Prosecutorial misconduct and coercive plea bargaining, General Flynn case clear example, US Justice Dept. proven misconduct, Judge Sullivan biased and/or incompetent?

Prosecutorial misconduct and coercive plea bargaining, General Flynn case clear example, US Justice Dept. proven misconduct, Judge Sullivan biased and/or incompetent?

“The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.  It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. “…Attorney General Barr

“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

“The criticism in the opinion will likely deepen the unease of Flynn in having the sentencing under Judge Sullivan. However, the court said that it will proceed with precisely such a hearing on January 28, 2020.”… Jonathan Turley

 

We have the most widespread documented case of US Justice Department corruption and prosecutorial misconduct in US history.

General Michael Flynn is a victim.

We have a judge, Emmet Sullivan, who has just ruled in the corrupt prosecution’s favor. Ignoring the documented misconduct that has been revealed and persecuting Flynn’s highly competent attorney, Sidney Powell.

Prosecutorial misconduct leading to coerced plea deals is apparently common.

From The Cato Institute August 8, 2019.

“Prisons Are Packed Because Prosecutors Are Coercing Plea Deals. And, Yes, It’s Totally Legal.”

“According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, of the roughly 80,000 federal prosecutions initiated in 2018, just two percent went to trial. More than 97 percent of federal criminal convictions are obtained through plea bargains, and the states are not far behind at 94 percent. Why are people so eager to confess their guilt instead of challenging the government to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a unanimous jury?

The answer is simple and stark: They’re being coerced.

Though physical torture remains off limits, American prosecutors are equipped with a fearsome array of tools they can use to extract confessions and discourage people from exercising their right to a jury trial. These tools include charge-stacking (charging more or more serious crimes than the conduct really merits), legislatively-ordered mandatory-minimum sentences, pretrial detention with unaffordable bail, threats to investigate and indict friends or family members, and the so-called trial penalty — what the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers calls the “substantial difference between the sentence offered prior to trial versus the sentence a defendant receives after a trial.

Of coercive plea bargaining’s many problems, two are particularly concerning.

The first is false convictions. Though it was once believed that a confession in open court — a guilty plea — was proof-positive of a person’s guilt, we now know that simply isn’t true.”

“The other big problem with coercive plea bargaining is that it helps cover up an untold amount of prosecutorial misconduct. Even in the federal system, where prosecutors are held to a relatively higher standard, there has been a surprising amount of misconduct in the handful of cases that end up going to trial.

The most notorious example is the failed 2008 prosecution of then-Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who, after refusing a one-count guilty plea to one felony charge with no jail time, was indicted on seven counts of failing to report gifts on his financial disclosure forms after allegedly paying an insufficient amount for the renovation of his house in Alaska.

After the jury voted to convict but before Stevens was sentenced, the star witness against him recanted part of his testimony in a letterand an FBI whistleblower disclosed a pattern of deliberate, systematic cheating by prosecutors that has since been documented in a 500-page document called the Schuelke Report. The Justice Department then asked the judge to dismiss the indictment. Had Stevens taken the plea, none of the prosecutorial misconduct or exculpatory evidence in his case might ever have been revealed.”

Read more:

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/prisons-are-packed-because-prosecutors-are-coercing-plea-deals-yes-its

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

10 responses to “Prosecutorial misconduct and coercive plea bargaining, General Flynn case clear example, US Justice Dept. proven misconduct, Judge Sullivan biased and/or incompetent?

  1. “While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.”…Attorney General Barr

  2. The gov’t doesn’t want to investigate Biden for his son’s million dollar + payoff.
    The gov’t doesn’t want to invesitgate he so called whistleblower who lied on his hoax whistleblower form when he said falsely he had no contact with anyone before he made the charge against trump.

    But the Pentagon wants to start an investigation against some army cadets who flashed the ok sign

    I literally hate this gov’t. With a passion.

  3. What about that vaunted separation of Church and state that the left tells us we must live by?

    If they are separate and the church MUST stay out of the lawmaking business, then the gov’t MUST also stay out of the morality business. The gov’t makes the laws and the Church decides what is moral and immoral. When the gov’t attempts to shove onto the country it’s version of morality, then they are breaching the separation of church and state just as much as the church attempting to make laws.

    White nationalism is no more illegal than homosexuality. It is certainly no more immoral than homosexuality. Yet the gov’t says there is no room in this country for white nationalism. And it promotes homosexuality.

    Those are both moral, not legal issues. The gov’t is crossing the divide.
    And therefore unconstitutional by their own standards.

  4. The FISA court sends rebuke to the FBI about FISA applications:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fisa-court-slams-fbi-rare-public-statement

    They court wants to know what procedures they are putting in place to make sure this never happens again.

    First, this is the FISA court attempting to cover their own ass. They were in on the scam and deception the first time. The IG made clear in the report that the Steele dossier was essential to the warrant. And the court accepted it. The problem is that the court is supposed to accept information from reliable sources. First hand reliable sources. That means the FBI would need Steele to be reliable and Steele would need to be the one that saw the pee tape, etc. But that’s not how it was presented to the court. It was presented to the court as Steele claiming that some Russian guy was reliable. This is twice removed from the FBI. This in no way can be considered a reliable source. I heard from somebody who heard it from somebody is not a reliable source.
    It’s contemptable that the FISA court is now trying to cover up their own role in this.

    Second, i’ve already been through this ‘what steps are you taking’ business.
    There are no other possible steps. They already have multiple layers at two different institutions that have to sign off on the warrants. That is as segregated as you can possibly get. When they ALL collude there is nothing that can be done about this segregation of duties. So the FISA court is in effect trying to whitewash this as a problem of not enough segregation of duties instead of a massive criminal conspiracy by a host of hoodlums in the gov’t.

    Piss on them all!

  5. fhl…………
    …………LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES IN COVERING THEIR A$$ES…….THIS WILL CONTINUES UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER. ALL HANDS ARE LYING. A CENTURY WILL BE NEEDED TO FIND ANYTHING PROVEABLE IN A CRIMINAL COURT. REAL BASTARDS.

  6. AND NOW…………
    …………..WE ARE SEEING EXACTLY HOW MANY LUNATIC POS EXIST IN OUR GOVERNMENT, AND MEDIA. THIS IS MORE THAN MASSIVE……..IT COULD ULTIMATELY EVEN RUIN OUR REPUBLIC, AND TURN IT INTO A DICTATORSHIP. I ALSO THINK THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE GETTING CLOSER, AND CLOSER TO PICKING UP RIFLES , AND EXPRESSING THEIR ANGER OF WHAT HAS BEEN PERPETRATED BY CONGRESS. REAL BULLSH-T !!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. AND ……….
    ………..WE NOW HAVE MASSIVE TYRRANY IN OUR GOVERNMENT. READ THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE !!!!!!

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