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5286570663?profile=RESIZE_584xThe federal judge who refused a Justice Department request to immediately drop the prosecution of former Trump adviser Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile trial lawyer to argue his reasons for investigating whether dismissing the case is legally or ethically appropriate.

In a rare step that adds to this criminal case’s already unusual path, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has retained Beth Wilkinson to represent him in defending his decision to a federal appeals court in Washington, according to a person familiar with the hire who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is now examining the judge’s actions and the larger case against Flynn after lawyers for President Trump’s former national security adviser asked the court to force Sullivan to toss Flynn’s guilty plea.

Wilkinson, known for her top-notch legal skills and get-results style, is expected to file a notice with the court in the coming week about representing the judge. She declined to comment when reached Friday evening. Sullivan also declined to comment through his office.

 
 

A federal judge doesn’t typically hire private counsel to respond to an appeals court, and yet so much about Flynn’s case has been a departure from the norm. A defendant doesn’t normally plead guilty under oath and then try to withdraw that admission, as Flynn did. The Justice Department almost never drops a case once it has essentially won a conviction, a signed guilty plea, as Attorney General William P. Barr ordered earlier this month.

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  • First of all THE JUDGE CANNOT ALL OF A SUDDEN BECOME THE PROSECUTOR.

    SECONDLY THIS MAN KNOWS LEGALLY HE IS IN HOT WATER FOR SURE THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE FLYNN CASE TO MOVE FWD SINCE THE DOJ DROPPED THE CASE.

    • you should send this note to the Judge because the judge himself doesn't know the constitution.

  • My take anyway concerning Gen Flynn's plea....is that he plead guilty under duress.....meaning theFBI was threatening his son, so in my estimation he has a right to withdraw his plea under conditions such as then now us all knowing who the real culpers really were.   Our illustrious FBI.   Heads surely need to roll from those purporators (the FBI and others) that pushed the Flynn indictment.   This sort of stuff gets under my skin so bad....and have nothing but contempt for that Obama appointed judge.

  • Omg......a Federal judge lawyering up...?   That says a lot about his own verdict.   Not so sure of himself it seems.

    • when there is corupt in the white house corup is going to stay there until something happened.

  • Very interesting!!!!  Sullivan can't come up with a good enough reason for his actions, he needed to get a tough attorney to help.  Wow!  As the stomach turns......

  • Remembering that Flynn had worked for the Obama Admin, I wonder if there is a Gag Order in place in the fderal criminal case "against" Flynn that is preventing Flynn from revealing more Obama era misbehavior?  If the case can be prolonged, the possible Gag Order remains in place.  There must be much more Deep State disinformation and misinformation going on here than meets the eye.

    • what's wrong with this pictue? Flynn worked for the Obama administration but yet Donald Trump promote him to for him and Obama wants him to be in jail can someone tell me what's wrong with this picyure please?

  • Judge Sullivan must have a deep hatred for Michael Flynn.  Also President Trump.The judge is doing great harm to his legacy and he deserves to be held accountable for his actions.  I don't see how he can ever be trusted in the courtroom anymore.  He needs to either resign or retire. 

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