How easy would it have been for U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to simply ignore Gen. Mike Flynn’s legal defense team’s request that Hizzoner be removed as the presiding judge in the now disgraced case against Flynn by the Department of Justice?
Very easy, that’s how. He just simply ignores it.
But not so fast, Judge Sullivan. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just dropped a legal bombshell on you.
The 18-member Appeals Court just ruled today that Judge Sullivan has but 10 days to respond to the court filing against him that he be removed as reported by the Washington Times.
And there’s even better news for Flynn and his team – in the wake of the DoJ dropping the case against Flynn, the Court of Appeals has also invited the very same DoJ to give their opinion on Sullivan being replaced.
The Washington Times is also citing;
The order also revealed that two Republican-appointed judges will oversee Flynn’s bid to have the charges he lied to the FBI dismissed.
Judges Karen Henderson, an appointee of President George W. Bush, Neomi Rao, an appointee of President Trump, and Robert Wilkins, who was appointed by President Obama, will hear Flynn’s appeal.