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Day 1090


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ The House will vote on Wednesday to transmit articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate. "The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. Before the vote, Pelosi will appoint the team of impeachment managers who will prosecute the trial against Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler are expected to be two of the impeachment managers. Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, said Trump's impeachment trial will begin next Tuesday – the start of Season Four of the Trump presidency. (New York Times / Washington Post / NBC News / Politico / Reuters / ABC News)


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The Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump
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So bring it on. Let’s have a trial. And let’s charge Flynn with all the other crimes he evaded by way of his plea deal and then air all that evidence in court. Let’s see where it all leads.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, whom federal prosecutors recently said should go to jail for lying to the FBI in the early days of the Trump administration, has asked a judge to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea.

He was set to be sentenced in two weeks after pleading guilty to lying as part of the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation. He is now asking to delay his sentencing.

His attorneys, in their court filing on Tuesday night, accuse prosecutors of “bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.”

“The prosecution seeks to rewrite history and send Mr. Flynn to prison,” his lawyers wrote.

The judge in the case, Emmet Sullivan of the DC District Court, previously considered some similar accusations, shooting them down. Sullivan would have to approve Flynn unraveling his plea deal.

At very least, Flynn’s legal attempt Tuesday night could further drag out a case that’s taken several twists since Mueller opened it more than two years ago, lining up Flynn as a key witness against the President. Since then, Flynn admitted to his lies under oath and shared several damaging details about the President with investigators, but then gradually tried to walk back his admissions in an attempt to avoid prison.

Flynn had told two federal judges during court hearings that he intended to plead guilty and understood his admissions. Yet on Tuesday, his lawyers wrote that he is “innocent” and “will not plead guilty.”

Their main issue: Prosecutors’ revised their sentencing request, telling a judge two weeks ago Flynn deserved up to six months in prison after he didn’t help them at the trial last summer of his former lobbying partner.


(David Bythewood) #3

About. Damn. Time.

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