[Ed. – I wonder if Sullivan even wrote the words. All they are is a set of regurgitated talking points from the media propaganda of the last four years. Frankly, Congress should impeach Sullivan. But failing that, he should at least retire. A very sad case: he was once a hero of jurisprudence for his stance on Brady material disclosure. Now a footnote begging for parody.]
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington on Tuesday said the president’s broad authority to issue pardons all but assured dismissal of the case, which the Justice Department had been fighting to toss out for months even before Trump’s act of clemency on Nov. 25.
“Substantial doubt arises about the government’s stated reasons for seeking dismissal,” Sullivan wrote. …
“Mr. Flynn is not just anyone; he was the National Security Advisor to the President, clearly in a position of trust, who claimed that he forgot, within less than a month, that he personally asked for a favor from the Russian Ambassador that undermined the policy of the sitting president prior to the president-elect taking office,” Sullivan wrote.