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DOJ To Faceoff With Former Mob Prosecutor Over Their Dropping Of Mike Flynn’s Case

Judge Emmet Sullivan who presides over the case against former National Security Advisor Mike Fynn has assigned a former Mafia prosecutor, John Gleeson,  to argue against Flynn’s case being dropped. The position is called amicus curiae in which the former prosecutor will try to find if there is a legitimate reason as to why Mike Flynn should not be withheld on the charge of perjury.  Flynn has already pleaded guilty to the charge of lying to the FBI, and, then, the DOJ decided to drop the charges in a move that surprised many.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 22: Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, U.S. national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a “hallmark of our democracy.” (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)Judge Sullivan already appointed another former judge to the case, to debate against dropping charges against the former National Security Advisor.  John Gleeson is most well known for putting members of the Mafia in jail. The biggest and most famous Gleeson case was Gambino crime boss John Gotti.  Gleeson has let his feelings about Flynn’s case being dropped be known. He wrote in a Washing Post op-ed, “The department’s motion to dismiss the Flynn case is actually just a request—one that requires ‘leave of the court’ before it is effective…There has been nothing regular about the department’s effort to dismiss the Flynn case. The record reeks of improper political influence.”

The former judge added, “If prosecutors attempt to dismiss a well-founded prosecution for impermissible or corrupt reasons, the people would be ill-served if a court blindly approved their dismissal request.”

Mike Flynn was charged with lying to the FBI after only serving a month as President Trump’s National Security Advisor. He pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contact with Russian officials and his work with the Turkish government. We will see if Flynn will walk free.



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