OK this is just getting bizarre. Now the judge who is refusing to let Mike Flynn go has hired a lawyer in order to counter accusations that he’s biased. And he hired Brett Kavanaugh’s former attorney!
A NEW twist in the Flynn saga: Judge Sullivan hires high powered attorney to argue his case for not immediately tossing Flynn guilty plea
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) May 23, 2020
From the Daily Beast:
The federal judge in the controversial case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has now himself hired a lawyer, The Washington Post reports. Emmet Sullivan retained Beth Wilkinson, who represented Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation amid accusations of sexual assault, to represent him before the D.C. Court of Appeals in arguments over the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss charges against the former aide to President Trump. Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI but later sought to withdraw his plea. When the DOJ filed its motion to dismiss, Sullivan declined to immediately accept the petition. Sullivan invited a former judge and mafia prosecutor to argue against it in his own court and review whether Flynn had perjured himself. Flynn’s lawyers cried foul to the appeals court, requesting its intervention, and said Sullivan was biased against their client.
Here’s Doug Collins calling the judge out for his bizarre and irregular actions:
This is definitely getting weird and I could see why Flynn’s defenders would be angry over how the case is being conducted….