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In the Flynn case, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issues a surprising order

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https://www.americanthinker.com/

By Andrea Widburg

May 22, 2020

 

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It looked like a good day for General Michael Flynn when the Department of Justice, having learned how corrupt the previous administration's case against Flynn was, moved to dismiss the prosecution.  This is the kind of motion that courts rubber-stamp unless they fear that the Justice Department is dismissing a weak case as a prelude to filing a stronger case later.  Without that situation present, Sullivan's only option should have been to grant the motion.

On May 11, Judge Emmet Sullivan, who had been openly hostile to Flynn, surprised everyone by saying from the bench that he was inviting third parties to weigh in on the matter, opposing both Flynn and the DOJ.  One day later, acting on his own initiative, Sullivan appointed John Gleeson, a retired judge who had co-written a Washington Post opinion piece objecting to Flynn's dismissal, to argue against the DOJ's motion to dismiss.

A week later, Flynn's intrepid counsel, Sidney Powell, filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus with the appellate court asking that the court force Sullivan (1) to grant the motion to dismiss, (2) to reverse the invitation to Judge Gleeson, and (3) to exit the case poste haste.  On Thursday, the appellate court, acting through Judges Karen Henderson, Robert L. Wilkins, and Neomi Rao, issued an unexpected order:

ORDERED, on the court's own motion, that within ten days of the date of this order the district judge file a response addressing petitioner's request that this court order the district judge to grant the government's motion to dismiss filed on May 7, 2020 (ECF No. 198). See Fed. R. Crim. P. 48(a); United States v. Fokker Services B.V., 818 F.3d 733 (D.C. Cir. 2016). The government is invited to respond in its discretion within the same ten-day period.

 

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Ticked@TinselTown

More dog and pony antics to delay what should have been done already?

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Taggart Transcontinental

I guess citizens arrest is inappropriate for most things, but Citizen's prosecution is not.

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gravelrash

This judge is showing his ass let alone his agenda.

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