Judge Sullivan, At Long Last, Dismisses General Flynn’s Case As ‘Moot’ After President Trump’s Pardon

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U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, at long last, dismissed the criminal case against former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn on Tuesday and “ordered that this case is dismissed as moot” on account of Flynn’s pardon by the Commander in Chief.

President Donald Trump pardoned General Flynn on November 25 after Judge Sullivan refused to automatically grant the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss Flynn’s case earlier this year.

“The history of the Constitution, its structure, and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the pardon power make clear that President Trump’s decision to pardon Mr. Flynn is a political decision, not a legal one,” Judge Sullivan said in his Tuesday order. “Because the law recognizes the President’s political power to pardon, the appropriate course is to dismiss this case as moot.”

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Internal FBI documents unsealed in April, show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017 — and openly indicated that their “goal” was “to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired, Swamp Drain previously reported.

Handwritten notes— written by the FBI’s former head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, indicated that agents planned to get Flynn “to admit to breaking the Logan Act” and catch him in a lie. The Logan Act is an obscure statute that has never been used in a criminal prosecution; enacted in 1799, it was intended to prevent individuals from falsely claiming to represent the United States abroad.

The bombshell documents strongly suggested the agents weren’t truly concerned about Flynn’s intercepted contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, except as a pretext. Former President Obama personally had warned the Trump administration against hiring Flynn and made clear he was “not a fan,” according to multiple officials. Obama fired Flynn as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014. Continued Below

Handwritten notes:

Sidney Powell, attorney for General Flynn, retweeted a response on Twitter Tuesday after Judge Sullivan’s order:

(Related: Biden: “I Know Nothing About Those Moves To Investigate Michael Flynn …I Was Aware … But That’s All I Know About It”)