Robert Mueller is not finished trying to destroy President Trump.
The special counsel is still out to extract his pound of flesh.
But now this judge holds Robert Mueller’s fate in his hands with one big decision.
Former National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn was the only administration official to face charges in the Mueller rigged witch hunt.
Mueller forced Flynn to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador back in January 2017.
The FBI agents that interviewed Flynn at the time reported Flynn believed he was being truthful, but Mueller needed to claim a scalp to prove his investigation generated momentum.
Many believe Flynn pled guilty to avoid financial ruin and to prevent Mueller from targeting his son.
The special counsel initially requested leniency for Flynn with a sentence that could have been as little as probation with no jail time.
But as the Mueller investigation dragged on and the corruption and illegal behavior came to light, Flynn changed attorneys and hired Sidney Powell who then fought to expose the FBI’s wrongdoing.
The FBI did not take kindly to being questioned.
In response, prosecutors argued Flynn did not give substantial cooperation and recommended jail time.
That led Powell and Flynn to file a motion arguing that the judge should let Flynn withdraw his guilty plea.
“The government’s stunning and vindictive reversal of its earlier representations to this Court are incredible, vindictive, in bad faith, and breach the plea agreement,” Powell argued.
“The prosecution seeks to rewrite history and send Mr. Flynn to prison,” Powell continued. “The government’s new Supplemental Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing recommends that this Court impose on Mr. Flynn a period of incarceration.”
The government responded that the initial sentencing recommendation called for zero to six months of jail time so the suggested prison term fell within the original guidelines.
“As set forth in our submission, we believe that a sentence within the applicable guidelines range — which includes a possible sentence of probation — is appropriate in this case,” prosecutors Brandon Van Grack and Jocelyn Ballantine argued. “There appears to be no dispute as to the applicable sentencing range or that a non-incarceratory sentence would be a reasonable sentence within that range.”
The judge set an initial deadline of January 28 but Powell requested a one month delay.
“The continuance is requested to allow time for the government to respond to the most recent aspects of this Motion and for Mr. Flynn to provide the additional briefing he needs to protect the record and his constitutional rights in light of significant developments in the last thirty days,” Powell argued.
This decision could be huge for the legacy of the Mueller investigation.
The Deep State targeted Flynn as their first victim.
At the start of the Trump administration before all of the President’s appointees were in place, Obama holdovers held down the fort as temporary placeholders.
One such Obama saboteur was deputy attorney general Sally Yates.
Yates claimed the 1799 Logan Act – under which no American has ever been prosecuted – made Flynn liable for Russian blackmail because of a December phone call with the Russian Ambassador.
This preposterous reasoning allowed Yates to dispatch FBI agents to interview Flynn in his White House office and catch him off guard.
Flynn did not realize the FBI agents considered him a criminal suspect and instead believed they were speaking with him as a colleague.
If the Judge allows Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea, it will be the second half of a one-two punch – the first being the Inspector General report on FISA abuse – that proves the FBI’s conduct was a coordinated attack on the Trump Presidency.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.