Watergate-era lawyers try to influence judge against Flynn

May 16, 2020 by

They have no legal business with this case. Their move is purely political.

By David Kamioner –

Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors have notified Judge Emmet Sullivan, a jurist for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, that they intend to file an “amicus curiae” (“friend of the court”) brief in the case against former Trump National Security Adviser U.S. Army General Michael Flynn after the Department of Justice moved to dismiss the charges against the general.

Here is their rationale: “In their roles as Watergate prosecutors, Amici investigated serious abuses of power by President Richard M. Nixon and prosecuted many of President Nixon’s aides for their complicity in his offenses. Here, where the Motion seeks to reverse a prosecutorial judgment previously entrusted to and made by Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, the value of the Watergate Prosecutors’ unique perspective on the need for independent scrutiny and oversight to ensure that crucial decisions about prosecutions of high-ranking government officials are made in the public interest, are viewed as legitimate, and are not subsequently reversed by political intervention.”

Specifically, the Watergate prosecutors noted that “[t]he Government’s Motion also does not adequately address questions of this Court’s heightened Article III role in light of the posture of this case, with the Defendant having pled guilty and awaiting sentencing. A guilty plea represents a turning point between ‘the Executive’s traditional power over charging decisions and the Judiciary’s traditional authority over sentencing decisions.’”

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The sixteen long-in-the-tooth liberal lawyers (incidentally, another on the Watergate staff among these sixteen is Hillary Clinton) who are trying to nail General Michael Flynn, even though charges have been dropped by the DOJ, include Nick Ackerman. Here is an idea of Mr. Ackerman’s sense of fair justice and impartial analysis.

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