Justice Department Drops Demand For Jail For Flynn

The Department of Justice has dropped its demand for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to serve time under his plea agreement. Flynn was attempting to withdraw his plea after the Justice Department set out in what was an overtly vindictive campaign against him in court. The Flynn case remains a troubling matter for those who have followed the Russian investigation. He pleaded guilty to a false statement that seems relatively minor in comparison to false statements made by Justice officials like Andrew McCabe or leaks by figures like James Comey.

 Only a few weeks ago, the Justice Department was demanding up to six weeks of jail time. Some of us have questioned the case for years. Prosecutors threatened to go after Flynn’s son and to bankrupt him if he continuing to assert his innocence.

Flynn broke with his prior lawyers and accused them of giving him poor advice. He now maintains that he did not lie to two FBI agents in 2017. His recent filings slam the process and the charges. He wrote “One of the ways a person becomes a 3-star general is by being a good soldier, taking orders, being part of a team, and trusting the people who provide information and support. Lori and I trusted Mr. Kelner and Mr. Anthony to guide us through the most stressful experience in our lives, in a completely incomprehensible situation. I have never felt more powerless.”

The position of the Justice Department seemed wholly at odds with other cases, including the light sentences received by individuals sentenced as part of the Russian investigation. He was also the subject of a bizarre hearing with Judge Emmet Sullivan where he was accused of things outside of his charges or the record.

He is due to be sentenced on Feb. 27.

57 thoughts on “Justice Department Drops Demand For Jail For Flynn”

  1. Flynn never did anything wrong except supposedly lie to VP Pence I wonder if that was even true.Looks like someone was out to get him from the very start.Dem/communists likely.

  2. The Justice Department drops…

    Are you ——- kidding me?

    The entire 7th Floor is allowed to resign and retire when it should have been perp walked to the guillotines, Huber sneaks back empty-handed from a target-rich environment with John H. Durham visible in his dust, the American security apparatus, aka the Deep Deep State, is an enemy shadow government endeavoring mightily to remove the duly-elected one, the communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats) are grossly abusing the power of Congress to overturn a fair and legitimate election and America’s parasitic, community-organizing, cognitively vacuous, foreign, empty-suit nemesis buys a $12 million mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.

    Lead, follow or get out of the way. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. The Justice Department is part of the problem.

    The Justice Department drops…

    The Obama Coup D’etat in America is the most egregious abuse of power and the most prodigious scandal in American political


    The co-conspirators are:

    Bill Taylor, Eric Ciaramella, Rosenstein, Mueller/Team, Andrew Weissmann, Comey,

    Christopher Wray, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Laycock, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr,

    Nellie Ohr, Priestap, Kortan, Campbell, Sir Richard Dearlove, Steele, Simpson,

    Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer, Stefan “The Walrus” Halper, Azra Turk, Kerry,

    Hillary, Huma, Mills, Brennan, Gina Haspel, Clapper, Lerner, Farkas, Power, Lynch,

    Rice, Jarrett, Holder, Brazile, Sessions (patsy), Nadler, Schiff, Pelosi, Obama et al.

  3. Flynn Had Been Lobbiest For Turkey

    Professor Turley seems to imply here that Michael Flynn had been the victim of a frame-up.
    But curiously the professor fails to mention that Flynn had been a lobbiest for the government of Turkey at the time Trump appointed him National Security Adviser.

    Flynn came under scrutiny because it wasn’t clear he had actually separated himself from his former lobbying firm. Nevertheless Flynn had cooperated with the Mueller Probe and Mueller himself reccomend no jail time (as noted in the link below).


    1. Article Describing Flynn’s Controversial Role As Lobbiest During Trump Campaign

      Mr. Flynn was assigned to investigate Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric who lives in Pennsylvania and was blamed by Mr. Erdogan for helping instigate the failed coup. Mr. Erdogan has demanded the United States extradite Mr. Gulen, which the Obama administration refused to do.

      The forms filed this week indicate that Mr. Flynn’s firm was “to perform investigative research” on Mr. Gulen and “develop a short film piece on the results of its investigation.” In the end, the video was never completed, and Mr. Flynn’s firm received $530,000 before the contract terminated in November. But on Election Day, Mr. Flynn published an op-ed article in The Hill, a newspaper serving Congress, calling Mr. Gulen “a shady Islamic mullah” and “radical Islamist.”

      The forms said Mr. Flynn decided to write the piece “on his own initiative” and not at Inovo’s request, although they said that he shared a draft of it with Inovo before it was published. The Hill appended a note to the online version of the piece after this week’s filing: “Neither General Flynn nor his representatives disclosed this information when the essay was submitted.”

      During the course of the work, Mr. Alptekin introduced Mr. Flynn to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mr. Albayrak, the president’s son-in-law, in New York on Sept. 19, the forms said.

      In a letter to the Justice Department this week, Mr. Flynn’s lawyer said that he did not initially register as a foreign agent because the firm that hired him was not a foreign government. But the lawyer, Robert K. Kelner, said Mr. Flynn had decided to register after the fact because “the engagement could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey.”

      Edited from: “Michael Flynn Was Paid To Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign”

      The New York Times”, 3/10/17

    2. FARA a law almost universally ignored by all, suddenly dusted off by persecutors to plague Trump’s team

    3. “Flynn Had Been Lobbiest For Turkey”

      That was legal and no charges arose from that connection. You really can’t separate false beliefs from truth.

  4. The targeting of Admiral Flynn by the CIA, FBI, WH, and DOJ along with British intelligence is the real story here for anyone who knows the details already in the public domain. And that story is but a piece of the targeting of Trump and his associates in what amounts to an attempted coup.

    It’s NOWHERE near good enough for Trump to simply pardon Flynn. I’m appalled at Trump’s failure, so far, to reveal the many actors and treasonous crimes involved. He should have gone on a fit of declassification using his given powers to reveal everything. Relying solely upon Barr and Durham is an abdication of his duties to the nation.

    The crimes here should scare the bejesus out of Trump lovers and haters alike. I voted for Trump, but I will probably join the nonvoting ranks if he fails to reveal the attempted coup.

    1. ah but then you would have another whistleblower who would say Trump bossed the DOJ in his own interests which is an abuse of power and impeachable

      So do you see a) why Dersh said a POTUS can’t be impeached over a noncriminal socalled abuse which arguably may benefit him if he sincerely believes there is a confluence of interests with the nation?

      and b) why this Dem impeachment is so troubling as a potential future precedent that would emasculate the President — ANY president of either party

      1. The President is the chief executive…it’s his job to be the boss. I’m against impeachment!

        My problem with Trump is that he has failed to reveal the obvious attempted coup. He has the requisite powers to do so, but he refuses to use his power of declassification to that needed end.

  5. Justice cometh…

    “Carter Page, the former adviser for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, is suing the Democratic National Committee and those who helped pay for the salacious dossier that formed the basis for multiple surveillance warrants used to spy on Page and the campaign…

    Page’s lawsuit states that the defendants “used false information, misrepresentations and other misconduct to direct the power of the international intelligence apparatus and the media industry against a private individual, Plaintiff Carter Page, to further their political agenda.”


    1. Karen, I know you’re not a lawyer, but here’s the thing: the DNC is not a law enforcement agency or a court, and cannot “direct” either to do or refrain from doing anything. Courts and prosecutors are immune from lawsuits. The warrants for surveillance were issued by a court on the petition of a law enforcement agency, not the DNC. This is just a publicity stunt.

      What in the dossier has been proven false, and when, where and how were any allegations so proven?

      1. Karen, I know you’re not a lawyer,

        And she knows you’re not one.

        1. TIA – sometimes I wonder if she’s a real person, the way she asks the same questions over and over, ignoring the answers given. Could it just be a bot?

          1. Probably not a bot. But reading answers to her questions would take away from the available time she has to post questions.
            Since her focus is plastering endless questions, she can’t waste any time reading the answers.

          2. I don’t think she is a bot but she has memorized a certain script that she reproduces almost everytime she posts. Her answers are mostly non responsive and repetitive leaning heavily on her memorized script.

            Her responses are worthless.

              1. That requires a bit of intelligence. Have you compared enough to see if it is a macro?

              2. or like ancient poetry they repeat stock formulations, such as Homer:
                “dawn wrapped her rosy robe across the sky” or

                “the hero arose from his bath like a god, and strapped on his golden greaves”

                pleasing words…. . whereas Natch:

                “trump malignant narcissist puxxy grabber etc”

                not very poetic!

      2. Carter Page has sued the DNC for slander. Tulsi Gabbard has sued Hillary Clinton for slander, although so far, she’s refused to be served.

        With all of the well documented misconduct, and the subsource of the dossier said it was never supposed to be presented as truthful, I think he’s got a chance.

        Then there was the terrible misconduct against General Flynn. I hope he sues, too, although I think he’s found the justice system distasteful and unjust, so far.

        There will be a line of lawsuits, apparently. It reminds me of terrorists. If you don’t squash them firmly, they keep probing your weaknesses, and ramping up attacks. The targets of severe misconduct on the part of the DNC and the government is such that their victims must be exhausted. But they’ve got to fight back, or this will keep happening to innocent people.

  6. The DoJ is in full face saving mode. They desperately want to keep the conviction provided by Michael Flynn accepting their plea agreement, but they need to keep this whole case from blowing up publicly even more.

  7. How he and his family were treated is a nightmare and indicative of the corrupt actions and motivations of the Obama Administration and the Democrat party in the run-up to the election. I hope Gen Flynn sues the agency (which I still basically respect) and that those involved in the framing of Gen Flynn are punished (and punishment DOES NOT include getting a gig on TV from news agencies that seem to have corrupt intent as well). Democrats are a party of the end justifies their means, and their means have proven vile over the last 3 years.

  8. General Flynn was wronged.

    If he’s still due to be sentenced, then was he unsuccessful in withdrawing his guilty plea? I hope the government drops its case against him, in light of the severe wrongdoing that’s come to light. If it does plow ahead, then President Trump should pardon him.

  9. Justice Schmuck (I refuse to call him Holmes): the original 302s written immediately after the interview said he did not lie. I don’t know if it’s possible for him to sue the government but I think he can and should sue Comey for every penny he has. Remember Comey joked about taking advantage of the inexperienced transition team. And when Flynn asked if he should have a lawyer present the response from the FBI was that it wouldn’t be necessary.

    1. Michael Aarethun – Flynn could try a civil case to recover funds and damages suffered.

  10. Wow…friends in high places! It’s appalling but then it’s Trump time. Sad, very sad.

    1. Crooked people Tim FBI all framed him.He should not even have to go to court.This was a decent man Comey,Mc Cabe,Brennan,Clapper framed him trying to bring down President Trump.I don’t understand now after seeing crooked FBI you can’t see they were wrong.

  11. Asking for probation and no jail time is insufficient. His request to negate his plea should be approved and expose the prosecutors unethical conduct. That would lead to setting the stage for Flynn to sue the government and try to recoup what he lost. Unless the government is held to account at some point we’ll see this type of heavy handed intimidation in the future.

      1. “it Sure does stinks to high heaven. Flynn should be going to jail!”

        No one knows all of the facts in this case except perhaps the two FBI agents that interviewed Flynn and believed him to be innocent.

        What type of person is Holmes who is willing to send a man to jail without knowledge of the circumstances?

        1. What type of person is Holmes who is willing to send a man to jail without knowledge of the circumstances?

          A partisan Democrat. They’re all like that nowadays.

  12. Two types of justice: one compassionate and understanding for the protected (McCabe et Al); and another, harsh and vindictive for the rest of us.

    Judge Sullivan has done a disservice to both the justice system and to himself.

    Ordinary Americans should feel a twinge of fear.

    1. I think he was a hero. Isn’t a criminal. Is incredibly naive. Maybe he should have been born Italian where we learn from infancy: nobody talks and especially nobody talks to the FBI. We handle it ourselves.

        1. JH:

          “Mespo impeaches, nay, eviscerates, the impeachers.”
          No Italians don’t run from the truth or take umbrage at those who speak it. If you doubt my words, ask any Italian-American of age if they would ever talk to the FBI about anything. In 2015 I spoke in Alexandria at a retirement dinner for a friend of mine in the FBI who held a high rank. I led off with the quip: “This really is a momentous occasion, not Pat’s retirement but the first time in history any Italian-American ever spoke to an assemblage the FBI — voluntarily.” The place erupted — all except for the FBI guys themselves.They knew I was right.

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