The Mike Flynn case just took a turn towards Comey and his terrible and shameful conduct. Comey is a national disgrace and both sides of the divided country believe it.
Now, whether you think Mike Flynn got a raw deal or not the facts are the feds are not doing too well in court.
Obama’s guy got off, they only got Manafort on tax violations, same with Cohen, and they have nothing else.
Based on their track record it could very well be they were overzealous in going after Flynn on the false assumption Trump was dirty.
Flynn’s lawyers seem to think the deck was stacked against their client and want the charges dropped citing “egregious conduct and suppression” of possibly exculpatory evidence as to the reason.
From Fox News:
In a status conference in federal court in Washington, Flynn’s lead defense attorney, Sidney Powell, said: “There never would have been a plea to begin with if the government had disclosed Brady information about what it knew before the plea agreement.”
The “Brady material” complaint is in reference to the Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland, which established the government’s obligation turn over all exculpatory evidence. The accusation came as both sides have squabbled over a sentencing date.
After months of delays, prosecutors have said they are ready to proceed to sentencing. On Tuesday, Sullivan indicated he would like to set a tentative sentencing date of Dec. 18.
“There is far more at stake here than sentencing,” Powell said. “There were stunning failures to produce Brady material, going back to July of 2017.”
Prosecutors, though, have strongly rejected that assertion, saying “the government has exceeded its discovery and disclosure obligations in this matter,” including by providing Flynn with more than 22,000 pages of documents.
Flynn in 2017 pleaded guilty to providing false statements to the FBI during an interview about his contacts with the former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, as part of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Powell, who has accused the Justice Department of withholding documents critical to Flynn’s defense, is demanding access to classified materials she claims the government has blocked them from viewing.
Those materials include FBI documents surrounding the actions of Bruce Ohr, a former high-ranking official at the Department of Justice who had multiple contacts with the author of the infamous Trump dossier.
On Tuesday, Powell claimed that there is an internal DOJ memo that “exonerates” Flynn from being a Russian agent which the prosecution had and failed to disclose before Flynn signed his plea deal.