Last month, Judge Emmet Sullivan shocked me and many of my readers with a ruling that tore at the heart of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s defense. The ruling read, in part, “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” because “the record proves otherwise.” This mystifying ruling also denied Flynn attorney Sidney Powell’s request for “Brady” (exculpatory) evidence that she says the prosecutors have long withheld from the defense.

Then, to make things worse, about a week ago the prosecution went back on its original plea agreement with Flynn, which had called for probation, and asked Judge Sullivan to sentence Flynn to up to six months in prison. I guess they thought they had a sympathetic judge, and after his last ruling, one can see why.

That was the final straw for the defense. In breaking news late Tuesday, Flynn’s legal team has finally made it official, filing a motion with the U.S. District Court in Washington DC to withdraw Flynn’s guilty plea, citing “the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.” Powell argued that, in light of the prosecution’s reversal, “it would constitute ineffective assistance of counsel to fail to move to withdraw his plea now...” In other words, after what government prosecutors have done, she would be an incompetent attorney if she DIDN’T withdraw his plea.

It was back in 2017, during the Mueller special counsel investigation, that Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak concerning sanctions against Russia. As has been well established, Flynn did this not because he had actually tried to mislead investigators --- the investigators themselves reported that he had shown no signs of deception during the interrogation, and Flynn knew those conversations were recorded, anyway --- but because he was financially tapped out after selling his house to pay his lawyers, and also reportedly because FBI officials had threatened to investigate his son if he didn’t go along. It should also be noted that he entered into this agreement on the advice not of his current legal team but of his original attorneys, who were later fired. They probably thought that since prosecutors weren’t asking for a prison sentence at the time, it was the best their client could do.

Flynn’s ordeal is reflected in the wording of the brief. “It is beyond ironic and completely outrageous,” Powell wrote, “that the prosecutors have persecuted Mr. Flynn, virtually bankrupted him, and put his entire family through unimaginable stress for three years.” This is no exaggeration; it’s exactly what happened to the man.

As reported Tuesday in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER, prosecutors argued on Monday that their sentencing submission was appropriate. “There appears to be no dispute as to the applicable sentencing range or that a nonincarceratory sentence would be a reasonable sentence within that range,” they wrote.

But Flynn’s legal team is having none of it. “MICHAEL T. FLYNN IS INNOCENT,” they wrote. (Emphasis mine.) “Mr. Flynn has cooperated with the government in good faith for two years. He gave the prosecution his full cooperation. He held nothing back. He endured massive, unnecessary, and frankly counterproductive demands on his time, his family, his scarce resources, and his life. The same cannot be said for the prosecution which has operated in bad faith from the inception of the ‘investigation’ and continues relentlessly throughout this specious prosecution.”

After keeping a low profile for the past several weeks, Sidney Powell appeared on Tuesday’s HANNITY show, along with investigative reporter Sara Carter and FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, to talk about this welcome new development. Powell said prosecutors were trying to get her client to lie under oath in the case of his former business partner. Flynn didn’t want to do that, she said, and she, as his counsel, would never have let him do that. Powell said that after her team spent hours presenting evidence that Flynn had been telling the truth, “they doubled down” and tried to designate him a co-conspirator.

"It’s just been one atrocity after another,” she said. “And their recent sentencing memo is just full of lies and distortions...They breached the plea agreement when they tried to withdraw their motion to recommend...probation.”

It’s up to the judge whether or not to accept the withdrawal of the plea –- “It could go either way,” Powell said –- but Powell is convinced they meet all the criteria. And this is just the first part of the motion, based on the prosecution’s breach of the agreement," she said. “There are a lot of other reasons that we’ll brief as soon as we possibly can."

We’ve been following the Flynn case all this time, from just about every angle, and no matter how you look at it, it’s a travesty. But the media have created their own narrative. Recently, after offering an update on Flynn, I received letters from a few readers –- obviously with limited knowledge of the case –- who honestly thought he deserved to go to prison because he “lied.” Here’s what I wrote to them at the time, to try to give them the larger picture, especially the reasons why he was targeted and the circumstances surrounding his so-called “lying”…

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=981EE2B7-3381-42CE-8554-D27592092CC2

It’s the people who set Flynn up who are known to have blatantly lied. It’s not a simple thing to withdraw a guilty plea once it’s been made, I know, but under these extraordinary circumstances, it certainly should be allowed. This incredibly influential leader who served his country for 33 years was victimized by the very bureaucracy he had hoped to reform in his new job as Trump’s national security adviser. He made the wrong enemies and, as far as they were concerned, he had to be punished. They abused their power, and they are the ones who deserve punishment.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/michael-flynn-files-to-withdraw-guilty-plea

Devin Nunes, in a Tuesday appearance on THE INGRAHAM ANGLE, offered more information that adds weight to Flynn’s legal argument. He said that they knew “from early on in 2017” that Michael Flynn had not lied to the FBI. Nunes put it in his Intel Committee report, but that didn’t come out till 2018, after Flynn had already pleaded guilty to lying. Nunes says that for some reason, this information was redacted from his committee’s report; they fought for a couple of months to get it un-redacted. He and others told officials at “the highest levels of the DOJ” that they had been briefed by the FBI that Flynn hadn’t lied. Now Nunes is saying that perhaps “some of us need to speak on his behalf.”

Excellent idea!

Finally, although the following piece from Margot Cleveland dates from almost TWO YEARS ago –- before Powell came on –- it’s a great “refresher” for understanding what Flynn’s plea reversal could mean. It also shows how different Judge Sullivan’s recent ruling on exculpatory evidence is from the tone he set when he first got the case. So curious. There’s much irony here, knowing what we know about what has happened since.

How A Michael Flynn Plea Reversal Could Uncover Federal Corruption

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  • Pat Hunsucker

    01/15/2020 11:24 AM

    I hope and pray for this innocent man after he wins his case and the corrupt are indicted. that he is made whole monetarily in full! The corrupt should have their monies confiscated for his reimbursement.

  • james d chamberlain

    01/15/2020 11:15 AM

    Good morning Mike. Did you notice Nancy this morning? Plastered again!

  • Susan Smith

    01/15/2020 10:45 AM

    The Mueller "investigation" as well as the fisa courts decisions are frauds. Obama holdovers, appointees ect are fulfilling the orders given to them. Enough is enough, exonerate Flynn and stsrt clearing the corrupt alphabet, dok and judges from their positions.

  • Linda Dixon

    01/15/2020 10:44 AM

    A GoFundMe account would certainly assist in Michael Flynn's expenses.
    This man has been railroaded by people who had no business being in office. Now those that know the truth and have been silent, need to put in his position and come forward!

  • David Bradley

    01/15/2020 09:46 AM

    I'll be honest with you, I'm really getting tired of hearing you, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, etc. continually talking about blatant abuses of power, and yet nothing is ever done about it. I have so little faith in our justice system that I have little doubt that Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, James Comey, and all the rest, along with all the editors and CEOs of the news media, will live out their days in comfort, snickering under their breath about what they got away with. I'm no longer confident that the USA has enough moral backbone to right the ship. I don't even think we have a definition of treason that could possibly be indictable in today's courtrooms. It would not surprise me for God to allow Sanders to win in 2020 as a final judgment to rid the world of our grand experiment. Thank you for letting me vent!

  • Amelia Little

    01/15/2020 09:44 AM

    So much wrong with all surrounding Gen. Flynn. Wonder what would change the mind of the Judge who, from what I could tell, has conducted his hearings by the book. There is so much information, but did the Judge get the exculpatory evidence and reject it? Or, did he just change his mind that it had to be provided?

    I don't understand how the prosecution can change its mind about the sentencing for Gen. Flynn, especially in light of the fact that HE upheld his part of the plea. How do they get to break THEIR part? I do hope Sydney Powell is able to get his plea withdrawn--the fact that the prosecution did not uphold THEIR part should be reason enough to undo the whole deal.

    Too bad President Trump did not drain the people in the administration who were placed there by obama, including DOJ and FBI. I remember that he was excoriated from the beginning for the few he DID replace, one would think, from the cries of the msm/leftists that he is the FIRST President to have EVER replaced people with those of HIS choosing. In reality, he replaced fewer than many Presidents. And the fact of so many obama/bush/clinton holdovers remained is part of where we are today.

  • Harriet Arrasmith

    01/15/2020 09:43 AM

    Great work!! I keep saying how much justice must be served. It would be morally wrong to seek revenge; that is not our place but God's. That is difficult to accept as is learning to forgive.

  • Raymond Bergroos

    01/15/2020 09:42 AM

    I have always felt that General Flynn is an innocent man and that he was set up by the Obama administration in retaliation for the General's action to question Obama's judgement in settling America with 70, 000 Somali Muslim REFUGEES. These refugees , reportedly, lacked personal identifying information sufficient for Immigration officials to vet them appropriately, but, Obama went over Immigration's head. Obama 's press labeled this act by Obama as a humanitarian action. The General was relieved from duty for questioning Obama's decision. I agree with the General's concerns concerning Homeland Security. About the same period of time Obama had authorized the establishment of ISIS TRAINING CERNTERS on American soil. How many of the 70, 000 were already radicalized?

  • Daniel Mata

    01/15/2020 09:39 AM

    It is sickening to see conservatives go to prison while the REAL law-breaking and proven corrupt liberals get a pass! When will justice prevail?

  • Richard Volk

    01/15/2020 09:38 AM

    Comment on something other:
    Would you comment on the Govt now being able to confiscate a person's money that they are
    saving for years because the banks are again running out of money due to the amount being
    printed and the debt getting higher. What is your opinion on this whole thing? Did Trump
    actually sign this into law????? Thanks Mike sounds like civil war material when they start that!

  • Arthur JOHN Jacobs

    01/15/2020 09:37 AM

    FIGHT ON WITH THE GRACE OF GOD !
    I STILL HOLD TO DISMANTLE THIS AGENCY AND REBUILD FROM START ! TOO MANY IN THIS ORGANIZATION CORRUPTED TO HAVE FAITH AND TRUST , EVER AGAIN !
    IT JUST CONTINUES ON WITH ITS OWN POWER OVER ALL , NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ! BUT AN AGENCY UNTO ITSELF

  • Larry Anderson

    01/15/2020 09:24 AM

    The swamp has been out to punish this hero since he was brought in to clean things up. Even if they don’t convict, they have bankrupt this man and his family. Shameful how this country is run by unelected people who only care about their own power.

  • Ken Johnson

    01/15/2020 09:23 AM

    I’m disgusted by the malicious prosecution of Michael Flynn. They sought to ruin this fine man. Now he should be compensated out of the personal pockets of all those who lied, prosecuted and ruined his life. Take their homes, their pensions, their money and ruin their lives . The deep state needs to be defeated.

  • Robert Clegg

    01/15/2020 09:18 AM

    after all these years I now understand why someone would play a fiddle while Rome burned

  • Shirley Schrier

    01/15/2020 09:15 AM

    Mike Flynn is one of the GOOD guys! God bless you.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/15/2020 09:09 AM

    Cant President pardon Flynn since railroad job that theyre doing to him 2?

Last month, Judge Emmet Sullivan shocked me and many of my readers with a ruling that tore at the heart of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s defense. The ruling read, in part, “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” because “the record proves otherwise.” This mystifying ruling also denied Flynn attorney Sidney Powell’s request for “Brady” (exculpatory) evidence that she says the prosecutors have long withheld from the defense.

Then, to make things worse, about a week ago the prosecution went back on its original plea agreement with Flynn, which had called for probation, and asked Judge Sullivan to sentence Flynn to up to six months in prison. I guess they thought they had a sympathetic judge, and after his last ruling, one can see why.

That was the final straw for the defense. In breaking news late Tuesday, Flynn’s legal team has finally made it official, filing a motion with the U.S. District Court in Washington DC to withdraw Flynn’s guilty plea, citing “the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.” Powell argued that, in light of the prosecution’s reversal, “it would constitute ineffective assistance of counsel to fail to move to withdraw his plea now...” In other words, after what government prosecutors have done, she would be an incompetent attorney if she DIDN’T withdraw his plea.

It was back in 2017, during the Mueller special counsel investigation, that Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak concerning sanctions against Russia. As has been well established, Flynn did this not because he had actually tried to mislead investigators --- the investigators themselves reported that he had shown no signs of deception during the interrogation, and Flynn knew those conversations were recorded, anyway --- but because he was financially tapped out after selling his house to pay his lawyers, and also reportedly because FBI officials had threatened to investigate his son if he didn’t go along. It should also be noted that he entered into this agreement on the advice not of his current legal team but of his original attorneys, who were later fired. They probably thought that since prosecutors weren’t asking for a prison sentence at the time, it was the best their client could do.

Flynn’s ordeal is reflected in the wording of the brief. “It is beyond ironic and completely outrageous,” Powell wrote, “that the prosecutors have persecuted Mr. Flynn, virtually bankrupted him, and put his entire family through unimaginable stress for three years.” This is no exaggeration; it’s exactly what happened to the man.

As reported Tuesday in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER, prosecutors argued on Monday that their sentencing submission was appropriate. “There appears to be no dispute as to the applicable sentencing range or that a nonincarceratory sentence would be a reasonable sentence within that range,” they wrote.

But Flynn’s legal team is having none of it. “MICHAEL T. FLYNN IS INNOCENT,” they wrote. (Emphasis mine.) “Mr. Flynn has cooperated with the government in good faith for two years. He gave the prosecution his full cooperation. He held nothing back. He endured massive, unnecessary, and frankly counterproductive demands on his time, his family, his scarce resources, and his life. The same cannot be said for the prosecution which has operated in bad faith from the inception of the ‘investigation’ and continues relentlessly throughout this specious prosecution.”

After keeping a low profile for the past several weeks, Sidney Powell appeared on Tuesday’s HANNITY show, along with investigative reporter Sara Carter and FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, to talk about this welcome new development. Powell said prosecutors were trying to get her client to lie under oath in the case of his former business partner. Flynn didn’t want to do that, she said, and she, as his counsel, would never have let him do that. Powell said that after her team spent hours presenting evidence that Flynn had been telling the truth, “they doubled down” and tried to designate him a co-conspirator.

"It’s just been one atrocity after another,” she said. “And their recent sentencing memo is just full of lies and distortions...They breached the plea agreement when they tried to withdraw their motion to recommend...probation.”

It’s up to the judge whether or not to accept the withdrawal of the plea –- “It could go either way,” Powell said –- but Powell is convinced they meet all the criteria. And this is just the first part of the motion, based on the prosecution’s breach of the agreement," she said. “There are a lot of other reasons that we’ll brief as soon as we possibly can."

We’ve been following the Flynn case all this time, from just about every angle, and no matter how you look at it, it’s a travesty. But the media have created their own narrative. Recently, after offering an update on Flynn, I received letters from a few readers –- obviously with limited knowledge of the case –- who honestly thought he deserved to go to prison because he “lied.” Here’s what I wrote to them at the time, to try to give them the larger picture, especially the reasons why he was targeted and the circumstances surrounding his so-called “lying”…

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=981EE2B7-3381-42CE-8554-D27592092CC2

It’s the people who set Flynn up who are known to have blatantly lied. It’s not a simple thing to withdraw a guilty plea once it’s been made, I know, but under these extraordinary circumstances, it certainly should be allowed. This incredibly influential leader who served his country for 33 years was victimized by the very bureaucracy he had hoped to reform in his new job as Trump’s national security adviser. He made the wrong enemies and, as far as they were concerned, he had to be punished. They abused their power, and they are the ones who deserve punishment.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/michael-flynn-files-to-withdraw-guilty-plea

Devin Nunes, in a Tuesday appearance on THE INGRAHAM ANGLE, offered more information that adds weight to Flynn’s legal argument. He said that they knew “from early on in 2017” that Michael Flynn had not lied to the FBI. Nunes put it in his Intel Committee report, but that didn’t come out till 2018, after Flynn had already pleaded guilty to lying. Nunes says that for some reason, this information was redacted from his committee’s report; they fought for a couple of months to get it un-redacted. He and others told officials at “the highest levels of the DOJ” that they had been briefed by the FBI that Flynn hadn’t lied. Now Nunes is saying that perhaps “some of us need to speak on his behalf.”

Excellent idea!

Finally, although the following piece from Margot Cleveland dates from almost TWO YEARS ago –- before Powell came on –- it’s a great “refresher” for understanding what Flynn’s plea reversal could mean. It also shows how different Judge Sullivan’s recent ruling on exculpatory evidence is from the tone he set when he first got the case. So curious. There’s much irony here, knowing what we know about what has happened since.

How A Michael Flynn Plea Reversal Could Uncover Federal Corruption

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Comments 26-41 of 41

  • Pat Hunsucker

    01/15/2020 11:24 AM

    I hope and pray for this innocent man after he wins his case and the corrupt are indicted. that he is made whole monetarily in full! The corrupt should have their monies confiscated for his reimbursement.

  • james d chamberlain

    01/15/2020 11:15 AM

    Good morning Mike. Did you notice Nancy this morning? Plastered again!

  • Susan Smith

    01/15/2020 10:45 AM

    The Mueller "investigation" as well as the fisa courts decisions are frauds. Obama holdovers, appointees ect are fulfilling the orders given to them. Enough is enough, exonerate Flynn and stsrt clearing the corrupt alphabet, dok and judges from their positions.

  • Linda Dixon

    01/15/2020 10:44 AM

    A GoFundMe account would certainly assist in Michael Flynn's expenses.
    This man has been railroaded by people who had no business being in office. Now those that know the truth and have been silent, need to put in his position and come forward!

  • David Bradley

    01/15/2020 09:46 AM

    I'll be honest with you, I'm really getting tired of hearing you, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, etc. continually talking about blatant abuses of power, and yet nothing is ever done about it. I have so little faith in our justice system that I have little doubt that Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, James Comey, and all the rest, along with all the editors and CEOs of the news media, will live out their days in comfort, snickering under their breath about what they got away with. I'm no longer confident that the USA has enough moral backbone to right the ship. I don't even think we have a definition of treason that could possibly be indictable in today's courtrooms. It would not surprise me for God to allow Sanders to win in 2020 as a final judgment to rid the world of our grand experiment. Thank you for letting me vent!

  • Amelia Little

    01/15/2020 09:44 AM

    So much wrong with all surrounding Gen. Flynn. Wonder what would change the mind of the Judge who, from what I could tell, has conducted his hearings by the book. There is so much information, but did the Judge get the exculpatory evidence and reject it? Or, did he just change his mind that it had to be provided?

    I don't understand how the prosecution can change its mind about the sentencing for Gen. Flynn, especially in light of the fact that HE upheld his part of the plea. How do they get to break THEIR part? I do hope Sydney Powell is able to get his plea withdrawn--the fact that the prosecution did not uphold THEIR part should be reason enough to undo the whole deal.

    Too bad President Trump did not drain the people in the administration who were placed there by obama, including DOJ and FBI. I remember that he was excoriated from the beginning for the few he DID replace, one would think, from the cries of the msm/leftists that he is the FIRST President to have EVER replaced people with those of HIS choosing. In reality, he replaced fewer than many Presidents. And the fact of so many obama/bush/clinton holdovers remained is part of where we are today.

  • Harriet Arrasmith

    01/15/2020 09:43 AM

    Great work!! I keep saying how much justice must be served. It would be morally wrong to seek revenge; that is not our place but God's. That is difficult to accept as is learning to forgive.

  • Raymond Bergroos

    01/15/2020 09:42 AM

    I have always felt that General Flynn is an innocent man and that he was set up by the Obama administration in retaliation for the General's action to question Obama's judgement in settling America with 70, 000 Somali Muslim REFUGEES. These refugees , reportedly, lacked personal identifying information sufficient for Immigration officials to vet them appropriately, but, Obama went over Immigration's head. Obama 's press labeled this act by Obama as a humanitarian action. The General was relieved from duty for questioning Obama's decision. I agree with the General's concerns concerning Homeland Security. About the same period of time Obama had authorized the establishment of ISIS TRAINING CERNTERS on American soil. How many of the 70, 000 were already radicalized?

  • Daniel Mata

    01/15/2020 09:39 AM

    It is sickening to see conservatives go to prison while the REAL law-breaking and proven corrupt liberals get a pass! When will justice prevail?

  • Richard Volk

    01/15/2020 09:38 AM

    Comment on something other:
    Would you comment on the Govt now being able to confiscate a person's money that they are
    saving for years because the banks are again running out of money due to the amount being
    printed and the debt getting higher. What is your opinion on this whole thing? Did Trump
    actually sign this into law????? Thanks Mike sounds like civil war material when they start that!

  • Arthur JOHN Jacobs

    01/15/2020 09:37 AM

    FIGHT ON WITH THE GRACE OF GOD !
    I STILL HOLD TO DISMANTLE THIS AGENCY AND REBUILD FROM START ! TOO MANY IN THIS ORGANIZATION CORRUPTED TO HAVE FAITH AND TRUST , EVER AGAIN !
    IT JUST CONTINUES ON WITH ITS OWN POWER OVER ALL , NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ! BUT AN AGENCY UNTO ITSELF

  • Larry Anderson

    01/15/2020 09:24 AM

    The swamp has been out to punish this hero since he was brought in to clean things up. Even if they don’t convict, they have bankrupt this man and his family. Shameful how this country is run by unelected people who only care about their own power.

  • Ken Johnson

    01/15/2020 09:23 AM

    I’m disgusted by the malicious prosecution of Michael Flynn. They sought to ruin this fine man. Now he should be compensated out of the personal pockets of all those who lied, prosecuted and ruined his life. Take their homes, their pensions, their money and ruin their lives . The deep state needs to be defeated.

  • Robert Clegg

    01/15/2020 09:18 AM

    after all these years I now understand why someone would play a fiddle while Rome burned

  • Shirley Schrier

    01/15/2020 09:15 AM

    Mike Flynn is one of the GOOD guys! God bless you.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/15/2020 09:09 AM

    Cant President pardon Flynn since railroad job that theyre doing to him 2?

Last month, Judge Emmet Sullivan shocked me and many of my readers with a ruling that tore at the heart of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s defense. The ruling read, in part, “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” because “the record proves otherwise.” This mystifying ruling also denied Flynn attorney Sidney Powell’s request for “Brady” (exculpatory) evidence that she says the prosecutors have long withheld from the defense.

Then, to make things worse, about a week ago the prosecution went back on its original plea agreement with Flynn, which had called for probation, and asked Judge Sullivan to sentence Flynn to up to six months in prison. I guess they thought they had a sympathetic judge, and after his last ruling, one can see why.

That was the final straw for the defense. In breaking news late Tuesday, Flynn’s legal team has finally made it official, filing a motion with the U.S. District Court in Washington DC to withdraw Flynn’s guilty plea, citing “the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.” Powell argued that, in light of the prosecution’s reversal, “it would constitute ineffective assistance of counsel to fail to move to withdraw his plea now...” In other words, after what government prosecutors have done, she would be an incompetent attorney if she DIDN’T withdraw his plea.

It was back in 2017, during the Mueller special counsel investigation, that Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak concerning sanctions against Russia. As has been well established, Flynn did this not because he had actually tried to mislead investigators --- the investigators themselves reported that he had shown no signs of deception during the interrogation, and Flynn knew those conversations were recorded, anyway --- but because he was financially tapped out after selling his house to pay his lawyers, and also reportedly because FBI officials had threatened to investigate his son if he didn’t go along. It should also be noted that he entered into this agreement on the advice not of his current legal team but of his original attorneys, who were later fired. They probably thought that since prosecutors weren’t asking for a prison sentence at the time, it was the best their client could do.

Flynn’s ordeal is reflected in the wording of the brief. “It is beyond ironic and completely outrageous,” Powell wrote, “that the prosecutors have persecuted Mr. Flynn, virtually bankrupted him, and put his entire family through unimaginable stress for three years.” This is no exaggeration; it’s exactly what happened to the man.

As reported Tuesday in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER, prosecutors argued on Monday that their sentencing submission was appropriate. “There appears to be no dispute as to the applicable sentencing range or that a nonincarceratory sentence would be a reasonable sentence within that range,” they wrote.

But Flynn’s legal team is having none of it. “MICHAEL T. FLYNN IS INNOCENT,” they wrote. (Emphasis mine.) “Mr. Flynn has cooperated with the government in good faith for two years. He gave the prosecution his full cooperation. He held nothing back. He endured massive, unnecessary, and frankly counterproductive demands on his time, his family, his scarce resources, and his life. The same cannot be said for the prosecution which has operated in bad faith from the inception of the ‘investigation’ and continues relentlessly throughout this specious prosecution.”

After keeping a low profile for the past several weeks, Sidney Powell appeared on Tuesday’s HANNITY show, along with investigative reporter Sara Carter and FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, to talk about this welcome new development. Powell said prosecutors were trying to get her client to lie under oath in the case of his former business partner. Flynn didn’t want to do that, she said, and she, as his counsel, would never have let him do that. Powell said that after her team spent hours presenting evidence that Flynn had been telling the truth, “they doubled down” and tried to designate him a co-conspirator.

"It’s just been one atrocity after another,” she said. “And their recent sentencing memo is just full of lies and distortions...They breached the plea agreement when they tried to withdraw their motion to recommend...probation.”

It’s up to the judge whether or not to accept the withdrawal of the plea –- “It could go either way,” Powell said –- but Powell is convinced they meet all the criteria. And this is just the first part of the motion, based on the prosecution’s breach of the agreement," she said. “There are a lot of other reasons that we’ll brief as soon as we possibly can."

We’ve been following the Flynn case all this time, from just about every angle, and no matter how you look at it, it’s a travesty. But the media have created their own narrative. Recently, after offering an update on Flynn, I received letters from a few readers –- obviously with limited knowledge of the case –- who honestly thought he deserved to go to prison because he “lied.” Here’s what I wrote to them at the time, to try to give them the larger picture, especially the reasons why he was targeted and the circumstances surrounding his so-called “lying”…

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=981EE2B7-3381-42CE-8554-D27592092CC2

It’s the people who set Flynn up who are known to have blatantly lied. It’s not a simple thing to withdraw a guilty plea once it’s been made, I know, but under these extraordinary circumstances, it certainly should be allowed. This incredibly influential leader who served his country for 33 years was victimized by the very bureaucracy he had hoped to reform in his new job as Trump’s national security adviser. He made the wrong enemies and, as far as they were concerned, he had to be punished. They abused their power, and they are the ones who deserve punishment.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/michael-flynn-files-to-withdraw-guilty-plea

Devin Nunes, in a Tuesday appearance on THE INGRAHAM ANGLE, offered more information that adds weight to Flynn’s legal argument. He said that they knew “from early on in 2017” that Michael Flynn had not lied to the FBI. Nunes put it in his Intel Committee report, but that didn’t come out till 2018, after Flynn had already pleaded guilty to lying. Nunes says that for some reason, this information was redacted from his committee’s report; they fought for a couple of months to get it un-redacted. He and others told officials at “the highest levels of the DOJ” that they had been briefed by the FBI that Flynn hadn’t lied. Now Nunes is saying that perhaps “some of us need to speak on his behalf.”

Excellent idea!

Finally, although the following piece from Margot Cleveland dates from almost TWO YEARS ago –- before Powell came on –- it’s a great “refresher” for understanding what Flynn’s plea reversal could mean. It also shows how different Judge Sullivan’s recent ruling on exculpatory evidence is from the tone he set when he first got the case. So curious. There’s much irony here, knowing what we know about what has happened since.

How A Michael Flynn Plea Reversal Could Uncover Federal Corruption

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Comments 26-41 of 41

  • Pat Hunsucker

    01/15/2020 11:24 AM

    I hope and pray for this innocent man after he wins his case and the corrupt are indicted. that he is made whole monetarily in full! The corrupt should have their monies confiscated for his reimbursement.

  • james d chamberlain

    01/15/2020 11:15 AM

    Good morning Mike. Did you notice Nancy this morning? Plastered again!

  • Susan Smith

    01/15/2020 10:45 AM

    The Mueller "investigation" as well as the fisa courts decisions are frauds. Obama holdovers, appointees ect are fulfilling the orders given to them. Enough is enough, exonerate Flynn and stsrt clearing the corrupt alphabet, dok and judges from their positions.

  • Linda Dixon

    01/15/2020 10:44 AM

    A GoFundMe account would certainly assist in Michael Flynn's expenses.
    This man has been railroaded by people who had no business being in office. Now those that know the truth and have been silent, need to put in his position and come forward!

  • David Bradley

    01/15/2020 09:46 AM

    I'll be honest with you, I'm really getting tired of hearing you, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, etc. continually talking about blatant abuses of power, and yet nothing is ever done about it. I have so little faith in our justice system that I have little doubt that Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, James Comey, and all the rest, along with all the editors and CEOs of the news media, will live out their days in comfort, snickering under their breath about what they got away with. I'm no longer confident that the USA has enough moral backbone to right the ship. I don't even think we have a definition of treason that could possibly be indictable in today's courtrooms. It would not surprise me for God to allow Sanders to win in 2020 as a final judgment to rid the world of our grand experiment. Thank you for letting me vent!

  • Amelia Little

    01/15/2020 09:44 AM

    So much wrong with all surrounding Gen. Flynn. Wonder what would change the mind of the Judge who, from what I could tell, has conducted his hearings by the book. There is so much information, but did the Judge get the exculpatory evidence and reject it? Or, did he just change his mind that it had to be provided?

    I don't understand how the prosecution can change its mind about the sentencing for Gen. Flynn, especially in light of the fact that HE upheld his part of the plea. How do they get to break THEIR part? I do hope Sydney Powell is able to get his plea withdrawn--the fact that the prosecution did not uphold THEIR part should be reason enough to undo the whole deal.

    Too bad President Trump did not drain the people in the administration who were placed there by obama, including DOJ and FBI. I remember that he was excoriated from the beginning for the few he DID replace, one would think, from the cries of the msm/leftists that he is the FIRST President to have EVER replaced people with those of HIS choosing. In reality, he replaced fewer than many Presidents. And the fact of so many obama/bush/clinton holdovers remained is part of where we are today.

  • Harriet Arrasmith

    01/15/2020 09:43 AM

    Great work!! I keep saying how much justice must be served. It would be morally wrong to seek revenge; that is not our place but God's. That is difficult to accept as is learning to forgive.

  • Raymond Bergroos

    01/15/2020 09:42 AM

    I have always felt that General Flynn is an innocent man and that he was set up by the Obama administration in retaliation for the General's action to question Obama's judgement in settling America with 70, 000 Somali Muslim REFUGEES. These refugees , reportedly, lacked personal identifying information sufficient for Immigration officials to vet them appropriately, but, Obama went over Immigration's head. Obama 's press labeled this act by Obama as a humanitarian action. The General was relieved from duty for questioning Obama's decision. I agree with the General's concerns concerning Homeland Security. About the same period of time Obama had authorized the establishment of ISIS TRAINING CERNTERS on American soil. How many of the 70, 000 were already radicalized?

  • Daniel Mata

    01/15/2020 09:39 AM

    It is sickening to see conservatives go to prison while the REAL law-breaking and proven corrupt liberals get a pass! When will justice prevail?

  • Richard Volk

    01/15/2020 09:38 AM

    Comment on something other:
    Would you comment on the Govt now being able to confiscate a person's money that they are
    saving for years because the banks are again running out of money due to the amount being
    printed and the debt getting higher. What is your opinion on this whole thing? Did Trump
    actually sign this into law????? Thanks Mike sounds like civil war material when they start that!

  • Arthur JOHN Jacobs

    01/15/2020 09:37 AM

    FIGHT ON WITH THE GRACE OF GOD !
    I STILL HOLD TO DISMANTLE THIS AGENCY AND REBUILD FROM START ! TOO MANY IN THIS ORGANIZATION CORRUPTED TO HAVE FAITH AND TRUST , EVER AGAIN !
    IT JUST CONTINUES ON WITH ITS OWN POWER OVER ALL , NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ! BUT AN AGENCY UNTO ITSELF

  • Larry Anderson

    01/15/2020 09:24 AM

    The swamp has been out to punish this hero since he was brought in to clean things up. Even if they don’t convict, they have bankrupt this man and his family. Shameful how this country is run by unelected people who only care about their own power.

  • Ken Johnson

    01/15/2020 09:23 AM

    I’m disgusted by the malicious prosecution of Michael Flynn. They sought to ruin this fine man. Now he should be compensated out of the personal pockets of all those who lied, prosecuted and ruined his life. Take their homes, their pensions, their money and ruin their lives . The deep state needs to be defeated.

  • Robert Clegg

    01/15/2020 09:18 AM

    after all these years I now understand why someone would play a fiddle while Rome burned

  • Shirley Schrier

    01/15/2020 09:15 AM

    Mike Flynn is one of the GOOD guys! God bless you.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/15/2020 09:09 AM

    Cant President pardon Flynn since railroad job that theyre doing to him 2?