Told you so back in 2017: Michael Flynn is finally a free man after withdrawing plea

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Update June 24, 2020- The federal appeals court ruled today that the district court must abide by the DOJ’s wishes to drop charges against Flynn.

Update May 7, 2020- The DOJ dropped the case. General Flynn is a free man. I was the first to say this two and a half years ago.

Update January 14, 2020- Michael Flynn has asked a judge to allow him to withdraw his guilt plea. I told you so!

The case is US v Flynn 17-cr-00232 and the motion is here.

December 5, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I spoke today with a senior member of the Trump legal team. I asked them whether the Michael Flynn plea bargain deal, where he agreed to plead guilty to lying to the FBI, was irreversible. It is not. No judge has signed off on it yet.

I then asked whether they were considering, in the light of the news that the top FBI investigators who trapped Flynn into the plea days before being fired by Robert Mueller for sending pro-Hillary Clinton messages to one another, having Flynn rescind the plea. While the person I spoke with is not Flynn’s lawyer, he gave me a detailed legal analysis for why it would be very feasible and proper for Flynn to take back his guilty plea.

I have not spoken to any of Michael Flynn’s lawyers, but I can say that The White House is aware of the above and that they are contemplating such a development, should it happen.  If Flynn were to rescind his please, it is unlikely that federal prosecutors would be able to convict him of any crime in criminal court given the reasonable doubt created by the bias among the FBI investigators. The entire Muller special investigation would also be dealt a blow to credibility.

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9 Responses to Told you so back in 2017: Michael Flynn is finally a free man after withdrawing plea

  1. Editor says:

    Reply to bhauptm:

    Yes, that is what it means. A plea is not final until a long time later when a judge signs off. However, in this case, the FBI tricked Flynn by not telling him that they themselves were being fired from the case. The lawyer gave me a legal term that I did not write down, but pleas can be rescinded when the full information is not provided.

    The threat of prosecution is effectively gone. No jury would ever find him guilty now.

  2. bhauptm says:

    Doesn’t a plea deal mean: I plead guilty to this, and you do not indict me for this. If either side reneges or changes his/her mind before an actual indictment or conviction, the deals off. No?

  3. bhauptm says:

    My previous comment is incomplete. (It should read.) Doesn’t Flynn’s plea deal mean: I plead guilty to lying to the FBI, I testify truthfully and provide truthful evidence of the crimes of others. If I do this, I will not be indicted. If either side reneges or changes his/her mind before an actual indictment or conviction, the deals off. No?

  4. bhauptm says:

    Reply to editor: Your point then is Flynn can not only rescind his plea at his own discretion but, based on the entrapment, he can easily avoid prosecution after a recision.

    I have tried to find some support for the conclusion that Flynn was trapped. Don’t see it in your statement nor on the internet. Does it have to do with the Hillary Clinton messages sent back and forth?

  5. Editor says:

    No. Not “entrapment”. That is when law enforcement tricks someone into committing a crime. This is different.

    In court proceedings, the prosecution, all sides actually, have to provide all evidence that they have on them before pleadings can be made. In this case, the Mueller team withheld the fact that the head FBI was so biased that he was fired from the team.

  6. bhauptm says:

    Nope. Not nyet!

  7. bhauptm says:

    I thought the prosecutors of Flynn asked the court to let him walk free, at least originally. Wat up, Steve?

  8. Editor says:

    bhauptm

    You are not reading these updates and comprehending them. My original story years ago was the first to point out that Flynn had the right to rescind his guilty plea because no judge had finalized it. I was correct.

    The judge seems to have delayed and delayed because the judge knows this is all rotten.

    Now, this week, the lawyer for Flynn is getting smart and working on taking back that guilty plea.

  9. Editor says:

    bhauptm

    And another thing, if you think Flynn is NOT the victim of Andrew Weisman abuse of proprietorial power, and that he is a truly bad guy, then you are a moron and deserve the double edged sword that will hit you as soon as the fascists begin to dislike your views next.

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