Attorneys for Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI twice, have decided they are not pleased the judge in the case is pursuing possible contempt of court charges and hasn’t blindly granted the Dept. of Justice’s motion to drop all charges against him. On Tuesday Flynn’s lawyers filed a 36-page motion in federal appeals court demanding the judge in his case let him off scot-free.
Joshua Geltzer, the Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and a Georgetown Law professor called the move “Bonkers.”
I didn’t think Flynn & his lawyers could find a way to anger his judge even more.
But they just did.
Running to an appeals court partly to stop a brief specifically requested by the judge even from being filed??
— Joshua A. Geltzer (@jgeltzer) May 19, 2020
Last week Judge Emmet Sullivan surprised all parties by tapping a retired judge to criminal contempt charges for perjury were warranted. Flynn swore in court he lied to the FBI, then retracted that plea.
The retired judge, John Gleeson, was also appointed to “present arguments in opposition to the government’s Motion to Dismiss.”
By law the judge is required to rule based on what is best for the people, not Flynn.
Judge Gleeson had penned an op-ed titled, “The Flynn case isn’t over until the judge says it’s over.” In it, he argued the DOJ’s “record reeks of improper political influence.”
“The department now says it cannot prove its case,” Gleeson adds. “But Flynn had already admitted his guilt to lying to the FBI, and the court had accepted his plea.”
In it he also suggested the Dept. of Justice is a party to corruption and political influence.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirscher, now an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst, called the move a “stunt,” and “desperate and frivolous.”
This is a stunt by Flynn’s lawyers. A writ of mandamus is appropriate ONLY when a judge is legally required to do something & refuses. The applicable rule of procedure ITSELF indicates the judge has a say in deciding the motion to dismiss. This is a desperate play by Flynn/Barr. https://t.co/RNYSqdAJDU
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) May 19, 2020
The attempt by Flynn’s lawyers to get the appellate court to force Judge Sullivan to dismiss Flynn’s case (via a writ of mandamus) is equal parts desperate and frivolous, and should be summarily rejected. Courts should combat – not capitulate to – corruption.
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) May 19, 2020
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Internet Celebrates ‘Mob Boss Daughter’ Ivanka Trump’s Birthday: ‘Here’s Your Grift — I Mean Gift’
Friday is Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump’s 39th birthday, and the internet is helping her celebrate by reminding her of their favorite memories of her from the past four years.
Some chose to highlight the First Daughter’s “grift,” while others focused on the nepotism of her being an official senior White House advisor. And still others reminded her of the trademarks she was granted by China – on the same day she first met with President Xi.
Here’s Ivanka’s dad sending her a very special Happy Birthday wish: Keep me in office.
Happy Birthday to our wonderful Ivanka. Now go back to work! November 3rd. https://t.co/mQF1xHV3Qh
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2020
Here’s what other social media users are saying. Take a look.
"Happy Birthday Ivanka" and Mob Boss Daughter Day!
One is Victoria Gotti, Mob Boss Daughter
The Other is also a Mob Boss Daughter. pic.twitter.com/acWFYs5got
— Rick Shimelplatzer (@Rickagain) October 30, 2020
Happy Birthday Ivanka! Here’s your grift — I mean gift. pic.twitter.com/iVHdOmqKVY
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 30, 2020
— Mz. Cabibi (@SoulofDemocracy) October 30, 2020
Happy Birthday Ivanka! I hope you get everything you deserve. pic.twitter.com/hiqMp6Wm1K
— Terye (@TeryeA) October 30, 2020
Happy birthday Ivanka, and thank you for giving nepotism a spokesperson. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/bBNIncw7A2
— COVIDon19 (@realTrumpClone) October 30, 2020
Happy Birthday Ivanka, and may it be your last in the White House. pic.twitter.com/2UqoWof3W9
— 🌊One person.One country.One world.One fight.🌊 (@Lippyaddiction) October 30, 2020
"Happy Birthday Ivanka" pic.twitter.com/S67CeJESf1
— iamSantana🔥🔥🔥…Pack the courts with rage (@dawnparagracias) October 30, 2020
Happy Birthday Ivanka. Glad you’re doing better than the 230,000 Americans dead & counting thanks to your dad & husband. pic.twitter.com/zmJKIjgUp6
— Dave B (@Davejets76) October 30, 2020
Happy birthday Ivanka pic.twitter.com/67HYUgfCCz
— KeanoTheDog (@judgeyourself99) October 30, 2020
Happy birthday Ivanka, your complete downfall and humiliation will be America's gift.
May you and your family NEVER have a moment's peace. https://t.co/MsG3ukQQZF
— David Yogi Rodriguez🌈🐻🦂🥃 (@1POdBearFromELA) October 30, 2020
‘#PerdueIsChicken’: Internet Mocks ‘Coward’ GOP Senator for Canceling Debate After Ossoff Destroyed Him in Viral Video
Democratic Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff destroyed his Republican incumbent opponent so thoroughly Wednesday evening that Georgia Senator David Perdue has just canceled the third and final debate.
“It’s not just that you’re a crook, Senator, it’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent,” Ossoff told Perdue, who had little to say in response. The viral video had been watched 5 million times by Thursday morning. It’s now been viewed 9.3 million times, nearly as many times as the number of people in the entire state of Georgia.
Seriously, this is the most West Wing moment I’ve ever seen in real life. Just brutal. pic.twitter.com/C2LeZefbZl
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) October 29, 2020
Ossoff kept the pressure on Thursday evening when he announced Perdue had pulled out:
BREAKING: Senator Perdue just cancelled our final debate.
At last night's debate, millions saw that Perdue had no answers when I called him out on his record of blatant corruption, widespread disease, and economic devastation.
Shame on you, Senator.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 29, 2020
Perdue’s Twitter account has been very active Thursday, but he has not announced he will not debate Ossoff on Sunday.
Perdue is being mocked on social media:
Perdue just backed out of the last debate because Ossoff destroyed him. https://t.co/K6U6xkmSAp
— RufusKingIsNotAmused (@is_rufus) October 29, 2020
Fox spent all summer talking about how Biden was too scared to debate and how it was prospectively disqualifying.
Trump ended up being the one skipping the POTUS debate and now Perdue ducks Ossoff in what could be the decisive Senate contest. https://t.co/DfbW5xEbUJ
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) October 29, 2020
Already donated to Ossoff. Perdue is garbage. Nearly six years in office and he has NEVER held a town hall meeting with his constituents. He only meets with special interests and hand-picked sycophants. If you send him email/mail or phone his office you never get an answer.
— tinylittlenukes (@tinylittlenukes) October 29, 2020
— Raj — Plz Plz vote blue (@RajLuvsColorado) October 29, 2020
Remember when Sen Perdue made a racist joke about Kamala’s name and @PerdueChicken was all like “no we don’t have anything to do with him!”?
— Dan Baer (@danbbaer) October 29, 2020
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 29, 2020
You see Republicans backing out of debates all over the country. Roger Marshall in Kansas, Perdue in Georgia.
They've given up trying to win voters on visions for the future and how to help right now, they are investing in voter suppression instead.
Can't win a fair fight.
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) October 29, 2020
— 5 Days Until Counting Day (@cwmsiv) October 29, 2020
Perdue is chicken. https://t.co/eWKpMHIjQm
— Joshua Karp (@JoshuaKarp) October 29, 2020
— Michael Loeffler (@msloeffler) October 29, 2020
— The Notorious ROY G BIV (@robwoodyard1) October 29, 2020
Well, there’s nothing Perdue hates more than socialism and he sure got publicly owned last night. https://t.co/gaimyXysV0
— Anthony “Enlarge the Court” Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) October 29, 2020
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) October 29, 2020
Actual footage of Senator David Perdue on the campaign trail today.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 29, 2020
‘Too Many Middle Fingers to Count’: Protestors Greet Trump on His Way to NH Rally With ‘One Fingered Salutes’
President Donald Trump is traveling to New Hampshire Friday evening where he will hold a short rally then head back home to the White House.
As the presidential motorcade made its way to Joint Base Andrews to board Air Force One the White House press pool released some very descriptive details.
Most press poolers try to capture the scene wherever they go, delivering descriptions including information about the weather, sometimes what the president is wearing, if there are supporters or protestors and what they’re doing.
This particular scene apparently offered a large number of details.
“The president’s motorcade moved down Pennsylvania Avenue on a route that took us past throngs of protesters who are presumably here for the events marking the anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington,” the pool report reads.
“Many of the protesters along the avenue greeted the motorcade with raised middle fingers,” it notes.
“There were far too many middle fingers to count. Several of the peope in the crowd opted to raise both of their middle fingers in a double barreled one finger salute,” it continues. “Some of the protesters waved signs. A few that were clearly legible read ‘BLM’ and ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER.’ One man’s sign that was visible from the motorcade said, ‘WHITE SILENCE = BLACK DEATH.'”
Just filed a rather unusual pool report – "One fingered salutes along Pennsylvania Avenue." pic.twitter.com/PvwcjoFGsO
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 28, 2020
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