By Duncan Smith
The blatantly improper and potentially illegal targeting of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn by Barack Obama’s FBI and Justice Department has been a huge stain on the two federal law enforcement agencies.
But thanks to a politicized federal judiciary, the miscarriage is being perpetuated.
Last month, Timothy Shea, the now-former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, filed a motion with U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Clinton appointee, to dismiss the case against Flynn after recently released FBI records containing exculpatory evidence that was concealed from the defense team was released.
That should have been the end of it. When the DoJ asks for a case against a defendant be dropped — especially one involving the entrapment of a suspect — then they are granted by judges.
Not this time. Rather than simply grant the government’s motion, Sullivan assigned another Clinton appointee, former federal judge John Gleeson, to ‘review’ the dismissal request. And mind you, Gleeson helped write an op-ed shortly thereafter arguing against allowing DoJ to drop the case.
So now, it’s officially a clown show.
On Wednesday, Gleeson said Sullivan shouldn’t grant the Justice Department’s request because — and get this — it seems ‘politically motivated.’
The Washington Examiner reports:
The court-appointed amicus curiae also argued Wednesday that Sullivan should deny the Justice Department's request 'because there is clear evidence of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power.' He said Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a), which governs the handling of dismissals, 'empowers courts to protect the integrity of their own proceedings from prosecutors who undertake corrupt, politically-motivated dismissals.' The former judge said, 'That is what has happened here,” arguing that 'the Government has engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President.'
'The facts of this case overcome the presumption of regularity,' Gleeson said. 'The Court should therefore deny the Government's motion to dismiss, adjudicate any remaining motions, and then sentence the Defendant.'
One Clinton appointee ‘recommending’ to another Clinton appointee that he should deny a Justice Department request to drop a case, which normally is no big deal but suddenly is because the person involved used to work for President Trump.
Gross prosecutorial abuses by the Obama administration and the deep state don’t matter, in other words.
This is as slam-dunk as it gets, as the Examiner noted further:
Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri who was picked by Attorney General William Barr to review the Flynn case earlier this year, said he “concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case” and advised Barr on his conclusions.
Perhaps President Trump should simply pardon Flynn now and end this charade. But that said, no doubt Flynn would rather have vindication in a manner anyone else would have already received weeks ago.
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