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Sidney Powell, Esq., will go down in history as one of the most skilled, talented, knowledgeable, tenacious, and relentless lawyers ever to take on the unlimited power and resources of the federal government. She has filed an application to the DC Court of Appeals for a writ of mandamus, ordering the rogue Judge Sullivan to grant the Government’s Motion to Dismiss the persecution of Gen. Flynn. The motion, which also calls for the reassignment of the case to another Judge, and the extensive brief which accompanies it, is highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to fully understand the cruelty and indignity heaped upon this honorable man who served his country in uniform for 33 years.
To say that Powell’s brief does not mince words is the mildest possible way to describe the way she goes head-on to attack what this out-of-control Judge is trying to do to Gen. Flynn and his family. In this recovering lawyer’s humble opinion, he deserves every word of it and it is high time he encountered a lawyer with the courage to call him the monster he obviously has become in the years since he performed so heroically in the Sen. Stevens case, about which Powell wrote in her book, Licensed to Lie.
I have written several times here on my views about this wretched persecution, including a post I entitled “The Kafkaesque Persecution of Gen. Flynn,” so I was naturally struck by the following passage in Powell’s brief (p. 29). It describes so well the strange and unlimited hatred of the General, first by the FBI, then the Special Counsel’s office, continued by the Justice (?) Department and its jackboot representative, Brandon van Grack, who should be, at the very least, permanently disbarred, and Judge Sullivan himself:
First, Petitioner, through no fault of his own, has been drawn into a Kafkaesque nightmare that is a cross between The Trial and In the Penal Colony. He has been subjected to deception, abuse, penury, obloquy, and humiliation. Having risked his life in service to his country, he has found himself the target of a political vendetta designed to strip him of his honor and savings, and to deprive the President of his advice. He has been dragged through the mud and forced, through coercion and the artful withholding of information crucial to his defense, to confess to a crime he did not commit—indeed, to a crime that could not exist. Having at last, through the relentless determination of his current counsel, brought the truth to light, he now learns that the judge who is charged with adjudicating his case impartially
has, in Judge Posner’s words, decided to “play … U.S. Attorney.”
This Judge’s latest unlawful shenanigans prompted Powell to describe his unbelievable conduct as follows (p. 32):
The district judge’s latest actions—failing to grant the Government’s Motion to Dismiss, appointing a biased and highly-political amicus who has expressed hostility and disdain towards the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss the prosecution, and the promise to set a briefing schedule for widespread amicus participation in further proceedings—bespeaks a judge who is not only biased against Petitioner, but also revels in the notoriety he has created by failing to take the simple step of granting a motion he has no authority to deny. This is an umpire who has decided to steal public attention from the players and focus it on himself. He wants to pitch, bat, run bases, and play shortstop. In truth, he is way out in left field.
As one who has followed this case rather closely, I no longer have the faintest idea of what this Judge thinks he is doing or why he is doing it. The one thing I do know, however, is that he must be stopped and removed from this case, so that a real Judge can perform the simple, ministerial task of dismissing this persecution so that the General and his family can finally be free to live their lives as the genuine, deserving Americans they are. This madness has got to end.Published in