(Liberty Bell) – The story of former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn just continues to take more twists and turns, most of them frustrating for anyone who realizes this man was set up by the Deep State in order to help Democrats take down Donald Trump.
After recently finding out the Department of Justice was going to dismiss his case, no doubt feeling massive relief and justification, now Flynn will have to endure more nonsense thanks to a judge refusing to dismiss the case so that outside parties can weigh in on it.
D.C. District Judge Emmet Sullivan put out the order on Tuesday, stating that he will soon be accepting “amicus curiae,” or “friend of the court” submissions, in the case. He had previously refused to hear amicus briefs in the case.
As you might imagine, none of this is sitting very well with Flynn’s attorneys.
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“Given the current posture of this case, the court anticipates that individuals and organizations will seek leave of the Court to file amicus curiae briefs,” Sullivan said in the order, adding that he will “enter a Scheduling Order governing the submission of any” such briefs at “the appropriate time.”
In effect, the judge is refusing to dismiss the case after federal prosecutors moved to withdraw its charges and Flynn has withdrawn his guilty plea — Sullivan had already accepted Flynn’s initial plea. On Tuesday, Flynn’s legal team moved to have the case dismissed “immediately.”
Instead, Sullivan will accept recommendations on whether he should dismiss the case from people and groups not involved in the case.
“This travesty of justice has already consumed three or more years of an innocent man’s life — and that of his entire family,” Flynn’s attorneys wrote. “No further delay should be tolerated or any further expense caused to him and his defense. This Court should enter the order proposed by the government immediately.”
Flynn’s attorneys absolutely have a point here. The documents being released by DNI Richard Grenell have shown without a shadow of a doubt there was a plot against Flynn by the FBI to take him down so they could begin working on Trump. It’s clear. No need for a debate on the matter.
Now, instead of just accepting this revelation and moving forward, allowing folks to begin looking into holding those individuals involved in this scheme accountable for their actions, Flynn and his loved ones are going to once more be put through the ringer. It’s absurd.
The team also noted that “this Court has consistently — on twenty-four (24) previous occasions — summarily refused to permit any third party to inject themselves or their views into this case.”
The defense attorneys said in a filing Tuesday a sealed amicus brief has already been submitted by a left-wing group known as the “Watergate Prosecutors,” urging Sullivan not to toss out Flynn’s guilty plea despite the Justice Department’s request, Fox News reported.
“No rule allows the filing, and the self-proclaimed collection of ‘Watergate Prosecutors’ has no cognizable special interest, Flynn’s attorneys said. “Separation of powers forecloses their appearance here. Only the Department of Justice and the defense can be heard. Accordingly, the Watergate Prosecutors’ attempted filing itself should not be registered on the docket, and any attempt by the group or any individual to make a filing in this case must be denied—as all others have been.”
Flynn’s team then went on to argue that third parties shouldn’t be allowed to “usurp” the role that is meant to be held by the federal prosecutor.
“It is no accident that amicus briefs are excluded in criminal cases,” they wrote. “A criminal case is a dispute between the United States and a criminal defendant. There is no place for third parties to meddle in the dispute, and certainly not to usurp the role of the government’s counsel. For the Court to allow another to stand in the place of the government would be a violation of the separation of powers.”
Michael Cernovich, a conservative independent journalist stated on Twitter that he would be filing an ethics complaint against Sullivan.
Judge Sullivan, who denied leave to file amicus briefs when he knew third parties would have spoken favorably of Flynn, now solicits briefs critical of Flynn. This is a violation of the judicial oath and applicable ethical rules. We will be filing a complaint against Sullivan.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 13, 2020
It’s absolutely unacceptable for Flynn to be treated this way after the evidence has been released to the public that shows he was a victim of a Deep State plot. What we need to be focusing on right now is removing the individuals working within the government against the president and his agenda, holding them accountable for their treasonous actions, and ensuring that Trump is surrounded by good people he can trust.
We are past the time for being gentle on the left. If it’s a political battle they want, then that’s what they will get. Unfortunately for them, what’s done in the dark is always brought into the light. Truth always conquers the lie.