Courtesy of CNN:
The Justice Department’s decision to drop the criminal case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was a “corrupt and politically motivated favor,” a former judge who was appointed to analyze the case said Friday in a new court filing.
John Gleeson’s comments Friday include some of the sharpest rebukes of the Justice Department to date and directly accuse President Donald Trump’s appointees of doing his bidding to protect Flynn merely because he is a political ally.
“In the United States, Presidents do not orchestrate pressure campaigns to get the Justice Department to drop charges against defendants who have pleaded guilty — twice, before two different judges — and whose guilt is obvious,” Gleeson wrote.
“Yet that is exactly what has unfolded here,” he added.
He reiterated his position that Judge Emmet Sullivan should reject the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the case, and should move forward with Flynn’s sentencing.
Gleeson also said that the Justice Department’s actions were “unworthy of our justice system,” and that “To describe the Government’s Motion to Dismiss as irregular would be a study in understatement.”
So this is coming from a third party appointed to provide his non-biased opinion of this situation, and that opinion is that this is essentially a travesty of justice.
Hopefully, that will convince the courts to reject the government’s attempts to dismiss this case and Flynn can go directly to jail for his crimes.