General Flynn The Traitor? That’s What One Judge Wanted to Know

General Flynn who was Trump’s national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI a while ago but his fans, those who still cling to the idea the Trump presidency is a good thing for this country, don’t want to accept he was guilty. They are saying he was coerced, tricked, bedazzled, or betrayed into pleading guilty as if Flynn is some ignorant dude who wandered around unmindful of events in the world.

Flynn was a four star general. He had been around in the military a period of 33 years having joined in 1981. Imagine saying he was tricked into lying to the FBI. If you believe that you must believe he never should have been a general, or perhaps anything about a 2nd lieutenant. He was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Imagine a person in that position being tricked into lying by an FBI agent.

Of course it was all nonsense. Flynn knew he was lying to the FBI not only about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak but also about his being on the payroll of the government of Turkey. As for being tricked, that is a non starter because the 302s filed by the FBI showed the agents practically begged him not to continue telling them things they knew were fabrications.

Some suggested that he lied because “he was out of money.” They say he knew that the FBI had the transcripts of his conversations so that must have been the reason. (I can’t follow the logic.) But I though he lied because he didn’t want to have to get into the subject as to who was telling him what to do. He didn’t want the FBI to ask whose water he was carrying when he told Kislyak to lay off any  retribution for Obama’s sanctions because Trumpet was going to blow them away once in office.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 began with a Trumpet tweet: “Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn. Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign. There was no Collusion!”

I’m not sure Trumpet was too happy with what he said. I’d have to think all of those supporting Flynn had their balloons busted. You see there a non nonsense federal judge named Emmet G. Sullivan who is handling the case. Last week he heard from Flynn’s attorneys who suggested he might have been fooled into lying to the FBI because he had not been warned in advance that doing so is a crime. (At the hearing on Tuesday the lawyers said they made that up and Flynn had nothing to do with their suggestions?)

Judge Sullivan, a get to the bottom of the issue guy, demanded to know more about what happened and to see the underlying documents. These he saw. He  figured Flynn was trying to pull a fast one – to plead guilty but to let his fans keep saying he really wasn’t guilty.

At the Tuesday hearing he asked Flynn outright, “Were you not aware that lying to FBI investigators was a crime?” Flynn said: “I was aware.” He then gave Flynn a chance to withdraw his plea. Flynn refused saying he was guilty.

Judge Sullivan did not stop there. He called Flynn’s crimes “a very serious offense — a high-ranking senior official of the government, making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation while on the physical premises of the White House.”  Sullivan went on: “I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain for this criminal offense.” He then asked the prosecutor: “Could he be charged with treason?”

Judge Sullivan “pointed to an American flag behind him in the courtroom and said heatedly, “Arguably, that undermines everything this flag over here stands for. Arguably you sold your country out. The court’s going to consider that. I cannot assure you, if you proceed today, you will not receive a sentence of incarceration.”

Flynn was shaken by the event. He and his lawyers asked for a postponement. The special prosecutor likewise thrown off guard agreed. One can only thank God that there is an independent judiciary. Of course, the Trumpet is hoping to destroy that also. Now watch for the Trumpeteers attack Judge Sullivan.

 

 

13 thoughts on “General Flynn The Traitor? That’s What One Judge Wanted to Know

  1. that is why we call it the Military Industrial Complex
    The FBI is it’s protector and enforcer

    The FBI elected Trump President….
    Smoke and Mirrors folks…

    https://www.duq.edu/assets/Documents/forensics/Annual%20Symposium/2018/jfk.pdf

    “After the American University address, John Kennedy and Nikita Krushchev began to act like competitors in peace. They were both turning. However, Kennedy’s rejection of Cold War politics was considered treasonous by forces in his own government. In that context, which Kennedy knew well, the American University address was a profile in courage with lethal consequences. President Kennedy’s June 10, 1963 call for an end to the Cold War, five and one-half months before his assassination, anticipates Dr. King’s courage in his April 4, 1967, Riverside Church address calling for an end to the Vietnam War, exactly one year before his assassination. Each of those transforming speeches was a prophetic statement provoking the reward a prophet traditionally receives. John Kennedy’s American University address was to his death in Dallas as Martin Luther King’s Riverside Church address was to his death in Memphis.”
    — James Douglass, “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why he died and why it matters”
    reviews at http://www.jfkmoon.org/unspeakable.html

  2. When a Federal prosecutor indicts someone for a crime and then recommends no prison time it is almost a certainty that no crime existed. See Fitzpatrick and Tim Flaherty. Flynn was the victim of a signals intel leak. A story in the Post told of his conversation. The leaker committed a felony not Flynn. 2. Was there treason in the 2016 campaign? The Democrats hired a foreign spy, MI-6 to manufacture dirt on the Republican candidate with his Russian connections, Conspiring with British intel to effect the outcome of the election may have been treason. Those who used the fake dossier to get warrants at the FISA Court broke the law. The apologists for the Deep State have been exposed. The coup against the duly elected President has been exposed.

    1. NC:

      Flynn got a deal because he gave other people up. Neither Flaherty or Fitzpatrick did. You sound like Howie Carr who said Flynn resigned from his position under Obama when he was fired. As for the leaker, one crime doesn’t erase another. It’s like telling a cop there were other guys speeding besides yourself.

      2. It is universally acknowledge the Russians interfered on our election on behalf of Trump. I suppose you don’t believe it.

      If there were a deep state Trump never would have gotten elected. I’m amazed at you and Howie Carr and others talking about the deep state that doesn’t exist but dent believe global warming that does.

  3. The Feds threatened to charge Flynn’s son – probably with not registering as agent of a foreign power. So Flynn agreed to plead to a crime he and the Feds both knew was dubious. Then his lawyers got over-cute when the judge expressed questions about the interview. Judges get very pissed when a defendant pleads guilty but seems to be arguing his innocence.

    1. Brian

      Flynn was allowed to plead to one indictment, Mueller could have brought others. Why do you say the crime is dubious. Flynn knew lying was a crime but went ahead and lied. He admitted to the it over and over. How is it dubious?
      As for his son, who is sort of a nut, if Flynn wrapped that into his deal it doesn’t make him less culpable.

  4. Three cheers for Judge Sullivan. Flynn’s a scumbag who sold out the country to everyone with enough money to buy it. I’m thinking 120 months is about right for him.

    1. whatever happened with restorative justice ?
      My friend and a former catholic priest Charlie
      Sullivan might offer insight.

      http://www.curenational.org

      Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) is a grassroots organization that was founded in Texas in 1972. It became a national organization in 1985.

      We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that criminal justice systems meet these goals.

      CURE is a membership organization. We work hard to provide our members with the information and tools necessary to help them understand the criminal justice system and to advocate for changes.

      also see

      https://humankindness.org

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