Law prof Jonathan Turley calls Sullivan’s stunning move in Flynn case ‘discomforting’ and ‘unnerving’

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Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro isn’t the only legal expert pushing back on U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan’s controversial decision to keep the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn alive despite a request from the Department of Justice to drop it.

In tweets posted late Wednesday, legal scholar Jonathan Turley, a professor of George Washington University Law School who participated in the impeachments of both former President Bill Clinton and current President Donald Trump, described Sullivan’s moves as “increasingly discomforting” and “unnerving.”


The tweets were posted after Sullivan made three shocking moves.

First, he issued a highly “unusual” order Tuesday opening Flynn’s case up for outside comment from demonstrably partisan actors

A day later he appointed a retired Clinton-era judge with an apparent to ax to grind against Flynn to argue against the DOJ’s motion for his case to be dismissed.

He then directed retired New York federal judge John Gleeson “to recommend whether Flynn should face a criminal contempt charge for perjury — apparently for declaring under oath at two different court proceedings that he was guilty of lying to the FBI, before he reversed course in January and claimed he had never lied,” according to Politico.

He issued these extraordinary orders despite the DOJ having clearly outlined why the case against Flynn is bunk.

“There was no predicate for him to be investigated in the first place, he was told he didn’t need an attorney and then was denied effective assistance of counsel — all these wrongdoings done by the by the federal government and the FBI,” Pirro explained during an appearance late Wednesday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”


Listen to her full remarks below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):

It’s almost as if Sullivan has an ax of his own to grind against Flynn — or rather, as some have speculated, Flynn’s former boss, U.S. President Donald Trump.

A profile of Sullivan published by Fox News two years ago revealed that he’s “assisted” Democrats in their efforts against the president at least twice.

“Earlier this year, Sullivan gave an assist to Democrats suing Trump over claims he violated the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts and foreign domestic interests through his hotel business and other properties,” FNC reported at the time.

He also once reportedly forced the federal government to literally “turn that plane around” and bring two illegal aliens who’d been en route home back to the U.S.

These facts have raised questions surrounding his true motivation and who he really works for.



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