Judge Says His Dislike of Trump Tweets Justifies Persecution of Michael Flynn
By: Warner Todd Huston
A left-wing “judge” claims that because he does not like Donald Trump’s tweets, Clinton-appointed Judge Emmet Sullivan should be allowed to continue persecuting Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
After a mountain of evidence emerged that Obama’s FBI and federal prosecutors were corrupt and committed serious misconduct as they persecuted Michael Flynn, the U.S. Dept. of Justice dropped its case against the general.
But Judge Emmet Sullivan has refused to obey the law and close out the case. Indeed, he has insisted that he should be allowed to be prosecutor, judge, jury, AND executioner and that he should be allowed to continue persecuting the general regardless of the law.
His obstinate and lawless actions were so stark that the D.C. Circuit Court has called Sullivan on the carpet and ruled that he must explain why he thinks he has the right to continue pushing the case against Flynn even though the case has been dropped.
The D.C. Circuit gave Sullivan ten days to respond in writing to tell them why he thinks he has this power.
Sullivan eventually replied (at the last second of his allotted time), but the court did not waste much time on his paltry explanation and quickly scheduled oral arguments to force a more serious explanation of out Sullivan.
The craven Sullivan then engaged an extreme left-wing activist former judge to act as his mouthpiece. This week retired Judge John Gleeson filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit arguing that because leftists don’t like Trump’s tweets, that is enough to justify the continued attack on Flynn.
In his filing, Gleeson insisted that because Trump has tweeted about the Flynn case, that is enough to be “interference” with the case.
President Trump has since engaged in running public commentary about Flynn’s criminal case through the media and on Twitter. In total, he has tweeted or retweeted about Flynn at least 100 times from March 2017 to present.48 This commentary has made clear that the President has been closely following the proceedings, is personally invested in ensuring that Flynn’s prosecution ends, and has deep animosity toward those who investigated and prosecuted Flynn.
Of course, Trump’s tweets are not “interference” because Trump did not order anyone to do anything in the tweets. He just decried the illicit attack on the general.
Breitbart News further explains:
Gleeson also tries to argue the facts of the case, repeating dubious claims about Flynn’s conduct in early 2017 — for instance, claiming that he “urge[d] a hostile country to undermine current U.S. policy” when what he had actually done is ask Russia not to retaliate overly harshly to U.S. sanctions. Gleeson also argues that Flynn “lied to the FBI,” when the FBI agents who met with him later said themselves that they did not believe he had lied to them at the time.
In concluding, Gleeson acknowledges that the executive branch has sole discretion over the decision to prosecute, but claims it “forfeited” that discretion once it filed charges against Flynn. It could not withdraw those charges, he argued, “simply because Flynn is a friend and political ally of the President.” He said Flynn should immediately be sentenced.
The case against Flynn is now a case against Judge Sullivan.
And this farce continues…
About the Author: Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a “target rich environment” for political news. Follow Warner Todd Huston on facebook.
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