Don’t look now, but Mike Flynn is fighting back.
With Sidney Powell as his new lawyer as of June, former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, still awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to lying to FBI interrogators (when even his interrogators thought he hadn’t), things are finally starting to crackle in the courtroom. Can I hear an amen!
Flynn’s lawyers have filed a motion against the prosecutors accusing them of hiding exculpatory evidence in his case and asking Judge Emmet Sullivan to find them in contempt of a standing court order, which would mean their dismissal from the case. Powell’s August 30 motion also sought to compel the production of exculpatory evidence, claimed they had singled out Flynn for prosecution and suggested evidence used against him might have been illegally obtained.
It also asked the court to order that prosecutors preserve ALL evidence, including the communications of the special counsel staff.
And you have to love this: Powell’s introductory paragraph cited an article called “Why Innocent People Plead Guilty” and references the statistic that over 20,000 people are in prison for crimes they pleaded guilty to but didn’t commit.
Powell asserted that this kind of shady conduct is pervasive at the Department of Justice --- no kidding --- and said a finding of contempt in this case AND FOR THE INDICTMENT TO BE DISMISSED (emphasis mine) would be a remedy.
She even referenced the 2009 federal case against Sen. Ted Stevens, over which Judge Sullivan also presided. In that case, the judge found those prosecutors in contempt for failing to produce exculpatory evidence, called their conduct “outrageous,” dismissed them from the case, and dismissed Sen. Stevens’ conviction. Talk about deja vu. Powell is brilliant, and the choice of her to handle this particular case is brilliant as well.
For the specific evidence she is seeking –- in its original, unredacted form, not prosecutors’ notes –- as well as her arguments that the evidence against Flynn was obtained through illegal means, here is a detailed article from The Epoch Times, an outstanding source in general on the FBI scandal.