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Title: 'Nevermind All That FBI Misconduct': Mueller Attack-Dog Asks Court To Ignore Flynn Bid To Toss Case
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URL Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/political ... urt-ignore-flynn-bid-toss-case
Published: Feb 12, 2020
Author: Tyler Durden
Post Date: 2020-02-12 18:43:50 by Horse
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Views: 72
Comments: 8

One of special counsel Robert Mueller's former prosecutors, Brandon Van Grack, argued in a Wednesday filing that the case against Michael Flynn should not be dismissed in light of "egregious government misconduct," because the FBI's extensive FISA abuse uncovered by the DOJ's Inspector General "have no relevance to his false statements to the FBI on January 24, 2017."

"Beyond failing to identify misconduct that satisfies the legal test cited in his own brief — that the misconduct be ‘so grossly shocking and so outrageous as to violate the universal sense of justice’ — the defendant fails to identify any government misconduct in this case," Van Grack continues.

Except - Flynn attorney Sidney Powell says the FBI excluded crucial information from his '302' form - the original draft of which stated that Flynn was honest with the FBI agents who interviewed him (one of whom was Peter Strzok).

The prosecution filing also argues that a slew of failures that the Justice Department’s inspector general found in the FBI’s handling of surveillance applications merit serious attention but that the faults involved Carter Page, a Trump 2016 foreign policy adviser, and not Flynn.

“The government does not dispute the seriousness of the ‘significant errors and omissions’ described in the Report,” Van Grack wrote. “But the compliance and diligence failures and ‘significant errors’ as they relate to the Page FISA applications do not warrant or necessitate the dismissal of the charge against the defendant.” -Politico

In short - failings by the the same cabal within the FBI that handled the Clinton email investigation, the Trump investigation, and the offshoot investigations (Flynn, Stone, etc.) - don't matter.

Flynn pleaded guilty in late 2017 to one felony charge of making false statements to the FBI during an impromptu interview held four days after Trump's inauguration - which Flynn had no idea was an interview. He admitted misleading agents over contacts with the then-Russian ambassador regarding the Trump administration's efforts to oppose a UN resolution related to Israel - as well as false statements to the DOJ about a lobbying project related to Turkey.

In 2019, however, Flynn switched lawyers - which was followed by allegations that his former lawyers had mishandled the case.

Flynn’s new lawyers, led by Sidney Powell, a frequent Mueller critic, urged senior officials like Attorney General William Barr to review the case against Flynn and abandon it. It’s unclear what action, if any, was taken on that request.

Powell also asked the judge overseeing Flynn’s case, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, to grant access to almost 50 categories of information that the defense said could illuminate the unfairness of Flynn’s prosecution. Sullivan rejected that demand in December in a blistering opinion.

“The Court summarily disposes of Mr. Flynn’s arguments that the FBI conducted an ambush interview for the purpose of trapping him into making false statements and that the government pressured him to enter a guilty plea,” Sullivan wrote then. “The record proves otherwise.” -Politico

Last month, Flynn asked the court to withdraw his guilty plea, arguing that he was tricked into filing it under pressure from prosecutors.

Tom Fitton ✔ @TomFitton

Incredible. Both AG Barr and Durham have suggested that the underlying predicate that led to the targeting of Flynn is suspect and yet DOJ still defends and excuses this corruption? https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1227660666523262977 …

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Robert Mueller

I mentioned Heinrich Mueller (former Chief of Gestapo) to some guy at local Wal Mart. He thought I meant Robert Mueller. People are woefully ignorant of history. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-02-12   19:15:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: BTP Holdings (#1)

People are woefully ignorant of history.

No kidding. I've met dozens of people who don't even know who the first president of South Carolina was.

StraitGate  posted on  2020-02-12   20:27:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: StraitGate (#2)

who the first president of South Carolina was.

I didn't know South Carolina had a President. Maybe I missed where they seceded from the rest of the Union.

But today secession is impossible since the states are all subdivisions of the Corporate UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-02-12   20:31:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: BTP Holdings (#3)

I didn't know South Carolina had a President. Maybe I missed where they seceded from the rest of the Union.

Oh, South Carolina had a president long before December, 1860. In the Treaty of Paris (1783) Great Britain recognized South Carolina to be a free, sovereign, and independent state. South Carolina's first vice president was one of the negotiators representing the United States Congress of the Confederation.

StraitGate  posted on  2020-02-12   20:46:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: StraitGate (#4)

United States Congress of the Confederation.

I do not think I have ever heard of this particular Congress. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-02-12   20:50:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: StraitGate (#4)

The Constitutional Convention in 1789 was ostensibly convened to rewrite and reform the Articles of Confederation.

But this idea was scrapped in favor of a new form of government.

The Convention was convened under International Bankruptcy law since the British were counterfeiting Colonial Script which made it worthless.

When the convention was over, reporters asked Ben Franklin. "Mr. Franklin, what have you given us?"

Franklin replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it." ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-02-12   20:55:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: StraitGate, BTP Holdings, 4 (#4)

definition(s) congress

con·gress (kOng′gr-s) n. 1. A formal assembly of representatives, as of various nations, to discuss problems.

2. The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic.

3. Congress

a. The national legislative body of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

b. The two-year session of this legislature between elections of the House of Representatives.

4.

a. The act of coming together or meeting.

b. A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.

5. Sexual intercourse.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2020-02-12   21:58:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Lod, BTP Holdings (#7)

definition(s) congress

From Merriam-Webster:

2: a formal meeting of delegates for discussion and usually action on some question

StraitGate  posted on  2020-02-12   22:49:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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