I agree, this is unheard of. The judge must believe there is a likelihood the Mueller team withheld evidence.
Judge Andrew Napolitano assessed Tuesday the unusual turn of events in the guilty plea from former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI.
The new federal judge in the case, Emmet Sullivan, asked last week for all exculpatory evidence to be turned over to Flynn’s attorneys.
“That is unheard-of,” Napolitano said. “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,” he said, adding Flynn may have pleaded guilty to avoid a costly legal battle or to keep his son out of legal jeopardy.
“Now the question arises: was he guilty?”