Federal Judge Postpones Michael Flynn’s Sentencing After Court Documents Showed How Gov’t ‘Lied’ and ‘Framed’ Him
A federal judge has indefinitely postponed the sentencing for General Michael Flynn after he filed to remove his guilty plea and shocking court documents have been released showing how the federal government “lied” and “framed” him.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled on Monday that Flynn’s sentencing hearing had been cancelled “until further order of the court.” It was previously scheduled to take place on Feb. 27.
Last month, Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell filed a 27-page brief detailing the “egregious government misconduct” that took place in the case against Flynn, which was related to the dubious Russian collusion investigation. Powell is calling for dismissal of the case “in the interest of justice.” The decision by Sullivan shows that there may be serious merit to her explosive claims.
Powell produced evidence in the filing which showed that the feds lied to Flynn, misled him, “framed” him, obscured evidence that could have helped him build his case, and showed “contempt for the law at every turn” in how they went about their investigation and prosecution of the retired three-star Army general.
Flynn has also reconsidered his guilty plea, alleging that the plea deal that he signed onto was offered to him in bad faith.
“In truth, I never lied,” Flynn wrote in a his motion to withdraw his guilty plea that was filed last month, according to Fox News. “My guilty plea has rankled me throughout this process, and while I allowed myself to succumb to the threats from the government to save my family, I believe I was grossly misled about what really happened.”
Powell maintains that her client is completely innocent and intends to prove it in court. She wrote that the “IG Report is replete with exculpatory information that, had it been known to Mr. Flynn, he never would have pled guilty.”
The IG report was released by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in Dec. 2019 after Flynn had already taken the plea deal. It showed systemic incompetence and corruption in how the feds handled the special counsel into Russian collusion.
“Flynn is one of the four original targeted by Crossfire Hurricane and unmasked by previous administration because of ‘his purported ties to Russia,'” Powell wrote in the filing.
Powell replaced Flynn’s previous lawyers, who she alleges were likely in on the deep state scam to railroad Flynn. They “grossly misled” Flynn, which caused a miscarriage of justice, according to her filing. Flynn may have a fresh shot at receiving justice because of these new revelations.
“The government’s suppression of evidence, drove a three-star-military veteran of multiple conflicts to plead to a crime he did not believe he committed. It now raises the foremost intelligence officer of this generation, a combat veteran and war hero, will spend time behind bars. This is not only manifestly unjust, it makes a mockery of Brady [exonerating evidence] and due process,” Powell said in the filing.
Flynn may be able to restore his damaged reputation, and show the deep state that there are limits to how they can exert their illicit power to crush their political opponents.