US District Judge Emmet Sullivan pumped the brakes Tuesday on the Department of Justice's motion to drop its case against the former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Sullivan said in a new filing that because of the politically charged nature of the proceedings, he expected third parties with an interest in the case to weigh in on the matter in the coming days.
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Flynn's defense lawyer Sidney Powell quickly pushed back on Sullivan's order, saying in a filing that a criminal case was "a dispute between the United States and a criminal defendant" and that there was "no place for third parties to meddle in the dispute, and certainly not to usurp the role of the government counsel."
Does Judge Sullivan read SupCt decisions? Last week SupCt held using amici was “drastic departure” and “abuse of discretion.” Why amici for @GenFlynn now when Judge refused Flynn friends amici 24 times. Judge shld be removed from case...then from Bench. #obamagate #maga— Victoria Toensing (@VicToensing) May 13, 2020
Am hearing a lot of folks talk about this column this morn. Gregg Jarrett: Flynn judge wrong to allow anti-Trump former Watergate prosecutors to interfere in casehttps://t.co/9m7obiyyDE— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 13, 2020
Mollie Hemingway on judge's 'bizarre' handling of Flynn case | https://t.co/oDpe8mb5RH— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 13, 2020
More on the outrageous political antics of Clinton judge, Emmett Sullivanhttps://t.co/JAyoUVwdFy— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 13, 2020
"If This Judge has the GALL to Not Throw This Out, He Ought to be Impeached!" - Harvard Attorney Alan Dershowitz on Judge Sullivan in General Flynn Case @JoeHoft @AlanDersh— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) May 13, 2020
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Flynn Attorney: Whole Thing ‘Set Up Within the FBI and in the Oval Office with President Obama https://t.co/20bAEoAH9h— Gregg Jarrett (@GreggJarrett) May 13, 2020