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Never Seen Anything Like This: Experts Question Dropping of Flynn Prosecution
NYT ^ | May 7, 2020 | Charlie Savage

Posted on 05/08/2020 6:04:24 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s decision to drop the criminal case against Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, even though he had twice pleaded guilty to lying to investigators, was extraordinary and had no obvious precedent, a range of criminal law specialists said on Thursday.

“I’ve been practicing for more time than I care to admit and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Julie O’Sullivan, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches criminal law at Georgetown University.

The move is the latest in a series that the department, under Attorney General William P. Barr, has taken to undermine and dismantle the work of the investigators and prosecutors who scrutinized Russia’s 2016 election interference operation and its links to people associated with the Trump campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barr; crossfirehurricane; cultureofcorruption; doj; fbi; flynn; obamacrimes; obamascandals; yellowjournalism
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Later in the article the slimes does get to some of Flynn's side of the argument.
1 posted on 05/08/2020 6:04:24 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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So, when is nanzi’s henchPOS (schiff-face) going to open an investigation into the collusion between Trump and Barr and Flynn to circumvent “justice”?


2 posted on 05/08/2020 6:06:26 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Must be some serious finger pointing back to a certain anointed one.


3 posted on 05/08/2020 6:06:27 AM PDT by ealgeone
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Did they write an article quoting legal 'experts' concerns about dropping the investigation into Andrew McCabe even though he admitted to lying to the FBI, the exact same thing Flynn was being railroaded for?

No? huh. It's almost like they have an agenda...

4 posted on 05/08/2020 6:06:43 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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“I’ve been practicing for more time than I care to admit and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Julie O’Sullivan, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches criminal law at Georgetown University.

Just what does she mean? If she means criminal conduct by the FBI and the DoJ, I agree with her.

5 posted on 05/08/2020 6:06:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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How queer, none of them recall Eric Holder dropping the charges against the black panthers who stood armed outside of pulling centers to intimidate voters on election day 2008 after they already pled guilty to the charges but not appearing in court.


6 posted on 05/08/2020 6:07:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- “First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts.” (May 4th, 2019))
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These same fools had no problems when the California AG REFUSED to defend Prop 8.

These same fools have NO problem when murderers are released from prison to protect them from covid 19.

These same fools defend sanctuary cities.

These same fools said that the issue was settled when Comey said Hillary’s email server didn’t have any important info on it so they weren’t going to charge her.

But suddenly they demand the rule of law when the evidence plainly displays that an innocent man was railroaded and Barr needs to go?

F’EM!


7 posted on 05/08/2020 6:07:24 AM PDT by Skywise
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The NYT and their “experts” are radicals and/or corrupt Swamp Creatures, of course justice is dumbfounding to them.
8 posted on 05/08/2020 6:08:02 AM PDT by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped.)
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“The Experts” Strike Again!


9 posted on 05/08/2020 6:08:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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I know it’s not precisely the same, but one reason experts in interrogation don’t use torture (aside from the legal issues) is that torture leads to false confessions. People will just say anything to make the pain stop.

Flynn pled guilty? And yet no crime was ever committed? Weird, huh? Maybe he was just trying to stop what amounted to torture?


10 posted on 05/08/2020 6:08:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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Except perhaps during J Edger Hoover, we’ve never seen a rogue FBI. They tried a coup d’état. Why isn’t the NYSlimes asking about a trial for treason???


11 posted on 05/08/2020 6:08:39 AM PDT by Drango (1776 = 2020)
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We’ve never seen anything like the childish shoddy reporting of the NYT either.

What a bunch of poorly educated, logic challenged Obama pajama boys and girls.


12 posted on 05/08/2020 6:09:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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>>“I’ve been practicing for more time than I care to admit and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Julie O’Sullivan, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches criminal law at Georgetown University

A Georgetown degree ain’t worth sh1t if this partisan hack teaches criminal law there.

Clearly it was entrapment with efforts at giving leniency in effort to go after Trump over NOTHING. Convicting ham sandwiches is their game.


13 posted on 05/08/2020 6:09:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- “First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts.” (May 4th, 2019))
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Even Hoover didn’t stage a coup.

But Bill Ayres is guilty as sin and free as a bird after bombing the Pentagon because of abuse by the FBI.


14 posted on 05/08/2020 6:10:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- “First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts.” (May 4th, 2019))
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Put a communist in charge of the FBI and the CIA and why would anyone be surprised.


15 posted on 05/08/2020 6:11:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- “First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts.” (May 4th, 2019))
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How about “never seen anything like this” regarding FBI corruption


16 posted on 05/08/2020 6:11:13 AM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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Whenever the New York Slimes quotes “Experts” you know they’re really just partisan hacks who happen to have jobs that fit whatever narrative the Slimes is pitching...


17 posted on 05/08/2020 6:11:27 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The prisons do not fill themselves. Get moving, Barr!)
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Interesting - dropping the case is unprecedented, but the malfeasance by the Obama DOJ is not, it appears.


18 posted on 05/08/2020 6:11:29 AM PDT by MortMan (Shouldn't "palindrome" read the same forward and backward?)
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bkmk


19 posted on 05/08/2020 6:11:56 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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“Later in the article the slimes does get to some of Flynn’s side of the argument.”

But the headline, and the first few lines are what the sheep will see. And they’ll think, oh my gosh, orange man IS bad.


20 posted on 05/08/2020 6:12:13 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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