For Wednesday President Who Likes Criminals has tweeted 2 times and retweeted 2 times so far.
In his first he celebrates an Appeals Court Ruling regarding former National Security Advisor and confessed liar Michael Flynn.
In his second tweet President Hearts Criminals Shows Disdain for the Rule of Law asks if those responsible for Flynn confessing his guilt, will apologize.
As the House holds a hearing regarding the political turn the Department of Justice has taken, a Federal Appeals Court has ordered the Judge overseeing the Flynn matter to dismiss the case as the Department of Justice wants.
As CNN notes, Flynn has pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about the nature of his conversations with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislak.
I’m not going to waste a lot of ink on this, as of right now, it’s unclear what happens next, but I will offer some takes from Legal Twitter.
And normally, an active judge on a circuit court can call for a vote on his/her own on whether the court should rehear the case en banc. But again, this is a very abnormal situation! https://t.co/x91EzlAIrc— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) June 24, 2020
Trump world is pushing an exceptionally bizarre and dishonest misreading of the DC Cir. opinion. The issue is about a federal court's ability to get answers regarding politicization and irregularity in DOJ decision making. It is in no way a substantive vindication of Flynn. https://t.co/fBxuAmsxsK— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) June 24, 2020
They are actually celebrating the opinion because it allows DOJ to drop charges without having to account for its own conduct. But they are pretending the opinion is about affirming that Flynn was wrongly prosecuted or that dropping charges was just.— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) June 24, 2020
The D.C. Circuit currently has 11 active judges, any of whom (including a member of the original panel) is eligible to request a vote to have the full court rehear a panel decision.— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) June 24, 2020
It takes a majority—so 6 votes to take a case “en banc.”
And here's a case all the way back from … September … in which the two judges in the majority in today's Flynn ruling dissented from the D.C. Circuit's refusal to rehear a different panel decision even though no party had asked it to:https://t.co/QUjLxxBgSz— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) June 24, 2020
The decision was 2-1.
In other but related news, it’s being reported that Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify at a House Judiciary Committee on July 28th…
Yeah, I’ll believe it when I see it.
This post might be updated.
This is an Open Thread.
Because I have a thing against far too many live feeds at one time. Apparently President Asshole is holding some type of press event in 2 hours, according to Yahoo Finance.
I’m not sure if this will be his only rush to the camera today to brag about how they misunderstand all things court related or not.
Also worth noting: Allegedly.