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By opening his courtroom to John Gleeson and other anti-Flynn amici, Judge Sullivan has converted the judicial branch into an emissary of the Democratic Party.
Today’s oral arguments suggest the court is hesitant to order Sullivan to dismiss the criminal case against Flynn — at least at this time. How the court will rule likely rests in the hands of Judge Karen Henderson.
In his 70-plus-page brief, retired Judge John Gleeson gave Judge Emmet Sullivan exactly what he wanted: a political hit on Trump that the press could parlay into a new faux scandal.
Details released over the last month reveal Obama and Biden knew more about the Michael Flynn ambush than previously realized. New subpoenas of Susan Rise, James Comey, and James Clapper might prove how much.
While it is understandable that conservatives find amusement in the New York Times folding to the social justice mob, make no mistake: We are not winning this battle.
Judge Emmet Sullivan appeared as unofficial amicus curiae for the Resistance in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Michael Flynn criminal case yesterday.
The newly released transcripts should cause longtime federal Judge Emmet Sullivan to realize the error of his way and immediately dismiss the charges against Michael Flynn.
Emmet Sullivan’s order welcoming amicus curiae briefs in a criminal case would cause a reasonable person to question Judge Sullivan’s impartiality.
Those condemning the DOJ’s decision to drop the charges against Michael Flynn ignore the growing evidence of misconduct by both the FBI and the federal prosecutors.
Rather than risk another year of subpar education for your children, this fall may be the time to make a move to real homeschooling.
In a rare move, a three-judge panel ordered the presiding judge in the criminal case against Flynn to respond to his attorney’s petition for a writ of mandamus.
The recently declassified paragraph in Susan Rice’s email confirms the FBI had no valid investigative purpose for questioning Flynn on January 24, 2017.
There will soon be a steady stream of amicus curiae briefs making news that attempt to relitigate everything and anyone connected to the Trump administration.
The U.S. Constitution makes clear that the judiciary has no business second-guessing prosecutorial decisions. That’s what Michael Flynn judge Emmet Sullivan decided to do.
Absent reconsideration or reversal of his order, Judge Emmet Sullivan has just ensured that the Russia collusion hoax will be relitigated on the federal docket.
Even after Barack Obama had left office and James Comey had a new commander-in-chief to report to, Comey obeyed Obama by withholding intel from President Trump.
The unsealing of the FBI’s closing memo on the Flynn investigation made two things clear: The FBI had no proper predication for investigating Flynn, and the confidential human source should be investigated for making false statements to the FBI.
New documents in the Michael Flynn case cemented that a small cadre of high-level FBI agents set a perjury trap for President Trump’s then-national security advisor.
New facts in the Michael Flynn case call into question the voluntariness of Flynn’s plea. Judge Sullivan should dismiss the charges to send a clear message: Outrageous prosecutorial coercion will not be tolerated.
A close reading of the report—or at least those portions of the report that could be read—cements the reality that the FBI intentionally snowed the FISA court to spy on Donald Trump.
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