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Michael Flynnís Fired Lawyers Just Filed Court Papers to Reappear in His Case
Law and Crime ^ | 5/14/2020 | JERRY LAMBE

Posted on 05/14/2020 2:43:51 PM PDT by Beave Meister

The federal judge overseeing Michael Flynn’s criminal prosecution has directed the law firm that Flynn fired to reappear as an interested party in the controversial proceeding. On Thursday, that firm complied by filing a notice of appearance.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia on Thursday ordered the clerk of the court to “add Covington & Burling LLP (‘Covington’) as an interested party in this matter and directed counsel for Covington to file a notice of appearance on behalf of Covington as an interested party.” John E. Hall, the chair of Covington Burling’s global litigation practice, submitted the filing.

The order follows the highly controversial decision by the DOJ last week to file a motion to drop the criminal charges against Flynn, despite the retired lieutenant general having already pleaded guilty to lying to agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The DOJ now believes the Flynn case was an inappropriate setup.

Flynn was initially represented by Covington & Burling and attorneys Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony when he pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI. However, he fired his legal team soon thereafter and replaced it with a new of team of attorneys led by conservative lawyer Sidney Powell. The new attorneys immediately accused Flynn’s previous legal team of ineffective assistance of counsel.

“Mr. Flynn’s guilty plea (and later failure to withdraw it) was the result of the ineffective assistance of counsel provided by his former lawyers, who were in the grip of intractable conflicts of interest, and severely prejudiced him,” Flynn’s current legal team wrote in a January motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

“That pernicious conflict infected and prejudiced his defense until he retained new counsel in 2019.”

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It doesn't matter what this idiot judge Sullivan does from here on out. The DOJ has already said the charges have been dropped. Let it go Sully, let it go...
1 posted on 05/14/2020 2:43:51 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Bizarre.


2 posted on 05/14/2020 2:45:37 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Beave Meister

So what do they think they can accomplish by these latest shenanigans?


3 posted on 05/14/2020 2:47:42 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Raycpa

Franz Kafka was a piker compared to this. The only thing left for Flynn to do is turn into a cockroach....


4 posted on 05/14/2020 2:47:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Beave Meister

Will H0lder represent the firm?


5 posted on 05/14/2020 2:48:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister

An honest judge would’ve slapped these lawyers down hard a year ago


6 posted on 05/14/2020 2:48:59 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Beave Meister

The federal judge overseeing Michael Flynn’s criminal prosecution has directed the law firm that Flynn fired to reappear as an interested party in the controversial proceeding. On Thursday, that firm complied by filing a notice of appearance.
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IMHO, that law firm was complicit with the Mueller probe aligned former prosecutors in subornation of perjury and conspiracy to suborn perjury while placing under extreme duress to commit perjury.

Go after THEM judge, they were NOT under duress while Flynn was!


7 posted on 05/14/2020 2:49:14 PM PDT by House Atreides (It is not a HOAX but it IS CERTAINLY A PRETEXT.)
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To: SaintDismas

Charge him with Perjury because he is lying and his old lawyers aren’t, duh!


8 posted on 05/14/2020 2:50:39 PM PDT by dila813
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To: digger48

Annnnd that’s why the only judges dems love are the ones that are bought and paid for.....


9 posted on 05/14/2020 2:51:05 PM PDT by Hambone 1934
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To: dila813

Yes of course


10 posted on 05/14/2020 2:51:25 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: SaintDismas

The judge wants to get Flynn on a perjury charge, so he could do contempt of court.


11 posted on 05/14/2020 2:51:36 PM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: Beave Meister

WTF?!

Eric Holder’s law firm wants to jump in on the fun and claim the guilty plea was warranted?!


12 posted on 05/14/2020 2:52:52 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: SaintDismas

Covering their butts is the goal here. Who would want to hire them as it stands?


13 posted on 05/14/2020 2:53:38 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Beave Meister

So they now going to appear for the prosecution????


14 posted on 05/14/2020 2:53:38 PM PDT by mware (RETIRED)
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To: SaintDismas

The judge wants to give them a chance to avoid disbarment and a bankrupting civil suit.


15 posted on 05/14/2020 2:53:45 PM PDT by jjotto (¬ďBlessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.¬Ē)
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To: for-q-clinton

Doesn’t anyone have oversight over this puke???


16 posted on 05/14/2020 2:53:53 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Raycpa

The deep state definitely has something on this judge or he totally lost his marbles.


17 posted on 05/14/2020 2:54:54 PM PDT by LoveMyFreedom
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To: Hambone 1934

The dems make sure of it


18 posted on 05/14/2020 2:55:40 PM PDT by Beach333
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To: Beave Meister

Since they no longer represent Flynn are they appearing as witnesses? That would violate Attorney client priveledge. Bizarre.


19 posted on 05/14/2020 2:56:03 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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Franz Kafka was a piker compared to this. The only thing left for Flynn to do is turn into a cockroach

I'm not sure what this ruling attempts to accomplish but someone behind the curtain wants to crush Flynn.

20 posted on 05/14/2020 2:56:15 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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