Flynn Legal Team Files Motion to Disqualify Judge From Case Due to Bias
On Wednesday, former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s legal team filed a motion to remove U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan from the case.
The basis for the motion was that Sullivan has shown “contempt and disdain for the defense,” according to Just the News.
Flynn’s attorneys, Sidney Powell and Jesse Binnall, filed the motion after a hearing last week saw the several clashes between the judge and the defense. Flynn has also tried to get the D.C. Circuit Court to issue a writ of mandamus forcing Sullivan to drop the case. The full court sided with Sullivan’s appeal after a panel from the D.C. Circuit sided with Flynn.
The Justice Department has been trying to drop the case against Flynn for months, but Sullivan has continued to refuse.
The motion, which can be read in full here, argues that Sullivan’s tenure as judge over Flynn’s case reeks of bias and clearly meets the standard of recusal, concluding that:
“Judge Sullivan’s increasingly hostile and unprecedented words and deeds in what has become his own prosecution of General Flynn mandate his disqualification from further participation in these proceedings and the referral of his conduct to the D.C. Circuit Judicial Council… The appearance of bias here is terrifying and mandates disqualification.”
No one deserves to be treated as unfairly as General Flynn has. He was coerced into pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit, and even the Justice Department realized this and agreed to drop the case.
Judge Sullivan knows this. The fact that he won’t let the prosecution drop its own case speaks volumes about what his true objective is.