Judge Dismisses Michael Flynn Case

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

After years, the criminal case against Michael Flynn has officially been dismissed. On Tuesday, Judge Emmett Sullivan begrudgingly dismissed the case following President Trump’s official pardon of Flynn on Nov. 25th.

Fox News reports:

“The history of the Constitution, its structure, and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the pardon power make clear that President Trump’s decision to pardon Mr. Flynn is a political decision, not a legal one,” Sullivan said in his Tuesday order. “Because the law recognizes the President’s political power to pardon, the appropriate course is to dismiss this case as moot.”

Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017 to giving false statements to the FBI that included statements regarding his communications with a Russian ambassador. Those discussions covered topics including Russia’s response to U.S. sanctions and a UN security council resolution regarding Israel. Flynn also admitted to filing paperwork under the Foreign Agents Registration Act that contained misrepresentations regarding business with Turkey. His sentencing was delayed due to his cooperation with prosecutors.

In 2019, Flynn began to claim innocence in the case, citing alleged FBI misconduct. FBI records were produced that called their interview into question, including handwritten notes that indicated an internal question as to whether the interview was meant to extract truth from Flynn or to get him to lie so authorities could pressure him with prosecution or termination.

Flynn’s attorneys later filed additional notes from former FBI official Peter Strzok. The lawyers said the notes indicated then-FBI Director James Comey appeared to downplay Flynn’s calls during the presidential transition with Russia’s ambassador as “legit” during a meeting where then-President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden also weighed in.

The Department of Justice had previously moved to dismiss Flynn’s case however Judge Sullivan rejected the motion.



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realitybasedbob
realitybasedbob
11 months ago

“A federal judge dismissed Michael Flynn’s prosecution Tuesday after President Trump’s pardon, but said the act of clemency does not mean the former national security adviser is innocent of lying to FBI agents about his talks with the Russian government before Trump took office,”

“A federal judge dismissed Michael Flynn’s prosecution Tuesday after President Trump’s pardon, but said the act of clemency does not mean the former national security adviser is innocent of lying to FBI agents about his talks with the Russian government before Trump took office,”

ALSCV
ALSCV
11 months ago

You must not know or understand the FBI said Flynn was innocent. Sullivan, a devout ignominious liberal refused to give in. Flynn was given a complete pardon, not clemency, meaning he cannot be prosecuted by any liberal judge.. There was nothing Sullivan, a discredit to his profession, could have done. He needs to be removed from office. They went after Flynn to get at Trump, plain and simple. Thank you President Trump for this complete pardon!

monica
monica
11 months ago
Reply to  ALSCV

Abuse of power comes to mind.

SD Of AZ
11 months ago
Reply to  monica

Yes, that would be the judge who abused his powers though I wonder if you mean the pardon. If you did you are not well informed monica. Justice was served by not by the political hack judge.

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  SD Of AZ

Are you confused?

Daisy
Daisy
11 months ago
Reply to  ALSCV

Yes, he decided to be the judicial branch and the legislative branch, which is unconstitutional.

Madeleine
Madeleine
11 months ago
Reply to  ALSCV

Sullivan is in good bye land.

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  ALSCV

The judge exhibited racism, and a hatred for Trump. In other words he was a hateful arrogant creep who did not deserve to serve as a judge. There was nothing fair about him.

tome-wallace
tome-wallace
11 months ago

this obama appointee so called judge S. is a communist.

Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
11 months ago

You must be one of those who don’t believe that the video of Joe Biden bragging, in his typical gutter language, that he committed a quid pro quo with the then President of the Ukraine, isn’t actually guilty of committing the quid pro quo crime that he did.
Have I got that right?

Connie Mays
Connie Mays
11 months ago

yeah – you got it right!!

Helga
11 months ago

Your reality is not our reality and it appears the you don’t have any critical thinking!

mark
mark
11 months ago
Reply to  Helga

what ?, liberals aren’t happy unless they have something to be critical of !.. oh .. you mean a functioning analytical brain !?.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago

Lying to the TRUE liars in the FBI and CIA, who lied about trump and russian collusion (who by the way, if they did their jobs in the “leadership” positions, could have possibly avoided 9/11 by listening to their field agents and the very good clues they gave. The “leaders” in the FBI and CIA are supposed to protect us. Right. In their arrogance, they only play political games, like all good democrat communist swamp personnel do).

Wayne D. Peterkin
Wayne D. Peterkin
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I would add that Flynn was coerced by threats to his family if he did not confess and was denied legal counsel during the interviews leading to the eventual charges. This entire episode was a disgraceful political sham to get Trump and his allies by partisan hacks in the DOJ who should now face charges. Sadly with Biden moving in they will get away with it.

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I give the FBI and the CIA a big fat F for failure tom do a competent job. Even now there are about a dozen or more criminals running loose, all Democrats, and they ignore them.

Wayne D. Peterkin
Wayne D. Peterkin
11 months ago

What is your point? The judge is biased and wrong, and has been for many months now. What this disgrace on the bench said is nonsense.

Madeleine
Madeleine
11 months ago

I think you have to understand what truly occurred. Firstly General Flynn had dinner with the Russians, once he was appointed as President Trumps man. (Forgot the title). He never disclosed Americas secrets or tried a quid pro quo like Biden did. The FBI lied and changed the facts. Remember the Deep state always accuse the opposition of their crimes. That is the document the FBI were refusing to hand over to the lawyers for Flynn. They threatened to harm his son, and that’s why he pleaded guilty to THEIR CRIMES. The evil Dems put many innocent people in Prison! Many were wrongfully accused to shit them up!

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  Madeleine

Trump’s big failure was in not replacing the top four or five managers in each Federal Agency, such as the CIA, the FBI, the DOJ, and the FCC to name but a few. He could have prevented a lot of problems. He did appoint Sessions who recused himself and became worthless, but none of his other appointees did much better either. He should have appointed patriotic, Christians who would have been honest and loyal.

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago

So every one of the FBI agents lied to him and to us many, many times. He had no choice because they said they were going after his family and if he admitted lying they would lessen the charges or go for a worse sentence. It was accept the lesser charge or spend the rest of your life in prison. He was in between a rock and a hard place. He had little choice under the circumstances.

Michael
Michael
11 months ago

No the FACTS of the case shows he is innocent. The FACT that the FBI falsified and withheld evidence shows he is innocent. The fact that the DOJ moved to dismiss the case after ALL this altered and hidden evidence was discovered when the FBI finally after months upon months of failure to comply with court orders to produce the documents requested by the defense created OVERWHELMING factual evidence of the FBI’S illegal conduct. The FACT that the release of the transcript of the call with the Russian Ambassador demonstrated beyond ALL doubt that Flynn had NOT lied about the contents of his discussion with the Ambassador and that the call itself was perfectly legal and appropriate, shows beyond ALL doubt that Flynn is innocent of the non existent charges (because the DOJ had dropped the charges and NO Federal Judge has the power or Authority bring or make charges against an individual that power lies sole with the Prosecution) against him.

The fact that a corrupt District Judge makes such a statement proves the fact of his corruption, for in this Country under our Constitution a person is in FACT innocent until proven guilty and Flynn was NEVER proven guilty or found guilty by the Court. Therefore Sullivan’s own statement proves he is corrupt and has ignored yet again the Constitution which he claims makes the pardon power of the President a political act and not a legal one, which is exceedingly odd considering the Constitution itself is a legal document not a political one, that the Constitution made the President the top law enforcement officer of the Country and any pardon issued by the President is in fact a LEGAL act. The reasons why any President issues a pardon is based on many factors, some of which might be political, based on justice, based on undoing political witch hunts created by others, undo the tyrannical acts of out of control Judges etc etc, but no where in the Constitution does it say or “make clear” that the pardon power is a purely political act as Sullivan so ignorantly claims.

Bill Williams
11 months ago

This liberal/socialist Sullivan did Flynn no favor by dismissing, Flynn was a free man anyway. Our President stands tall and does the right thing.

Omega 2
11 months ago

NOW IMPEACH THIS IDIOT JUDGE FOR HARASSMENT AND EXTORTION TO KEEP FLYNN ON THE ROPES FOR 4 YEARS AND BROK FLYNN’S BANK ACCOUNT AND LOSS OF HIS HOME!

Geoff Kassover
Geoff Kassover
11 months ago

Yes, like tRump doesn’t believe he could lose an election (although he remains having never had a public vote victory) – he can’t see how admitting to lying about helping Russia, and admitting financial fraud/misdealings, disclosing secrets and risking US forces, or allies (like Israel) and a number of other criminal actions shouldn’t just be excused as they are for him also based on politics….even though the court system was giving him a break because he knew so many other crooks that he had no problem giving lot of info on what they did together…..

Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017 to giving false statements to the FBI that included statements regarding his communications with a Russian ambassador. Those discussions covered topics including Russia’s response to U.S. sanctions and a UN security council resolution regarding Israel. Flynn also admitted to filing paperwork under the Foreign Agents Registration Act that contained misrepresentations regarding business with Turkey. His sentencing was delayed due to his cooperation with prosecutors.”

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  Geoff Kassover

Brain surgery may be in order, but it may be too late to correct it now. Hope you get better. As long as there is God, and Jesus, there is hope, even for folks like you!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
11 months ago

Clearly, Sullivan is a DC lackey and out of his element. He was the bone thrown by Reagan and Bush 41 to assuage conservative injections. Seems he joined the persecution parade to damage Trump. But his part only resulted in improperly convicting Flynn for wrongdoing by the FBI. Judges like Sullivan need to retire.

Sam
Sam
11 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

retire to Leavenworth, that is!

william
11 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

Sullivan needs mental intervention. He has no business sitting in that Judges Chair. Straight Jacket would be more fitting.

Marcia
Marcia
11 months ago

Gee in that case when is Obama going to be charged for LYING–just because he eas a president that should have NEVER been elected does NOT mena he gets just a slap on the fingers.

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  Marcia

Yes even at the beginning Wilson was incensed at Obama’s lies and said so before Congress. Piglosi like to have swallow her vipers tongue she was so shocked. But Wilson was right and all the Republicans should have backed him up by standing and applauding. But then yellow bastards sat in stunned silence.

Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
11 months ago

One can hope that “Judge” Sullivan gets HIS just desserts. Soon. Very publicly and in a very humiliating manner. Like maybe disrobing him. Or better still, he might become one of D.C.’s high crime victims.

lin
lin
11 months ago

Sullivan should have dropped the case when the prosecution decided to drop the charges. He refused and made several highly questionable decisions in order to force the case to continue, he was showboating to make himself appear a better judge. He did not want to ‘lose face’ after it became obvious he was in the wrong so instead he stalled until he forced President Trump to issue the pardon.
We should not have judges in positions of power that are so totally biased.

Helga
11 months ago

To have to go through this corrupt process for several years is cruel and unusual punishment without having been convicted! This last four years has shown us the worst of America and I’m doubtful that I came to the right Country as an immigrant! Biden is that worst that could happen at this time!!

monica
monica
11 months ago

What is the low down on Emmet Sullivan Why do swamp rats get to keep such a low profile? Where is he from? Who appointed him? What is his history?

Skip Watson
Skip Watson
11 months ago

So, when is Hillary, McCabe, Stzruk, Page, etc, going to get the justice THEY deserve?

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  Skip Watson

When God says their time is up. Until then the Democrats will refuse to arrest and convict any of their crooked buddies.

Wayne D. Peterkin
Wayne D. Peterkin
11 months ago

He has NOT gotten justice until his personal finances and his reputation are restored. Those that robbed him of both and tormented him wrongly need to face some serious justice here.

mark
mark
11 months ago

tar and feather for judge Emmet , well at least get him disbarred , when you have the evidence in front of you ,the actual emails and fbi documents proving Flyn was set up . Heck, it was an OhBumAh appointee that set up the kisliack meeting ,as is normal ,as ByeDun-g has been doing frantically ,seeing who would go along with their scam .I still can not see how Flynn was actual snared ,what was his background , has he been using this down time to be posting cryptic clues ,or was that cues ?.

Eliot
Eliot
11 months ago

Federal agents are lied to EVERY time they interrogate a suspect or “interview” anyone for that matter.
Rarely….IF EVER, … is ANYONE EVER CHARGED OR EVEN PROSECUTED FOR IT!!!!!!

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  Eliot

There was no evidence of any other crime, that is why they went for this. In fact they lied themselves in order to get him to lie.

Daisy
Daisy
11 months ago

This judge is disgusting. Evidence was presented that Flynn was coerced and tricked into pleading guilty. The prosecutors had dropped the case against him but the judge took it upon himself to be the judge and jury. This is unconstitutional but the judge did not care. Now he is upset that Flynn was pardoned, as he should have been because he was innocent. The judge is the one who made it political.

Ken
Ken
11 months ago

Flynn won’t get the justice he deserves, until he is fully reimbursed for his expenses related to this fiasco, and those that lied, are doing time in the federal pen.

Jim Gorman
Jim Gorman
11 months ago

There should be recourse from a recalcitrant vindictive judge who defies the upper courts and proceeds with a vindictive prosecution even though both sides agree to dismiss the case. Judge Sullivan cannot act as a prosecuter and a judge. He needs to step down or be removed from the Bench.

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago
Reply to  Jim Gorman

He should be kicked out of office with no retirement pay!

Floyd Hardee
11 months ago

It was get Flynn or anyone else who is close to Trump. Their goal take down Trump. Did they commit a crime? You bet they did. Hilary, Obama, Biden, Mueller, Comey, and many more all joined forces to bring down Trump using bogus charges, and they knew then charges were bogus. That means SEDITION and TREASON. All of those involved in the fake Russian Collusion hoax need to serve time in Prison. Don’t let them get away with it!

Always Thinking
Always Thinking
11 months ago

Sullivan is a dick, plain and simple

Marlene
11 months ago

Sullivan has appointed himself judge, jury, and lord high executioner. Typical of leftist scum, never let truth get in the way of railroading.

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