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The Michael Flynn Saga: To Be Continued

The Michael Flynn Saga: To Be Continued

Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 03:47 PM Current | Bio | Archive

If observers of the continuing saga of former Trump National Security Advisor and retired Lieutenant Gen. Michael Flynn expected a dramatic new development in court Tuesday morning, they were sorely disappointed.

But there was a fresh element outside the brief hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., as pro-Flynn demonstrators appeared brandishing signs reading “Clear Flynn Now!” and “Gen. Flynn Is a Political Prisoner!”

Inside the courthouse, in proceedings lasting roughly ten minutes, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan again delayed the sentencing of Flynn—the lone former Trump White House official to be charged in the “Russiagate” probe conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“Gen. Flynn is eager to proceed,” said his attorney Robert Kelner, hoping to move to the sentencing of his client for pleading guilty December 1 for one count of lying to federal agents about his dealings with Sergey Kislyak, then Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

But Judge Sullivan would not budge and said the next hearing would be in August.

“Have a nice day,” Sullivan said, as he closed the hearing. 

Inside the courtroom and outside the courthouse, the crowds were clearly favorable to Flynn.

“I’m monitoring the Mueller investigation and here to watch a miscarriage of justice continue,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Newsmax as he left the hearing, “I don’t think Mike Flynn lied.  I think he’s a target of Obama’s holdover Justice Department—[former FBI Director James] Comey, [former Assistant Attorney General Sally] Yates, and Mueller.”

Leading sign-carrying demonstrators who cheered Flynn as he left the court-room was Jeff Hurlbert of Annapolis, Maryland, head of the “Patriot Picket” group.

“We demonstrate for the little guy—mostly Second Amendment supporters who are caught up in court,” Hurlbert told us, “And here you have someone who is bankrupted by all this [Mueller investigation].  But when all this is done,  Mike Flynn will get back his good name. No doubt about it.”

Hurlbert has previously led protesters with picket signs outside the Red Hen, the Southern Virginia restaurant famed for asking White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to leave. 

“And we did exactly what [California Democratic Rep.] Maxine Waters urged people to do when she said to protest at the homes of Trump Administration officials.  We had a march outside her home at Connecticut and Florida Avenues.” 

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