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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:28 PM

Misinterpreting a judges order, right-wing media have convinced themselves that Michael Flynn is ab

Misinterpreting a judge’s order, right-wing media have convinced themselves that Michael Flynn is about to reverse his guilty plea https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/02/21/misinterpreting-judge-s-order-right-wing-media-have-convinced-themselves-michael-flynn-about-reverse/219447

Notably, McCarthy and York placed the same sizable caveat in their pieces: In McCarthy’s words, “It could be that this is just Judge Sullivan’s standard order on exculpatory information, filed in every case over which he presides.” But oddly, while such caveats implicitly acknowledge that the story would be much less interesting if Sullivan is among the federal judges who issue standing Brady orders for every one of the criminal cases on their dockets, neither writer seems to have actually bothered to check if that is actually his practice.

I checked, and it is. As he explained in a 2016 law review article calling for the amendment of the rules of federal criminal procedure to incorporate such disclosures, “I now issue a standing Brady Order in each criminal case on my docket, which I update as the law in the area progresses.” Thus, Sullivan’s action was not “unusual” or “curious,” but simply what he does in every single criminal case he oversees.

Napolitano and his ilk seem to have picked up the story York and McCarthy put forth, but stripped off their caveat and instead asserted as fact that Sullivan’s action must be because he suspects some sort of malfeasance from Mueller, or even because, as Napolitano suggested, Flynn was not guilty to begin with.

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Gothmog Feb 2018 OP
unblock Feb 2018 #1
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Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #3
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:33 PM

1. Grasping at straws.

It’s amazing what crap gets traction these days.

Once upon a day, crackpot ideas and blatantly incorrect analysis wouldn’t see the light of day.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:43 PM

4. The RWNJ idiots are convinced that Flynn is going to withdraw his plea

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:38 PM

2. No, a new court filing doesnt suggest that Michael Flynn is about to be exonerated

This RWNJ conspiracy theory is being pushed by RWNJ media https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/22/no-a-new-court-filing-doesnt-suggest-that-michael-flynn-is-about-to-be-exonerated/?utm_term=.aa40dc68af93

From that point on, Sullivan started a new practice for every case he handled: He would issue what is called a “standing Brady order,” mandating that prosecutors proactively turn over material favorable to the defense.

https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=&w=1484

....The problem arose on Dec. 12 of last year, shortly after Sullivan took over Flynn’s case. His clerks filed his standing Brady order — but filed the old version, not the version that was updated in November. That mistake was uncovered and, last week, the new version of the standing Brady order was filed. In making the change, the error was noted:
https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=&w=1484

“After this case was randomly assigned to the Court on December 7, 2017,” the docket reads, “such an order was entered on December 12, 2017. Unfortunately, the prior version of the order was inadvertently entered rather than the Court’s current version.”

The current version actually demands less of federal prosecutors, Simpson notes. Before last week’s filings, the government would have had to turn over impeachment evidence to Flynn’s team as well as exculpatory evidence; now any impeachment evidence that might exist could be withheld.

There’s no suggestion that such evidence does exist. This mistake by Sullivan’s clerks seems to have gotten swept up in rampant social media conspiracy theories aimed at discrediting the investigation into President Trump. There’s no indication that Flynn will soon withdraw his plea agreement or that there exists exculpatory evidence that would prompt him to do so.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:43 PM

3. Flynn withdrawing a guilty plea would be impossible. Even if, then ALL charges dropped for his

cooperation would be reinstated...and the evidence he provided could be used against him...which is SOP.

RWNJobs understand law like they understand truth....not much.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:49 PM

5. it'd make no difference to RW opinion either way, of course.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:54 PM

6. The Right Wing knows

if Flynn goes down,there will be others in Flynn's Circle going to the Jailhouse in following years. This whole Russia/Gate thing will be happening years down the road. Mueller and his team will roll up everyone who has a stench of this on them .

This is a Espionage Case with possible Treason Cases to be in Court for years.

One of the real reasons we need a Democratic House of Representatives and the Senate. If this happens in November,watch for Trump to resign by Xmas.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 02:01 PM

7. I actually understood that. This is typical of the RW

Even their everyday run of the mill stories have gaping holes in them.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 22, 2018, 02:04 PM

8. Righties are whistling past the graveyard on this one. nt

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