If you needed any proof of the “deep state” in action, you needn’t look any further.
Where we once worried about a clandestine group of secret rulers in the smoky room, the “powers that we” are operating under the limelight of cable “news – and doing a bizarre job of it.
Now, as one judge continues to push for Flynn’s death to reexamined, one of the other judges in the case has taken a startling position.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is presiding over the Flynn case, has not yet granted the government’s motion to dismiss. Instead, he has appointed a former federal judge, John Gleeson, as outside counsel to argue against the government’s move.
Gleeson filed a scathing 73-page brief on Wednesday that called the Justice Department’s move to drop the case a “gross abuse of prosecutorial power,” and he recommended that Sullivan deny the motion and instead proceed to sentencing Flynn.
Gleeson argued that the department’s stated reasons for wanting to dismiss the case are “so obviously pretextual, that they are deficient.” They also lack credibility because they are “conclusively disproven” by the government’s own filings earlier in the case.
“Moreover, the facts surrounding the filing of the government’s motion constitute clear evidence of gross prosecutorial abuse,” he wrote. “They reveal an unconvincing effort to disguise as legitimate a decision to dismiss that is based solely on the fact that Flynn is a political ally of President Trump.”
If the Deep State was trying to stay hidden, they are doing a terrible job of it.