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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.

read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-judge-hires-high-powered-dc-attorney-to-defend-his-actions-in-flynn-case/2020/05/23/9cae4d5e-9d0c-11ea-ac72-3841fcc9b35f_story.html

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    • Sounds good.  But, it takes forever for the process:

      If a majority of the members of the House of Representatives vote to impeach, the impeachment is referred to the Senate for trial. A conviction requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate.
       
      Of course, I wouldn't lose a wink of sleep if he was assassinated... Unfortunately, that's highly unlikely.
  • Judge Sullivan is a guilty of not doing his job. We must demand his resignation now. 

    • I agree with you 100%

  • Your actions are INDEFENSIBLE you pos saboteur!!!!!!!!!!  You actions of already getting an attorney to represent you PROVES how guilty you are!

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