Hours after an appeals court judge ordered the Washington D.C. judge overseeing Michael Flynn’s process crimes trial to dismiss the charges after the Department of Justice dropped its prosecution, the former White House National Security Advisor and retired U.S. Army officer broke his silence on the case by calling conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
“I will just tell you that I have always believed and fought for our rule of law,” Flynn said. “The most important thing that we have in this country, bar none, is that. And we have to make it work, whether we like it or not.”
Emmet Sullivan, the Democrat-linked judge overseeing Flynn’s trial, had declined to dismiss the charges of lying to the FBI against Flynn after the DOJ dropped its prosecution, citing the agency’s substantial misconduct and political bias in its investigation of the Trump administration official. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Sullivan must dismiss the charges, rebuking the judge for taking on the role of the prosecutor, which belongs to the government.
Flynn described the legal battle, in which he originally plead guilty at the direction of what he calls questionable legal counsel before revoking his plea and seeking to prove his innocence, as a “knife fight.”
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“I will just tell you that I have always believed and fought for our rule of law,” said the retired general. “The most important thing that we have in this country, bar none, is that. And we have to make it work, whether we like it or not.”
Watch the radio appearance here, in which Flynn made his first extended public remarks since being railroaded by dubious federal law enforcement elements in what’s been since exposed as a corrupt investigation.