Emmet Domain

 As Julie Kelly explains, January 6 defendant Robert Geiswein was indicted by a federal grand jury a week after his arrest and “has been behind bars ever since, denied bail while Judge Emmet Sullivan delayed his trial on numerous occasions.” That tactic is predictable coming from the judge who handled the case of General Michael Flynn. 

President Trump’s pick for national security advisor was a veteran of the Defense Intelligence Agency, so he knew what had gone down in Libya and other places under Hillary Clinton and the composite character David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. President Obama’s departing deep-state squad “unmasked” Flynn, exposing the general to surveillance, and FBI boss James Comey sent agents to set a perjury trap. 

That led to charges of lying to the FBI, which is not the same as perjury. The establishment media presumed Flynn guilty, a tool of Russia, a traitor, and so forth. The case wound up with federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, a 1991 appointee of George H. W. Bush to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Sullivan to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. 

As it emerged, the FBI agents weren’t sure whether their job was to get Flynn fired or trick him into a lie. When that and other misconduct finally came to light, the Department of Justice dropped the case against Flynn. Judge Sullivan opposed the dismissal and appointed former federal Judge John Gleeson, another 1994 Clinton pick, to argue that the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case was improper. Gleeson accused the Justice Department of acorrupt, politically motivated dismissal that constituted a “gross abuse of prosecutorial power.” 

Gleeson threatened to have Flynn prosecuted for criminal contempt on the theory that, if he was now claiming innocence, he must have committed perjury when he pleaded guilty. Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell appealed and a three-judge panel agreed with Flynn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected Flynn’s petition for dismissal and voted 8-2 to send the case back to Judge Sullivan. 

Flynn’s attorneys then filed documents with the court showing that FBI agents knew the case was bogus. As one wrote, “if this thing ever gets FOIA’d, there are going to be some tough questions asked.” Flynn’s attorneys again requested a dismissal, which Sullivan again denied. Sullivan was not disqualified and did not recuse himself. The Clinton judge duly pushed the case past the November election but before he could issue a ruling, President Trump granted Flynn a full pardon

The addled Joe Biden, one of the many Democrats who unmasked Flynn, will not be issuing pardons for the January 6 defendants. Sullivan is the ideal judge to pursue the Biden regime’s bogus case against them. So is Obama Judge Tanya Chutkan, who calls January 6 “an unprecedented attempt to prevent the lawful transfer of power”—which it wasn’t, not even close. 

Chutkan handled the case of Imran Awan, the Pakistani IT man who ransacked the computers of House Democrats on the intelligence and foreign affairs committees. Awan and his team stashed the data on a server controlled by then-U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Capitol Police wanted a copy of the server but the one Awan produced turned out to be a fake.

Former DNC head, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) charged that Awan was put under scrutiny because of his religious faith and that “the right-wing media circus fringe” was jumping to conclusions. Awan’s attorney Chris Gowen, a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, charged that Awan’s arrest for bank fraud was “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”

In August 2018, Chutkan sentenced Awan to time served, which amounted to one day in detention, 11 months of GPS monitoring, and three months’ supervision. Awan was never formally charged with unauthorized possession of government material and would soon get his reward. As the New York Times reported on November 25, 2020, “Congress Pays $850,000 to Muslim Aides Targeted in Inquiry Stoked by Trump.” It was a travesty inside a mockery wrapped in a sham.

Chutkan pardoned Awan and Sullivan persecuted Flynn. In effect, both judges are zampolits, political commissars working for the Biden regime. Chutkan and Sullivan are the ideal picks to persecute the January 6 defendants who are, as Julie Kelly notes, presumed guilty, behind bars, and denied bail. 

About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.

Photo: iStock/Getty Images

Support Free & Independent Journalism Your support helps protect our independence so that American Greatness can keep delivering top-quality, independent journalism that's free to everyone. Every contribution, however big or small, helps secure our future. If you can, please consider a recurring monthly donation.

Want news updates?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

Comments are closed.