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Thu May 21, 2020, 06:29 PM

U.S. appeals court tells judge to respond to Flynn's bid to toss lying charge

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday instructed the judge presiding over the criminal case against President Donald Trumpís former national security adviser Michael Flynn to respond to a petition in which Flynn asked the appellate court to toss the charges.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit gave District Judge Emmet Sullivan 10 days to respond to an emergency petition filed by Flynnís lawyers seeking to force Sullivan to grant a Justice Department request to dismiss the case.

The department, in a major reversal, on May 7 asked Sullivan to drop the charges, drawing accusations from Democrats and retired career prosecutors that Attorney General William Barr was politicizing the U.S. criminal justice system to go light on Trumpís friends and associates.

A retired Army lieutenant general who also advised Trumpís 2016 presidential campaign, Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russiaís U.S. ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the weeks before Trump took office.

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POLITICS MAY 21, 2020 / 3:20 PM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO
Jan Wolfe
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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/u-s-appeals-court-tells-judge-to-respond-to-flynns-bid-to-toss-lying-charge-idUSKBN22X2JW

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Reply U.S. appeals court tells judge to respond to Flynn's bid to toss lying charge (Original post)
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turbinetree Thursday #2
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:31 PM

1. Lying or perjury?

Perjury sounds so much more sophisticated.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:54 PM

2. Ah I will place my bet on him not telling the truth....and will be convicted of perjury, and then

the judge is going to thrown the book at him and give him the maximum sentence.............because the judge doesn't have to follow the guidelines now..............Flynn opened a whole new can of worms, with this shit............Lock Him Up..........Fuck Him

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:14 PM

3. Not that it really matters in the long run

After the election, win or lose, Trump will pardon half of the Federal Prison population.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:30 PM

5. Do you mean...

all of the "best people"? The best Trump could find to do his dirty deeds, that is.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:18 PM

4. How long until Judge Gleeson reports & all the briefs, is this the writ of mandamus that

was supposed to go nowhere? Because I read a court would only grant such a writ if the judge were obligated by law to do something or rule on something and he wasn't doing it. i don't see where Judge Sullivan is obligated to rule on this within 10 days. He laid out a process, it's playing out.

We need respect for the rule of law and our courts. That's why I refer to him as Judge Sullivan, something we should do for all of them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:16 PM

6. The response would include the process Judge Sullivan set forth to determine....

...whether Flynn was lying then or whether Flynn is lying now.

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