The federal judge who oversees Lieutenant General Michael Flynn ’s decision will tell the judge himself. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn refused to dismiss Flynn ’s plea of guilty after the Justice Department asked him to withdraw his case.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan is preparing to defend his superior to the Circuit Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia before Monday. Bloomberg News Report.
However, Friday ’s release of the core telephone confidential record in this case may complicate Sullivan ’s argument.
Flynn, the national security adviser in the early days of President Trump’s administration, was forced to resign after details of the call between Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak were leaked to the media.
After Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigated this as part of his investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump presidential campaign, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017.
But he has requested that the request be withdrawn-Attorney General Bill Barr completely dropped the case, saying that the FBI investigation of Flynn was unreasonable in the first place.
Last Friday, when the content of the phone was released, the general ’s supporters stated that they had proved Flynn ’s account-and stated that the calls were silent.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said: “All of General Flynn’s actions were ridiculous throughout this time … The FBI also knew this.”
But Sullivan has hired a senior defense lawyer in Washington, DC, to help him maintain the prosecution of Flynn.
The Senate held a hearing on the origin of the Trump-Russia investigation, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified.