A NEW twist in the Flynn saga: Judge Sullivan hires high powered attorney to argue his case for not immediately tossing Flynn guilty plea
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) May 23, 2020
Almost as though he can’t argue it himself and/or is concerned about being in jeopardy himself.
As you know by now, the Department of Justice moved to drop the federal government’s case against Michael Flynn in light of new evidence, but the presiding judge in the case, Judge Emmet Sullivan, has resisted. He opened the case to public comment and appointed a retired judge, John Gleeson, to look into the possibility of trying Flynn for contempt of court for perjury. Gleeson had said he’d have his amicus brief filed by June 10, but on Thursday, a three-judge appeals court panel gave Sullivan until June 1 to explain his reasoning for not dropping the case.
Now it looks like Sullivan is pushing back even harder, as he’s hired a prominent trial lawyer to argue his desire to investigate whether dropping the case would be legal and ethical.