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16 June 2020

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walrus

The corrupt and despicable charade against Flynn conducted by at least the FBI and the so called courts of justice in the United States has destroyed any possible semblance of the idea that there is equal justice under the law or the laughable notion that anything remotely like a fair trial is available to anyone for any alleged offence at all.

The message contained in this prosecution and those of other Trump supporters is quite clear: any person who attempts to assist a political candidate not approved by so called liberals will be punished. Flynn is an example of what will happen to Trump backers in future.

I am amazed at the staying power of SST member Robert Willmann in even reporting this disgusting slow motion attempted lynching.

To put that another way, I now understand why suspects in the USA occasionally risk their lives by running from Police - they reason it is unlikely they will ever receive a fair trial.

The net effect of all these so called legal procedures is to destroy what little is left of America’s international legal reputation that reached its highest point at the Nuremberg trials. That will not be to our advantage when, instead of shredding international treaties, we one day seek to negotiate the same.

Brian B

The FBI is the secret police working on behalf of the interests of the oligarchs. The federal courts role is to implement and enforce the interests of the oligarchs. The Supreme Court’s role is to come up with legal mumbo jumbo to justify this tyranny of the minority.

All the judges in this case (Sullivan, Wilkins, Rao) as merely proxy warriors, tools of the oligarchs. It’s not coincidental they are also ‘people of color’. This has been the m.o. of the oligarchs for over a hundred years. It was the Spingarn brothers (two lawyers from a rich Jewish family) who started the NAACP with their front man, the mixed race W.E.B. Du Bois. The first mission of the NAACP, and the task assigned to Du Bois, to destroy Booker T. Washington who had a large following in the black community and was advocating for more harmonious race relations. The oligarchs (Spingarns, et al.) running the NAACP needed to silence Washington because they wanted to create more racial division to gain power and subvert American culture. You can read more about this fascinating history in Catholic historian E. Michael Jones’ “The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit” (Fidelity, 2008), pp. 679-715; 745-793; 831-843.

Here’s a good interview where Jones touches on a lot of this in an interview with Dr. Kirk Meighoo (Indo Caribbean Diaspora News): https://youtu.be/gtdWbTkBQxk

Keith Harbaugh

Some references concerning the Flynn situation that might be useful:

1. While I certainly don't agree with the general positions of Benjamin Wittes (the major domo of Lawfare) he does give an excellent play-by-play summary of Friday's 2020-06-12 mandamus hearing before the D.C. Circuit Court:
https://www.lawfareblog.com/oral-argument-summary-re-michael-flynn
He makes some judgement calls on what is "irrelevant" and "without basis", but those subjectivities are obvious, and the general summary of the thrust-and-parry of the 100-minute hearing is quite helpful.

2. A very articulate and knowledgeable analysis of the current Flynn situation , from the pro-Flynn side, is given in this one-hour video from Jay Sekulow et al.:
https://youtu.be/tqRwPTkPfMc
The glaring problem with that video is that about half of it is grating (IMO) appeals for financial support.
But the other half contains quite interesting arguments from competent legal professsionals about how messed-up this situation is.
For example;
David A. O'Neil, one of the signatories of the Gleeson "friend of the court" brief, was a lawyer for Sally Yates.
https://www.courthousenews.com/lawyer-says-white-house-stopped-yates-testimony/
So a "friend-of-the-court" is a former lawyer for Sally Yates.
Hmmm.
The people in that video raise a number of similar issues.
(If Mr. William has opinions on that video, I would certainly be interested in hearing them.)

3. There is a webpage which summarizes that video:
https://aclj.org/constitution/radio-recap-exclusive-analysis-what-comes-next-in-the-michael-flynn-saga

Jim

I listened to last Friday's hearing live and Judge Rao acted like a judge, unlike her two cohorts on the DC appeals circuit viz. the Mandamus.

The other female judge referred to lovingly to Sullivan as an "old hand."

The male judge acted like he was prosecuting Gen. Flynn's attorney, and is a judge in name only, as is Sullivan at this point.

I would not put Rao in the same category as the above rascals.

Should there be an opening on Supreme Court and Trump is still in office, she would be an excellent choice.

In fact, I would like to see her replace Roberts as Chief Justice. He is in many ways an abomination.

English Outsider

Couldn't bring the transcript up for some reason so listened to the recording instead. Glad I did. Very impressive bunch of people, picking up on points lightning fast and seemingly with computer-like memories. Due process in all its majesty.

For all that the thing seemed a charade. Here's a man, General Flynn, who's demonstrably been the target of entrapment. Not only that, he's been subject to quite improper arm-twisting to get him to accept plea bargaining. He's collateral damage in some political nonsense in Washington and is even now being put through the wringer as the Courts conduct further arcane manoeuvres. Where's any pretence of equity in all that?

robt willmann

Keith Harbaugh,

Yes, after this latest bad business began right after the government moved to dismiss the case against Flynn, some lawyers of interest started to come out of the woodwork. Beth Wilkinson is another one; she showed up to represent Judge Sullivan in the mandamus action in the court of appeals.

I will watch the video of Jay Sekulow.

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