Skip to comments.BREAKING: Meet Emmet Sullivan, IRS Judge Who Once Sicced a Special Prosecutor on DOJ
Posted on 06/27/2014 11:03:34 PM PDT by PoloSec
Americans are appalled over the false testimony of four consecutive IRS Commissioners, Lois Lerners countless acts of malfeasance, and the IRSs targeting of conservative groups and specific individuals, among them Senator Grassley. The ultimate outrage came over the lame, intellectually insulting assertions that all of the most relevant emails have gone missing from multiple IRS computers at the same time.
Today, Judicial Watch found a federal judge who has the integrity and fortitude to seek Justiceand this isnt his first whack at the Department of Justice either. Enter Emmet G. Sullivan, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Mark July 10 in RED on your calendars.
Now, Internal Revenue Service officials will have to explain to a federal judge July 10 why the tax agency didnt inform the court that Lois Lerners emails had been lost, the Washington Examiner reports.
Earlier today, attorneys for Judicial Watch sought a courtroom status conference as soon as possible to discuss the IRSs failure to fulfill its duties to this court under the law, as well as other ramifications of this lawsuit. It took Judge Sullivan just a few hours to grant the hearing.
Now the IRS will have to talk to Judge Sullivan about all thisand he has the power to do something about it.
Judge Sullivan is the judge who held federal prosecutors in contempt, dismissed an unjust indictment against a United States Senator, and publicly excoriated the Department of Justice. He also had the moral conviction, courage and gumption to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department and the individual prosecutors.
The IRS, the White House, and the DOJ have a lot of explaining to do (and some emails to locate). The Washington Examiner reports that No mention was made in that production of the lost Lerner emails, even though the original Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit filed in May 2013 specifically sought them. Judicial Watch further noted that although IRS had knowledge of the missing Lois Lerner emails and of the other IRS officials, it materially omitted any mention of the missing records in an April 30 status update on its document production. Federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (public domain)
Federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (public domain)
Emmet G. Sullivan, a graduate of Howard University and Howard Law who was appointed by President Clinton, is one of the heroes of my new book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Judge Sullivan ordered an independent investigation of the Department of Justice, which revealed its corrupted prosecution of United States Senator Ted Stevens.
In the book, I write, An experienced trial judge, Sullivan was a distinguished man and widely held in high regard. He was no ordinary federal judge; he had worked hard all his life on several different courts and had been appointed by three presidents representing both political parties. . . . He had great respect for the rule of law and strived to apply it equally and fairly in all cases in his courtroom.
In the Stevens case, Judge Sullivan publicly upbraided the government lawyers before an overflow courtroom, In nearly 25 years on the bench, Ive never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that Ive seen in this case. . . . When the government does not meet its obligations to turn over evidence, the system falters.
Judge Sullivan was taking the extraordinary step of appointing a special prosecutor. He chose highly respected DC attorney Henry Schuelke III to investigate the prosecutors for possible criminal charges. The judge ordered the department to preserve all of its files, electronic correspondenceeverythingand cooperate fully in the investigation, including providing Schuelke access to investigative files and all witnesses.
Yesterday, Lois Lerners troubles seemed so far away, goes the old song. Now it looks as though theyre here to stay. . . .
Emmet G. Sullivan is one judge who knows a cover-up when he sees one. He has seen this movie before. On July 10, someone should sell admission to the courtroom and set up concession booths outside.
Man I hope this goes somewhere.
I hope the good judge's life insurance is payed up.
Counting down for the Justice Bros. to declare that the judge is a “Tom” and not really black like them in 10.9.8.7......
Wonder what we’re being sold here.
Roger that. I would suggest he avoid Fort Marcy Park, and make sure he checks under his car, before he drives it.
Unless he put someone in jail I am not impressed.
Big deal he held federal prosecutors in contempt. Did they spend time in jail? Did they get fined thousands of dollars? Did they have to pay for the defendants defense cost?
The DOJ has the power to ruin peoples lives; when they do wrong it is a big deal and they should be punished harshly. Yet you never hear of that happening. I certainly dont see it happening here.
I wonder if he’ll be bought off or murdered.
I think our imbecile of a president is about to attempt his ‘end game’. They have him pretty well backed into a corner.
This looks promising. Even if there is no significant advance on the story next week, this will likely serve to keep it going well into July.
If there is a further development early next week that simmers over the holiday weekend we might see a hardening of public opinion that will be looking for action by the time this part of the story unfolds.
There is every reason to be suspect!
From a previous thread:
Judge Sullivan’s order:
MINUTE ORDER treating as opposed and granting over objection  Plaintiff’s Motion for a Status Conference. The Court will hold a status hearing in this matter on July 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 24A. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on June 27, 2014. (lcegs1)
Wow! Judge Sullivan treated Judicial Watch’s motion as opposed, but didn’t even wait for the IRS to respond before granting the motion. I guess Judge Sullivan couldn’t even imagine a plausible reason for the behavior of the IRS. I’m not a lawyer, but I am a regular court watcher. I have never seen a judge grant a motion without even letting the opposing party submit a brief opposing the motion.
Two thoughts. 1) This is good because it fast tracks the process. 2) This is bad since it doesn’t require the IRS to make representations to the Court as to why it acted the way it did. Representations to Judge Sullivan that turned out to be less than forthcoming are what led to today’s slapdown.
I’ll take a swing at this, and I think the IRS has a sensitive part of the body caught in the wringer.
Judicial Watch has had a matter in Federal Court since, it appears, May of 2013. Things take time of course, so the court has the patience to make sure everyone has what they need to proceed in this matter. BUT! If something develops which would cause either party to be unable to participate further, the court needs to be advised. So here is where the IRS outsmarted itself. Plaintiff only learned of the destroyed records on June 13, 2014, when the news media reported on the existence of IRSs letter to Congress about the status of the emails.
Ok, the COURT is NOT amused! The attorney representing the Government is going to be on the HOT SEAT and a good excuse better be forthcoming QUICKLY as to why the COURT was not notified of the status of the E-Mails prior to the information being released in the media. A Federal Judge has almost unlimited options in dealing with something this egregious. A Federal Judge can start punitive sanctions immediately, where Congress is unable to act. I would love to be there at the next hearing.
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Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat
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He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Has anyone started a nationwide petition to abolish the IRS?
Is this pop-corn time???
At least one of the prosecutors was disbarred and another prosecutor committd suicide while under investigation.
Good analysis, Whenifhow!
All y’all, ping to Whenifhow post!
Rep. Darrell Issa on IRS Chief’s Testimony: ‘One Step Shy of Perjury’
He was the judge on the Senator Ted Steven’s case and did admonish the prosecutors.
If he’d so it for a Republican Senator, maybe there’s a chance for justice.
But I won’t hold my breath for a Clinton appointee.
...or maybe he hates BO as much as the Clintons do.
He seriously just sounds like a judge who wants justice (gasp) and doesn't take any crap. This is the best news I've heard yet on the IRS scandal.
July 10 can't come soon enough.
I pray you are right.
I can't think of one thing any of us can do -- our government has become so sequestered from the people and protected by the press. It's just not the way it was supposed to work.
Thank you for taking time to do the research on these facts.
By contrast, potshots from the uninformed are just that.
Thanks, Cap Huff. This does look promising.
I saw a headline that says “Obama say’s he feels like a caged bear”. It’s going to be a battle because Obama is, as I said, becoming more obstinate and reckless. The MSM won’t be able to cover for him as much as they have in the past.
I think our imbecile of a president is about to attempt his end game. They have him pretty well backed into a corner.
He’s going to become more obstinate and it should backfire on him. The MSM won’t be able to cover for him as much as they have in the past.
Clintons hate Obamas, and this judge’s personal honor and friendship/association with B&H may override racial considerations.
I have been able to “read” liberals for some time. One liberal man I know casually and see about twice a week has become sullen and stand-offish. His demeanor is very telling. I know that guy is not happy with all this and that is a good sign.
Sometimes the anecdotal information is very telling, particularly when backed up by some polling data. We may be approaching a tipping point. The only problem is that there has already been a lot of damage, and even after a tipping point there will likely be a lot more.
RE: Caged Bear
I can think of a few animals to compare him to, but bear is not one of them . . . .
He’s such an evil creature. Discernment is foreign to too many in our country. The dumbing down of America..........
We have to depend on a private non-profit legal firm to do the work Congress won’t. Actually, that sounds very American, doesn’t it?
We’ve admired Judge Sullivan since he was on the D.C. Superior Court. There ARE some decent judges in D.C.
Yeah, I thot that bear part was a bit of a miss. I was thinking more like skunk in a cage. I catch one in a live trap occasionally and all they know how to do is squirt stink all over the ‘hood, pretty much like the Kenyan every day. You can’t get them out of the cage until they die since they don’t honor term limits or even white flags.
Yes, skunk is on my list. I won’t go into what else is on that list . . . .
You obviously have more experience with skunks than I do. I don’t care to get that experience, however.
I did do “battle” with a camp raiding bear several years ago. Insolent, greedy, and spoiled whatever it could get its paws on. Insisted everything in my camp belonged to him. Come to think of it, maybe bear is not entirely off . . . .
Pass this around so it goes viral:
Trey Gowdy TOTALLY OWNS the smug IRS Commissioner.
I find watching Trey Gowdy champion the values of integrity of the law an uplifting experience. He is truly a breath of fresh air!
Here’s another great Trey Gowdy video.
Why is this man still above ground? Why hasn’t he “committed suicide” yet?
Thanks for the info.
OK, being disbarred is a real punishment. But it is frequently a fairly temporary thing. It can be appealed and credentials are frequently reinstated.
The lawyer that committed suicide is irrelevant; he punished himself.
Two things that may seem irrelevant that will help in this - Judge Sullivan is not one of the Good Ole Boys club - Harvard.
He’s black. Be a little harder for the Rats and their lap-dog media to eviscerate him.
Yes, thanks, I’ve watched most of them and that was one of his “Best hits” vids for sure!
Trey Gowdy is a modern-day hero.