Robert Mueller’s witch hunt into the President just ran into its biggest obstacle.
That’s because one Judge stepped up and delivered devastating news to the special counsel.
And this big mistake could lead to the whole case being thrown out.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to making a false statement to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador during the Trump transition was the biggest scalp collected by the special counsel.
It immediately ignited a media frenzy that Flynn was about to flip on Trump and aid Mueller in making the case that Trump colluded with Russia or that he obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey.
But Mueller ran into one big problem.
When the FBI agents initially interviewed Flynn last January, the agents did not believe he lied.
That led to much speculation that he was bullied by Mueller into pleading guilty to a crime the FBI did not believe he had committed.
In an unusual move, the Judge on the case – Emmet Sullivan – ordered all exculpatory evidence be turned over to Flynn and his defense team.
The Hill reports:
“The federal judge overseeing the criminal case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to turn over any “exculpatory evidence” to his defense team.
The development generated immediate attention in conservative circles, with some seizing on the order as a potential indication that Flynn’s guilty plea had been called into question.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan filed the order on Friday, directing federal prosecutors to produce to Flynn’s legal team “any evidence in its possession that is favorable to defendant and material either to defendant’s guilt or punishment” in a timely manner.
Sullivan’s order invoked the “Brady Rule,” which requires prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence in their possession to the defense — that is, evidence that could prove favorable to the defendant in negating his guilt, reducing his potential sentence or bolstering the credibility of a witness.”
Some experts – like Fox News Channel’s Judge Andrew Napolitano – believe Flynn was pressured into making a guilty plea and that this new development could lead it to being vacated.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said it’s possible former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is innocent and was forced to plead guilty to lying to federal agents for reasons other than guilt.
“I’ve never heard of this. So Mike Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI in December. The judge before whom he pleads guilty takes himself off the case. Why? Because that judge is also on the FISA court. And he may, he may very well have authorized the wiretap that surveilled Mike Flynn when he was talking to then Ambassador Kislyak, which is the lie that he told the FBI about,” Napolitano said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” “So Mike Flynn pleads guilty. A new judge comes in. It’s time for sentencing. Bob Mueller says we don’t want to sentence him until May. That’s normal.”
“Then the judge on his own, not in response to any application from General Flynn’s lawyers says, ‘By the way, I want all exculpatory evidence, evidence that could help Flynn or hurt the government turned over,’” Napolitano continued. “Why would he we want that after General Flynn has already pleaded guilty? That is unheard of. He must suspect a defect in the guilty plea. Meaning, he must have reason to believe that General Flynn pleaded guilty for some reason other than guilt. Do people plead guilty for a reason other than guilt?”
Mueller coercing Flynn into a guilty plea for a crime the FBI did not believe he committed is more evidence his investigation is a farce and must be shut down.
The special counsel was desperate for a trophy to hang on the wall since the collusion investigation is nothing more than a fake news hoax.
But Mueller’s prosecutorial overreach may about to be corrected.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.