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The Fix is in Against General Mike Flynn yet Again

This is absolutely surreal. – The term “en banc” as it exists in U.S. law is defined as follows:

en banc

(on bonk) French for “in the bench,” it signifies a decision by the full court of all the appeals judges in jurisdictions where there is more than one three- or four-judge panel. The larger number sit in judgment when the court feels there is a particularly significant issue at stake or when requested by one or both parties to the case and agreed to by the court.

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Most people think that an “en banc” hearing will involve all judges that are a part of a given circuit court of appeals. That is not necessarily the case, however. First, any judges who are for whatever reason disqualified from hearing a case are excluded. Second, each of the various circuit courts establish their own rules for determining how many of their total judges will participate in any en banc hearings that take place.

Federal law provides that for courts with more than 15 judges, an en banc hearing may consist of “such number of members of its en banc courts as may be prescribed by rule of the court of appeals.” The DC Circuit Court of Appeals consists of 17 total judges, but 6 of those judges, appointees of Carter, Reagan and Bush 41, have taken senior status and thus do not normally participate in en banc hearings.

Here is the roster of those DC Circuit Court judges:

Judges

216-7080
216-7260
216-7160
216-7460
216-7170
216-7110
216-7120
216-7240
216-7220
216-7380
216-7353
216-7210
216-7190
216-7330
216-7425

All phone numbers are in the 202 area code.

Today, that Court released the list of 10 of its judges who will participate in the en banc hearing in the case of General Mike Flynn:

Here is a listing of those judges along with the President who appointed them:

Srinivasian – Obama

Rogers – Clinton

Henderson – Bush 41

Tatel – Clinton

Garland – Clinton

Griffith – Bush 43

Millett – Obama

Pillard – Obama

Wilkins – Obama

Rao – Trump

Judge Katsas, a Trump appointee, has recused himself from this hearing, presumably for some conflict.

For those keeping score at home, that amounts to 7 judges appointed by either Obama or Clinton compared to just 3 appointed by Republican presidents.

We all know how those 7 Obama/Clinton judges are going to rule, don’t we? Of course we do.

Thus, the fix is in. Sidney Powell might as well not bother to even show up for arguments when this kangaroo court hearing convenes on August 11. She should focus on preparing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the meantime, the Deep State advances towards its goal of delaying the final disposition of this case – in which the DOJ moved to dismiss more two months ago – until after the November election has come and gone.

It’s almost enough to make you want to take up arms and march on Washington, isn’t it?

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Trump to Provide Justice for Roger Stone; Mike Flynn Sees His Own Justice Delayed Again

There will be justice, even if President Trump has to provide it himself. – Days before he was to report to federal prison as a result of his Soviet-style prosecution by the Mueller Special Counsel thugs, a corrupt federal judge and a rigged jury, Roger Stone will apparently have his absurdly harsh sentence commuted by President Donald J. Trump. The announcement could come as soon as this evening.

From a story at Fox News:

President Trump is expected to announce that he will commute Roger Stone’s sentence, just days before the longtime political operative is slated to report to prison to serve more than three years for charges stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.

Sources told Fox News Friday that the president could announce a commutation of Stone’s sentence as early as Friday evening.

The president, as recently as Friday morning, has said he was “looking at” offering Stone clemency, saying he was “very unfairly treated.”

Stone was set to report to prison on July 14 to serve 40 months. He was sentenced in February to more than three years in prison after being convicted in November 2019 on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress on charges that stemmed from Mueller’s investigation. Stone, however, has appealed his conviction and continues to deny any wrongdoing.

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Thus, a despicable abuse and corruption of the federal justice system will be remedied not by the courts themselves or by the Department of Justice, but by the President himself. It’s a damn shame it had to come to this, but bless President Trump for being willing to take this action and withstand the firestorm of condemnation that will inevitably come his way from the Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt national news media.

Meanwhile, General Mike Flynn sees his own justice delayed yet again. – The full body of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered Mike Flynn and his badass attorney, Sidney Powell, to respond within 10 days to Judge Emmet Sullivan’s request for an en banc hearing. The Circuit Court also invited the DOJ to file a response of its own.

In the same order, the Court placed a stay on the previous order by the 3-judge panel that Sullivan must dismiss the case against Flynn by July 24, pending a hearing on the merits of Sullivan’s en banc request.

From a piece at TruNews.com:

The full court has not decided on the validity of the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss, or of Flynn’s lawyer’s petition for a writ of mandamus to require Sullivan to approve the DOJ motion. Rather, it has given both sides up to 10 days to present their arguments related to those matters, and in the meantime, the June 24 order is stayed:

“Upon consideration of the petition for the rehearing en banc, it is, on the court’s own motion,

“ORDERED that, within 10 days of the date of this order, petitioner file a response to the petition for rehearing en banc. not to exceed 3,900 words. The government is invited to respond in its discretion within the same ten-day period. Any response from the government may not exceed 3,900 words. Absent an order of the court, a reply to the responses will not be accepted for filing. It is

“FURTHER ORDERED that the effectiveness of this court’s order issued June 24, 2020, will be stayed pending disposition of the petition for rehearing en banc. See D.C. Cir. Rule 41(a)(3) (order granting writ becomes effective automatically 21 days after issuance in the absence of an order or other special direction of this court to the contrary).”

The three-judge panel’s order was set to go into force next Wednesday. In the meantime, retired federal judge John Gleeson has sought to move forward with his continued witch hunt against Flynn. He had been appointed by Sullivan to make a case for why he should not approve the DOJ motion to dismiss all charges against the former national security adviser.

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And so, the run-out-the-clock strategy being played by Sullivan and his Lawfare lawyers continues to find success and willing accomplices in the federal court system.

Despicable.

That is all.

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