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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Michael Flynn Seeks to Withdraw Guilty Plea

 
Michael Flynn at the 2016 GOP Convention
Michael Flynn at the 2016 GOP Convention
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Tuesday afternoon, Michael Flynn filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea “because of the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.” The motion, filed by Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, also alleges the lead DOJ lawyer “knowingly sought to induce false statements from Flynn.”

As has been discussed in prior posts, this motion was expected because Flynn has no more cards to play before scheduled sentencing at the end of the month. He is in a difficult procedural situation since he twice admitted his guilt in open court even as the judge invited him to recant, and the most recent defense ploy, seeking additional government disclosure but not withdrawing the plea, seems to have antagonized the Court. It is at the judge’s discretion whether to grant the motion. In the event he does not it should become an appealable issue.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Is Mueller’s Chief Assistant Pitbull “A Madman”?

 

That word is one of the kinder descriptions of Andrew Weissmann found in Sidney Powell’s excellent book Licensed To Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice:

“The most polite description I had heard of Weissmann by any defense counsel who had dealt with him was that he was a ‘madman'” (p. 46)

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