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Posted by: pdq
Date: September 13, 2020 09:54AM
You may recall when Barr said the DOJ was dropping the case against Michael Flynn (after he had already pled guilty, twice), the judge on the case appointed an outsider to review the whole thing. Barr tried to stop that, and was initially successful (in a split decision, with a Trump and a Bush 2 appointee kowtowing to Barr), but the full Appeals court overruled and essentially said, let’s hear what this guy has to say.

He has now spoken.


In a 30-page court filing in Washington, former New York federal judge John Gleeson called Attorney General William P. Barr’s request to drop Flynn’s case a “corrupt and politically motivated favor unworthy of our justice system.

Ooh. Ouch!


“In the United States, Presidents do not orchestrate pressure campaigns to get the Justice Department to drop charges against defendants who have pleaded guilty — twice, before two different judges — and whose guilt is obvious,” said Gleeson, who was appointed by the court to argue against the government’s request to dismiss the case.

But wait- I thought that Flynn’s repeated lies to the FBI were “immaterial”?


“Pursuant to an active investigation into whether President Trump’s campaign officials coordinated activities with the Government of Russia, one of those officials lied to the FBI about coordinating activities with the Government of Russia,” Gleeson said... “That is about as straightforward a case of materiality as a prosecutor, court, or jury will ever see,” he wrote.

Gleeson, BTW, is the guy who successfully prosecuted Gambino crime boss John Gotti, and was the judge in the case of “the Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort. He knows corruption when he sees it.


Gleeson’s filing set the stage for a potentially dramatic courtroom confrontation Sept. 29 with the Justice Department... the same day as the first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

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