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Keith Harbaugh

Something I don't understand:
If Sullivan's actions are contrary to the two precedents that Powell cited, Fokker and S-S,
surely he knew that as well, I would think.
Is that not so?
There must be something else going on here.

exiled off mainstreet

How the courts handle this filing will reveal whether the rule of law still obtains in the US

blue peacock

Keith - yes, I too believe something else is going on.

EOM - we've had a two-tier justice system as well as "lawless" law enforcement & intelligence setup for sometime. Rule of law like much else has become just a rhetorical slogan. My experience with the judiciary some years back was when I contested a traffic ticket. After I presented evidence including photographs of the location and began questioning the cop who started to become very flustered as I had him pinned that from the location he claimed to have been, he could not have seen me, the judge quickly intervened and told me that he knows the cop and he's holding me guilty. Justice in the USA.

Jack

Keith and blue peacock,

DC Circuit directs Judge Emmet Sullivan to respond to Mike Flynn's appeal challenging his refusal to immediately dismiss prosecution at Barr Justice Department's request. New order from appeals court:

https://twitter.com/mikescarcella/status/1263543839706488832?s=21

We may find out if there was “something else” in Judge Sullivan’s response to the DC Circuit court.

Deap

New speculation Obama was out to get Flynn for not supporting Obama's key legacy accomplishment - the Iran deal. Was this also part of the unilateral Iranian demands - trotting out Michelle Obama to "celebrate the Iranian holiday Nowruz at this very critical time - April 9, 2016?

One last chance for Michelle to yammer "diversity is our strength" and Iran is our friend, though she looks like she was forced to phone this message in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihZwzLRHTDg Meanwhile, Obama's real legacy was unfolding in the dark recesses of his adminitration under his full direction and knowledge: Get Gen Flynn - seek and destroy.

April 9, 2016 - Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee, with Gen Flynn's help. Interesting timing for this oh so sincere Obama message of Iranian-US friendship.

Terence Gore

"So “getting” someone to lie, if that’s “the goal” (as admitted in the released FBI administrative notes on the Flynn case), is actually very easy. If the green light is now on to use T 18 USC 1001 law in this manner, the sky’s the limit. The FBI could lock up the world. In one of the released emails, FBI attorney Lisa Page shows how rare prosecution under 1001 is by writing:

“I have a question for you. Could the admonition re 1001 be given at the beginning of the interview? Or does it have to come following a statement which agents believe to be false? Does the policy speak to that? (I feel bad that I don’t know this but I don’t remember ever having to do this! Plus I’ve only charged it once in the context of lying to a probation officer.)”"

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/05/18/ghost-of-j-edgar-haunts-flynn-investigation/

Jim

There is no longer any doubt why AG Barr, among many reasons, appointed US Attorney John Durham as special counsel to investigate the Bob Mueller Special Counsel Corruption, and that entire operation.

As the enemies of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn really do want Barr's scalp, too.

This was just filed in the appeals court this morning, viz. the Mandamus writ matter -- where petitioners -- "The Watergate Prosecutors" label Barr and the DOJ, directly or indirectly: "corruptly motivated prosecutors":

[[The Watergate Prosecutors also bring a unique perspective to this mandamus proceeding. Flynn’s prosecution was commenced, and his conviction (in the form of a guilty plea) was secured, by the office of a Special Counsel appointed to ensure an appropriate degree of independence, after the Acting Attorney General determined that such an appointment would be “in the public interest."]]

https://www.scribd.com/document/462589017/Flynn-Appeal-Watergate-Prosecutors-Amicus

Independence from the rule of law, I'm sure they meant to say, NOT.

This sorry collection of jackasses are the antithesis of anything to do with civil rights, civil liberties, rule of law; and are claiming without irony they are doing this in the name of that.

Orwell: “A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud.”

The gap, dislocation, between concrete reality and symbolic [or imagined] reality [the land of make-believe] is what irony can attempt to express, connect, define and expose.

Absurdity: when the dislocation irony identifies is complete

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