BREAKING: Appeals Court Orders Flynn Judge to Explain Actions Regarding Case’s Dismissal
Yesterday, we reported that former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s legal team, led by Sidney Powell, asked the DC appeals court to intervene in forcing judge Emmet Sullivan to honor the DOJ’s dropping the case. The court today accepted the request, having Sullivan removed and ordering him to explain his actions in stonewalling the DOJ’s request.
According to Just the News, a special three-judge panel has been appointed to review the matter, and that June 1 is the deadline to respond to the request. The DOJ has also been invited to weigh in.
Powell’s petition to have Sullivan removed came after the judge declined to let the DOJ drop the case (which he has no power to do), and invited amicus briefs into it, including from former judge and noted Trump-hater John Gleeson arguing in favor of not dropping the case.
The petition read, “The district judge’s latest actions – failing to grant the Government’s Motion to Dismiss, appointing a biased and highly-political amicus who has expressed hostility and disdain towards the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss the prosecution, and the promise to set a briefing schedule for widespread amicus participation in further proceedings – bespeaks a judge who is not only biased against Petitioner, but also revels in the notoriety he has created by failing to take the simple step of granting a motion he has no authority to deny,” and accused Sullivan of being “an umpire who has decided to steal public attention from the players and focus it on himself. He wants to pitch, bat, run bases, and play shortstop.”