When new evidence emerged the Michael Flynn had been set up, the DOJ tried to drop the case. But we all watched in shock as an Obama-appointed judge, Emmett Sullivan, refused to end the trial.
He blocked the Feds from ending the case—and made unprecedented moves in the apparent hope to still prosecute and punish Flynn.
Trump ended the charade recently by pardoning Flynn, forcing the case to eventually be dropped by the court.
Now, a top Republican senator is calling for major consequences for what this judge did.
From Tom Cotton’s Twitter:
Judge Sullivan should be impeached for gross abuse of power. https://t.co/idDLKvGxER
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) December 8, 2020
Judge Sullivan should be impeached for gross abuse of power.
Judge Sullivan on #Flynn’s case just granted a lineup of requests to file friend-of-the-court briefs in the wake of Trump granting a pardon to the former national security adviser.
Normally, when the people prosecuting drop the charges, a judge has no choice but to end the trial. After all, the people accusing the defendant have essentially given up.
For what reason does a judge have to prolong this process? It makes the judge appear biased as if he wants to do the job of a prosecutor.
Even after President Trump pardoned Flynn with his lawful executive authority, Judge Sullivan tried to drag out the process with more “friend-of-the-court” antics.
Now, two times, Flynn has been vindicated. There is no reason anyone in the court should be dragging this out.
Yet Sullivan appears to have had a personal vendetta against Flynn. Or he is openly revealing his political bias, trying to hurt a man Democrats largely despise (especially those from the Obama administration).
What else can we conclude but that this judge is abusing his power? It’s not the job of a judge to prosecute people. They are simply tasked with upholding the law and overseeing trials.
Tom Cotton’s comments might sound extreme, but so have been Sullivan’s actions. Even a liberal judge should have dropped the case by now.
It’s rare for a judge to be impeached. But if Cotton’s comments gain traction, this Texas-based judge might be forced to answer for his actions.
Do you think Judge Sullivan should face impeachment charges over what he’s done to Flynn?
- The judge presiding over Flynn’s case continued to drag out the trial, despite Trump’s pardon.
- Tom Cotton has called for Sullivan’s impeachment over “abuse of power.”
- Sullivan’s actions have appeared to be motivated by political bias.