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Monday, May 18, 2020

Emmet G. Sullivan, the judge in the case of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, is refusing to let William Barr's Justice Department drop the charge. He's even thinking of adding more, appointing a retired judge to ask "whether the Court should issue an Order to Show Cause why Mr. Flynn should not be held in criminal contempt for perjury.

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One of the dwindling honest voices within the MSM.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-05-18 12:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 3

Flynn committed perjury, twice.
A treasonous DOJ in service of a mobster owned by Putin is protecting criminal thugs from justice.

Judge Sullivan brought in a famous mob prosecutor to send a message to the lawless thugs that have taken over the GOP.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-18 12:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I enjoy the thoughts of the leftist both favorite and most hated ( depending on whether Dershowitz is "thinking right" or not ) legal authority Alan Dershowitz.
I enjoy the left's roller coaster response to him even more.

"Now that Attorney General William Barr has rightly dismissed the case against Michael Flynn, the Justice Department should review all similar prosecutions and dismiss those that come within the same principles."....The Hill, May 5,2020.

Now let's see what the good / bad Doctor says about Judge Sullivan's actions from the same edition of "the hill."

"Nor did Sullivan have the legitimate authority to appoint a retired judge, or anyone else, to argue that the Justice Department decision to end the prosecution is wrong. That decision, whether right or wrong on its merits, is entirely within the authority of the executive branch. The judicial branch may not second guess it, unless it has violated the Constitution, which no one alleges. But Sullivan is violating the separation of powers. He exceeds his authority by appointing a special prosecutor and is not above the law."

AND as it applies to your post, this bears repeating......"But Sullivan is violating the separation of powers. He exceeds his authority by appointing a special prosecutor and is not above the law."

#3 | Posted by rhet at 2020-05-18 01:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Dershowitz is a pedo being blackmailed by another pedo.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-18 01:12 AM | Reply

Trump's whole regime is a criminal enterprise. Judge Sullivan is attempting to restore rule of law. He's doing it illegally though. The sick thing is there's no legal way to stop Trump's and Barr's illegal games.

The SCOTUS is likely to swat down Judge Sullivan's manouvers, And from a legal standpoint, rightfully so.

Don't expect Congress to do Jack unless the Dems sweep the Senate and hold the house.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-18 01:20 AM | Reply

One of the dwindling honest voices within the MSM.

#1 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

You don't have enough credibility left to judge honesty, jeff.

the melodramatic group email somberly reported as momentous news is one of many tired media tropes in the Trump era

I stopped reading here.

The right has become so dependent on cherry picked info it's disgusting.

All this writing and contortion yet never an answer for a simple question-why did he plead guilty if he wasn't guilty and why is that not perjury if he wasn't guilty?

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-18 01:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

All that said above. Allen Dershowitz is a total Corrupt Douchebag. He's the scummiest man alive. What a nasty piece of work.

#7 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-18 01:24 AM | Reply

"#1 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
You don't have enough credibility left to judge honesty, jeff.

#6 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2020-05-18 01:24 AM"

Good god, the irony is thick. And you don't even have a clue about it, do you jpw?

#8 | Posted by goatman at 2020-05-18 05:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Gawd, liberals are avoiding this thread like it has The Rona

#9 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-05-18 11:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#9 I know, right.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-05-18 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#9

Of course they are, since Taibbi is correct for once.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-05-18 12:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Good god, the irony is thick"

Especially among the "JPW asked a question we can't answer" crowd.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-18 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Especially among the "JPW asked a question we can't answer" crowd.

#12 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

When was that? How large was the crowd? Has JPW tricked you into believing in his self-proclaimed divine like brilliance?

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2020-05-18 01:15 PM | Reply

"When was that?"

Post #6.

I realize it's difficult for you, but try the "PageUp" option and you'll see it.

Once you find it, feel free to answer.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-18 01:19 PM | Reply

JPW's question was a dumb one. Basically anyone who tries to reverse a plea would then be guilty of perjury. But hey, #TheResistance lives so consistent standards and basic logic must be thrown out of the window.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-05-18 04:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Has JPW tricked you into believing in his self-proclaimed divine like brilliance?

#13 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2020-05-18 01:15 PM

"Don't call me stupid..."

-JPOtto

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-05-18 04:23 PM | Reply

" Basically anyone who tries to reverse a plea would then be guilty of perjury."

Only if they've already admitted to perjury, especially multiple times.

It's basic math, Jeff: he was either lying when he swore he lied, or he was telling the truth when he swore he lied. Either way, he's lied.

But why did he lie?

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-18 04:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It doesn't seem to me like civil liberties even come into play in a criminal case like that of Mr. Flynn.

Taibbi's close also has nothing to do with Flynn, Russiagate, or lying to the FBI. Taibbi can't be worried about his own return to work, since he wrote this while in quarnatine himself:

"My family is in quarantine, I worry about a premature return to work, and sure, I laughed at that Shaun of the Dead photo of Ohio protesters protesting state lockdown laws. But I also recognize the crisis is also raising serious civil liberties issues, from prisoners trapped in deadly conditions to profound questions about speech and assembly, the limits to surveillance and snitching, etc."

Taibbi continues, now making clear his topic was never Flynn at all,

"If this disease is going to be in our lives for the foreseeable future, that makes it more urgent that we talk about what these rules will be, not less " yet the party I grew up supporting seems to have lost the ability to do so, and I don't understand why.'"

To the extent Taibbi is right, it's because in all this discussion about opening up, there's been no discussion about closing it back down when cases inevitably spike. And that's because one party cares about that spike, and one party doesn't.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-18 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Basically anyone who tries to reverse a plea would then be guilty of perjury."

Not at all. They could make the argument they were coerced. People make that argument all the time. Judges very, very rarely find it compelling, but they make that argument and don't get charged with perjury afterwards.

In this case, I am not aware that Flynn even argues he was coerced or otherwise compelled to bear false witness. I don't believe he has even tried for a Larry Craig defense.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-18 05:24 PM | Reply

Don't you just love it when Trump supporters cry foul when rules are bent to thwart Trump and his henchmen yet support Trump and his henchmen when they break the rules? Turn about is fair play.

Okay AG Barr, the ball is in your court. Justify in a public setting why you made the decision that you did.

#20 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-05-19 06:24 AM | Reply

But why did he lie?

#17 | Posted by Danforth

These clowns will never answer that question.

#21 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-05-19 07:39 AM | Reply

why did he plead guilty if he wasn't guilty and why is that not perjury if he wasn't guilty?

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-18 01:24 AM | Reply | Flag

That's where the "he is hiding the evidence because it proves he is so innocent" crowd meets reality.

Innocent people plead guilty all the time to prove their innocence.

#22 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-19 07:54 AM | Reply

"Gawd, liberals are avoiding this thread like it has The Rona"

Pretty funny in a thread littered with liberal posts, there are other threads on this site that right wingers avoid like the plague. Flynn plead guilty twice, I guess that's not good enough for the right cuz they really don't care if he was guilty. They only care that he hurt the Trump administration because it's their team.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-19 08:48 AM | Reply

There's about 3 threads on the entire site that any rrrrrrriiiiiiiiggggghhhhhttttttie is posting on.

On each of them they are posting things like:

"Gawd, liberals are avoiding this thread like it has The Rona"

LOL

#24 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-19 09:38 AM | Reply

This rambling article sheds very little light on what specific civil liberties of Michael Flynn are being violated. I doubt the hack who posted it here will present any coherent argument either.

#25 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-19 09:52 AM | Reply

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