Friday, February 28, 2020

It's Official: Flynn Wants Exoneration, Not Pardon

That's the takeaway from an inteview with Flynn's lead attorney, Sidney Powell, according to Just the News. It's not exactly a bombshell revelation, although Powell has been somewhat cagey in that past:

Michael Flynn seeks total exoneration, not pardon, says his attorney
Sidney Powell says case could 'be over in a week' once 'altered 302' examined in DOJ review
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, told Just the News this week that she is seeking total exoneration of her client from the Department of Justice in a case that has dragged on for years. 
“We don't want a pardon," she told the site's CEO John Solomon for his podcast John Solomon Reports. "We want an exoneration." 
While emphasizing that her client wouldn’t dismiss the idea of accepting a pardon, Powell made clear that she and Flynn have set their sights higher.  
“We want this case dismissed in the interest of justice,” she said.

For a person in Flynn's position, anything less than total exoneration has never made much sense. Of course, his guilty plea never made any sense at all, even in his difficult position.

As for the case being 'over in a week,' I'd be very unhappy if there was no aftermath, no payback involving Team Mueller.


  1. Powell seems to think, despite what she has experienced, that things can be put back on the level, that somewhere at the bottom of the cesspool dba DOJ there is an honest man buried underneath all the merda.

    In this, she appears to have attended the same finishing school as AG Barr. She actually believes an altered 302 matters? Why? It hasn't mattered so far.

    Maybe she has super powers.

    As Howie Carr says, "Nothing is on the level. Everything is a deal. No deal too small."


  2. With the threat to his son, and the pressure from his so called defense attorneys, it makes sense to me.

    >his guilty plea never made any sense at all,
    >even in his difficult position.

  3. Sorry to disagree, but Flynn's guilty plea makes sense.

    In our current system, of which I am currently apart of, a lot of innocent people plead guilty for lighter sentences for a myriad of reasons.

    Friom the lowly traffic citation to felonious charges, it occurs a lot.


    Take a traffic citation. Mostly it's easier and cheaper to plea out, normally nolo contrende, than going to municipal court. Heck, you can keep it off your driving record doing that while a trial is no guarantee.

    On and on it goes the higher charges you face.

    Minor possession charge of stink weed has a good chance of being dropped to a citation charge of drug paraphernalia.

    Misdemeanor assualt same. Plea deals for lesseor charges are the norm, not the exception.

    So, Flynn, facing bankruptcy and having his son charged with some federal felony, he cops the plea.

    I truly take no notice of the statutory declarations of such plea agreement documents. There is no real way to verify if the defendant is being truthful in guilt or not save for the trial in which facts are supposed to be obtained. Even then, as with Stone, the facts may be lacking and, boom, jail time.

    Take Manafort. The DOJ looked at him prior to Mueller and refused to prosecute. Low and behold, he refused to rat out his partner, who won his case, but still is imprisoned due to new evidence from Ukraine. Manafort is put into solitary for this? For stuff that may be truly false?

    For anyone to say our system is just and fair is beyond comprehension. Our system favors the rich and powerful. Even if you have some money, like Flynn, you will still face time if the political tide is against you.

    Drill that back down to the indigent and you have a system that in no way resembles anything that can be called just.

    1. Except if you are a member of the Club then you receive a get out of jail card for free.

      Rob S

  4. Nope, not buying it. Flynn is a retired Lieutenant General. There's a world of difference when you're talking about a retired Lieutenant General pleading to a felony. And that's exactly why Powell is pursuing Flynn's original lawyers, and IMO is very unlikely to drop that.

    1. I will respectfully disagree due to the knowledge we have right now.

      Flynn was railroaded. His next best option with his corrupt former council was to plea ... twice ... under oath.

    2. Absolutely. Only a fool would oppose his own attorney's advice, knowing that would only inflate the legal bills issued by his attorneys who would be unenthusiastically working against their own advice. Railroaded.

    3. And maybe I misread that reply.

    4. As much as I respect you, Mr. Wauck, this is one time that I disagree with you. Whether he is a retired lieutenant general, or not, he faced financial ruin, corrupt counsel and a threat to his son. In fact, his decision to take one on the chin for his son's sake is admirable.

    5. Call me old fashioned. I believe it's more admirable to fight for the truth than to lie under oath. I realize that's a simplification of what happened in Flynn's plea deal, but I also believe he should have been looking for more honest lawyers. A lot went wrong, and I readily agree it wasn't all Flynn's fault by a long shot.

    6. I take your point about truth. You'll get no argument from me. I'd bet Flynn agrees. It's probably one reason he always has seemed so grim.

      He was faced with some horrible choices that no innocent man should have to face.

      On that last point, I think, all of us here probably agree.

  5. Supposedly Flynn’s tab with his previous lawyers before the plea deal was $4.6 Million.

    1. @Ray

      His previous law firm: you mean Coverup & Burling?

      I hope they 'pay' ... big time.

    2. Exoneration is great, but I predict that once that comes Flynn will also want compensation.