'Sensational' hearing coming over Flynn judge

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Flynn freed (with attorney)The legal battle involving former Trump adviser Michael Flynn continues to leave people scratching their heads, and not because of Michael Flynn.

Judge Emmet Sullivan has hired high-profile attorney Beth Wilkinson to defend his actions in the Flynn case, including Judge Sullivan's delay of the Department of Justice's effort to drop charges against Flynn. In 2018, attorney Beth Wilkinson represented then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"It's starting to sound a little bit like a bad joke, like, 'How many lawyers does it take to dismiss a case,'" former DOJ prosecutor Jim Trusty told Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" program. "This is typically a very ministerial type thing, where the judge can very easily sign off on an order, maybe even without any sort of hearing, that says this case is dismissed on motion of the government. It's really a separation of powers-type issue."

Trusty went on to note, "This judge, for whatever reason, has been very invested in this case."

Trusty

"So it sounds like we're heading towards a fairly sensational hearing with an awful lot of argument going on about something that typically doesn't require much," Trusty continued. "Remember, Judge Sullivan presided over the Ted Stevens case, which ended with a huge amount of hoopla for a dismissal based on prosecutorial misconduct."

Trusty says Judge Sullivan is focusing more on General Flynn's character than government misconduct. 

On the issue of character, some observers are questioning Judge Sullivan's ethos. The Gateway Pundit reports the judge arranged a speaking engagement for former FBI Director James Comey at Howard University for $100,000.

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