A highly-anticipated motion hearing in the David-and-Goliath saga of Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn vs the Deep State will see a federal judge deciding whether to grant the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a criminal charge against President Donald J. Trump’s former national security adviser.
The motion hearing which is scheduled to take place today at 11:00 AM will be conducted via teleconference, according to an electronic filing by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on September 25, 2020. The public and the media will be able to dial in and listen to the hearing, however, parties dialing in will automatically be muted and will not be heard by the Court.
— Molly McCann (@molmccann) September 25, 2020
Today’s hearing will see the Justice Department and Flynn’s defense team go head to head with John Gleeson, a former trial judge who was tapped by the U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to argue against the DOJ dropping the case against Flynn, according to Reuters.
A look back can potentially tell us where we go from here with the case against the man who has been touted as “knowing where all the bodies are buried.” It seems that the goal here is to silence Gen. Flynn at all costs.
The charges were initially brought by Special Counsel Robert Muller as part of his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The specific charge was that Flynn lied to the FBI about having a phone call with a Russian ambassador before being sworn into office.
Flynn’s guilty pleas were prompted by prosecutors who threatened to go after his son and business partner, Michael Flynn Jr., unless he cooperated.
“My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions,” Flynn had explained.
Gen. Flynn’s lead counsel, Sidney Powell, implemented a scorched-earth approach when she charged that the FBI had set Flynn up. She said that the government had provided Brady evidence that proved allegations that he [Flynn] had been set up by corrupt agents at the top of the FBI, and directly refuting Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon L. Van Grack who claimed that “the government owns no exculpatory evidence or Brady material.”
In May, Attorney General William Barr ordered the DOJ to drop the case against Flynn, a move which resulted in Sullivan tapping Gleeson to argue against the DOJ’s position.
During the legal badminton match, the Flynn team appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, arguing that Sullivan was required by law to grant the DOJ’s request.
The shuttlecock was then served by Sullivan, who stated that he was “not a rubber stamp,” but the serve fell short in June when the court volleyed Team Flynn a victory by ordering Sullivan to drop the criminal charge; but the volley didn’t make the net.
At the end of August, Sullivan requested a re-hearing of the case and the appellate court overturned the prior order, ruling that Sullivan has authority to appoint Gleeson and to hear arguments.
Depending on the outcome of today’s hearing, where do we go from here?
If the ruling is against Team Flynn, that probably means that the next stop is the United States Supreme Court, where Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is the Supremes’ go-to for distinctions between civilian courts and military tribunals.
Justice Kavanaugh testified during his Senate Confirmation Hearing in 2018 that there is sufficient existing precedent to try, convict, and punish civilians who are charged as being enemies of the United States with insurrection, subversion, or treason.
Spying on a presidential candidate or taking part in a coup to remove a sitting president qualify participating activists to be charged with sedition, insurrection, or treason.
But for all those watching closely, yes — the conclusion of this four-year saga is coming just as it could be most damning to the next election, soon to be upon us.
Readers of QMN’s “Sting” series want to know if the purpose of the Mueller investigation was to draw out these Deep State actors to expose themselves and the parts they played in trying to keep Trump from taking office, and having failed, then trying to remove him from office?
This alone sheds a whole new light on what is happening with the election now. With the Democrats’ push for vote-by-mail, the election is rife with opportunity for voter fraud.
When mail-in ballots are counted days, even weeks, after the election and no one knows who the president is, the stall will force the sitting president to leave office when his term ends on January 20, 2021 … and then the fight is on to see who will fill the coveted chair, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the President Pro-Tem of the Senate Chuck Grassley, or maybe even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
But, will the sitting president be forced from office when his term ends next January? Maybe not.
If the election were to be suspended until the parties involved get the ground rules straight. Maybe the Deep State actors who have exposed themselves will be the ones who will be charged and will face military tribunals for taking part in the coup?
Is that when Gen. Flynn, in Mickey Spillane fashion, ‘drops the dime’ on his prosecutors, or in this case, his persecutors?
The very thought of these Deep State players being held accountable without their “friends” to protect them makes them unhinged — and this is reflected in their outrageous attempts to hang onto power at any cost.
What they haven’t considered is that when they hang together, they will more than likely “hang together.”
Get the popcorn ready and sit back and enjoy the show. We’re in for an “October Surprise.”