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Fri Oct 23, 2020, 01:03 PM

Judge orders Justice Department to verify its filings in Flynn case

Source: Politico

The federal judge presiding over the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn has ordered the Justice Department to conduct an unusual review of its filings in the case and certify by Monday whether any have been manipulated.

The order is a signal of intense distrust between the judge, Emmet Sullivan, and the department, whose filings are typically accepted at face value. In this case, DOJ has already acknowledged that two documents it previously filed handwritten notes taken by former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe were altered "inadvertently" to include inaccurate dates.

Sullivan's demand will force the Justice Department to confront tricky interpretations of hand-written notes that DOJ and Flynn's legal team have relied on to seek the dismissal of the prosecution.

Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to making false statements about his interactions with Russia's then-ambassador to the United States in the weeks before President Donald Trump's inauguration. Flynn encouraged the Russian envoy, Sergey Kislyak, to resist escalating a sanctions battle with the outgoing Obama administration, which sought to punish Russia for interfering int eh 2016 election. But Flynn told FBI agents in a Jan. 24, 2017 interview as well as other Trump administration officials that sanctions were not raised on the calls.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 01:15 PM

1. Manufacturing evidence to use in justifying actions by Barr's DOJ does not look good in anybody's

book. I hope that when Mr. Biden gets into office, that he does some major housecleaning and cleans out the filth that Barr has bought to the DOJ.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 01:33 PM

2. He MUST do some major housecleaning and cleans out the filth.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 01:45 PM

3. It's comforting knowinig that there are still a few with the power to stop the corruption

It's otherwise so pervasive throughout this administration and enabled by every republican in congress. That's the part the just sickens me. They all need to be held to account, their wealth stripped, imprisoned if found guilty, and punished fully, even if that means we have to open up more prisons to do so.

Scorched Earth policy against these criminals.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 02:08 PM

4. At what point does something stop being a "clerical error"

and start being "tampering with evidence"?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:35 AM

5. Kick

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