Oral Arguments Scheduled – Flynn’s Attorney, Sidney Powell, Interview With Lou Dobbs…

Michael Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell appears with Lou Dobbs to discuss the legal briefs filed by Judge Sullivan and U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco with the DC circuit court.

The U.S. Dept. of Justice and Sidney Powell, on behalf of her client, have agreed to a dismissal of the charges.  Judge Sullivan is fighting their unopposed motions.  As a result the DOJ and Ms. Powell have joined to request intervention from the DC circuit court.

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UPDATE: Moments after this interview ended the DC Circuit Court scheduled oral arguments on the writ of mandamus for Friday June 12, 2020, at 9:30am EDT.

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302 Responses to Oral Arguments Scheduled – Flynn’s Attorney, Sidney Powell, Interview With Lou Dobbs…

  1. StuckInBlue says:

    For whom does the bell toll? It tolls for thee, Judge Sullivan.

    Liked by 22 people

    • Bill Durham says:

      Doubtful. The fact that the panel feels it necessary to have oral arguments is a bad sign. In the normal world this should be dismissed and Sully loses. Sully lawyer could then request an enbanc if they lose. They will then hold more hearings to see if a judge can appeal a case in which the judge refuses to grant a dismissal. These legal sheningans are giving legitimacy to Sully’s illegitimate actions.

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    • The Boss says:

      Why is this posted here?

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    • Kaco says:

      It sounds like the DC circuit court is allowing the Watergate/lawfare hired prosecutors to file their briefs and then hearing oral arguments against it.

      DC Circuit taking the baton and now assuming position as judge and jury on what Sullivan’s new charges on Flynn are per the Watergate attorneys?

      Liked by 4 people

  2. T2020 says:

    Hey Judge…BYE FELICIA!!!👋🏻

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Leaving says:

    I’m very confused. I thought the Supreme Court very recently ruled against exactly this: inviting commentary to an appellate court.

    It looks like they are dragging this out, will rule in favor of Sullivan or other shenanigans to force an appeal to the Supreme Court

    Liked by 7 people

    • Wethal says:

      It will take the DC Circuit to tell Sullivan the law that he should be (but isn’t) following.

      Intermediate appellate courts are often called “error-correcting” courts because the appeals usually involve asking the appellate court to correct the lower court and direct what the lower court must do.

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    • Chip Bennett says:

      Oral arguments are a defined part of the process for a petition for writ of mandamus.

      I don’t know the basis for assuming that oral argument in this instance is evidence that the panel favors Sullivan. I would assume quite the obvious. If the panel favored Sullivan, they would just rule against the petition.

      Liked by 17 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Maybe they’re just trying to give the appearance of objectivity.

        Appearance.

        Liked by 10 people

      • An says:

        What about allowing amicus briefs here?

        It’s interesting that they did not stay any of the proceedings in Sullivan’s court.

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        • Chip Bennett says:

          Amicus briefs are, as far as I’m aware, quite common in appellate courts. And how can the panel stay any of Sullivan’s orders, given that they have not been petitioned to do so?

          Liked by 1 person

          • cboldt says:

            Petitioner respectfully requests that this Court order the district court immediately to (1) grant the Justice Departmentâs Motion to Dismiss; (2) vacate its order appointing amicus curiae; and (3) reassign the case to another district judge as to any further proceedings.

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            how can the panel stay any of Sullivan’s orders, given that they have not been petitioned to do so?

            But in effect they have petitioned just that.
            It’s a motion to DISMISS the case
            which makes Sullivan and his orders moot.

            The curve here may be the calendar.
            Sullivan’s last ORDER made Amicus brief due JUN 10 and
            the Appellate Writ oral arguments are JUN 12.
            While I can’t imagine Gleeson to have much more to add with “facts” or legal arguments than Beth Wilkinson already did….
            Extra days mean more mischief.

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      • (June 12)

        Sidney Powell: Yes Lou, we made our oral argument today.
        Lou Dobbs: Did the judge make his?
        SP: Well in a way. I felt as if it were more of an anal argument. You know, talking out the wrong end.

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      • Rob says:

        If they favored Sullivan, they would not necessarily rule immediately against the petition. They may be assisting with delaying the outcome of the case, in order to maintain the gag order on Flynn for Obama.

        Liked by 11 people

        • Treeper 46 says:

          Yes.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          It really can’t be merely about what Flynn might say that they are worried….
          because Sullivan could have taken the plea in Dec 2018, sentenced him, and Flynn would already be in jail now..
          Where the “gag” would have been lifted.

          I think this is more about optics.
          Flynn was their first major and biggest scalp.
          Saint Mueller already failed with his report, failed with his testimony and
          now they LOSE a case where the target “plead guilty”???

          And they have NO CLUE as to what Durham and His Gang are doing and what they’ve found.

          It’s like the Old Man (and the Sea) struggling to get the big fish back to the dock
          by NOVEMBER
          before the sharks leave him with nothing but bones.

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    • Joe20 says:

      Maybe this will clear the confusion. . . .

      The Supreme Court in its case U.S. v Sineneng-Smith (decided 9 to 0, Ginsberg writing the opinion) disapproved of an appellate court deciding a case based on theories that the parties themselves never raised.

      That is . . .

      Our system is an adversarial system.

      One lawyer against another lawyer, with the judge as an umpire.

      The judge isn’t supposed to invent new arguments for either side, and call in new amicus briefs to address issues that the parties never raised themselves.

      That’s what Judge Sullivan is doing. He is asking for amicus input on theories of his own, instead of adjudicating the case before him.

      But amicus briefs that address the issues that the parties themselves are raising are permitted at the appellate level. These amicus briefs lend support to what the parties are already arguing. They can add new arguments and quote new case authorities to help either side . . . but they can’t invent entirely new theories.

      At the trial court level, amicus briefs are never filed. (Until Judge Sullivan started inventing his own procedures.)

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      • Leaving says:

        Thank you (and others replying).

        It’s clear after the explanations that the next step the Court has ordered is reasonable and part of the process.

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    • Phil Bacon says:

      This is all a very choreographed formal dance. Each measure has its time and each participant must step as the custom demands.

      It is a ritual that has developed over years and will not be overturned just for expediency.

      The D.C Appeals court will NOT be faulted for bad manners.

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      • ann says:

        Phil,
        Rather like Versailles: scheming courtiers, monstrous plots, autocratic queens, a grotesquely stratified society insulated from the woes of the French people.

        The court touted their enlightenment as taxes and state debt rose to economic collapse & the country went to hell in a handbasket .

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Ann
          Is this Versally guy doing the book tour circuit?

          He sounds kinda smart about current events.

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        • James Carpenter aka "Felix" says:

          …”The court touted their enlightenment as taxes and state debt rose to economic collapse & the country went to hell in a handbasket .”
          … and then…
          … heads went into a wicker basket.
          Cake is becoming a predominant menu offering.
          Someone will be eating it.

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          • ann says:

            It’s not like this craven coterie can plead ignorance, either.
            An ominous future awaits degenerated ruling classes, who cling on, like barnacles on the ship of state

            Thucydides, Polybius , for Gods sake,

            arrogant fools swallowed their own propaganda, believe they’ve transcended history.
            . Bah.

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  4. missycaulk says:

    Praying this is over soon, enough is enough.

    Liked by 24 people

    • Thinker says:

      I think the Deep State has some blackmail material on Judge Sullivan. He knows he is wrong, but must go with his handlers to prolong this as long as possible. My question is, since he knows he will ultimately lose, why drag it out? Is there some way they are keeping Gen Flynn from helping the Trump staff? We know he knows about the Obama misdeeds, but can’t he guide and direct the Trump staff now? Is he under court orders not to discuss certain things from his case? Someone smarter than me– help me out here.

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      • Revelation says:

        Sullivan’s son is a wrongun, and they are holding his fate over the Sullivans head as leverage.

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        • Karmy says:

          There was also a twitter thread about Sullivan’s own misdeeds with his friend from Baltimore as well as his son’s. Perhaps someone else can comment as I saw the original link to the tweet from one of the Treepers.

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      • Sullivan is biased. That is all. Evil doesn’t need to have their feet put to the fire to do more evil.

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        • iswhatitis says:

          footballfan33 says: “Sullivan is biased. That is all. Evil doesn’t need to have their feet put to the fire to do more evil.

          Exactly.

          Of course there is blackmail material between all of them – but that is secondary – they do it willingly because they are “soldiers” of the Communists.

          Pinning his actions on “blackmail” is a distraction from seeing that he is a willing participant in the activities.

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      • I read someplace, don’t remember where, that his son is a criminal and and everything is covered up…

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      • Rick L says:

        I agree with what you are saying, I think this is also what has happened to Roberts. The way he ruled in Obamacare and lately the religious freedom case during covid lockdown sure points to being blackmailed. There were some theories that he illegally adopted a child in the past and has been blackmailed due to that.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Karmy says:

          Well it’s time he man up and become a Patriot else the world he is leaving to his adopted children will be a hard one.

          Liked by 1 person

        • JL says:

          I think Roberts is just too concerned that if he isn’t polite enough he might not get invited to the right cocktail parties and wine tastings.

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        • Janie M. says:

          Rick, my understanding of the Roberts adoption of his two children are as follows: those children were Irish and Ireland prohibits the adoption of Irish children by non-residents and all adoptions must go through a public agency. So Roberts arranged for these adoptions by having the children removed from Ireland (with their birth mothers) into a Latin American country in which they were adopted, thereby circumventing the two aforementioned Irish laws.

          What the Roberts and the mothers did was illegal but I suspect they were handsomely compen$ated. I don’t know if Ireland ever legally punished the birth mothers.

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      • WSB says:

        If that is the case, and I agree…what does the DS have on the DC Circuit?

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      • Dar Adal says:

        Thinker: I too as curious about that. I found this which explains much: https://www.theburningplatform.com/2020/05/25/the-unspooling-2/

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  5. Sam Gompers says:

    Why are they bothering with oral arguments? Is it a requirement?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Wethal says:

      No, it’s optional. Wonder if Sullivan will show up. Amici usually don’t get to speak, unless it’s the DOJ. Sidney said she expected a ruling within days of the argument.

      it will likely be taped and the audio released on the DC Circuit website a few days later. The judges’ tone of voice can be very revealing.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Trygve says:

      No, it is not. It’s just another stalling tactic. These are truly evil people.

      Liked by 3 people

    • bessie2003 says:

      Just thinking out loud here, but the oral arguments and the call for anyone else wanting to file amicus briefs gives lie to any future claim that it was republican-leaning judges just pushing things through to favor Gen. Flynn thus favoring the President. This wall no side can claim they didn’t get a chance to be heard.

      Liked by 5 people

      • bessie2003 says:

        typo: “This wall” should have been “This way”. Sorry, I did check for typos too.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Good thought.

        However LIES are their currency so they will still make that claim.

        But each time a sunlight bomb goes off…..a few more regular people see the light.

        Liked by 1 person

      • dayallaxeded says:

        Eliminating all basis for criticism–that’s my optimistic hope. The cynical side says it’s a deep stank tactic to complicate, obfuscate, and delay.

        Having done quite a few appellate arguments, I can also say that the arguments are often filled with devil’s advocacy by the court. So one may think they’ve definitely won or lost, but when the ruling comes out, it’s the opposite of how it looked during the argument. Overall, this uncertainty is probably the main reason I’m surprised they’re granting argument and not just ruling summarily, based on the well-established precedent holding that Sulliedvan has no authority to contravene the DOinJ’s motion to dismiss.

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  6. SteveC says:

    It is all about buying time for each phase of the coup.

    Liked by 15 people

  7. dwpender says:

    This schedule is very unfair to Flynn. Gleeson must file on June 10. Powell’s reply is due at a lightning pace — on June 17. Flynn’s legal expenses will continue to mount indefinitely.

    The panel should STAY Judge Sullivan’s circus amici briefing schedule pending its ruling.

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    • Chip Bennett says:

      I don’t believe the Court of Appeals has been *asked* to stay any minute orders of the district court. Perhaps that is an option now available to Flynn, through a separate writ of mandamus (or other form of relief of which I am not aware, b/c IANAL?).

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    • Alex1689 says:

      So . . . DOJ releases the original 302 on June 11th?

      And/or even better, indicts Van Grack for perjury? That would be the day after Gleeson files, but the day before the oral arguments on the writ of mandamus. If Wilkinson is going to hang part of her hat on the idea that none of the prosecutors has been charged with misconduct or lying to court (and I believe she did) – well, that can be rectified right before she logs on to her digital platform, can’t it?
      In the best scenario, that particular loose end would entail the unsealing of an indictment returned and sealed back in, say, April of this year, a month or two after Jensen arrived?
      Has anyone looked at PACER recently to see how many sealed indictments have been returned in District Court for DC since February?

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  8. L4grasshopper says:

    It bothers me that the Court is allowing Sullivan and his posse a forum to make their galacticaly weak case. Is this because at least one of the 3 judges wanted it?

    If I were an optimist, I might think it was because they want to slice and dice Sullivan publicly.

    But in this day and age of RESISTANCE all around us and the complete and utter contempt for the rule of law by the Left…..it has me worried.

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    • Chip Bennett says:

      The farther the panel takes the process, IMHO, the more it favors Flynn. The panel could, at any time, simply deny the petition. Every action to extend the process thus only favors Flynn. I assume the panel wants to make very clear why they are granting the petition, when they do so.

      Alternately, they are so utterly disgusted with Sullivan’s actions that they want to make an example of his egregiously unconstitutional over-reach, and are simply continuing to give him more and more proverbial rope with which to hang himself.

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      • Bryan Alexander says:

        Stall…. Stall…. Stall…. Stall…. Stall…

        I view this as bad news. There is no reason whatsoever to argue this. None.

        I am beginning to believe that Flynn has the ability to nuke Obama and Clinton. The deep state in Washington DC is keeping him silenced.
        This should have been dismissed by Sullivan.
        It SURELY should have been dismissed by the DC Circuit.

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        • Chip Bennett says:

          This isn’t a “stall”, and the panel is moving very quickly, IMHO. If, as I suspect, they are about to smack down a circuit judge on grounds of separation of powers over-reach, then they are going to make sure every “I” is dotted and every “T” is crossed when doing so.

          Liked by 8 people

          • bonkti says:

            Agreed. If the AC gave Su!livan the green light to proceed with Gleeson’s mini trial, Sullivan would effectively have permission to imprison Flynn. No stall necessary.

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        • hawkins6 says:

          Bryan “I view this as bad news.”
          It seems like it. Sidney believes Sullivan’s actions are unconstitutional. If the DC Appeals Court agrees with Ms. Powell then why continue the delay?

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        • Miya says:

          Please explain this to me, because I genuinely don’t understand it.

          If General Flynn has this ability…why is he, like Trump, waiting for the case to end before he does it? This stall tactic lost us the House in 2018 and now anything done post-impeachment is labeled “retaliation.”

          I’m sure he has plenty of information. I’m not sure I wouldn’t be leaking it at this point…unless he’s not convinced, based on how his case is going, that the DOJ would do anything.

          Just war gaming. As I said, not sure what’s going on with this facet of the case.

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          • nomadic100 says:

            Flynn is under a Sullivan imposed gag order.

            Liked by 1 person

            • Jen says:

              Flynn is NOT under a gag order. Everyone thinks he is but is not. Sydney Powell confirmed this.

              Liked by 2 people

              • WSB says:

                Flynn is under an informal gag order. Look what Berman did to Stone? He wasn’t under one either…until he was.

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              • regitiger says:

                The PDA is not in effect at this time? I believe it is.

                My understanding is that one of the conditions of Sullivan halting any more filed motions was to:

                a. suspend the case until he would twiddle up some new twist.
                b. deny Flynn AND his defense counsel the ability to speak to specific issues in the court.

                remember prior to this, Sullivan entered the sentencing phase.

                not a good idea generally to create unforced errors…

                Powell DID confirm b. whether explicit/legal or not …she is taking the “safe road”..and obviously her advise to Flynn is similar.

                My assumption here is that while justifiably, there is no need to risk insulting this judge who has proven to be quite bent on provoking any unforced error.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          I am beginning to believe that Flynn has the ability to nuke Obama and Clinton.

          One problem with that theory:
          Sullivan could have had Flynn sentenced and in jail by late DEC 18 or early 2019.
          And Flynn could have already launched any nukes long ago.

          It was Sullivan himself who persuaded that delay.

          I think this is more about optics.
          Flynn was crucial to establish “legitimacy” to the Russia collusion narrative and Comey got him FIRED in less than a month (just like Priestep “predicted”)
          Mueller got his SCALP months later.

          However….
          Mueller’s Report FAILED
          Mueller’s testimony FAILED
          Now Mueller stands to “lose” a case where his target “plead guilty”??

          Talk about snatching DEFEAT from the jaws of VICTORY

          Mueller’s whole existence as a fraud appears to be coming to light.
          They cannot afford to lose Flynn now.

          Everything now is desperation moves to delay until Nov.

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          • regitiger says:

            “It was Sullivan himself who persuaded that delay.”

            that IS interesting isn’t it?

            there are a few explanations:

            I think sullivan KNEW there were defects in this case. I think he was hoping that he could induce Flynn to reject the plea and this would provoke DOJ to throw the entire weight of stacked charges at him

            see, it’s one thing to get pardoned for a “simple” perjury rap.

            but it RINGS THE BELL FOR THE RADICAL CORRUPTORS if POTUS pardons a case of much higher significant charges.

            that’s one way to explain the hesitation..

            there is another way to explain it:

            If Flynn accepts the plea, the case is pretty much over, and then he can start talking about where the bodies are buried.

            so, sullivan is “acting” to make flynn believe this plea is not in his best self interest…but in reality he is trying to induce him to decline because that allows the cause to continue on..and on..and on.

            prosecutorial deferred agreement.

            as long as that remains in play, the case remains open, FLYNN is effectively gagged and cannot make any statements about anything related to this case …or any other matter in his former official capacity. That would result in an immediate contempt and this judge would have jailed him indefinitely…To the point, Flynn has been very careful to NOT say one thing that would realize that consequence.

            tldr: sullivan knew exactly what he preferred than allowing flynn to plead out. THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF THIS TRIAL WAS TO SIDELINE FLYNN AND NOT ALLOW HIM TO HAVE ANY POWER THAT WOULD BENEFIT DONALD TRUMP..simple as that.

            and the saga continues..phase 4 now..delay..delay…delay.

            sullivan has nothing to lose either….no one and I mean no one is going to punish him for his misconduct not dc court and certainly not SC…and certainly not congress.

            he’s black..

            simple as that.

            very bad optics right now..even more than before this whole BS started!

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              Very interesting theory…..gives a whole new read on what Sully meant when he said
              “Why didn’t you charge him with Treason”
              (Wink Wink Nudge Nudge Say no more….)

              Shifting to the present:
              Nadler has a case before SCOTUS on the Mueller GJ material…..
              DOJ has been given to July to prepare brief.
              If Flynn is dismissed could further lay waste to Chairman Krispy Kreme’s already tenuous case.

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      • Extraordinary Writs are extremely difficult to obtain. They are also discretionary. A court can refuse to grant them even if all conditions are perfect to grant them. A writ of Mandamus is like a nuclear weapon. They exist more for deterrence than usage. The court would rather talk the old fool down than Mandamus him.

        Sidney started with about a 15-1 chance of winning. At the OSC 3-1 against. Yesterday 6-5 against. Today after OA order 7-5 in favor. Her odds are a little better than that if you consider her ultimately getting what she needs, if not exactly what she wants.

        She doesn’t have a perfect case for Mandamus, but she is playing it perfectly. You folks are looking at it wrong. You are witnessing an event that is rare, extraordinary, and difficult, and you know, Sidney may just get that writ!

        Sidney can get a stay if she wants to stop Gleeson.

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  9. Osugagal says:

    I need an attorney to help out here. Why is this good? Shouldn’t the court just have granted the writ without oral arguments? It seemed like that was what Sidney was expecting. Oral arguments just delay it and give a chance to make it even more political than it is. Any help here would be appreciated.

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    • senda72 says:

      From Twitter under Techno_Fog

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      • Wethal says:

        He’s right. The briefing schedule was tight, and the oral argument date was quickly set. And Sidney getting the last rod in a reply brief is good, too. She can blow up Sullivan’s and his gang of amici arguments. It’s kind of a mic drop in briefing.

        I expect Sidney will reserve a few minutes of her argument time for rebuttal and get the last word in there, too.

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        • Rob says:

          That all sounds great, but the the recent written responses on both sides already leave very little reason to drag this on longer. The oral arguments will add nothing but more political spin.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          So will the Government be invited to make oral argument as well?
          The Government was specifically invited to file a motion.
          And the SG was the lead signatory.

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    • senda72 says:

      And

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  10. nojuanimportante says:

    No one cares about Flynn. It has been eclipsed completely.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      #WECareAboutGenFlynn

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      • nojuanimportante says:

        Flynn never even should have pled guilty to begin with. Pence never should have said he lied to him. Sessions should have looked into the whole matter to begin with. So many mistakes. Its hard to count them all. A clown car of administration employees. This is my biggest regret about the Trump presidency. Complete misfeasance in hiring. Needed some Reagan people

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        • Chip Bennett says:

          “Flynn never should have pled guilty to begin with” is easy to say for people who have not been placed in his shoes, with the full weight of the fed gov on his shoulders and threatened with ruining not only his life, but the life of his son.

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          • Wethal says:

            Not to mention he had crappy, and possible corrupt counsel that colluded with the prosecutor. i really wonder what was in those 17,000 pages of Flynn’s file Covington and Burling recently “discovered” and forwarded to Sidney.

            I hope when this is over that Sidney files a malpractice suit against C&B -their legal fees, her legals fees, plus all the economic damages suffered by Flynn.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Please.
          Enough with the Monday morning quarterbacking.
          What’s done is done and cannot be undone.

          Moving forward with the process is paramount and Sidney Powell has handled it as well as anyone possibly could. AG Barr has turned around the DOJ position so both parties to the case are prepared for hearing.

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        • Joebkonobi says:

          FBI had no reason or predicate to interview Flynn. Comey took advantage of a green administration and did not follow protocol. Told Flynn he didn’t need attorney. It was a set up. Flynn didn’t lie. I don’t blame administration. I blame Comey and FBI.

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        • BruceC says:

          Ah, but did Flynn really lie … or was it Team Mueller?

          https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/01/new-flynn-transcripts-confirm-mueller-team-lied-to-the-court-and-the-country/

          Margot Cleveland’s break-down on the goings on. Well worth the read (she served for nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk for a federal appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals).

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          • Kendall Patricia says:

            That is why they call it a ‘process crime.’ When the FBI interviews you and you do not remember the exact wording of your conversation or get a minute detail wrong you just “lied.’ Even so initial reports from the interviewing agents were he was “truthful’ in his responses until the original 302 was edited ofc.

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        • regitiger says:

          imagine you are innocent…completely..

          the entire force of the US government directs its enormous unstoppable energy at you.

          the very administration you were loyal to, tosses you over the rail

          after you are bankrupt, completely, then main justice goes after your SON and by association, that really means you entire family is persecuted.

          main justice says, we can make all this go away, all you have to do is say you lied.

          you know you are innocent…but no one and certainly not your own defense counsel is helping you make that case.

          every single media org in the GLOBE has you marked as a liar and a russian tool.

          your defense counsel, says, take the deal. make this go away..serve maybe 6 mos and even that is probably going to be suspended ..

          what WOULD YOU DO?

          EVERYONE CARES ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN..even if these do not know his name or this case.

          because ultimately, this is NOT A CASE ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN…No, it is FAR MORE THAN THAT>

          this is about a good man being persecuted only because the former administration FEARED HIM.

          this case is about the criminal cabal of the former administration.

          this case is about your future security and liberty..

          this case is about the rule of law and fair justice.

          this case is about redemption of a good man wronged.

          this case is about taking the corrupt and the souless tools at the highest level of government out to the woodshed…and building a guillotine out of the timber.

          General Flynn is what happens when good men sit around and watch evil work and do nothing.

          this case is about the miracle of GOD providing his awesome love and grace to humans who neither deserve or earn any of it.

          this case is about millions of people around the world praying for General Flynn and his family.

          Flynn is you and me.

          He deserves our attention and our efforts.

          because he has EARNED THAT RESPECT.

          Decorated Combat Military Officer of exemplary record.

          Served his country and its security with honor and integrity.

          we care!

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      • Carrie says:

        I care!! I want him to head the FBI!

        Liked by 6 people

      • Deplorably Bonnie Blue says:

        #GenFlynnMatters

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    • Mark L. says:

      Maybe be true but the precedence being set gives power to Judges that are not granted to them. Someone needs to put on their big boy pants and put a stop to this.

      Liked by 3 people

    • KENT PRITCHARD JR says:

      Everone cares about Justice. Some of us care about it all the time.

      Liked by 3 people

  11. kris2025 says:

    Powell should just take this to the Supreme Court right away – Oral arguments is just more games by DC appeals court.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Snellvillebob says:

      I believe Sidney Powel has to go through the Solicitor General for access to the Supreme Court, however, the SG is already involved.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Wethal says:

        No, she could have tried an extraordinary writ, but SCOTUS would likely have told her to go through the circuit.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Chip Bennett says:

        I don’t think Powell has to “go through” the Solicitor General for access to SCOTUS. Flynn has standing on his own – although with a matter pending before the appellate court, I presume SCOTUS would deny cert on ripeness grounds.

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      • Wethal says:

        THe Solicitor General is the government legal department that argues for the government when the government is a party to a SCOTUS appeal. SG has no say in what cases get cert.

        Liked by 2 people

    • hawkins6 says:

      I wouldn’t rush to Judge Robert’s bench unless it was the last resort.

      Liked by 6 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Yes and Kavanaugh just dealt President Trump a second defeat by allowing illegals to stay here by claiming they face torture if returned to their home country. So Kavanaugh is making the original doubters look prescient.

        Liked by 3 people

        • jbowen82 says:

          That’s the law. We get conservative judges, and they follow the law. If we don’t like the law, we change it through legislation, not by having judges give us the results we want. That’s what liberals do.

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          • GB Bari says:

            Yes I understood that from many years ago but wasn’t aware if any changes had occurred over the years. Plus I did not see the argument(s) that the President/ Administration used to try to circumvent or mitigate the specifics of that law.

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        • Revelation says:

          allowing illegals to stay here by claiming they face torture if returned to their home country.

          AKA The Shithole Countries defence.

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  12. Gort says:

    To my untrained legal eye, it looks like the Circuit Judges are allowing a bunch of third parties to argue their motions for leave to file briefs as amici curiae in the petition by Flynn for a writ of mandamus.

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    • Gort says:

      And, of course that oral arguments for Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus are scheduled for a week from Friday.

      It would be quite a spectacle if Sullivan were to show up for oral arguments–I suspect he will not–but just having an opportunity to see Beth Wilkinson’s absurd arguments getting bitch slapped by Sidney Powell and some top DOJ attorneys, live and in front of an appeals court, should be worth the price of admission.

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  13. California Joe says:

    Hopefully, two of the three judges are Trump appointees! As for the perjury accusation I would suspect that Gen Flynn as well as any defendant would be entitled without question to withdraw his guilty plea upon learning of prosecutorial misconduct.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Henderson-Bush
      Wilkins-Obama
      Rao-Trump

      But the “Who Appointed Who Scientific Model”
      is about as accurate as the Covid or Climate Change ones are.

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  14. Mike in a Truck says:

    Hey Sullivan, heres something from the creator of the Great Society, perhaps there is wisdom here for you: “I dont want any dam Dein Bein Phu”

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  15. Well with it being a 3 judge panel, they’ll take a week or two to write a response to the oral arguments and if that response isn’t a force of Sullivan’s hand to dismiss (I suspect they’ll kick it to another judge) then this still has months to play out. Sullivan doesn’t care for justice, he’s hoping for an escape hatch and further delay……he’ll probably get it.

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  16. doofusdawg says:

    Is anybody really surprised. Barr now has no doubt what he is up against. It really is a fight for survival for the political class and the democrat party. Anybody who still doesn’t think the pandemic and shutdown and the riots is not all designed to stop Durham and remove Trump is just not paying attention. And Barr has to know that it is all connected. Imagine what he is dealing with.

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  17. JoeJoe says:

    It sounds like they are just moving the amici from Sullivan’s court to the DC circuit court. This is bad news.

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  18. Mongo Mere Pawn says:

    Amici Curiae briefs are actually quite ordinary at the appellate level, even in criminal cases. What the Supremes unanimously forbid was the use of amici to make arguments or raise issues that were not made or raised by the parties before them; to create a case or controversy that did not exist before the district court.

    The panel’s order grants leave to amici from all sides and sets deadline for any additional briefs, as well as responsive briefs from the parties. It is unusual for a panel to hear oral argument on writs of mandamus, but my guess is they want everything to get aired out in public since neither side trusts the courts anymore. It will also make the panel’s decision likely to be the final decision for the Circuit with no need for en banc reconsideration.

    I suggest waiting to let the panel sort things out.

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    • Bryan Alexander says:

      Take this to logical conclusions either direction.

      Motion granted, Flynn case dismissed.

      Motion denied. (Long silence). Judge Sullivan gets to ….. hold hearings and prosecute the case? To deny Powell’s motion and allow Sullivan to do whatever he is planning is an affront to the justice system. There are so many constitutional violations going down this route it is beyond ridiculous.

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      Only likely ends w a 3-0. Otherwise it would likely be appealed En Banc.

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  19. avi says:

    screw the gag order. Flynn should start naming names

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    • The Boss says:

      maybe he already has. The gag order IIRC only applies to public statements by Flynn. If so, then Flynn and a couple of Durham’s people could have sat down for cigars and brandy at a nice secure place (like Trump Potomac Falls) and told them all they need to know and more.

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  20. Mongo Mere Pawn says:

    Amici Curiae briefs are actually quite ordinary at the appellate level, even in criminal cases. What the Supremes unanimously forbid was the use of amici to make arguments or raise issues that were not made or raised by the parties before them; to create a case or controversy that did not exist before the district court.

    The panel’s order grants leave to amici from all sides and sets deadline for any additional briefs, as well as responsive briefs from the parties. It is unusual for a panel to hear oral argument on writs of mandamus, but my guess is they want everything to get aired out in public since neither side trusts the courts anymore. It will also make the panel’s decision likely to be the final decision for the Circuit with no need for en banc reconsideration.

    I suggest waiting to let the panel sort things out.

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  21. Bryan Alexander says:

    Stall…. Stall…. Stall…. Stall…. Stall…

    I view this as bad news. There is no reason whatsoever to argue this. None.

    I am beginning to believe that Flynn has the ability to nuke Obama and Clinton. The deep state in Washington DC is keeping him silenced.

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    • Wethal says:

      He knows all the secret side deals in the Iran agreement (and no doubt has seen that the info got ot Trump, if it didn’t already before Flynn left the WH).

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  22. avi says:

    screw the gag order. name names

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  23. Coast says:

    The way this is dragging out is like running on the beach….with a five gallon bucket of concrete on each foot.

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  24. Reverend Jim Ignatowski says:

    The writ of mandamus was granted. Nothing in oral arguments will change judicial minds. Flynn will win. Bitch slap on the way, Sullivan can’t duck it.

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  25. KENT PRITCHARD JR says:

    Not a good sign if you believed, as I did, that the arguments in favor of mandamus were unassailable. The DCCCA must have a number of questions that have not been adequately addressed by one or both sides. Maybe they want to expose Judge Sullivan’s failure to address the materiality questions that he expressed on the record in December 2018 and Sidney raised in the pending application. Or, they may be interested in addressing the non-waivable conflict of interest that Judges Contreras and Sullivan were obliged to flesh out before any plea allocution. Hmm…

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    • Chip Bennett says:

      I suspect that many people are reading too much into the panel’s course of action. At any time, they could have denied – or yet could still deny – the petition outright. They have not done so, and have furthered the petition process step-by-step.

      They are doing what a court should do: acting as an impartial arbiter between two contentious parties. In this regard, Sullivan is the opposing party – the “accused” or the “adversary” to the petitioner. The panel’s actions serve to ensure that the adversary is given due process.

      I can only assume, even if the writ is denied, that Sullivan will have to recuse himself – if not ordered to do so by the Circuit Court. But I think these actions indicate that the panel currently weighs in favor of granting the petition.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I believe you are incorrect.
        The “two contentious parties” ceased to be contentious several weeks ago.
        The DOJ wants the case dismissed. The defendant fully concurs.
        The only “contentious party” remaining in this trial is Sullivan. And he should not be a party.

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        • Rob says:

          “The “two contentious parties” ceased to be contentious several weeks ago.”

          He doesn’t mean the DOJ vs. Flynn, he means Judge Sullivan vs. General Flynn.

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        • Chip Bennett says:

          At the court of appeals, the petitioner is Flynn, and the respondent is Sullivan. Thus, at the court of appeals, those are the two parties. The executive branch of the government has joined in consent with Flynn. There is no longer a matter before the district court, which is the very, underlying matter before the court of appeals.

          So, I believe I am correct in this instance.

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          • GB Bari says:

            Ahh yes. My error. You are exactly correct.
            Thanks for clarifying.

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              If the two baseball teams decide they are not going to play the game….
              the umpire can’t make them stay on the field.

              PS Baseball is a sport played in the olden days usually in the Summer.

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      • jay says:

        The court, in my opinion, wants the judge to address facts overlooked in the brief- force him to flesh out his position. And address why the law does not apply to him. The judge can’t hide during oral argument. I expect he will be pinned down.

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  26. CTH Fan says:

    Mark Levin, you have an awesome knowledge of the Constitution. Would you consider an amicus on behalf of General Flynn?

    How about you Mr. Turley? I just know we have many, many, brilliant Constitutional Attorneys that are with the Justice Department on this.

    I have to say though, the DC Appeals Court is as bad as Sullivan. This amici’s situation has already been settled by the SC. Has Justice Roberts changed his mind and suggested this. After all, we can clearly see now that he is Obama’s pal.

    I pray with my heart and soul that God will reveal all this corruption against General Flynn and the American People.

    This really has to stop. We now have Justices participating in a coup against the US elected Government and it’s elected President by way of framing his Administration.

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  27. avocadodipp says:

    The court is stalling… that’s all I have seen from the government, the courts – they are all stalling!

    They are afraid to make a decision – they are all afraid of the Deep State will turn on them!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chip Bennett says:

      If the panel is stalling, why have they issued their orders within 24 hours both in response to the petition itself, and following submission of filings by the panel’s ordered deadline? And why has the panel in each case given only 10 days to respond?

      When do courts ever move so quickly?

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      • coltlending says:

        To give the appearance of not stalling.

        They’re all lawyers. They are experts at milking the system.

        It never gets said enough: It’s a big Club and we are not in it.

        I’m not a Lawyer, but if I wanted to I could stay at a Holliday Inn tonight.

        This is not that complicated, given the facts and the evidence.

        The fork should have been put in this thing a long time ago and Gen. Flynn exonerated.

        The DC court is now also engaging in judicial effery.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          So if I understand correctly….

          If they stall that means they’re stalling and
          If they DON’T stall that means they’re DEFINITELY stalling.

          On a related note
          Did you know that weather is NOT Climate Change
          until the hurricane hits…
          and then it IS Climate Change?

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        • Chip Bennett says:

          So, the appeals court is rushing, so as to appear not to be stalling? That is some pretzel logic. If it’s a big club and we’re all excluded, why would the club members bother with appearances?

          The simpler explanation is that the appeals court is acting to ensure due process, particularly when the facts and the law are so clearly one-sided.

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      • avocadodipp says:

        There is no prosecution – the judge isn’t the prosecutor, so the court should let Flynn go. Now! Immediately! This is all now about Judge Sullivan, not Flynn. Let them talk over Sullivan’s judicial malfeasance without dragging Flynn along. I don’t give a rats @ss about how fast the panel has moved – big deal. Make a frigging decision, already! Let General Flynn go!

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  28. Doppler says:

    This will be an historic decision on separation of powers. The case seems pretty clear cut, as Sidney stated: Article 2 grants the executive power to the Office of Presidency, and the executive branch attorney general uses that power to decide whether or not to prosecute – strictly an executive function, except that as lawyers the DOJ must also follow court rules. Article 3 defines judicial power as extending to “cases and controversies” arising under the Constitution, treaties and laws of the US. The DOJ exercised the Article 2 Executive power in moving to dismiss, in full compliance with all court rules, and, with the joining together of prosecutor and defendant, all controversy in this case evaporated, and with it, the Judicial Power Sullivan may exercise.

    Yet the appeals panel will follow its rules, too, allowing amici, etc., etc., before deciding.

    The cost to the defendant in legal fees seldom concerns judges. Patriots should contribute to Flynn’s defense fund to pay Sidney’s excellent work on his and our country’s behalf.

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    • Wethal says:

      I think the panel is aiming for a cert-proof, rehearing-proof decision that will cover all the important arguments (which the parties themselves probably raised, so the amici won’t have that much influence.)

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      • NevadaSmith says:

        Wethal sums it up perfectly.The panel is moving at lightning speed. This will be over by friday the 19th. Emmet will be ORDERED recused, new judge assigned & ordered to dismiss case, arguments sewn up tight as a drum. Emmett will soon resign in shame.

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    • GB Bari says:

      The case seems pretty clear cut..

      There have been too many cases in this humongous scandal over the past several years that seemed pretty clear cut to almost everyone at the time, yet actions were taken (or not taken) that left us with our jaws agape.

      Truth and logic seem to be struggling for air. Patience is called for. No champagne cork-popping just yet.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Mr e man says:

      Perhaps Eric Holders Law Firm should pay for it all.

      Their part in this debacle needs to be looked at further.

      Liked by 2 people

    • coolmamie says:

      In the aftermath of all of this, I see General Flynn becoming a wealthy man.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. lawton says:

    They will end this nonsense about a week after the hearing….

    Liked by 1 person

  30. All Too Much says:

    So Sullivan needs to respond in writing
    Team Flynn is chomping at the bits waiting to tear it apart.
    Then arguments in front of the three justices.
    I do hope it’s televised.

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  31. thinkwell says:

    Why does everything seem to take so long? Running out the clock on President Trump?

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    • Baby Hurley says:

      Maybe because nothing is supposed to ever get done…status quo is the goal in DC. Keep the system of corruption in place and do everything to keep the deplorable in the dark.

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  32. Mortimer says:

    I forget the guys name, but an experienced appellate lawyer who is retweeted often by Undercover Huber posted a week ago NOT to expect a quick decision in Flynn’s favor. That it would involve a couple back and forths and take possibly until near the end of June. That’s just how it typically works (he says).

    VERDICT: Flynn wins. (per that lawyer).

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  33. Weylan McAnally says:

    Why would there be any need for oral arguments? It makes no sense. Sullivan’s brief cited no legal precedent or law which allows him to proceed. If he cannot cite any law, the court should have dismissed the case with prejudice. What the hell are they going to argue?

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    • Wethal says:

      First question to Wilkinson:

      “Counsel, you haven’t cited a single authority in support of your position. So why shouldn’t we summarily grant Mr. Flynn’s petition?”

      Yes, there are judges who will rip an attorney in public like that, but I don’t know if any of the panel will. One can hope…

      Liked by 1 person

      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        “And we even shoved the “cheat sheet” right under your client’s nose in our ORDER to respond as to what we were looking for as an answer”

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  34. California Joe says:

    The bottom line is General Flynn will be worthless as an impeachable witness in federal court with a conviction for lying so these judges are not going to let him off the hook so he cannot testify against the coup plotters or Obama!

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  35. oldersoul says:

    Boys and girls, for the Court of Appeals, this is a rocket docket. As in fast.

    And oral arguments are typical, but not always directed, in extraordinary petitions. Henderson obviously wants a full record on this one, and is allowing participants a wide berth, likely to limit the blowback of the outcome. No one can complain they weren’t given every opportunity to explain their case.

    No guarantees, but from everything I’ve seen to date, this is looking good for Flynn.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Cthemfly says:

      I agree with you and simply would like to expand on a point you’re making about a fully briefed and argued record on what is a high profile case with serious constitutional ramifications. The court is dignifying the profundity of the issues presented and the seriousness of the DOJs concerns given the involvement of the SG. The number of competing amici briefs already submitted is, standing alone, demonstrative of the folly of Sullivan’s order inviting herebefore unknown parties and persons to participate in the equivalent of a criminal procedure pajama party. No one can divine the outcome in these politically charged times but relying on old school practice instincts I see nothing in the scheduling order threatening to Flynn. I see a careful and serious panel….now pray for Flynn and his team.

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  36. Donna in Oregon says:

    What I learned from this latest Deep State temper tantrum….Congress controls the Judicial budget.

    Right away, Nadler is trying to cut the AG budget because he doesn’t like what AG Barr is doing. So what exactly is the process to fund the judiciary? Is it corrupt?

    Could it be that this is one of many ways the Deep State controls the courts? Money. It’s always about money. But I think the next method is spying….how much dirt does the Deep State have on our judges?

    Liked by 2 people

    • CTH Fan says:

      Can they do that by themselves. Surely it has to be voted on by the Senate also. I think that maybe the President can override them.

      I would really like to know before we get into a tizzy.

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    • guest4ever says:

      Donna—Lots! Have you ever heard of Obamacare? What about that California church case that the SC (thanks to Mr. Roberts) struck down? That should get the Dred Scott treatment ASAP, IMHO.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Chairman Krispy Kreme is trying to starve (the irony) Barr’s “Special Counsels” Durham, Jensen, etc…..

      Letter Barr sent to Nadler last year
      HERE:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6145876-6-10-19-DOJ-Letter-Durham-Review.html#document/p1

      During the Review, Mr. Durham will continue to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District
      of The Review is being conducted primarily in the Washington, DC. area by Mr.
      Durham and a number of U.S. Attorney’s Office personnel and other Department employees.
      The Department has made existing office space in Washington available for this work. Mr.Durham’s Review will be funded out of the U.S. Attorneys Salaries and Expenses appropriation.

      I think Barr didn’t want the official designation as Special Counsel for Durham.
      One….it helps keep Durham out of the limelight and
      I believe a SC has to at least report their expenditures to Congress (Mueller did) and Barr can hide those in his Salaries and Expenses.
      Nadler has NO CLUE of even the order of magnitude of Durham’s work.

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  37. TradeBait says:

    Some of you need a dose of courage, if not a reality pill. The plaintiff and defendant are in agreement. The SC has already ruled on two cases that were tied to affirming Constitutional issues that positively impact this case. They will not even take the case. The CoA has two GOP appointed judges. It’s just the process, this is over.

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  38. biff0101 says:

    The law may be on our side but don’t be shocked or surprised if “The Resistance in Robes” rules in the favor of Sullivan! They are all under strict marching orders from Barak Hussein Obama! I do not trust any of these damn judges starting with Roberts.

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  39. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    I can see the panel has made their decision, giving Emmit till the day before to produce documents which they may not even read.

    They may also only ask Emmitt questions because his “lawyer” is not part of the Flynn matter.

    Emmit can’t defend himself.

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  40. ydnew4 says:

    See this thread from appellate lawyer:

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  41. kris2025 says:

    Trump could simply pardon Flynn and Roger Stone in one shot. All this insanity comes to an end right away.

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  42. James Carpenter aka "Felix" says:

    Sidney.
    You have crossed the Rubicon with your troops (largely comprised of Treehouse inhabitants and Judicial Watch believers).
    And you _might_ be able to stick around long enough to witness the investiture of an Anti-Swamp Champion who _may_ be able to continue the struggle to free Patriots from the Alligators.
    But for the love of God. And for all that we hold dear… please take care of yourself.
    You deserve it.
    You’ve many, many times over, already earned it.
    And selfishly, I would like you to be here in the decade to come. We truly do want and need you.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Jim Comey is a Weasel_Doug says:

      I would love some day to be able to shake her and Mike Flynn’s hand. It would be a highlight of my life. These guys/gals are David vs. Goliath.

      Liked by 3 people

  43. RJ says:

    I am now hearing the word “revolution” being used instead of “domestic terrorists” which makes sense in more ways than one to me. The game with Flynn is just one part of a larger puzzle where the players are trying to assemble as many energy attacks against Trump as possible. He is the General who was winning his war to drain the swamp, even while those who were supposed to be on his team waited with their Brutus on the steps of the forum. Many thought Brutus would be played by Pierre Delecto, also known as Mitt Rommey, but he is at best a coward, his history is to have others fire people he did not like…that is why he couldn’t and didn’t take the kill shot on Obama when he had a direct line of sight!

    Tomorrow Miss Lindsey will put on her show and all will know that he is a RINO and a Trump enemy by what “he does not do” while chairing the hearing with our pal Rod Rosenstein. Not what he tries to do but what he won’t do is the clue you need to follow.

    Obama has his game plan, it is working his way with the dummies in the streets, the ones who are to shed blood, get arrested, be injured, etc. This preppie will not get his hands dirty, period! Hillary just wants to see Trump’s head hoisted on a pike for her to see (and Miss Kathy Griffin).

    By the end of this month most of the country will have enough information to know which politicians are on the “progressive” side and those who are not, plus those who only seek to hide out in a gray area hoping no one sees them cower.

    Civil war is Obama’s game and Trump knows it. They have to get to President Trump before November.

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  44. Jim Comey is a Weasel_Doug says:

    Help! Is Ed Meese actually in the case arguing against LTG Flynn?

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  45. FreyFelipe says:

    There is no evidence against Flynn, but there is so much evidence that America has gone insane that it’s hard to even keep track anymore. And that’s just from the last few months – FBI criminality, Judge Sullivan’s mental illness on bench, China Flu Face Diaper/”Social Distancing” Hysteria, Riots/Insurrection/Looting/Assaults/Killings good, if you say otherwise you are a racist. And that’s just the Cliff Notes of the Cliff Notes.

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  46. Johnny says:

    I believe this is going Flynns way.

    What the panel is about to hand down after the oral arguments will be a bitch slap to Sullivan.

    More importantly they want to make sure it is by the book as Obama once said.

    The 3 judge ruling will be a 7 on the Richter scale for a legal earthquake, that sets precedent for future cases.

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  47. hokkoda says:

    Enjoying reading the posts from people who work in the industry. My reaction was “this is good news”. The Appeals Court could have squashed this 10 days ago. They could have squashed it today. From Sullivan’s point of view, he lost. If his argument had been solid, and they were leaning his way anyway, they’d squash it. For Flynn and DOJ, they love to fight another day on a writ pretty much everyone I’ve read has said is incredibly hard to win.

    The speed of this is shocking. 10 days to respond. 10 days to oral arguments? We all know the timeline is usually something like, “respond by June 28th” followed by “oral arguments scheduled for September 9th” that sort of thing. 20 days? The Appeals Court seems to not be amused and recognizes the great potential for a deep injustice to be inflicted on Gen. Flynn. Courts aren’t supposed to torture people.

    Anyway, I worked a major $25M government proposal once. We were trying to unseat the incumbent, and the client had made it pretty clear they had wired it for the incumbent as best they could. On “Award Day”, they announced there was no winner and we all had to submit revised bids. Somebody at the VP level asked me to interpret, and I simply said “The incumbent lost.” They had every opportunity and advantage to win and did not win.

    Three months and two rebids later, the incumbent was defeated. It wasn’t my team, which was disappointing. But, we had our shot, and watching the incumbent lose a crooked, wired, government contract everyone expected them to win? That felt pretty good because the crooked Government Employees lost.

    Anyway, oral arguments might be normal in situations like this. But, these writs often get tossed immediately, so Sullivan has now lost twice.

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  48. Reserved55 says:

    This is the Congressional amici brief Sidney mentioned

    https://gohmert.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399784

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  49. pyromancer76 says:

    I have heard two theories regarding the exceedingly painful experience of the long-serving, patriotic Lt. Gen Flynn. First, he was abandoned and “fed to the dogs” – he was railroaded (lying documents/ phone call records), he lied to the VP – he needed to take himself out for the good of the President – from “abandoned” he had to take the crooked lawyers offered to him and he was trying to save his son/family. With some truthful documentary assistance, finally Sidney Powell begins to straighten out the entire mess.

    The second theory I have read is that Lt. Gen Flynn is taking one for America and our Constitutional Republic. This whole affair has been setting up our enemies for complete exposure and a big fall.

    I hope it’s the second. I hope. I hope. Whichever possibility, I hope our honorable Lt. Gen. gets his life and his reputation back – with proper compensation to boot. Thank you Sidney Powell.

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    • coolmamie says:

      If it is the second, then what was the logic of the guilty plea?

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      • hokkoda says:

        Yeah, #2 is too smart by half. Making Mueller go to trial would have been the better play in terms of exposing the coup.

        Flynn got screwed by Eric Holder’s law firm and the corrupt prosecutorial games played by Mueller/Weissman.

        To this day I can’t believe Covington let him plead guilty having never been given the full complement of 302’s, the actual call transcripts, the results of the Crossfire Razor investigation, and all the agents’ notes.

        “You lied to the FBI.”

        “Show me the call transcript.”

        “You can’t have it. It’s ‘classified. But trust us, you lied.”

        “OK, show me all the notes of the agents involved and the supervisors and lawyers who approve the interview.”

        “We can’t find them. You’re a conspiracy kook for asking.”

        “So you’re saying our client lied, but can produce no evidence?”

        “We do have evidence.”

        “Of what.”

        “You helped Flynn file ‘false’ FARA paperwork. Play ball, or we prosecute Covington too.”

        “That’s blackmail!”

        “And Flynn’s son. That’s a cute kid his son just had. Shame if he grew up with a daddy in prison…”

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  50. Orson says:

    I wonder if Ulrich v. Butler is going to rear it’s ugly head on behalf of Flynn. A Judge who fails to follow the guidelines of their post makes the judge’s action no longer a judicial act, and instead, is an individual act to pursue his own prejudices and goals. That negates judicial immunity. What I’m getting at is that there is an opening for Flynn to sue the Judge individually in civil court.

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