General Flynn prosecutors request hearing suspension for IG report and Sidney Powell motion ruling, Attorney Powell seeks exculpatory evidence
“I would say explosive and I would say, for people at the highest levels of the FBI and at the highest levels of the Justice Department–more important at the Justice Department–it’s going to be devastating. It’s going to ruin careers, it’s going to make people have bar problems”…Joe diGenova on OIG FISA report
“is going to be very bad for the people in the Obama administration. My source said to me, “It’s going to be worse than you can imagine.”…Victoria Toensing on OIG FISA report
“Instead of doing so, the government has continued to defy its
constitutional, ethical and legal obligations to this Court and to the defense, and to hide evidence that it knows exonerates Mr. Flynn. As is the essence of the problem here, instead of protecting its citizens, the “government” is protecting its own criminal conduct and operatives.”…Attorney Sidney Powell October 23, 2019
From Sara Carter.
“Prosecutors Request Flynn’s Upcoming Hearing Be Suspended Pending IG Report
Government prosecutors in the case of former National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn requested from the court late Tuesday night to suspend Flynn’s upcoming hearing. The prosecutors cited in their motion that the government is waiting for the completion of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the bureau’s probe into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, as well as an expected ruling by the court on Flynn’s attorney’s request for exculpatory evidence.
Last month, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is presiding over former National Security Adviser Flynn’s case, canceled the hearing. Sullivan cited Powell’s motion, which accused the government of a litany of misconduct allegations. She is seeking exculpatory evidence that she contends the government is withholding in Flynn’s case. The hearing last month had been scheduled for Nov. 7.
The court had rescheduled the sentencing hearing for Flynn on Dec. 18 but the joint motion requests that the sentencing be vacated.
U.S. Prosecutor Jessie K. Liu noted in Tuesday’s late night filing “the Court had not yet issued its ruling on the defendant’s Motion to Compel. Both parties share the Court’s goal to move this case along expeditiously.” Liu said in the motion that Horowitz’s report, which is expected to be made public on Dec. 9, may contain information pertinent to Flynn’s case.
“The parties nonetheless believe that their sentencing submissions will be incomplete if they are filed prior to the Court’s issuance of its ruling on the Motion to Compel,” prosecutors stated. “Additionally, the parties note that the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is conducting an Examination of the Department’s and the FBI’s Compliance with Legal Requirements and Policies in Applications Filed with the US. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to a certain US. Person. The parties expect that the report of this investigation will examine topics related to several matters raised by the defendant. As widely reported by the media, that report is expected to issue in the next several weeks.”
“For these reasons, the parties respectfully request that the Court suspend the currently scheduled dates for briefing and sentencing until further order of the Court,” Liu added.
The new move by prosecutors is significant, said Flynn’s defense attorney Sidney Powell. She told SaraACarter.com that “it is the only thing for the government to do–short of producing the information we have requested or dismissing the case on it’s own motion.””