Flynn Case Update – Reply Motion Supporting Dismissal and/or Withdrawal of Plea…

Lawyers representing Michael Flynn presented a strong argument today (pdf below) in reply to the governments’ continued efforts to refute prosecutorial wrongdoing.

Within the reply motion Sidney Powell highlights the conduct of prosecutor Brandon Van Grack and hypocrisy within the government arguments: “Mr. Van Grack’s contention that he satisfied the government’s obligations by providing this information before Mr. Flynn’s sentencing now proves the point that he suppressed it when it was most important to Mr. Flynn: before his guilty plea on December 1, 2017, and before what was scheduled to be his sentencing on December 18, 2018.”

Prosecutor Van Grack suppressed evidence to protect… “the prosecutors, his team, and the cadre of malfeasant FBI agents from the discovery of their negligence, crimes, and wrongs.”

The tone of the reply motion reads like the Flynn defense is chomping at the bit to take this case to trial. Perhaps that is a strategy to add weight to their dismissal argument; or perhaps that is a reflection of defense confidence they can highlight all of the abuses at trial.

The entire briefing is worth a good read and it includes some good timeline information to emphasize the abuses.

Here’s the reply motion:

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230 Responses to Flynn Case Update – Reply Motion Supporting Dismissal and/or Withdrawal of Plea…

  1. Keep chopping wood, Sidney, the tree is about to fall!

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  2. ffl4 says:

    BOOM! Go Sidney Powell! I am such a fanboy — Amazing strength and grace with intellect and wit to match… I would NOT want her as my adversary… thank you Sidney for being a champion for justice!! #KAG2020

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Sidney for the next open seat on the Supreme Court!

      I can dream, can’t I?

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      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        I do believe our Genius of a President has released the Cracken , Sidney has spelled it for even the ones Not paying attention

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      • Les D says:

        I love her alot as AG. At this point in time the DOJ and we need her there.

        For the Court, Trump had a woman on his 3 person short list but went with Brett Kav. Her name is Amy Barret. If a vacancy happens while PT is in, she’ll be the nominee.

        PT appt her and was confirmed to the 7th Cir Court of Appeals (sits in Chicago, covers IL, WI, IN). Top notch credentials, actively Pro-life (and has 5 kids), and very Catholic in her private life. Clerked for Scalia, Professor at Duke and then back at her alma mater Notre Dame. Extremely well published in all the legal intellectual journals.

        Feinstein and Durbin went after during confirmation about Roe v Wade. Stock answer, my faith blah blah blah. Fienstein wouldn’t let it go. She commented “The DOGMA lives loudly within you.” Turban Durbin “Are you an ‘Orthodox’ Catholic”?

        It’s what we have on our Judiciary Committee–people who have thorough knowledge of constitutional law: Article VI, Section 3: “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

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  3. IGiveUp says:

    Doesn’t Flynn need this to go to trial in order to expose the filth in the US government? Isn’t that the point? A dismissal leaves the perpetrators intact. Trump would pardon him anyway so what’s the risk? For better or worse, this trial is now the US Govt vs. the US Citizen.

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    • hokkoda says:

      I don’t think so because if DOJ drops it, he’s probably going to sue for wrongful prosecution. I doubt they would settle out of court if that happens.

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      • lftpm says:

        I think Sid and Mike want a trial. Then they can apply the discovery screws and get the Obama DOJ’s chicanery brought into the open. Sid and her colleagues (who deserve more credit) have Judge S’s nuts in a vice. By allowing the Mueller crew to void the plea agreement, which as a voluntary agreement was a contract, which DOJ breached, Judge S now has to either declare the plea agreement void, or else enter an illegal order that the new, non-agreed to terms are to be enforced by the court, as a “plea agreement”. Let us hope that he doesn’t pull an Amy Berman Jackson. If he does, he will be overruled by COA or SCOTUS.

        If DOJ under USA Jeff Jackson’s advisement doesn’t proffer a dismissal of charges, General Flynn will get a trial, with a likely change of venue.

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        • lftpm says:

          I fear that Judge S will try to thread the camel through the eye of the needle and decide that the original plea agreement that prosecution and General Flynn is in force. General Flynn gets no jail time, but is registered as a confessed felon.

          This would be a wrong decision. Sidney will take this to SCOTUS on 3 incontrovertible points:

          1) Flynn made his plea under duress, nay coercion, because the DOJ practiced the law fare tactic of bankrupting the General, and then threatening to prosecute his son, and ruin his finances and life.

          2) Flynn’s prior attorneys were unduly persuaded by DOJ to construct a false FARA report, and have Flynn sign it. Flynn never acted as an agent of a foreign government, so he had no need to file a FARA report. After the DOJ, which instigated the FARA report, found it had untruths, constructed by Burling and Covington attorneys, DOJ threatened B and C attorneys with prosecution if they did not act against their client. General Flynn was never notified of this, to wit his attorneys’ conflict of interest.

          3) C and B attorneys wrongfully advised General Flynn to plead guilty to one minor process crime charge, without ever demanding the DOJ to turn over whatever exonerating evidence it held, per Brady requirements. The DOJ for its part never produced Brady evidence it held, later proclaiming it was not required to do so before an indictment was issued, which proclamation had no basis in law. When a prosecutor is hammering a defendant with, “We have the goods on you, we will send you to prison,” and fails to notify the defendant “we have evidence that exonerates you but we are keeping it secret,” it violates the defendant’s rights to due process. A defendant who is denied inspection of ALL the evidence in the prosecution’s possession that weighs upon the case is denied his Constitutional rights to fully defend himself. The prosecution did not and still not has produced the original 302 reports written by his FBI examiners.

          Based on these arguments, which go to the heart of the Constitution, and the principle of “Equal Justice Under the Law”, General Flynn will be granted his right to trial. Hopefully in a non-biased venue.

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          • tommyd22 says:

            It was obvious to me back when the Flynn episode began that Flynn’s legal representation was bad., and I said so multiple times. It was plain as day to me, but I guess when a person is too close to the issue , like Flynn was/is, you just can’t see the forrest for the trees at times..
            Powell would have my total support for AG or SC.

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        • hokkoda says:

          I wouldn’t bet any money on this. Judges are the closest thing to monarchy we have in this country. Sullivan will do what he wants. The courts are decloaking (like those 2,000 concerned judges yesterday) and revealing that a large number of them really are unvarnished leftists bent on imposing their will.

          This is not news to any of us, of course, but it’s easy to forget that while we think something is logical and based in the law…there’s a wide swath of Leftists for whom “It’s legal because I say so” is the order of the day.

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          • Issy says:

            This is the unvarnished truth that nobody wants to accept. Logic and common law have been twisted by the lawmakers (mostly lawyers) and a judiciary intent on keeping their unbridled power until it is unrecognizable to the average person.

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      • Orville R. Bacher says:

        @hokkoda
        But once again, even if you succeed with an expensive trial against the government, only the taxpayer gets to pay up, while all government employee criminals get to skate away.

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        • hokkoda says:

          True, but it is through the discovery process that a lot of sunlight will be cast onto the corrupt actions of DOJ and FBI employees (past and present).

          I’m sure Chris Wray has a new checklist and powerpoint training slides he can develop to resolve the problems…

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    • Snellvillebob says:

      When they threatened his son and they offered him a plea deal, he went for it, plead guilty to lying to the FBI. His last law firm was compromised and did not tell him, so he has been in the sentencing phase for months. His new lawyer, Sidney Powell has somehow gotten a copy of the 302 of his interrogation. It is marked up as to what was added, changed, and deleted. She cannot get this before the judge because there was a plea, not a trial.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Or, Why does Barr allow this to continue?

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Flynn need this to go to trial in order to expose the filth in the US government?
      Isn’t that the point?

      Flynn’s goal is not to expose filth in the government
      That is not his job and should not be done on his dime.
      His goal is to receive justice for himself and his family.

      Desired outcomes:
      1)Judge dismisses the case for prosecutorial misconduct
      2)Judge allows Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea.

      If #2 happens the DOJ would have option to start from scratch and re-file original (pre plea) or new charges.
      Doubtful they would at this point.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I THINK, if #2 the DOJ feels they HAVE to go for a new trial, because not to do so would open the door to Flynn suing in civil court, AND writing a book exposing it all, which he can’t do until this is resolved.
        All along, its like they have been proceeding because the institutional view was they had no choice, but to continue and I suspect thats still the case.

        From the prosecutions point of view, they painted themselves into a corner, where they wanted EITHER a resolution of Flynn found,guilty, OR no resolution, with the case kept in limbo indefinetly.

        As the possibility of the first option diminished, they pursued the second, indefinetly putting off the day of reckoning.

        They will continue on that path, until such time/change of circumstances where the pain of continueing, is greater than the anticipated pain of NOT continueing.
        Or, until circumstances beyond their control force their hand.

        Sidney’s career uniquely prepared her for this case. She was a lone voice, crying in the wilderness, about Prosecutorial Terrorism, in much the way that PDJT was uniquely prepared to be POTUS, at this time.

        To not see Gods hand in this, one truly has to work at it.

        Prayers daily for Sidney, Gen Flynn and POTUS. And Sidney,, you have a BEAUTIFUL mind!

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        • NarwhalJoustingChampion says:

          I always appreciate it when you weigh in on topics, Dutchman.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          So what are they going to re try him for:
          The FIG FARA case that got overturned?
          or
          The lie to the FBI where the agents said he wasn’t deceptive?
          He’d sure have an interesting witness list in either case.

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          • Dutchman says:

            The discovery alone would be pure gold.
            I think this case against Flynn was like every other Lawfare/acme scheme; ‘ballsy’, but poorly thought out, doomed to fail with no plan “B”.

            Co-opt his lawyers, conceal exculpatory, threaten kid and get lawyers to urge guilty plea.

            Bam, gets Flynn out, AND gives them headline. Drag it out until after PDJT is impeached, then it won’t matter.

            Didn’t work out as planned, and postponing was better than concluding.

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              Flynn partial witness list :
              Comey (start with clip of Nicole Wallace brag video)
              McCabe, (start with advisement for no attorney)
              Pietka, Strzok, etc
              Stephan Halper
              Nunes…..

              Not gonna happen.

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              • Dutchman says:

                I don’t know how its gonna turn out, but it seems to me Prosecutors/DOJ are in a pickle. They CAN’T drop the charges, can’t have a new trial, and so are stuck continueing to play the same bad hand.

                Seems to me its inevitable that if nothing else, an appeal will eventually prevail.

                All they can do, is keep putting it off till tomorrow, and hope for a succesful impeachment.

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                • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

                  There is nothing they can do to keep Flynn from talking eventually.
                  Their one and only best outcome is denial of motion to withdraw plea and a sentence from the judge.
                  It’s Flynn dragging this out now.
                  Unless they’re going to charge him for being a pimp, drug dealer or bank robber…
                  Every other path risks added exposure.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Again, their only ‘hope’ such as it is, is delay.
                  I THINK, back when they started all this (and helpful to remember Flynn was the FIRST prosecution, before Manafort, PapaD, Cohen etc ) they were CONFIDENT the insurance policy would pay off, they made their plan, wifh full confidence they would drive PDJT from office.
                  Now they are STUCK, and delaying, as long as possible, is their only route forward.
                  Its their “best bad option”.

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        • Jonathan galt says:

          What portion of Flynn’s trial evolved from the FISC abuse? Do we know if any of this case materials have been sequestered?

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          • Dutchman says:

            We don’t, so far as I know, KNOW that for a fact. Certainly with two hop rule, they COULD have gained access to everything he, his partner and his son produced.

            And theres always parallel construction. We have to depend on DOJ prosecutors, but-its-o.k.-cause-not-SAME-Prosecutors-as-prosecuting-cases. DIFFERENT DOJ prosecutors, so THATS,O.K., …..RIGHT?

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        • rmhnc says:

          Great post Dutchman…

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      • Issy says:

        Absolutely correct, General Flynn has done enough for his country. He needs to be freed from this corrupt prosecution.

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    • And I doubt it will be the last. A new day is dawning.

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  4. Ken says:

    I think Sidney Powell is testing out which brass knuckles will go best with her outfit when she takes these dolts to court…

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    • DiodeBill says:

      Sidney is brilliant and uses her skills not to press her way, but to use extraordinary skills to argue case law and present the prosecutorial injustice in this case and others which violate basic principals of law. She is a scholar using her talent to pick a perfect case to pursue true justice. God bless our constitution for her presence.

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  5. Kirsty I says:

    Sidney has bigger balls than Schiff, Nadler (his have been sucked up into his inguinal canal ’cause he’s so obese) McCabe, Comey and especially Clapper.
    I want those “prosecutors” to be judicially and publicly thrashed, lose their licenses and go to jail where they belong.
    The rest can go to Gitmo.

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  6. TarsTarkas says:

    Now let’s see if Judge Sullivan does a Judge Jackson to Flynn: ‘Nope, you plead guilty, deal with it.’

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  7. Sydney at her best. And, she’s absolutely right. The Federal prosecutors are doing everything in their power to commit a gross injustice against a General who fought valiantly in combat, even as their case becomes more and more outrageous and absurd. Sydney is also paving the way for an immediate appeal if it comes to that.

    I want the justice system in my country to, first of all, “be just.” To look for justice, not a conviction. To avoid entrapment. None of which is evident here. I will go on to say that I consider the conduct of several of these prosecutors, particularly Mr. Van Grack, to now have become criminal.

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    • pietrodleone says:

      “I want the justice system in my country to, first of all, “be just.” ”

      I think America needs to be thinking about how that can be CONSISTENTLY possible.
      No chance of any of this coming out if 2016 had gone differently.
      DOJ is a monopoly, with a single gatekeeper at its head.
      Sometimes we might be OK with that. Like now, perhaps. We’re not sure just yet.
      BUT TOO OFTEN, and mostly, we won’t be.
      And so there’s a DESIGN FLAW here that has to be remedied going forward.
      Its URGENT, perhaps as urgent has fixing the medical delivery and billing system in this country. I would argue that there should always be six AGs, including two without any recent affiliation to either major party. Elected directly by the people. Staggered terms. Each capable of investigating and prosecuting unilaterally, subject to a grand jury.

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    • DiodeBill says:

      Nicely, simply stated. Totally agree!!

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  8. After Gen. Flynn’s case is dismissed, PDJT needs to reinstate him as the head of the NSC.

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  9. Carrie says:

    From Sidney Powell’s twitter feed- apparently Halper is all over this!

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Pientka wrote the EC after Intel briefing with Candidate Trump and Flynn. Christopher Steele was fired one week after FISA warrant was obtained. He was nothing more than a coin operated washing machine to launder false evidence/info, Halper is a shitty spy BTW. Republicans would have used a more talented operative.

      It is sickening that this continues at this point. Halper and Mifsud are exposed. Mifsud is not Russian and this crap is over.

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    • Mark Smith says:

      Dan Bongino thinks that Mike Flynn was the primary target all along, and was added on August 16th rather than the 10th to make it seem to outside observers to be afterthought. An excerpt from the official Steele Report shows the addition of Mike Flynn in parentheses and not capitalized like the others.

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  10. BuckNutGuy says:

    At this point, I view any government withdrawl as part of the cover-up. I know its in General Flynn’s best interest if they do, but I sure hope Barr makes that asshat Van Greck try this case and let all the sunshine in.

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    • ezgoer says:

      Barr was installed as AG to cover up the coup conspiracy so it’s never exposed. The DOJ doesn’t want public trials where this can be exposed. So they either drop the charges against Flynn or send him to prison to gag him until Trump eventually pardons him.

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  11. Been saying for a long time now.
    The first whiff of prosecutorial misconduct / malicious prosecution the court is forced to rule on should trigger pardons for everybody caught up in the Mueller inquisition (Manafort getting a commutation) and open the flood gates for Durham.

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  12. With Flynn exonerated the deep state, cabal, and IC would be in deep do-do. This will drag out another 2 years or he’ll be Arkansided.
    Safe travels, sir.

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  13. Gary says:

    Robert redford. 🙂

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  14. Genie says:

    Peter Strzok, a common denominator in several “cahoots”, will provide defense attorneys years and years of employment defending him in civil cases likely to be brought against him.

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  15. Carrie says:

    Fusion GPS has also never been properly punished for their role in the coup- isn’t there also a list of media sources they were paying?

    Also on Sidney’s twitter feed:

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  16. Indy0707 says:

    There is no way that the government will let this case go to trial. Imagine the witnesses she would call. No way. No how.

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  17. dawg says:

    I saw that post from Astrononymous too, now deleted by admin I guess?

    Very interesting that it popped up. Ive had this feeling that this place is going to be flooded with trolls before long.

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  18. booger71 says:

    I would love for this trial (I hope it happens) to be moved to the Western District of Missouri, so I could have a chance of getting jury duty.

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  19. willthesuevi says:

    I love the fact Counselor Powell is dug in like a tick on this case. She is certainly doing her level best.

    This is only as good as Judge Sullivan allows it to be, and I don’t trust that man as far as I can throw him. He has a few shiny moments but so did a Yugo when it was new. You know, right before it had to do something important like, oh I don’t know, work.

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  20. samwise163 says:

    We are naming our little girl, due in March, “Sidney.” You got that right. She is going to be a freedom and jus tore loving fireball. God less you Sidney. Let Freedom Ring!

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  21. burginthorn says:

    I don’t know the American legal system, if Flynn and others who have been wrongfully accused are proven innocent, are they all looking at large money compensation?

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  22. Sullivan will ignore all defense pleadings, (this potato is way too hot for him , way above his pay grade ) he thought this was just a simple case of treason ( sarcasm) . He will have his clerks write 100 pages of BS sophistry and let it go up to be appealed , and get it out of his courtroom once and for all .

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  23. Parrot says:

    The DoJ should give up.
    Wherever the Flynn case eventually goes, the final Court ruling must be against DoJ corruption.
    Inevitably.

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    • Dutchman says:

      They are child-like, in that they arectrying to put off the inevitable cummupence, as long as possible.

      Its all they have left, since their initial ploy has failed. Whether Sullivan ends it, or it is appealed, I agree the outcome is certain.

      The prosecutions only ‘hope’ now is to prolong it, as long as possible.

      Vindication, a book deal that WILL NOT end up in the bargain bin, for both Sidney and general Flynn, a lawsuit against his first lawfirm, and a lawsuit against The U.S. Government are all real possibilities.

      But WHEN? Thats the question, IMHO.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        The Luciferians are trying to drag this out until after the election because any info coming out in court would be devastating to any democrat candidate.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Rhonda,
          Well, yes but my point is, once there first goal, of a guilty plea and conviction slipped out of their grasp, there has been NO time when quitting, or dropping the case, was more attractive to the prosdcutors, than continueing to postpone.

          Sidney, with her filings, IS perhaps changing that dynamic, as in each filing she exposes, in infinite detail and plain english, the malfeasance of the prosecutors.

          No time is a ‘Good time’ for a public flogging. So, Sidney is bringing the pain, now.

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    • Erik Heter says:

      They should, and it makes Barr’s slow walking everything in this case all the more baffling. They are going to have to rip the band-aid off sooner or later, and the longer they wait, the more painful it will be. If he would have made it a point to go scorched earth on the prosecutors who committed this travesty early on in his tenure – at which time it was already obvious that Flynn had been framed – it would have sent a message through the DOJ loud and clear that there was a new sheriff in town. Instead he’s got van Grack blatantly flaunting his misconduct and the Stone prosecutors outright lying to him. Barr’s underlings don’t fear him, and that’s a bad place for him to be.

      Machiavelli was right, it’s better to be feared than loved.

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  24. CharterOakie says:

    My hunch has long been that Flynn knew what his DS enemies would do and allowed it to happen in order to force their hand and flush them out.

    I can’t prove it, but if that’s the way it happened, we’re close to the moment of truth.

    Go, Sydney Powell, go.

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      Of course we are all just speculating but I see it differently, assuming Comey’s disgusting account of how they set Flynn up in the midst of the confusion during the first days after the inauguration. When added to the apparent surprise felt by Trump after he was not welcomed with adulation from all and sundry—even, incredibly the media, (it is unclear to me if this was due to his naivete’ or wishful thinking aggravated by ego-driven blindness or something else entirely) and I think Trump and his small inner circle (for al intents and purposes “outsiders”) were wholly unprepared for the realities of the Deep State and the “Resistance” that had started long before the inauguration.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        Comey admitted that this is exactly what he thought, and as i mentioned before Rush was always stating that they wanted PDJT out of office and destroyed so no one else (an outsider) would ever attempt this again.

        One other thing I have been considering. How many other worthwhile public servants and politician have been run off over the years by the Intelligence community? Run off regardless of wrongdoing

        Petraeus, Blagojevich, Tom Delay?

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        • jumpinjarhead says:

          Agree to all. I just think Trump et al. were ill-advised (intentionally, negligently or ?) by whoever they were relying on in the transition team to give them the lay of the DC swamp and the apparent breadth and depth of the dimocrat and anti-Trump “resistance” that was already beginning to organize and begin obstructing (as well as already talking about impeachment).

          This in turn deprived Trump of an opportunity to possibly take the initiative away from his opponents instead of what unfortunately happened with the “resistance” keeping the White House in more of a reactionary mode.

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          • gsonFIT says:

            Obama Admin had to cover up all the spying they had been doing since 2012 minimum. HRC was to sweep it under the rug but Trump won as usual.

            It makes 2016 election that much sweeter knowing all O admin lost that night

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          • WSB says:

            On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump told his son, “Now, we will find out just who our friends are.”

            Donald Trump has played this game for many years. Imagine the parties he hosted, the guestrooms stayed in by all of these politicians…and knowing a bit about NY unions, men go missing.

            He is no snowflake. I just think he did not know just how entrenched the deep state system goes.

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            • jumpinjarhead says:

              Exactly my point. Someone should have educated him beforehand or it could be they tried and as he has shown a propensity to do, he allowed his large ego to overrun his reason and judgment and ignored what he was told.

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              • WSB says:

                Not at all. Hoteliers know everything one does on their properties. President Trump has known for years how far this goes.

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                • jumpinjarhead says:

                  I remain skeptical. I think a great deal of momentum was lost in the early days of his term due to a failure to fully appreciate and plan a strategy based on, the extreme, and unprecedented “resistance” to him personally and anyone and anything allied with or supporting him.

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                • WSB says:

                  PT has been planning this since 1988.

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                • jumpinjarhead says:

                  Perhaps but his experience as a business guy in NYC where the political lines were porous as needed to get deals done I think may have caused him to fail to accurately gauge the lay of the political swamp inside the DC Beltway.

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                • WSB says:

                  Not at all.

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        • trump20162024 says:

          Ross Perot

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      • Issy says:

        I don’t think Trump was naive about the resistance he would face from the democrats or the press. I think he was with respect to thinking the republicans in congress would support him even if reluctantly. I for one will never forget or forgive their actions.

        His survival the first few months, with the backstabbers around him in the White House, losing his NSA, betrayal by his AG, and the appointment of a SC to find him guilty of some crime can only be attributed to his incredible strength and divine intervention.

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        • jumpinjarhead says:

          Perhaps one day we will know for sure. Meanwhile I remain incredulous as to why there was IMHO such a loss of momentum in the early days of his administration.

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    • Dutchman says:

      CO;
      Many have expressed that Flynn willingly stepped into thectrap, but I don’t buy it.

      He COULD have easily avoided the trap, had he seen it coming. He and the admin were still trying to figure out where the copy paper was kept, and he WAS set up.

      He could have been VERY effective at purging the NSC staff, and downsizing it, if he hadn’t been removed.

      I just don’t ‘buy’ it, myself.

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      • Erik Heter says:

        Yeah, I don’t buy that “Flynn was setting these guys up” eleventy-dimensional jui-jitsu chess theory either. There have been way too many twists and turns in this and he’s been silenced for well over two years now because of it. Nope, just not buying that theory at all.

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      • WSB says:

        I still wonder why Flyn selected his first attorneys, though.

        He must have known they were crooks…and now they are being exposed.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Probably reccomended to him, by somebody he trusts.
          And, their specialty was supposed to be FARA, …NOT criminal trial work.
          Part of the set up was to compromise the lawyer, and that was intentional and calculated, just like,slo rolling the brady material, as soon as it no longer mattered.

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          • Issy says:

            In the pleading Flynn wrote in his own words; he went to Covington for the FARA filing because they were the experts in that field. He was blindsided by the indictment and arrest and didn’t know where to turn.

            He said he was a fish out of water, and did not understand the legal system that had done this to him or where to turn for help. He unwisely chose to stay with the only firm that he had dealt with because he didn’t know what else to do.

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            • Dutchman says:

              VERY understandable. I chose, early on, to represent myself, but I have a “legal mind”, and did the research.
              For someone unfamiliar, its like doing surgery on yourself, not generally a good idea.

              “The relationship between the TRUTH, and a Criminal trial, is like the relationship between a hot dog, and a warm puppy.”

              Then, to make the SEEMINGLY reasonable assumption that “your lawyers” are knowledgable, and going to reprrsent your best interests,AND that the prosecutors are going to play by the rules, he was a lamb being lead to the slaughter.

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              • Issy says:

                The General, a brilliant military strategist and intelligence operator, was used to knowing who his eneny was and acted accordingly. That he was a a lamb led to slaughter by his own side was an apt description of his dishonorable treatment.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Nailhead, meet hammer, issy!
                  I have read that new, teenage drivers biggest danger, is that they drive ASSUMING that every OTHER driver is going to obey all the rules.

                  Flynns danger may have been enterinh into the,Criminal Justus system, ASSUMING that ANYONE he encountered there would be HONORABLE.

                  NOT saying there are no Honorable Lawyers or Judges; there ARE drivers who obey all traffic laws.

                  But you can’t drive, or go into criminal court, making ASSUMPTIONS.

                  Yes, Flynn expected HIS lawyers, the prosecution lawyers, and the Judge to be HONORABLE.

                  BIG mistake!

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          • WSB says:

            I think the attorney’s framed Flynn a second time!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I don’t think Flynn knew and he certainly didn’t walk into it willingly.

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  25. samwise163 says:

    And burn it to the ground Sidney! Burn the mother scratcher down!

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  26. bullnuke says:

    Sydney Powell is brilliant. President Trump could use her skills to his advantage. She knows corrupt lawyers when she sees them. She has no fear.

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  27. Butternut says:

    Off subject, but needs to be said in SPADES.

    Rex Tillerson and Bob Gates, two wiser wizards that became presidents of the Boy Scouts of America, I hang this travesty on your asses. Both of you thought the best defense was to let pedophiles in. Then you ran. Don’t meet me in a dark alley, studs.

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  28. Genie says:

    Why is Jessie K. Liu still listed as a counsel of record? I thought she quit the .gov team.

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  29. candyman says:

    “cadre of malfeasant FBI agents from the discovery of their negligence, crimes, and wrongs.” and “…the political goals of the miscreants in power.” Ha! Let her rip Sidney!

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  30. Carly says:

    Question:
    If this goes to sentencing, Powell appeals. If this is overturned, can Flynn sue and be compensated, albeit partially (he can never be fully restored, unless by God)?

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  31. Publius2016 says:

    Fire! This is a GREAT FILING! Puts it all together in very simple language!! Shows FBI CIA NSA and White House all working in concert to DESTROY 45!

    1) What happened on August 16 2016 with call logs, visitor filings…etc…?

    2) Who “leaked” from White House after Clapper’s instructions??

    3) Page is now 100% verifiable Spook…with Papadoupoulous most likely one too…was Manafort knowingly WIRED???

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    • IGiveUp says:

      “3) Page is now 100% verifiable Spook…with Papadoupoulous most likely one too…was Manafort knowingly WIRED???”

      Could you please explain the connection between your comment and the filing. It went over my head. What makes Papa a spy (I always doubted his story anyway)

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  32. All Too Much says:

    The trial lawyer in Powell wants to take this case to trial.
    She knows she’ll smoke the opposition and have a public platform to tell the real story.
    The other side of Powell’s lawyer brain knows a win is a win, no matter how you get it, and sometimes trials just wait another day.
    Powell would crush DOJ’s lawyers in trial, as much or more so than she’s currently doing on paper. The prosecutors know this.

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    • Erik Heter says:

      The only thing that worries me about a trial is a DC jury. If they expect a fair trial, they should make a motion for a change of venue, and one far outside of DC.

      That being said, even if it went to trial and a biased DC jury (but I repeat myself) found him guilty, I would think with all the prosecutorial misconduct, this case would be ripe for a swift overturn on appeal and possible rebuke of Judge Sullivan for failing to throw it out. But I’ll defer to better legal minds if that’s the case.

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  33. Phil aka Felipe says:

    If Judge Sullivan does not dismiss this case with prejudice or allow Gen. Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea, then Sullivan’s words insinuating Gen. Flynn being a traitor to his country will be applicable to Judge Sullivan himself because he will have thrown in his lot with the coup plotters.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      I bet Sullivan is thinking “how in the @^&!#) did I draw this case

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    • Les D says:

      Judge Sullivan is for me tough to figure out. DC born, raised and educated, Law School at Howard, all admirable. Reagan and old man Bush judicial appointments to local DC trial and appellate courts, then the D.C. Federal Bench via Slick Willy..

      Presided over the fiasco Sen Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) trial 20 years ago, jury convicted Stevens and he lost re-election 9 days later. The D atty had caught DOJ hiding evidence of innocence DURING TRIAL but Sullivan denied his Motion for Mistrial. Post trial when worse came came out about DOJ’s typical crap, he then had no choice, he acted, but too late for long time Sen Stevens’ seat. If he weren’t a US Senator, my guess he would blown it off again.

      Reading that tea leaf, he’ll deny Sydney’s Motion and kick the can to the Appellate Ct. Not going to let her expose the DOJ whcih is going to have to re-branded sooner or later, because DOJ as it is now sounds almost as bad as KKK for a different reason.

      Regardless, IMHO, it takes alot of juevos for someone that hasn’t served in the military or similar service to use his robes and the bench to humiliate a highly decorated military lifer with “You sold out your Country” without proof of egregious facts 1000x worse then whatever facts supported Flynn’s plea. In any other public setting, he’d never have the juevos to say that to Flynn. And expect to be standing.

      Something about the Bench gives a large % of state and federal judges this self given authority to speak so grossly inappropriate to a person based on what is happening in an open court room. And that includes too often to members of the Bar. Seen all of those re-runs too, too many times. With many judges, lawyers know its par for the course.

      The other beauty, Amy Berman, appointed by Obama 10 years ago, but we know not an Obama Judge, John Roberts says they don’t exist. She spent President’s Day week-end with her clerks researching if a Court could sentence Stone, and then later decide his very meritorious, non-frivolous PRE-SENTENCE Motion for New Trial afterwards.

      She admitted in the conference call with all counsel that there wasn’t any case law on the issue. It dawned on Her Highn-ass there was none to be found because in 224 years of American Jurisprudence no judge has ever been as smart as she. She, the most brilliant judicial mind, slightly ahead of Sally “The Travel Ban was illegal” Yates.
      That’s why It has NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

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  34. IMO, the Michael Flynn case is THE final litmus test of America’s Justice System. Anything short of exoneration AND (at the very least) censure of the people who maliciously prosecuted him, and any hope I had for our government is dashed.

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    • NC Nana says:

      Ditto !!!

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    • Erik Heter says:

      It’s got to be more than censure. At minimum, guys like van Grack have to be disbarred and prohibited from ever practicing law ever again. And they need to pay restitution to Flynn out of their own personal funds. The DOJ needs to compensate him as well, as do his former attorneys (who should be forced to pay back every dollar he paid them in triplicate).

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      • Issy says:

        I applaud your sentiments and I agree, but it won’t happen. It won’t happen because this type of injustice and worse has happened before and nothing was done to the prosecutors. I don’t expect anything different here.

        The main goal at this point is to get General Flynn out of legal jeopardy. Sullivan can deny every motion and sentence him and there is nothing anyone can do about what happens in his court. There are options after that, but not with Sullivan. On the other hand, Sullivan could dismiss the case or allow him to withdraw his plea. There is nothing anyone can do about that. The doj could take it to trial or let it drop.

        OR Sullivan can reply to the pleadings with more legal mumbo jumbo and continue the postponements. I’m not a lawyer, so anything I opine on is subject to correction by legal experts. 🙂

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      • I agree. It SHOULD be more than censure, if justice is to be fully served. But at least censure would set the record straight for Flynn’s sake, distinguishing him from people who are “probably guilty but not charged” or “charged but unable to be convicted”

        By the interviewing agents own opinion, Flynn wasn’t guilty of lying to them, which is the ONLY crime he was ever charged with.

        His phone conversation with Sislyak(sp?) wasn’t a violation of the Logan Act, since he WAS the duly appointed representative of the POTUS elect. And the FARA accusations fell flat with THIS ruling:

        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/politics/bijan-kian-michael-flynn.amp.html%3f0p19G=2870

        Flynn was COERCED into a guilty plea to a process crime because it was the only way Mueller’s crew could achieve leverage over him.

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  35. Sidney for Attorney General! She’s got a lot more b-lls then Barr.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Sidney is a hero and she will be in the history books, no doubt. But Barr actions are above political reproach and if you read the SD post on FISA evidence sequestering, Barr has all the leverage.

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  36. man she laid down a $#itstorm.man sullivan got thrown into the briarpatch .i do have to ask just who is “ssa1” has their identity ever been revealed?

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  37. Amy2 says:

    You rock Sidney!!

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  38. Cathy M. says:

    “RECEIPTS! Jeff Carlson’s fact-filled thread details exactly HOW the DOJ was fundamentally pushed to the Left under Obama and WOW”

    “This thread from The Epoch Times’ Jeff Carlson on how Obama fundamentally changed the DOJ and pushed the agency to the Left via his wingman Eric Holder and his successor Loretta Lunch is one HELLUVA read.”

    And spot on.

    https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/02/18/receipts-jeff-carlsons-fact-filled-thread-details-exactly-how-the-doj-was-fundamentally-pushed-to-the-left-under-obama-and-wow/

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  39. novanglus86 says:

    I read that the current (interim) DNI, Admiral Maguire, must leave office by March 11th.
    Can I tell you how much I want PDJT to nominate General Flynn before that date to take his place?

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  40. sharon3m says:

    This travesty has gone on far too long!
    Pray for God to intercede and bless General Flynn, his family and Sidney Powell… grant them a dismissal of all charges and an apology for the horrendous hardship that the DOJ has
    caused them.

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  41. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Rock on with your bad self, Sidney!!!

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  42. Sammy Hains says:

    Prosecutorial misconduct needs to be a SERIOUS crime with LENGTHY jail sentences for prosecutors who engage in it, with the sentences of their victims TACKED ON.

    Any Republican who ran on that would win a majority across ALL DEMOGRAPHICS and be elected in a LANDSLIDE.

    “Prison reform” isn’t going to solve the issue.
    Only PROSECUTION REFORM will.

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    • Erik Heter says:

      If this case can get resolved before November, Trump can use the evidence of gross prosecutorial conduct to advocate for a prosecutorial reform bill as part of his re-election campaign. It would definitely be a winning issue, and not just with the base that has followed the Flynn case, as prosecutorial misconduct is a problem at the state and local levels as much as it is the federal level.

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  43. Erik Heter says:

    If Judge Sullivan is honorable, he would not only allow withdrawal of the plea, but then would throw out the indictment, with prejudice, and hold the prosecutors in criminal contempt. What would follow then would be indictments of every prosecutor that has had a hand in this case for deprivation of rights under color of law and every other charge they could throw at them.

    What has been done here is far worse than what was done in the Ted Stevens case, and that was really bad by itself.

    However, after his ruling denying Powell’s motion to compel production of evidence, I have lost confidence in Judge Sullivan. And sadly, although Barr has assigned an outside counsel to review this case, the movement by the DOJ under his watch has been far too slow and far too indecisive. If justice delayed is justice denied, then at this point, Barr is complicit in denying Flynn justice.

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  44. saywhat64 says:

    Flynn’s case has turned into something much more than about Flynn Ms Powell and Flynn now have an extremely good opportunity to expose much of which needs to be exposed in a COURT OF LAW. They have become the bringer of sunlight and IMHO the setup going in to retrial will prove Flynn is innocent and a victim of the democrat’s weaponization of government’s powers to grossly violate his civil rights. Sydney Powell has found her life’s mission legal case in spades. Withdraw the Plea and try this case for ALL to see . I know I will donate some more money to Flynn’s defense fund if this goes to trial. One thing though. I’m not sure the DOJ will have the balls to let this go to trail if the plea is successfully withdrawn no matter who ends up being in charge of the prosecution.

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  45. WES says:

    I fully expect judge Sullivan to rule in the manner which best restricts Sidney’s future legal room to defend Flynn. In this, every Sullivan ruling has been consistent.

    You are also seeing this very same pattern with judge Jackson’s rulings on Stone. Her recent ruling that she will go ahead with sentancing Stone on Thursday is cleverly designed to limit to the max, Stone’s future legal room. By doing this Jackson restricts 3 of Stone’s future legal rights.

    What judges Sullivan and Jackson have consistently done through out Flynn’s and Stone’s trials, is favour the prosecution every step of the way. They have bent over backwards to legally help the prosecution while hurting the legal defense effort.

    The deep state is still very much in control.

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  46. Retired IG says:

    Thank you for providing Sidney Powell’s brief in its entirety. Did not know that Wray said all FBI agents involved in Crossfire Hurricane were being investigated. Hopefully not for what additional training they might require. 🙂
    I do not have a crystal ball that shows me what will happen with General Flynn’s case. But Von Grock I am curious about. Seems to be a loser. Acting like a petulant child having a tantrum against the Court .
    It is no small thing to withhold exculpatory evidence. But I guess that was the norm for Mueller. His law license ought to be revoked at a minimum. Von Grock is now damaged goods. Has proven his defects time and again.
    And Sidney Powell, absolutely LOVE how you can quote case law and the facts and make it so exhilarating to read. Thank You.

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  47. Moe Grimm says:

    2020 is off with a bang thus far. Things moving more quickly, but this Brr I don’t trust especially after his remark the other day. This is HIS broken corrupt Dept. of Just-Us along with its armed jackboot proxy fbi. He’s done nothing to clean a house rife with obama holdovers that is as filthy as they come. If the job is too tough he can step the fk off. He’s had the chair now over a year and still no indictments let alone grand juries with most of the exculp and absolutely incriminating evidence collected via dot guv info itself – including these IG’s and FOIA’s filed by Tommy Fitton, Jay Sek and more. One more thing – if it;s his intent to proseute anything he’ll never get anything done with the jury pools from Modor and its surrounding area. In 2016 Clinton got 90.9% of the D.C. vote. PDT got 4.1% (Four Point One Percent). And now the revelation about the skank jury foremen in Stone’s trial is yet another outrage.

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