Flynn Case plot thickens – the Judge asks Mueller for “Exculpatory Evidence”

The plot thickens on the Flynn case. It turns out it was the Judge not Flynn’s lawyer who is after the “exculpatory evidence.” I have my own guess on some of it. Keep in mind this is a new judge, not¬† Contreras the judge that was ready to sentence him in his plea agreement.

Did FBI Peter Strzok setup FLynn? Judge now recused, Sentencing postponed UPDATE!

It is not clear why Contreras was recused from the case. UPDATE:

(The Judge indeed is a FISA Judge.. did he approve the FISA request?) LInk:

Trump’s chances of being turned down for a FISA wire tap 0.02 percent

Last year, The Gateway Pundit asked: Was President Trump’s National Security Advisor tricked into meeting with the FBI without a lawyer?

Back to the story at hand.

The federal judge assigned to the criminal case against Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over any “exculpatory evidence” to Flynn’s defense team.

Oddly, however, Flynn’s legal team did not make this request. Instead,¬†Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued the order “sua sponte,” or at his discretion,¬†invoking¬†the “Brady Rule” – which requires prosecutors to turn over previously unfiled evidence that might have a material impact on a defendant’s case. Interestingly, two days before the order Mueller filed a motion for an agreed-upon protective order regarding the use of evidence in the case, including “sensitive materials,” provided to Flynn’s lawyers by the office of the Special Counsel.

Snip….

Judge Andrew Napolitano addressed Sullivan’s decision on Tuesday, saying¬†The judge on his own, not in response to any application from General Flynns lawyers says, “By the way, I want all exculpatory evidence,¬†evidence that could help Flynn or hurt the government turned over to Flynns lawyers.

Why would he we want that after General Flynn has already pleaded guilty? That is unheard of. He must suspect a defect in the guilty plea. Meaning, he must have reason to believe that General Flynn pleaded guilty for some reason other than guilt.

More at Zero Hedge

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Are the FISA Court members dirty?

 

What is with the members of the FISA court who keep finding their way in handling the very issues that are coming before it regarding #MEMOGATE ?  The Judge that was to sentence Flynn was forced to recuse himself for reasons yet to be determined just as he was ready to bang the gavel down on Flynn. Now buried in this little gem? Oh, yes..we learn the FISA Judge ruled on the Comey matter. Add to this fact that every single Judge on the FISA court was appointed by Obama. These two FISA judges were from the D.C. Court. The list at the end of the post.

Most important is the fact that the FISA court only turns down .02 percent of requests. All day long yesterday we hear that the FISA court demands a “rigorous through review” before granting a request. Total nonsense. One has a better chance of being struck by lightning.

Daily Caller:

On the same day the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the Nunes memo showing the FBI relied on the salacious and unverified Trump dossier to obtain a surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a federal judge ruled to withhold the Comey memos. The memos, authored by former FBI Director James Comey, are about his nine private conversations with President-elect and President Trump.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who ruled in favor of the FBI’s request to keep the Comey memos secret, also sits on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The FISA court is the same court that approved the surveillance on Trump associates.

Boasberg refused to release the documents on the basis they were still being used by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of the alleged Russian collusion with Trump associates.

The judge ruled, ‚Äúthe Comey Memos, at least for now, will remain in the hands of the Special Counsel and not the public.‚ÄĚ

Keep reading…

Then we just learn that the Judge who was to sentence Flynn is on the FISA court as well.

Did FBI Peter Strzok setup FLynn? Judge now recused, Sentencing postponed UPDATE!

‚ÄúDue to the status of the Special Counsel‚Äôs investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time,‚ÄĚ the special counsel asked the court.

The court filing states a date to sentence Flynn could not be determined by the special counsel at this time and that 90-day extension is be required.

The fact that one has about as much chance of being struck by lightning than being turned down as a candidate for investigation tells us what rare company Trump is in. Even so the first request to the FISA court was turned down. Here we go:

Only two in over 10,000 applications were turned down by the FISA Court.

According to ABC News:

More than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, are submitted each year, and the vast majority are approved. From 2009 to 2015, for example, more than 10,700 applications for electronic surveillance were submitted, and only one was denied in its entirety, according to annual reports sent to Congress. Another one was denied in part, and 17 were withdrawn by the government.

Finally, another very disturbing fact about the wire tapping request of President Trump is that the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap President Trump that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Lynch.  With only two applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court the first time is very disturbing.  The odds of this happening are 0.02%.

Every single judge on the FISA Court as of today was appointed during Obama’s Presidency!

Five of the current eleven judges on the court are scheduled to be on the court for President Trump’s entire first term with six of the judges’ terms expiring before January 2021.  Seven of the judges are scheduled into the year 2020.

H/T and more: Gateway Pundit

Did FBI Peter Strzok setup FLynn? Judge now recused, Sentencing postponed UPDATE!

We learn from this little gem, that it was FBI Peter Strzok was the man who so called “nailed” Flynn. Earlier reporters stated that the original agents who interviewed Flynn did not find enough to believe that Flynn intentionally lied. Flynn did not have the energy nor funds to mount an expensive defense. It is reported that he has already lost his house, thus accepted the plea deal.

Now we find the Judge was recused. Judge Sullivan takes over. I am adding this Update!

UPDATE: Judge a member of FISA court!

Did he approve the spying?

 

What If Michael Flynn Did Not Actually Lie to the FBI? – Breitbart

In fact, we know ‚ÄĒ as the¬†Wall Street Journal¬†noted¬†on Saturday ‚ÄĒ that former FBI Director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on March 2 that Flynn had not lied to the FBI, but had merely forgotten what had been said in his conversations. It is not hard to imagine that might have happened; he was on¬†vacation¬†in the Dominican Republic when one of the conversations allegedly took place.

But I digress -back to the story:

Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested the postponement of former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn’s sentencing. 

‚ÄúDue to the status of the Special Counsel‚Äôs investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time,‚ÄĚ the special counsel asked the court.

The court filing states a date to sentence Flynn could not be determined by the special counsel at this time and that 90-day extension is be required.

As The Gateway Pundit reported last December, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras was recused from Flynn’s criminal case. Emmet G. Sullivan now oversees over the trial.

It is not clear why Contreras was recused from the case. UPDATE:

(The Judge indeed is a FISA Judge.. did he approve the FISA request?) LInk:

Trump’s chances of being turned down for a FISA wire tap 0.02 percent

Last year, The Gateway Pundit asked: Was President Trump’s National Security Advisor tricked into meeting with the FBI without a lawyer?

Fox News host Sean Hannity and reporter Sara Carter have suggested Flynn may have been tricked into having the interview with disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok without a lawyer.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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