Flynn Case Update – Appeals Court Orders Judge Sullivan to Dismiss Flynn Case…

The three judges on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals have approved a writ of mandamus ordering Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn. [pdf here]

The panel ruled 2-1, that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan overstepped his authority in not accepting the unopposed motion and questioning prosecutors’ decision.  This is a big victory for the Flynn defense team.  Not sure what Sullivan will do now.

Judges Karen Henderson and Neomi Rao supported the writ, judge Robert Wilkins did not.  Henderson was the surprise vote.

Writing the majority opinion Judge Neomi Rao noted, “in this case, the district court’s actions will result in specific harms to the exercise of the Executive Branch’s exclusive prosecutorial power.”  “If evidence comes to light calling into question the integrity or purpose of an underlying criminal investigation, the Executive Branch must have the authority to decide that further prosecution is not in the interest of justice,” Rao added.

Here’s the ruling:

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752 Responses to Flynn Case Update – Appeals Court Orders Judge Sullivan to Dismiss Flynn Case…

  1. HB says:

    Let’s say Sullivan does have more shenanigans up his sleeve. We’re all pretty sure lawfare has something.

    What’s the worst that could happen if the General just quit going to court. Who could arrest him for contempt?

    Liked by 3 people

    • YeahYouRight says:

      Someone will put out an arrest warrant for Flynn, and a US Appeals judge will call for an en banc session to discuss this and drag it out, keeping the Mueller/fake collusion evidence under seal as long as possible. Just wait and see.

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    • zimbalistjunior says:

      the ironic thing is that, if the deep state had sufficient chutzpah, they could use the newly released Strzok notes as support against Flynn.
      meaning that although we know that previous FBI investigators had cleared Flynn of any bad conduct with Russia and that we now know that Comey realized that the conversations with Kislyak were completely kosher
      WE NOW SEE THAT OBAMA was directing all this
      and Obama as President has all sorts of nebulous, bs ‘national security’ exemptions..

      meaning that assumedly, the Deep State can claim that since Obama was directing the investigation, then the issue of whether there was sufficient predicate for the late january interview with Flynn is resolved—there was sufficient predicate bc the president said so and therefore any purported lies, misstatements that Flynn ‘committed’ in that interview could be prosecuted etc

      oh, golly, i hope Lawfare tries this tact. it would be every educational for the american people on many levels.
      C’mon, Bens—do it!

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      • ILOT says:

        but but BUT…obama doesn’t get involved in “on-going” cases and or investigations. We know that because he said so. What a disgrace this has been for the last administration including bidens denial of any of it, then seconds later an admission. Now we find out he was also directing activities….the whole thing is sickening.

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      • Reloader says:

        It is not Barry. Barry Soetoro is a weak-minded, drug-addicted homosexual. He was trained and funded by Saudis and recruited into the U.S. by Soros. The only one even remotely competent in that administration was Jarrett, the Iranian spy. And even she was not directing the actions during that time, through the present. This is all being directed by others. The chump Soetoro simply remains a figurehead, and will be the fall guy.

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      • lcsteel says:

        Sounds like nonsense.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Mike Carrasco says:

        Yes please do then Zero can be charged with obstruction of justice for interfering in an on going investigation. The trap has been set, as a matter of fact it has already sprung and they are all trapped with no way out. They can play out their hand but the outcome is already known.
        Grest theater though.

        The only thing I find educational about the whole sordid mess is exposing and waking the masses to just how corrupt and evil the DS players in our government are.

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    • Anon says:

      /Lawfare is up to something/

      Gleason will submit a motion to Sullivan to adjourn the case until his complaint to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Amy Berman Jackson, presiding), that Gleason’s right to “free speech” and “citizen’s prosecution”, (as a novel extension of “citizen’s arrest”) was infringed upon by the ruling of the D.C, Circuit Court, in the United States v. Flynn mandamus decision, dated June 24, 2020.

      Sullivan will grant the adjournment and require, (due to the length of these types of proceedings, which on average take seven and half years to reach the United States Supreme Court for resolution), that General Michael T. Flynn be taken into Federal custody, and remanded to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a potential flight risk, until all judicial proceedings reach a final conclusion.

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    • James korenek says:

      Instead, maybe the judge should be inFylnn’s place as use seems like he is above the La

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  2. Wethal says:

    Sullivan will do whatever will protect Obama and Biden. If he’s told to just grant the motions for fear of more dirt coming out from the FBI files that Jensen reviewed, then I’d guess that he will do it. If it benefits Obama and Biden for him to find a pretext to drag this out, then Sullivan will do that.

    I’ve been wondering why Strzok made these notes, and the obvious reason is that he feared being the fall guy, and wrote a CYA. Rice’s weird email is sort of CYA as well as protection for Obama.

    I also wonder if any other coup plotters made similar notations so that they could say they were “just following orders” – which worked so well at Nuremberg. Or to have something to negotiate with in a plea bargain.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      comey had to realize the ‘by the book” scam was to make him a fall guy if things went off the rails, strozk and page worried things might go off the rails. so comey and strozk both likely made some protective provisions. Strozk (and mccabe?) were into contingency “insurance policies”. So protective notes would be other “insurance policies” ‘in the unlikely event hillary lost.

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      • Wethal says:

        Do we anticipate some disloyal marine rodents? Why yes, yes we do. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • WhiteBoard says:

        Text messages I assumee we’re the insurance policy.

        No one that is in the spy world would do comms on a text system.

        They never flirted more than any coworker stuff that’s typical.

        All the cover-ups were to hide the insurance policy ( words leading to Obama)

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      • tav144 says:

        Have we seen all of the Comey memos yet? I would think he has a CYA memo of his own on this.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “why Strzok made these notes,”

      Same reason for all his other mistakes. He thought he was on the winning team and wanted to suck up to the powers that be.

      He also probably has thoughts and visions of grandeur.

      “I AM INVINCIBLE!”

      Think character Boris Grishenko in the James Bond film “Goldeneye” (1995) here.

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113189/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1

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  3. Bogeyfree says:

    If they keep this case open then IMO Barr should expose even more NSA captured communications of the “ring leaders” involvement in illegal spying on Americans, blackmailing Americans, money laundering via foreign countries and NGO’s and of course planning a coup on a sitting President.

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    • elarson says:

      Does this keep going until a nondescript sedan shows up at a certain residence in the Kalorama neighborhood of DC?

      Liked by 2 people

      • WES says:

        elarson:

        Sadly yes. The so called prosecutor has just filed for an extension to file his evidence against Flynn. The circus clown show continues unabated.

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        • Wethal says:

          Sidney will likely file a reply saying the appeals court ruled Sullivan had no authority to appoint Gleeson in the first place, so anything Gleeson would say is a moot issue.

          Liked by 4 people

          • WES says:

            Wethal:

            The clown show will continue regardless what Sidney says.

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            • Wethal says:

              Yes, but she can go back to the DC panel and ask them to enter the orders themselves since Sullivan won’t. I still think Sullivan will do whatever he’s told, and that will be to protect Obama and Biden.

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              • ILOT says:

                That’s an interesting take Wethal. It would seem if true, they would cut their losses now, and in reality should have some time ago. Ms. Powell it seems is MORE resolute in exposing the indiscretions and that she will do, regardless of how the courts proceed. She indicated she has significant inside information that is only waiting for the end of the Flynn case to put forth.

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          • Harvey Lipschitz says:

            In light of that grant, we vacate
            the district court’s order appointing an amicus
            as moot.
            See Great W. Sugar Co. v. Nelson
            , 442 U.S.

            Gleeson has been kicked to the curb by order of the appeals Court.

            Sully’s order bringing in Gleeson is over ruled.

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    • Jim Comey is a Weasel_Doug says:

      The longer it stays open, the more corruption is revealed.
      I’ll be sending the brave General another check and hand written note today.
      It’s a day for celebration but a sad day as well. The level of proven corruption is earth shattering and the media’s complicity is breathtaking.

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      • Doug says:

        Comey is the epotime of weasel

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      • regitiger says:

        I am NOT SAD.

        I do not align AT ALL with any of this corruption…and complicity.

        It’s the first day in a very very long time, that even the most stubborn naysayer is now looking at this and backing away from former dubious claims.

        the curtains have been snatched down.

        the only thing left is to burn them…

        and quite a few hangings in front of the supreme court steps…

        lots of people need to swing.

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        • James Groome says:

          After the trials… Guillotines at the top of the CAPITAL STEPS – SANS BASKETS… Lop off a head or two on national television and there won’t be any nonsense for 50 years or so ~give or take.

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          • fionnagh says:

            Don’t think so. People – mostly younger people – would be immune to such ghastly business thanks to action films and online games filled with gore. My vote is for complete isolation – think medieval French oubliettes. Out of sight, out of mind. The latter would be literal, eventually…

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      • Phil Bacon says:

        A closet full of shoes are about to drop on Judge Sullivan. Surrender.

        All Judge Wilkins said was send the case back to Judge Sullivan for more hearings.

        Well, that’s an intended delay and a dead end because Judge Sullivan has no other action possible than to ultimately dismiss.

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    • Brutalus says:

      That really seems to be the horse race now…Declassification drops versus the swamp roadblocks…and to be honest, im rather enjoying it…Flynn will be free to tell his tale soon

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Flynn will remain the Big Enchilada once free to divulge his knowledge and uncover the accompanying documentation.

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    • hokkoda says:

      Yeah, I agree. Sullivan needs to decide if he wants his courtroom to be the location of the public outing of the coup…

      He’s going to lose if he appeals. Fokker is controlling. There is no way around this.

      At this point, Sullivan is a useful idiot giving judicial legitimacy to DOJ’s exposure of the coup. Sullivan is crushing the narrative that this is all politically driven because DOJ is handing him EVIDENCE not political opinions.

      Liked by 4 people

    • I keep thinking about the those envelopes at the funeral.

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  4. 335blues says:

    Marxist judge Robert Wilkins of the appellate court was, of course, appointed
    by marxist Obama to cause chaos in America’s judicial system.
    And John Roberts continues to lie by saying there are no political judges.
    Roberts and Wilkins are liars, and disgraces to America and the Constitution they swore to uphold.
    They should both be impeached.

    Liked by 16 people

  5. Hans says:

    So now the notes from Peter Strzok have been filed into evidence.. open for everyone to see..

    What are the chances .. Durham indictment of Peter Is about to come down. This hurried Bill Bar impeachment scam in the house today. It looks like a race to,the declassification line….

    The left MSM can try to spin that as political. But the facts are clear in the Strzok memo..

    Liked by 7 people

    • Wethal says:

      I like to think that Strzok’s lawyer is calling Durham and saying, “Can we deal? Pete might be able to help you out in your investigation,,.” As much as I want to see Strzok head off to the slammer until he’s well past his life expectancy age, I’d also like to see as much as possible of this conspiracy see the light of day for history.

      I look forward to seeing/hearing from Lisa Page in the coming days, too.

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  6. FPCHmom says:

    I bet there’s some interesting stuff under the redactions –

    Liked by 9 people

    • 335blues says:

      The classification and redactions were done specifically to hide the criminality
      of Obama. Why is it not a crime to use the classification system to hide crimes?

      Liked by 7 people

    • Hans says:

      Looks like the latest BLM riots are making lots more sense… sort of looks like these actions were planned ….

      On Fox this morning they continued Gen. Flynn Lied. This timing suggest that Judge Wilkens tipped them of by leaking decision.

      Looks like Grenell and Ratliff are going to out all the Mueller Lies..by paper facts.. evidence in court proceedings..

      The big question IMHO is how will MSM try to continue to gas light the American people..

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      • GB Bari says:

        The big question IMHO is how will MSM try to continue to gas light the American people..

        The MSM will simply not show the evidence that has been declassified and which proves the conspiracy and effort to frame and bully Flynn. They may mention it on their shows but they’ll invent some excuse to not show it. Then that gives them license to misrepresent what it says, like Schiff’s fabricated reading of the Ukraine phone call.

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        • slowcobra says:

          Yeah hans, it’s actually lying. Gaslighting is more like screwing with someone’s psyche (“Gee, I know I heard noises” and spouse says “I didnt hear anything” when it’s the spouse who is making the noises).

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        • JT says:

          The media is heavily into censorship and prevarication. They slant it any way that helps the dems of course. Very few reporters are professional journalists and we know who those are after the past few years.

          They will distort facts ( those vandalizing and looting were peaceful protestors).

          False flag events are designed for their biased coverage.

          I know most are aware of what is written here.

          The left does not play fair and unfortunately the republicans act as if they do.

          Treat the dems as the antifakkk they are. Label biden as the reincarnation of jim crow
          He was behind a law that put many African-Americans in jail. Hillary has used black English before them – another demonstrated insult to their status as Americans.

          Our President is probably the best man to address the damage done to the African American community by the democrats over the years since before the Civil War and well after.

          Their political platforms stressed segregation as an outcome to further slavery by other means. Welfare has been used to cement this. Affirmative action measures show that they consider them inferior. Leadership in the minority ranks have been purchased ie Jackson and Sharpton.

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  7. FPCHmom says:

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    • The American Patriot says:

      Now you know Furher O, by all means, will try to find ways to avoid facing justice

      Hence the declaration on war on America by sending out his army to destroy cities and take down monuments.

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  8. lionslover says:

    Wow, this is what now counts as victories for our side now? I am glad for Flyn and his family, of course, but, uh, WHEN DO WE SEE THE LAW BREAKERS IN THIS DEEP STATE ACTUALLY GET CHARGED WITH CRIMES AND PUT ON TRIAL? It has been four years now!!!! Some right here on the Treehouse were proclaiming that we would see justice LONG AGO. I said 3 years ago that IT LOOKED LIKE the criminals KNEW they would never be charged with crimes. I said that Comey and his criminal pals were spouting off in the press JUST AS IF they knew they had total protection from ever really being charged and going to jail. Well, here we are YEARS later, NONE of them have been brought to justice. So is any of us broke laws like these scum bags did we wouldn’t be in jails 4 years after the crimes, REALLY?

    WE HAVE LOST OUR COUNTRY. Not just because of the riots and this insurrection, but also because WE HAVE TWO SETS OF LAWS, one for us LITTLE PEOPLE in flyover country and one for those ABOVE US. That is not the country I grew up in and not the country countless thousands gave their lives to defend.

    NONE OF THIS matters as long as some are allowed to break our laws without consequence. Their crimes are simply being dragged out until the desire for justice has dies out and forgotten about. Brennen, Comey, all of them have broken our laws and turned our gov against their political opponents, YEARS AGO, read that again, YEARS AGO, and they still sit in their lavish homes with a smirk on their faces.

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    • WES says:

      Lions:

      Sadly the die was cast long ago. No one will ever be charged.

      What we are seeing is just hope playing itself out until the pain of reality sets in.

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    • Jimmy R says:

      Yes. Have we been reduced to celebrating when they do not prosecute us but decide to let us off for the moment, while they commit high crimes with impunity? I can imagine a Soviet family celebrating in 1952 or 1938 when their Masha or their Sergei was allowed to come home. And similarly, a good third of the village would have rather seen Masha or Sergei sent to the gulags because they adored the Party and hate its enemies.

      We still have freedom of speech and we can vote, but we’re headed in the wrong direction. Many of us vote for the Soviet model. And we get it.

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    • Rileytrips says:

      I agree – Transparency without accountability for criminal acts is worthless.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Payday says:

      It’s not over yet. The table has been set…

      Liked by 1 person

      • upstate909 says:

        Agreed Payday….General Flynn himself called into the Rush Limbaugh show today and said the same, and quite graciously thanked all of his supporters in this ‘process. He specifically said….’this is not over” for me yet. I have prayed that this usurpation of justice will be exposed and wish the best for him.

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    • romy911 says:

      If we hadn’t elected President Trump, the corruption never would have been exposed. The protestors, riots, looting, destroying the country is all to prevent President Trump from being re-elected.
      It’s a good day. More exposure of corruption. More to come.

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      • lionslover says:

        I know, and like I said, I am happy for Flynn, but just exposing this horrid corruption means little if those who broke laws are never brought to justice. I get so angry thinking about what our thousands of heroes who gave their lives in wars would think of this mess. I get angry watching things like Funerals, Bushes, McCain, others, then realizing these people SAT ON THEIR MISERABLE BUTTS for decades while our schools were turned in to indoctrination centers, gay marriage was made legal as if homosexuality is a normal, healthy way of adult life, while our borders are overrun with illegals so much so that here in the heartland of Tennessee I go to the grocery store in a very small town and hear 50/50 English/Spanish. These so-called republican traitors have sat there over the last 50 years and watched our country be rotted from the inside out and did nothing to defend our nation and the fabric of its traditions and public morals. I was sick watching Barbara Bush’s funeral. I have no doubt she was a good mother, but she was in a family that sat atop our political world and all of them betrayed our nation.

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        • fionnagh says:

          Lost all respect for Barbara Bush when she stated the following in response to a query about war casualties:

          “Why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”

          Yeah, I know. A real stunner.

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  10. realeyecandy1 says:

    Congrats to General Flynn!!! Is there a possibility he can rejoin the campaign and try to help POTUS win again. The campaign messaging is really bad right now. Is there a message …I’ll vote for POTUS for sure but I feel a lack of energy out there folks. And don’t go throwing up massive “oh eyore, shut up, etc etc etc.

    Just today the Trump adm says Covid testing will no longer be covered by insurance for folks who need to go back to work…..it has to be deemed “medically mandated” …hey, a COVID test to try to go back to work is NECESSARY. Folks who are laid off don’t have insurance now and the company won’t cover it … a totally missed opportunity for the Trump “admin” to have overrode this with an EO …BEFORE it gets put out there. Seems his own team is sabotaging him

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    • Payday says:

      Or maybe he’s just taking away their mandate. It shouldn’t be required. IMO…..

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      • realeyecandy1 says:

        every business that reopens is requiring you to be tested. every hospital it requiring a test now before you can get ANY outpatient services … no insurance for it ….well you are effed

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  11. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    If you want to see it then you will have tomreelect the President! He would win! He can’t stay in office ! We will, impeach! Each of thesen have been used on both sides to slow down the ad administration .

    Now he can’t be reelected. Nothing will happen until then. But by then oh ignore him he’s a lame duck now.

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    • Rileytrips says:

      If he is really a “lame duck” now, then he should roll out the EO’s …one a day! First Day – photo ID to vote, Second day, term limits for Congress/Senate, Third Day, Congress can’t set their own pay increases – their constituents must vote on it. Fourth day, No more “gold insurance plan” for Congress/Senate/DC federal employees – they are public servants and will be rolled into the VA health plan. Fifth day, Health Insurance companies can cross state lines. Etc….

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      • Okie Cat Backer says:

        Please no on the interstate insurance. If insurance is allowed to be sold across state lines nationwide the Fed Gov’t will use the interstate clause to regulate it….and they would technically be correct in the application of that section. I prefer state regulated since we can more easily drive to our respective state capitals to voice our grievance should the need arise.

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        • Beau Geste says:

          sort of like driving to the state capitals of michigan, and New York and Illinois, and California to stop bribery and corruption?

          Sort of like asking state legislators to re-instate usury laws against charging 24% interest on credit cards when the banks get money from the government at 0.5% interest?
          sort of like that?

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        • Payday says:

          ?!? The federal govt already regulates it. It’s called Obamacare. Crossing state lines increases competition and brings down costs.

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  12. StanH says:

    This has the potential to expose and imprison many swamp rats on both sides of the aisle. You can be certain the uniparty knew what was going on and sanctioned it. This was never going to be easy and explains the Wuhan Con and now the Mayhem.

    In my mind it’s desperation. The swamp has made it clear “nothing is off the table!”

    Hang tough, stay alert, be cool and be prepared!

    KAG! …by sticking real close to our Great President Trump. If it were not for him this would have never seen the light of day. In fact there would be promotions and bags of cash all around for the swamp rats.

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  13. Kerry_On says:

    Oh ye of little faith!

    Much more of this WHINING about “Nuthin’ Happenin’ WHAAA!” and you are not going to get invited to the Victory Celebration and it is going to be EPIC!

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  14. DiogeneseVindicated says:

    I thot I read hear that writ of M meant that Sully would be removed from the case. Why is it still in his hands if the writ was granted?

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    • Hans says:

      IIRC There were four parts to the Writ of M. Two parts were granted..

      the removal of Gleeson and
      The requirement for Sullivan to the dismiss the case.

      The parts not grated was assigning a new judge since it was not needed … dismissed.. the request for Sullivan Recusal.. since Sullivan was ordered to dismiss the case…

      The Sullivan was given 21 days delay to comply… voluntarily… Gleeson says well we have 21 days to file briefs and muddy the water… I don’t think that the Appelate court will look favorable on his action.

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  15. Slightly off topic, but a thought occurred to me and I’m wondering if anyone with a legal background has any thoughts….

    We know from the Horowitz report that the FISA affidavits used to get the warrants to spy on Carter Page were defective and without proper predicate (what Durham is supposedly doing is looking for evidence these were deliberate acts as opposed to just gross incompetence). Whether it was by “accident” or part of a conspiracy, the fact remains that Page’s 4th Amendment Rights were violated, as were everybody who’s communications were intercepted under the “two hop” provision….the number and names of these other people Page was communicating with has still not been made public by the DOJ, but could easily number in the hundreds.

    My question then is WHY haven’t these folks who had their rights violated by the 0bama / Biden administration been notified by the Trump DOJ? Each & every one of these people has a valid civil rights violation claim against the government and should have been told about it by now, no?

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    • deeperinfo says:

      To protect their own privacy they are not permitted to know they were spied upon, well, cause then everybody would know they were spied on and it might ruin their good name.
      It for their own good.
      Their grandchildren will thank The State.

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    • WES says:

      Clivus:

      I think your mistake is in thinking President Trump controls the DoJ. Clearly he does not!

      That is why nothing is happening.

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  16. Bogeyfree says:

    USE THE NSA DATABASE TO EXPOSE THESE TERRORISTS AND COUP PLOTTERS WHO THREATEN OUR REPUBLIC AND IMO YOU WILL FIND COMMUNICATIONS THAT……….

    1) Show they plotted to spy and gather information on key Americans to use as future leverage by flipping the Hammer Program from a foreign intelligence tool to a domestic tool from 2009-2012

    2) Show they plotted to allow contractors unfettered access to the NSA Database to gather information on Americans from 2012-2016

    3) Show they plotted a Russian Collusion hoax to frame and take down a Presidential Candidate and then a sitting President of the US.

    4) Show they plotted the Impeachment fraud

    5) Show they conspired to hide exculpatory evidence against Gen. Flynn

    6) Show they tried to frame and setup PapaD

    7) Show they leveraged money laundering schemes via foreign countries and NGO’s

    8) Show that Uranium One was always a sell out of this country’s Uranium with money being kicked back to key players and organizations.

    9) Show that they may have know about the upcoming virus all along and leveraged it to create fear and chaos while attempting to destroy the economy, small businesses and millions of jobs all for political purposes.

    This is what Mr. Grenell and a small loyal team should be assigned to track down and expose as a matter of National Security, Mr. President.

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  17. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:
  18. Elwood says:

    Flynn is subject to a gag order as long as it’s unresolved. That’s why the stonewalling.

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  19. mikeyboo says:

    And Obama appointed Judge Wilkins-quelle surprise!

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  20. johnnyfandango says:

    Makes on wonder what notes, documents, conversations, texts, emails have been hidden by the FBI/DOJ, on Stone, Manafort, Page, PappaD, Gates:?

    Liked by 6 people

    • Beau Geste says:

      yup, and explains why the DOJ/FBI never interviewed wikileaks and assange, who said ‘no russian source’
      the DOJ/FBI are crooked and hide their criminality

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  21. Pew-Anon says:

    Similar to what others have suggested, I actually think this whole thing was a big fat bluff by the Obama deep state (ODS). They never wanted to explore the motives of the DOJ in the decision to dismiss, or even explore the possibility of Flynn perjury, which would ultimately lead again to DOJ sunlight. Instead, they got exactly what they wanted — a means of postponing a final ruling until after the rigged election and a presumed Biden installment WITHOUT any risk of exposure. The Mandamus writ accomplishes precisely that. Now they can appeal-appeal-appeal a side issue of legal minutiae that has nothing to do with exposing their criminality while keeping the Flynn criminal case open and preventing him from moving forward with a civil case.

    If the DOJ really wanted to expose the crimes of the ODS, this Sullivan Rule 48 ruling would have been the perfect opportunity to do one massive evidence dump. “So Judge Sullivan, are you sure you REEEALLY want to know why we withdrew our charge against Flynn? Ok…here ya go…ALL of it” BOOM. Obama exposed as a traitor.

    This is what the ODS was risking by this gambit. Had the DOJ called the bluff, Sullivan would have, without doubt, immediately dismissed the case. It shows how profoundly desperate the ODS to keep this case open…and how profoundly UN-desperate the DOJ is to uncover ODS corruption. It also makes me wonder if Sidney Powell got absolutely played in all this.

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  22. Laramie Evan says:

    I’m taking a victory lap. This is precisely what I predicted, a 2-1 decision along the lines of who appointed the justices to the court of appeal.

    Normally, I would say there’s absolutely no chance for En Banc review by the full circuit. But, it appears even judges are looking for their 15-minutes of fame since they can’t write books like Comey or McCabe. So, I won’t rule it out.

    But, unless there is En Banc reversal, there is no chance — 0% — that the US Supreme Court will take this up. Candidly, there shouldn’t even be a snowball’s chance for En Banc review, but celebrity is attractive to those on the Resistance, so I won’t rule it out.

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    • berniekopell says:

      So now predict further what Suspicious Sullivan will do. I put chances of en banc hearing lower that seeing Comey strung up on of those tall trees he stares at. Suspicious Sullivan knows the game is up.

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      • Laramie Evan says:

        Sullivan will enter the order of dismissal, as required. Anything else would simply cause the Court of Appeal to take the case away from him.

        But, before that happens, I suspect his Amicus will petition for En Banc review. His buddy and friends are doing this for free, so why wouldn’t Sullivan allow them to seek En Banc review. I expect this will be denied, as will any further appeal to the US Supreme Court. Petitioner would have to convince the En Banc panel that questions of “exceptional importance” are at play, and plainly they are not here. Those denials will leave Sullivan with no options. He’ll dismiss as ordered.

        Outside chance: No En Banc review is sought and Sullivan just dismisses.

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    • Are you then the “Shipwreckedcrew” who wrote the June 12, 2020 RedState article:

      redstate

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      • berniekopell says:

        Not me. Redstate was wrong in the prediction of relief that would be granted. Several others here (myself included) called it 2-1 for Flynn, with Wilkins dissenting. Fokker case was clear. To me the worst thing that happened for Suspicious Sullivan was Gleeson’s brief, which was a train wreck of epic proportions — totally off the rails.

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  23. jester456 says:

    Henderson was the surprise vote.

    In a previous and more sane world this thing would have been in damage control of trying to make it go away. I don’t disagree with the quote it is a surprise vote but in the old days when people like judges were more humble they would vote to make the thing go away instead of calling a three-alarm fire like Sullivan has. I think Henderson is being old school on how to cover-up something like this and I actually agree they can’t keep going with the risk this thing has to completely discredit the Court system as a whole.

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    • Henderson was hoping Wilkerson would get her client to obey the law before she was required to vote to issue the writ. Henderson started showing her cards at the end of the oral argument. Judicial restraint has been a good thing for this country in the past. I bet Wilkerson spoke with Sullivan about this giving him the option to save him from this embarrassment. This may come out some day.

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    • John55 says:

      >>” I actually agree they can’t keep going with the risk this thing has to completely discredit the Court system as a whole.”

      That horse left the barn a long time ago. It’s obvious to anyone paying attention that court rulings are based on politics and not the law.

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  24. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    According to AG William P. Barr, three days ago during an interview he stated the stakes involved; for our Nation, for himself and his investigators and the plotters…

    Attorney General William Barr agreed with an assertion from Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” that the Trump-Russia investigation “was the closest the United States ever came to a coup to take down a president since the assassination of Lincoln.”

    And just yesterday, President Trump had this to say,

    “According to CBN News, Trump called Joe Biden “shot” and added that “whoever will be running the country” will place “radical” left-wing justices on the Supreme Court, meaning the “end” of the pro-life movement.

    Trump called the surveillance of his campaign by the FBI and DOJ was “treason” by the Obama administration.”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/06/23/trump_obama_spying_on_my_campaign_was_treason.html

    Just so we are clear, here’s how it went down afterwards:

    If you are gonna shoot the king, you’d better not miss…

    There are trillions at stake…

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  25. Peppurr says:

    No wonder Obama recently announced, he will campaign for Joe.

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  26. rickinhouston says:

    This shows how much Obama has ruined our Country.

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  27. mugzey302 says:

    Sullivan should resign.

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  28. Tl Howard says:

    There was a Nadler House hearing today–I couldn’t find it on tv. Did anyone else? If so, what network? I checked all three of my C-Spans, nothing, unless it started very early and ended early.

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  29. oldersoul says:

    Sundance.

    In all respect, you own Judge Henderson a public apology.

    Henderson was no surprise at all to some of us.

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  30. Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 22 regarding Mandamus Proceedings and the DC Circuit Court Local Rules are a national disgrace and should be headed to the revision committee. You simply can not read them alone as they are written, without leading to an unconstitutional result or being severely misled.
    However, I rejoice that General Flynn won his extraordinary writ. However,
    I have nothing but contempt for the haughty federal rules of procedure.

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  31. berniekopell says:

    Notice of Electronic Filing – The following transaction was entered on 6/24/2020 at 6:09 PM and filed on 6/24/2020
    Case Name: USA v. FLYNN
    Case Number: 1:17-cr-00232-EGS

    Docket Text:
    MINUTE ORDER as to MICHAEL T. FLYNN. In light of the Opinion and Order issued by the Court of Appeals on Mr. Flynn’s petition for writ of mandamus, the deadlines and hearing date set forth in the Minute Order of May 19, 2020 are HEREBY STAYED. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 6/24/2020. (lcegs3)

    Suspicious Sullivan is on the move. Staying all deadlines while he waits for his “beach friends” to tell him what to do next. Maybe watch Rachel Mad[c]ow tonight for insights as to his next move.

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    • oldersoul says:

      This was in response to Gleeson’s outrageous ‘clarification’ filing earlier today.

      Sullivan is now playing with his judicial meal ticket if he drags this out further. The contours of the Circuit Court opinion are fairly clear.

      Just my humble opinion.

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  32. Mortimer says:

    Per Fox News, Sullivan just issued a STAY on his own July 16th hearing.

    Not sure if he is about to end it …. or will file a petition for en banc?

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    • hokkoda says:

      Sounds to me like an appeal is coming. Why would you stay something when you can just dismiss the case. It’s like a one-sentence ruling. “In the matter of the United States v. Michael T. Flynn, case dismissed.” The stay means he might have to reschedule it once he wins the en banc ruling.

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  33. fanbeav says:

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    • kleen says:

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    • kleen says:

      @McAdooGordon
      It also means that Flynn and DOJ don’t have to file anything on Friday or next week (in response to amici briefs), and that the hearing on July 16th is stayed also, until Sullivan makes his next move. /3

      @McAdooGordon
      ·
      22m
      It’s kind of neutral. He’s not jumping on it to dismiss, but he’s not seeking review yet, either. He wants time to consider it – and very likely to consult with his counsel. I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions yet.

      @TheOnio22459703
      ·
      8m
      IT he sees the handwriting on the wall. The DC Circuit has been getting new judges by Pres. Trump and it looks like a majority will side with Flynn. My guess is he’s polling all these judges right now through his friends to find out what they’ll do. He’s nose counting.

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  34. OpenMind says:

    I had forgotten about this, but it turns out even congressional D’s knew Flynn’s activity was not in violation of the Logan Act. They even moved to try to amend the Logan Act for that very reason, and they did so a week before Biden chimed in about the Logan Act basis of the subsequent interview of Flynn (much to Sally’s surprise).
    https://yubanet.com/usa/rep-huffman-introduces-one-president-at-a-time-act-to-ensure-clarity-in-foreign-policy-decisions/

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  35. CTH Fan says:

    I am not sure what Judge Sullivan will do. I think he will bow to Former President Obama, Biden and the Lawfare gang, and how they want to proceed.

    The problem for all of them is that at each step of the way the Justice Department is forced to release more and more information that shows that General Flynn was framed. Not just framed, but was the framing was ordered by the former President and former VP. They are cooking their own goose here.

    Not very smart for them to continue with this persecution. They have no idea what the Justice Department still has in the way of discovery or evidence of their own criminality.

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    • kleen says:

      I don’t know. It seems that the goal here is keep the gag order on Flynn/case going at all cost. So, drag it as long as possible regardless of how ridiculous. So, my bet is this will keep going for as long as possible.

      They know they don’t have a case, they always knew that. It’s not a new finding. But they dragged it for years.

      I don’t think anything has changed as far as their goal.

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      • margarite1 says:

        What stuns me is the top people in our government set out to destroy a man they knew was innocent.
        And they had no shame in using all their power and the power of the United States Congress, FBI, CIA, DOJ, etc. to destroy Flynn and so many have been lying to our faces for years.
        I bet Obama doesn’t feel a single twinge of guilt. I think his true alliance isn’t with the US of A.

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    • If as you say they are cooking their own goose, just imagine what it must be that it is so important it must not come out. Had to laugh/cry when Barr said not since Lincoln who does he imagine killed Both Kennedy bros?

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  36. Blue Moon says:

    They just said on the news that Sullivan will follow the courts order but it will be July 29th before he does it. Does that get it within 90 days of the election?

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    • berniekopell says:

      What news was that? Who is “they”?

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    • Wethal says:

      Sullivan could issue the orders granting the withdrawal of the plea and dismissing the case with prejudice tomorrow.

      Just have the orders drafted, sign them, and sent to the clerk’s office to docket on PACER (the federal court e-filing system). Counsel of record will be notified by email of the filing. Clerk marked the case closed on the dockets.

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    • lcsteel says:

      no

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  37. klenn says:

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  38. kleen says:

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    • hawkins6 says:

      Judge Rao–a great Trump appointee.

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    • jay says:

      Most importantly, she foils their attempt to rewrite Rule 48

      What Gleason and Sullivan and Wilkins intended was create a backdoor entry for leftists megaphones disguised as amici so they could rule the bench, change law, interpreted statutes.

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  39. TonyE says:

    Only 2-1 at the Appeals Court?

    What’s the matter with that “Judge” Robert Wilkins?

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  40. MaineCourt says:

    Here’s a thought…

    The Appellate Court ruled in part ordering Sully dismiss the case. They did not order that Sully be recused.

    If Sully defies the Appellate Court Order and does not dismiss the Flynn case, maybe the Appellate Court could/would Amend their Order to order the recusal of Sully from the case.

    This would be a phenomenal event. The Great Sidney Powell has given them a real backup plan imo to ensure that a sitting Judge who is guilty of contempt of an Appellate Court Order can fulfill their Order anyway.

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  41. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Thank You, God In Heaven Above. Please continue to protect and watch over Gen. Flynn, his family, and our precious Sydney Powell and her family.
    AMEN

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  42. Troublemaker10 says:

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  43. Troublemaker10 says:

    Flynn breaks silence, says Americans must continue fight to ‘breathe the fresh air of liberty’

    https://justthenews.com/government/flynn-americans-have-continue-step-if-they-want-breathe-fresh-air-liberty

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  44. DiogeneseVindicated says:

    It’s mesmerizing to observe how the left claims to stand on the strength of their convictions. Yet look at those cockroaches scurrying around pointing the finger at each other without a hint of allegiance to anyone but themselves. Disgusting.

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  45. ezgoer says:

    The 2nd biggest story of the day was that Obama appointed Judge Wilkins voted against every aspect of law to find against the DOJ and for Sullivan. This received no coverage at all. This decision should have been 3-0 on the law. It shows that the judiciary is corrupt, and how close we are to ruling based on politics not law.

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  46. Spyro says:

    Some good news at last. A well deserved and massive thank you to Sydney Powell!

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  47. If citizens cannot go to the courts for justice, eventually they will go to the guns. An impartial justice system is the foundation that supports the constitution. Corrupt judges who would use the power granted to them by the people to politicize the process are direct threats to civil society. Everyone complains, no one offers solutions. The Russians and Chinese must really be rubbing their hands in glee. Take a bow Judge.

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