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Gen. Flynn Sues the Government He Risked His Life For
Army Gen. Mike Flynn served his country in harm’s way and worked his way to the second highest level as a Lieutenant General. His treatment by the government that he risked his very life for any number of times, was persecuted by the FBI, DOJ and, most especially, the most venal, vile, despicable disgrace to the Federal Judiciary, Emmitt Sullivan. It was surely one of the most shameful disgraces of the American legal system.
On Friday afternoon, he filed a $50 million suit against those who turned his and his family’s lives upside down — over a hoax. Here are highlights from the Gateway Pundit report of this afternoon:
General Michael Flynn is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who was the 24th U.S. National Security Advisor for the first 22 days of the Trump administration. General Flynn, a staunch Trump ally and confidante, was forced to resign in 2017 following screaming reports that he had lied regarding conversations with Sergey Kislyak, a Russian diplomat. This was while the Democrat Party and highest levels of US intelligence concocted an attempted coup to take down the sitting President based on what they knew was fraudulent accusations that Trump was Vladimir Putin’s stooge. General Michael Flynn was collateral damage. They had to remove him to get to Trump.
General Michael Flynn was a huge target of Barack Obama, Democrats, the Deep State, and crooked Judge Sullivan, after he joined with Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign for president. Obama particularly hated Flynn for pointing out the obvious during congressional testimony, that Antifa was sweeping across Syria-Iraq and Obama had no plan to prevent this.
After he was set up and removed from White House, Flynn was persecuted by lawless Judge Emmet Sullivan in a case that was dropped by the DOJ. But for months afterward, Judge Sullivan refused to dismiss the case. For some reason, this crooked leftist judge decided to pursue the charges himself knowing there was nothing there. President Trump eventually pardoned General Michael Flynn after the system persecuted him and failed him.
For those who may enjoy that age-old phrase as it applies to General Flynn’s lawsuit against those who so ruthlessly sought to destroy him, here’s a little background:
The proverbial phrase ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’ expresses the notion that vengeance is more satisfying when exacted some time after the harm that instigated it.
As for me, as one who followed the Flynn disgrace through its miserable slog to the Trump pardon and also one who is the proud owner of two handwritten thank you notes by Gen. Flynn for our contributions to his defense fund, I have one overriding, deep, heartfelt hope for the outcome of his lawsuit:
I hope he gets one billion dollars out of these miscreants, which is, after all, about the level of the weekly dole we are paying to Ukraine. And, if I have one regret, it is that as a lawyer, I am aware that His “Honor” Emmitt Sullivan cannot be touched. Still, I wish somehow he would have to sell his family home to pay legal expenses as the General had to do, largely due to the despicable crusade against him conducted personally by His “Honor.” Emmitt Sullivan, by the way, is still on the bench meting out his mean-spirited kind of “justice” to January 6 defendants.
God Bless Lt. General Mike Flynn, USA, Ret’d, and his family, and all the best on his lawsuit against those who wronged him so grievously.
God Bless America!Published in General
Perhaps he will reprise his role as National Security Advisor in the next Trump Administration. Or perhaps he could be DNI which would mean all intelligence agencies would report to him. That would be a dish served cold.
If Swalwell and AOC can sue Trump, there seems no reason Flynn can’t sue Comey and the rest of them.
He just has to make sure the case isn’t heard in DC or any Blue areas of the country.
Is being stuck in a room with Word Salad trying to decipher her speeches too much punishment? Me thinks not.
Jim, this seems to be an inaccurate report of the circumstances of the Flynn case. It was strange and complicated.
Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements. This was part of the Mueller special counsel investigation. Judge Sullivan, who you accuse of being vile and despicable (among other things), accepted that guilty plea.
Sentencing was delayed for quite a while, and Flynn got a new lawyer, who accused his prior lawyers of having done a bad job and who went on the offensive against the prosecution for some sort of alleged misconduct, and sought to change Flynn’s plea.
The special counsel investigation was over by this time, so Attorney General Barr appointed a regular US Attorney to review the case, and as a result, the DOJ decided that it wanted to dismiss the case. Judge Sullivan thought that this was irregular, and appointed a retired federal judge as an amicus to brief an opposition to the motion to dismiss the case, and to consider whether to issue an order to show cause why he should not hold Flynn in contempt for perjury. (Apparently, Judge Sullivan thought that Flynn may have perjured himself.)
This proceeding was taken up by the DC Circuit on a writ of mandamus, which reversed Judge Sullivan’s actions.
I do agree that the Russia Collusion investigation turned out to be baseless, but Flynn admitted that he lied to FBI agents in the course of that investigation. That is a federal crime. Maybe he shouldn’t have pleaded guilty. It appears that the charges were ultimately dropped.
Thank you for explaining all of the intricacies of the Flynn case to me, which, of course, I already knew of every single filing, Motion, argument, and, quite frankly do not need you to explain anything to me. You might have noted, assuming you read the post, that I stated in the post that I had followed the case very closely. Jus t to refresh your recollection, I said that I had “followed the Flynn disgrace through its miserable slog to the Trump pardon.” If you can point out what is inaccurate in my account of the case, I would be grateful, and would immediately confess whatever error I might have made. From reading your comment, it seems the main thing you and I may disagree on is a matter of opinion about what a ” venal, vile, despicable disgrace to the Federal Judiciary” Sullivan is; I intuit from reading your comment that you think that may be a bit strong. I do not. I don’t think I have ever been so repulsed by the actions of any Judge (and much of our practice for years was in Federal Court as it was within the Admiralty Jurisdiction of the court) than I was at what he did to Gen. Flynn, up to and including calling him, in one of the Motion arguments, a TRAITOR to his country– it is to me, and I don’t care if you have a Federal robe on or not, incomprehensible to use that kind of language to a 3 Star General Officer who was in harm’s way numerous times in defense of his country. That kind of conduct is, to me, the very definition of the words vile and despicable. That is my opinion. It cannot, as a matter of definition, be “inaccurate.”
This statement– and I could be wrong about this and if I am I am sure you will promptly let me know the details of my error– is erroneous, as the only thing which saved Gen. Flynn and his family from absolute and total ruin was a pardon granted by President Trump. Had that not happened they might well have been in the Federal Court system as long as the litigants in Jarndyce and Jarndyce were in the Old English system of justice in Dickensian times, and it is to President Trump’s everlasting credit that he saw this as the only way to save this Honorable man (again, my opinion).
I most respectfully request that if you are going to call my writing “inaccurate” that you do me the courtesy of showing where the error appeared instead of giving me an extended history of the procedural complexities of the case with which I was already quite familiar.
I wonder if Jerry is unfamiliar with the expression “plea bargain?”
As in maybe something like, “You ‘admit’ that you lied to federal agents, or we will ruin you and your family and your children’s future families, and shoot your dogs, and your children’s future families’ dogs, and…”
I forgot a couple things:
“Meanwhile, for each $1,000 of your own money that you spend on defense, we can spend $1 MILLION of taxpayer money (or money borrowed from China, whatever) making you look guilty; and we might even go after your lawyers for having the temerity to defend you against us.”
Same deal the J6 defendants get. While they get tried by Democrat judges in a 98% Democrat city.
Some justice system.
I had no idea that Antifa was international. Don’t they mean ISIS?
BTW, I have no problem with Flynn. I hope he wins his suit and smashes those guys.
Interesting Freudian slip.
The two organizations probably rarely work together; but as fellow enemies of the West, I am sure there is a mutual respect.
Andy Ngo’s book about Antifa explores its international roots.
I’m with you, Jim.