Judge in Michael Flynn case denies request for more Brady material, sets sentencing date

Judge in Michael Flynn case denies request for more Brady material, sets sentencing date
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[Ed. – Haven’t read the document yet, but it sounds like the judge slams lawyer Sydney Powell for her tactics and says the defense hasn’t proved prosecutorial misconduct, or established that they’ve withheld Brady information.  Not good for Flynn.  Judge Sullivan has the reputation of being a tiger on Brady; I wonder if he’s annoyed that his court may be used by Powell to go after the DOJ, rather than merely defend Flynn.]

A U.S. judge on Monday flatly rejected a last-ditch bid by President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn to get the criminal charge to which he already pleaded guilty dropped, brushing aside his claims of misconduct by prosecutors and the FBI.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered Flynn to appear for sentencing on Jan. 28, concluding that the retired Army lieutenant general had failed to prove a “single” violation by the prosecution or FBI officials for withholding evidence that could exonerate him. …

Powell has filed a flurry of requests with the court to try to force the Justice Department to turn over troves of records that she said would show the FBI conducted an “ambush” interview of Flynn and withheld evidence that could exonerate him.

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“The court summarily disposes of Mr. Flynn’s arguments that the FBI conducted an ambush interview for the purpose of trapping him into making false statements and that the government pressured him to enter a guilty plea,” Sullivan wrote in the ruling. “The record proves otherwise.”

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