the release of the information that destroyed Mitch and he’ll do the same to any other Senate Republicans that cross him during the remainder of his term.

      Put the fear of God into them and then reassure them that he has no plans to do any of that because what they can accomplish together is so much more than the First Term if they just work together to MAGA KAG!

      What do you think.

      As long as Mitch controls the agenda nothing will change is how I see it.

      You could call the entire two week October Surprise operation – “SHOCK AND AWE”

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  11. glenndc says:

    Sundance, it’s about time you stop using ScribD. What the Sam Hill is wrong with straight up PDF? Do you need a targeted donation to get you a full licensed copy of Acrobat DC?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sammy Hains says:

      Scribd allows the document to be embedded.
      That means far more people will read it.
      Few people will actually download it and open it locally in a PDF reader.
      You can if you want, though. A download option is included with the embed.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Sammy Hains says:

        Also, Techno Frog is the uploader.
        Sundance is just linking to it.

        Liked by 2 people

        • glenndc says:

          doesn’t matter who uploaded it. ScribD is set up like the 9 gates of Paris… you may not bring in salt or wheat without paying tax. But the Acrobat DC option is a good alternative. more costly to us posters, but cheaper and more usable by our readers.. HHHM….!

          Antoine de Lavoisier lost his head because his patron appointed him to one of the nine gates, to support his studies that led to fundamental chemical discoveries…

          Sundance, and Techno, you don’t want to be Mssr. Lavoisier, asking your witness how long your severed head with seeing eyes and hearing ears kept blinking…

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      • glenndc says:

        Only with registration, and Acrobat DC does allow embedding, and downloading without barriers. The Scribdastardlys encrypt their text, so you cannot not “snip” a sentence and post or send to friends.

        Common, SD, we’ll buy you a license

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    • cboldt says:

      Scribd free originals at the Flynn case docket pages
      https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6234142/united-states-v-flynn/
      Plus you get the minute orders, quicker that Techno-Fog if you watch often enough

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    • bluenova1971 says:

      I had no problem reading the Flynn Declaration, haven’t tried the Motion for Dismissal yet.

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    • I have lately not been able to go to the scribd site and download a pdf, as I used to do (until recently) with Sundance uploads there; they cut me off quickly when I try now. So I am stuck with copying and pasting (doing screed grabs with alt-PrtSc) from the embedded files in Sundance’s posts. It takes some real determination to do that — at the moment, I have 27 images of the motion to dismiss, as I haven’t yet put them all into a single rtf file.

      Whine…Ow-ooo, ow-ooo…

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      • Ah, I see Sundance has a link to the dismissal motion, on sidneypowell.com. I’ll try that…Work, work, work, work, work. (As Bob Hope once famously said, “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I’m goin’ out and eat worms”***)

        ***In “The Big Broadcast of 1938”. Also, “Thanks, For the Memories”

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  12. MDiceman says:

    Could the redactions of Pientka be related to a claim of ongoing whistleblower status regarding the hard copies of the Comey memos in the reception area drawer safes?
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/16/chaff-and-countermeasures-timed-during-impeachment-another-report-of-former-fbi-director-james-comey-under-investigation/

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    • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

      Pientka asking for a protection order? WTH? Everybody knows who he is and what he did. They always throw out the victim card when their malfeasance is exposed.
      Please finish the clean up of the JustUs dept with bracelets for these criminals…
      Spit.😎😠

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  13. Erik Heter says:

    Can any legal eagles answer this question – Can Flynn appeal if the judge refuses to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea?

    It would seem like there should be some avenue of redress in situations like this, particularly when a defendant has shown that the plea was coerced and has good cause to withdraw (and saying Flynn has good cause is a big understatement).

    Anyway, someone who has a working knowledge of criminal law, please help me out. Thanks.

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    • cboldt says:

      Short version, Flynn will eventually be in some position (who knows what) from which he can appeal.
      One can appeal after the “final decision” from a trial court, final meaning the last order that will ever issue from the trial court in the case.
      In between start and finish of a trial action, interlocutory appeals can unusally be taken with leave of the trial court. This is somewhate esoteric, and not applicable here, but generally allowed when the issue MUST be decided above before the trial, i.e., pointless to decide it after.

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    • zekness says:

      yes, he can in two ways.

      a. directly to the judge AT THE MOMENT he states his position to withdrawal his former plea to the court. He will certainly have to meet a very high bar of new reasons to establish the argument. Something very novel and extraordinary. (things like evidence of prosecutorial misconduct that directly poisoned the case beyond the control of the former court power) Since that isn’t likely to be achieved, It’s (unfortunately) very unlikely to be accepted. And for many reasons….in case law generally this is not going to be permitted…and more importantly the demonstrated patterns of this judge in particular make the chances of of withdrawal from a guilty plea about zero. Having said that, this option must be explored as aggressively as possible by the defendant, General Flynn…Failing to get this judge to allow the withdrawal means General Flynn’s options are reduced to b. below.

      b. As SD points out, General Flynn has a good shot on appeal after this court continues down it predictable path. And while it does appear he has a very good chance of appeal after this court decides, it’s not in his interests (or justice in my own view) to depend on a hail mary option. There is always a risk of it being denied. It really depends on how well his attorneys can argue his case. It has to be bullet proof. It has to meet and exceed all the thresholds set by the former court ruling. And it has a half-life too. The faces a defendant in this type of appeal is that he has to PROVE HIS CASE. The high bar to achieve that is difficult.

      And while I am convinced that General Flynn has a good chance given the extraordinary facts about his prosecution..how he was investigated….the problems and contradictions of investigators…the nature of the representation he had…It remains a very difficult task to sway an appeals court to re-consider his plea and permit a withdrawal.

      He should make every effort to not rely in appeal…He has to take this right now and find a way to get this judge to allow him to withdrawal. It’s the best shot he has. It may be low probability, but it is better odds than appeal.

      just my opinion. I didn’t stay at a cheap hotel last night..and I’m not a lawyer.

      just been around and notice things.

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      • Newhere says:

        Thanks for this helpful analysis.

        Seems a lot of the “cause” relies on allegations against former counsel. Mostly his word at this point. Is that a problem? Does it matter whether he’s filed an action against former counsel, or taken any recourse?

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        • Issy says:

          At the time of his initial plea, I don’t believe he knew he had any recourse. He didn’t know they had a conflict, and when he found out he fired them and hired a new attorney. Does that count?

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  14. HickTick says:

    Speaking of the FISA court I read somewhere , Why don’t we have the list of names of the ones the FBI got with the 2 hop .?? We deserve to know who?? They kept a warrant on Carter Page for a year and we know it was not to spy on him . How many more FISA warrants were they and on Who ???

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  15. DWC says:

    The DOJ’s response is a damming response. Going to trial means disclosures and that would expose members of the swamp all the way down and up the line regarding their illegal coup activities.

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  16. hokkoda says:

    Wow, just…wow. You will not find a more clear-cut admission of guilty and misconduct than the DOJ’s reversal in its sentencing recommendation. They are screwed. This is the DOJ basically begging the judge to reject Flynn’s withdrawal from the plea agreement, “See, we’re nice! It’s just probation. Please don’t make us prove this is court.”

    What was done to Flynn is so bad it would make the guys who lied to the FISA Court blush. Oh, right, it was the same friggin’ people.

    DOJ will drop all charges rather than let Flynn have his day in court. I hope if the judge lets him exit the plea deal (I assume the judge has to approve it), which seems probable at this point, that Flynn files a civil suit naming the DOJ and his prior legal team as defendants. No sense waiting for the trial, start the process of “discovery” now by suing them for damages and refuse to settle out of court. One way or the other, the truth is going to get dragged out of the DOJ for all to see.

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    • Julian says:

      It is for this reason that the Judge will allow Flynn’s request to change his plea – to see these DOJ lawyers squirm and see what they do given they’re already backing down!!

      Display weakness, get ready to be killed.

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  17. bullfrogger65 says:

    This is far beyond a travesty…it is an atrocity.

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    • botchedcasuality says:

      Isn’t this a gamble I have the sense that the Judge is
      adversarial. He pretty much accused Flynn’s attorneys of plagiarism and declined their request to dismiss. This was after a prior hearing g where he berated Flynn because he misunderstood the case. (I have the distinct impression that there is a cognitive issue). I hope Sydney has a back-up plan.

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  18. Brant says:

    Wow, what a dellimma. We know what we want, but dang it’s his life to try and recover. Could we blame him if he takes the probation? Granted, not guranteed, but I would think the DOJ has……suggested to the court which way to go. We know he has a good case and representation, how long would the courts string out a trial?

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  19. Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

    You know who doesn’t deserve probation?
    Every single one of the coup cabal participants from the DOJ, FBI and C_A.
    Lock um up!🚔🚨

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  20. zekness says:

    SD, others: Pientka made “the list”…he cannot be protected.

    watch the news. It’s coming.

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  21. howie_roak says:

    Go back to the Valarie Plume case — its illegal to publicly reveal an Intel agent’s identity ergo the protective order…. which no one is following…. much like the Whistle blower’s identity …..

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  22. fred5678 says:

    I saw someplace a month or so ago that Ms. Powell may sue, in Flynn’s behalf, Flynn;’s first law firm for malpractice and get Flynn whole again, dollar-wise.

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  23. bluenova1971 says:

    Read LTG Flynn’s Declaration (highly recommend ), and am about to read Ms. Powell’s Motion for Dismissal.

    As I see it at this point, Van Greck went back to “probation only” in answer to Powell’s contention that the Gov’t reneged on the original plea agreement, as basis for a plea withdrawal. Now the ball (hot potato?) is in Sullivan’s hands once again.

    God bless Mike Flynn and Sidney Powell.

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  24. Brant says:

    You can find everything courtwise regarding Flynn right here. 163 filings to date.

    https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6234142/united-states-v-flynn/?page=2

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  25. MaineCoon says:

    Sidney Powell left no stone unturned in the Motion to Dismiss by airing the FBI/DoJ & SOC’s dirty laundry. Even they were probably stunned by the facts presented. They can’t risk a trial. More dirty laundry would be aired. That Motion was a great brief. I was screaming “yes” with each blow.

    Dismissal should be granted. Screw that probration crap. No way.

    This calls for totally restoraton of General Flynn’s name, money lost in legal fees & his livelihood.

    1. Sue former lawyers for professional malpractice for millions of dollars and disbarrment.

    2. Sue DoJ/FBI as entities and every, single f*king conspirators for millions & millions of dollars and their homes, specifically, loss of security clearance, forever.

    3. Sue SOC, including Mueller & Weissman.

    4. Sue any other IC involved including specific individuals for $$MMs.

    Exoneration and total restoration, including General Flynn’s security clearance status, is in order.

    And when you finishing suing these entities and people, continue suing any others, such as those in DoJ/FBI who failed to released Brady material for starters.

    All these people understand is lawsuits, money, power & position. Fine. Strip them of their money, their homes, their jobs, their security clearances, their power, everything – just like they stripped General Flynn.

    General Flynn’s Declaration was heartwrenching. The clarity, truthfulness and injustice brought tears as I felt the pain the crooked prosecutors and the crooked former attorneys perpetrated on him and his family. No one in the courtroom was honest, decent or had a conscience – including Judge Sullivan.

    Sidney wants to see DoJ cleaned up? Well, she could sue ad infinitum for the rest of her career and clean the place up.

    Next. President Trump should reinstate General Flynn as NSA should he even want the position. Probably won’t, but I think he might rest up and return to haunt the shit out of all of them. Stand tall General Flynn. We’re behind you.

    The Great Sidney Powell is still great, but it is by the grace of God that He has blessed General Flynn with Sidney as counsel and annointed her in this process. May He bring healing and restoration to General Flynn, his wife and all family members, and our President and all of us who support General Flynn.

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  26. iwasthere says:

    It’s all about the Judge – which is very very sad day for the rule of law. Judge Story and Marshal turn in the grave. But this sounds like progress.

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  27. Troublemaker10 says:

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  28. Battleship Wisconsin says:

    Suppose Judge Sullivan allows the guilty plea to be withdrawn and the government then chooses to proceed with a trial.

    If the case against Flynn did go to a trial, what kinds of strategies might each side pursue? Is it possible that some portion of the Sundance Sunlight Document List (SSDL) might be released in the course of the trial? Is it also possible that some of the major Spygate perps might be called to testify?

    Would the release of some or all of the SSDL documents in the course of a Flynn trial, or the testimony of some or all of the major Spygate perps, would either of those have the collateral impact of legally prejudicing any subsequent charges brought later against those perps?

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    • Issy says:

      The doj/fbi has refused to release them so far. I don’t know what would change if there was a trial. This is such a mess of legal tangles, doing what’s right isn’t even in the equation.

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      • Battleship Wisconsin says:

        Issy says: “The doj/fbi has refused to release them so far. I don’t know what would change if there was a trial. This is such a mess of legal tangles, doing what’s right isn’t even in the equation.”

        If a trial went forward — a big if at this point — what might change is also another big if.

        Suppose AG Barr decided to use General Flynn as lawfare cannon fodder in revealing the Deep State’s plot to overturn the 2016 election. How might the AG do this?

        Suppose the AG were to intervene in the DOJ’s behind-the-scenes case strategy planning and to direct the DOJ’s prosecutors to:
        (1) Drop the DOJ’s objection against Flynn’s request to withdraw his guilty plea.
        (2) Tell the judge that the DOJ strongly opposes dismissal of the charges and prefers to move forward with a jury trial.
        (3) If the defense counsel requests a change of venue, the DOJ will not oppose the change of venue.
        (4) If the defense counsel requests the Brady Material, the DOJ will not oppose its declassification and release, and will supply the material if requested.
        (5) If the defense counsel requests the testimony of key Spygate perps, the DOJ will not oppose their appearance at the trial.

        Using General Flynn as lawfare cannon fodder in an effort to expose the Deep State plot against the president risks the possibility that he might be found guilty in a DC Swamp courtroom, if the change of venue for the trial had not been granted.

        On the other hand, General Flynn must already realize that as a veteran soldier in the DC Swamp lawfare wars, he might become expendable for the good of the cause.

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  29. Fools Gold says:

    Sidney Powell You Rock! 👍🇺🇸

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  30. Brant says:

    Little unfortunate reminder here……any trial be it “criminal” or civil will be in DC with a DC jury not backwoods Wyoming. Flynn and Powell must think of this as they decide their next steps.

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  31. Graham Pink says:

    Sen. Rand Paul being censored by the Chief Justice in his questioning today in the US Senate is all you need to know the coup is ongoing.

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  32. The judge, Sullivan, has been blatantly exposed (by his earlier ranting at Flynn, calling him a traitor, and by his refusal to see the prosecutorial misconduct, not to mention Powell’s explicit, documented discoveries — which sensibly required he END this, long ago, with extreme prejudice against the DOJ). All of these treasonous criminals need to understand: No matter what you do now, it is all over in the final analysis — Because WE KNOW. Life as you have known it, in your high positions, is over. It is all downhill now, for all of you. Your lives are empty of any reason for hope in the future — and we will not mourn for you, who played with filth as if it were gold.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I think your assessment is spot on. some days it still feels like we still losing, but so much progress has been made. Yes, we’ve passed the tipping point. The tide has changed.

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  33. bigela says:

    “at the time” michael flynn jr had a young baby. hopefully their baby didnt die

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  34. CharterOakie says:

    Well, quite a statement of either i) incompetence on the part of those two Covington lawyers or ii) their being complicit with the coup cabal.

    More swamp creatures being gaffed and hauled into the sunshine?

    Not to mention the forced revelation of additional evidence of government misconduct?

    Maybe part of a very intricate — dare one mention the word — plan?

    Nah, that couldn’t be.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Coinky-dink I am sure.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Issy says:

      Set Up might be a better term. The Covington firm was supposedly experts at FARA filings. Oh, I know mistakes were made, procedures not followed, it covers all the bases. I’m sure they have E & O coverage. (Errors & Omissions) Hypothetical, if a lawyer deliberately frames his client, will the insurance pay?

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  35. dwpender says:

    According to Flynn’s Affidavit, his prior counsel asked “whether he had anything on Trump,” because this would be useful in negotiations with the Weissman team. (Gee, I wonder what prior conversations with the SC led them to ask THAT question!) Flynn replied that Trump had done nothing wrong.

    The Weissman team also threatened that, absent a plea, Flynn would face 15 years in prison and “the full Manafort treatment!”

    I know this is water under the bridge, but I wish the colloquy with Flynn had been:

    “Do you have anything on the President?”

    “Which President? I’ve got nothing on Trump, who’s done nothing wrong. But I’ve got a LOT on Obama. Would that be of interest to the Weissman team?”

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  36. The DOJ should be recommending him for acquittal, not probation.

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    • Is that the best that Barr can do? He wants a conviction to protect Mueller?
      Sullivan can ignore the recommendation and still send Flynn to jail.
      Appeals probably don’t keep him out of jail if that happens. .This case is so extraordinary, That Flynn might get a supecedas bond and stay out of jail. 3-1 against..

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    • TwoLaine says:

      They should be seeking funding to buy his house back and restore him financially,

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    • Issy says:

      The doj would drop the charges, if they had any decency. Mistakes were made, rules broken, procedures not followed, etc……

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  37. MikeN says:

    Look further in Flynn’s submission.
    His lawyers received an e-mail from NYT saying that Pientka had told IG McCabe pressured him to change his 302, and this was part of a criminal complaint.

    NYT said they were told Congress told the lawyers about this, and that’s how the lawyers found out.

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  38. tommyd22 says:

    I do believe it is about time this Special Agent Joseph Pientka fellow is brought out into the light…

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  39. An says:

    Isn’t changing their recommendation back an admission that they broke their plea agreement?

    I do wonder, legally speaking, to what extent this is a cure.

    Now we REALLY need that damned scope memo unredacted to show that his son was targeted.

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  40. TwoLaine says:

    Godspeed Michael T Flynn, and may God hold you in his arms until you are able to restore your reputation on the world stage. You still have it with most of us here. May he penalize those who lied against you and your family and sought to destroy you, everything you owned and everyone you love. Their time will come. Amen

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  41. Dwayne Diesel says:

    Give them the double middle finger Flynn. Then press on and win. Then come back and sue the living crap out of them- which would permit more discovery and more information coming to light- unless they all make a deal in that civil case- which would be telling. If they would want to settle, Flynn should give them the double middle finger again and force discovery. It’s the only way Flynn clears his name completely.

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  42. askandgettruth says:

    i will never get tired of winning. these corrupt fbi, doj and the rest of the slim in congress and the senate should not be let off the kook of justice. put them on trial and jail them. are they running scared ?? gen flynn should sue them bastards–all of them.

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  43. zucccchini says:

    After being absolved of all crimes then the inclusion into the Trump Admin in his second term would absolutely drain every ounce of life left out of the left. This move may finally prove to the average Democrat that their elitist that lead their party are indeed, inept and diluted. This would be so sweet.

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  44. Doppler says:

    God bless General Flynn and his firebrand attorney Sidney Powell. I was so disappointed in Judge Sullivan’s complete rejection of their Motion for Dismissal and demand for Brady Materials in December. But I did not realize that he then refused to allow new briefing to examine the relevance of the IG’s Report. Or maybe it was a timing thing.

    In any event, the new evidence about the seminal role of SSA 1, aka Joe Pientka, in the entire coup, starts at last to reveal the genesis of corruption we have been dealing with.

    Interesting that Pientka’s name has been concealed all this time. Just as Ciaramella’s name is being protected in the Senate Impeachment hearing.

    It appears the knife of truth seeking is at long last cutting near the bone.

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  45. CharterOakie says:

    Finally read Flynn’s motion to dismiss. Wow, is that comprehensive, detailed and damning of the government’s prosecutorial misconduct.

    Sidney Powell et al can really bring it.

    Now…let’s not have the case dismissed. Instead, let’s have it go to trial so that LTG Flynn can be fully and very publicly exonerated and the DOJ/FBI/IC coup cabal exposed and humiliated.

    And that, I believe, is the intent.

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