Flynn’s Lawyer Files Motion To Demand Judge Sullivan Disqualification

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Sidney Powell, the defense lawyer for Michael Flynn, on Wednesday formally demanded the disqualification of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan. Her position is that Judge Sullivan is “irreparably biased.” One would have to agree if they listened to the hearing last week, as she went on in her filing to include: Sullivan’s “contempt and disdain for the defense was palpable” at a hearing last week.

During the hearing, Judge Sullivan even referenced President Trump’s tweets regarding the case and asked the defense team if he is supposed to consider those tweets in his decisions. This man is a judge… and he can’t figure that out?

Then there is the matter of Judge Sullivan’s surrogate. At one point he said: “If the executive wants to take Michael Flynn off the hook, he can pardon him.” It should be noted too that Judge Sullivan demanded to know if Sidney Powell has had conversations with President Trump. None of his business, right? When she responded with ‘yes’, Judge Sullivan demanded to know about the details of those conversations to which Ms. Powell replied that those conversations are privileged. He told her they are not privileged as she is not a government employee… well, she had to correct the judge once again that many interactions with the president are privileged regardless of the employer. Powell did tell the court that she told President Trump to NOT issue a pardon to General Flynn, at Flynn’s request.

Crazy, eh?

Sidney Powell’s Motion to Disqualify Judge Emmet Sullivan and Other Relief is found here.

It is 82 pages. Just for reference, here is part of the Index of the Motion:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Judge Sullivan’s Immediate Disqualification is Mandatory………………………….

2. Judge Sullivan’s Prejudicial Statements and Conduct Have Become Increasingly Shrill,   Unprecedented, and Prejudicial—and Apparently Influenced by Extra-Judicial Sources……………………………………………………………………………….4

a.His false and defamatory comments at the December 18, 2018 hearing echoed those of Rachel Maddow……………………….4

b.Judge Sullivan issued an order inviting anyone to participate as amicus after receiving an email from Robbins Russell firm on behalf of Former Watergate Prosecutors……………….5

c.Judge Sullivan read John Gleeson’s WaPo op-ed and adopted the procedure recommended therein to delay and derail the government’s motion to dismiss………………………………………………………………..6

Powell has also included in the motion tweets, citations, and evidence including that from DNI John Ratcliffe.

It is suggested to the reader to review her motion page by page. It is fascinating reading including her last sentence of the motion:

The appearance of bias here is terrifying and mandates disqualification.

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