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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:05 PM

Judge Sullivan Was Prepared For Potential Flynn Perjury and Fraud On The Court

https://www.emptywheel.net/2018/12/18/judge-sullivan-was-prepared-for-potential-flynn-perjury-and-fraud-on-the-court/

I don't know about how everyone else feels, but to me this blog is an incredible resource and timeline of all the criminality and corruption, in the US and around the world.

Okay, that was quite a morning at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in DC in regard to the Flynn plea and sentencing. In the windup this morning, well before the proceeding began, I cautioned that Flynn and his attorney Rob Kelner would have to back off the right wing Fox News Trumpian nonsense they stupidly included in their sentencing memo. See this report from Marcy on the sentencing memo, and this one as to how the FBI 302’s the Flynn team stupidly demanded be made public ate them alive. And, they really did.

There is already simply a ton of discussion on the Flynn proceeding today, I will leave that to others. But there was one little nugget I say from, I think, Glenn Kirshner, as almost a throwaway comment, on MSNBC that Judge Sullivan insisted Mike Flynn be sworn in before proceeding today. I was not really ready to write about this until confirming it from others in the courtroom this morning. I have now received that corroboration from multiple sources. In fact, Judge Sullivan directly said he was doing so because “he was doing basically an extension of the plea colloquy”. Wow!!

What Judge Sullivan effectively did was set the first real “perjury trap” to date in the greater Mueller investigation (despite the idiocy purveyed relentlessly on Fox News and by Rudy Giuliani). And it was a federal court and judge that did it, not Mueller or his deputies. Emmet Sullivan was loaded for bear today on multiple fronts, but this is one the media does not seem to have caught on to yet.


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Reply Judge Sullivan Was Prepared For Potential Flynn Perjury and Fraud On The Court (Original post)
erronis Dec 2018 OP
manor321 Dec 2018 #1
jaysunb Dec 2018 #2
demsocialist Dec 2018 #3
Dave in VA Dec 2018 #6
denbot Dec 2018 #12
sharedvalues Dec 2018 #10
jaysunb Dec 2018 #13
Dawson Leery Dec 2018 #4
erronis Dec 2018 #5
Nevilledog Dec 2018 #7
SWBTATTReg Dec 2018 #8
sharedvalues Dec 2018 #9
dlk Dec 2018 #11

Response to erronis (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:08 PM

1. Oh yes, been following Marcy Wheeler since the Fitzmas days

 

She did a great job following the details of that case.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:09 PM

2. Emptywheel began her blogging career right here at DU n/t

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:12 PM

3. and Firedoglake...nt

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Response to demsocialist (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:50 PM

6. Oh god yes!

I had forgotten about firedoglake (my mind ain't what it used to be...)

The good ole days of firedoglake, open left, mydd. God those sites keep me sane during the "shrub" disaster!

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:59 AM

10. Really?

How long ago?

Makes her affinity for Chuck Ross over at the Daily Caller a bit strange. But maybe I’m over reacting.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 01:50 AM

13. I think from the very begining or near to it.

Her screen name was Emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:17 PM

4. k/r

The cabal is really that stupid.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:19 PM

5. Thanks for some of the history of EW. It seems like she has a ton of background.

Unlike many other spouting heads (mine included.)

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:10 AM

7. I've never had a client put under oath for a sentencing.

Nor for plea proceedings. Is this a Federal practice?

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:38 AM

8. A perjury trap by a federal judge...are these judges getting tired of the garbage nonsense...

that they are hearing parroted by such defenders as Flynn, rump, and others? I imagine so, being that the court of public opinion (very slanted and distorted) uttered by Flynn, rump, and others is pure nonsense and garbage.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:57 AM

9. I like Marcy but she likes the Daily Caller

She keeps quoting Chuck Ross over at the Daily Caller.

Marcy is a thoughtful journalist but it’s hard for me to take seriously anyone who would quote a Koch-funded fake “journalism” site.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 01:20 AM

11. Judge Sullivan Has Seen Enough Criminals to Prepare for Any Schemes

I’m glad he read Flynn & his counsel the riot act today. It wasn’t even close to what they deserve.

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