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Sean Hannity blasted Judge Emmet Sullivan and accused him of “political bias” for refusing to dismiss the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
The Fox News host slammed the “botched” job by the U.S. District Court Judge who announced Wednesday evening that he is appointing a former federal judge to argue against the case against Flynn being dropped by the Department of Justice last week.
(Source: Fox News)
Sullivan is taking a “clearly political stand,” Hannity said on his Fox News show Wednesday, referring to the federal judge’s controversial decision to open Flynn’s case up for outside comment.
“Both sides want it dismissed based on all this new evidence, not Judge Sullivan,” he said on “Hannity,” adding that “we’ve seen his bias.”
“Keep in mind he once insinuated that a war hero, 33-year veteran General Flynn, was guilty of treason in an open courtroom. Accused Flynn of betraying his country,” he continued. “A disgusting, unforgivable comment by Judge Sullivan.”
“By the way, Mr. Sullivan, what part of General Flynn being ambushed and set up by [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe and [fired FBI Director James] Comey don’t you understand?” Hannity questioned. “What part of prosecutors threatening his son, if you don’t do what they want — what part of that don’t you get? What part of legal bills forcing Flynn to go bankrupt do you not understand and selling a home?”
The Fox News host again noted how the Justice Department moved to drop the case last week in light of new evidence that showed Flynn was clearly set up by the Obama administration’s FBI in an effort to ultimately get to President Trump.
“You botched this from day one and you had a bias from day one,” Hannity continued. “You reek of ignorance, you reek of political bias. So Judge Sullivan, you and you alone from this day forward are responsible for continuing what has been a travesty of justice that destroyed four years of an American hero’s life, and it’s time for a new venue and a new judge and someone unlike you that doesn’t have political bias.”
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell this week declassified a list of Obama-era intelligence officials who were involved in “unmasking” Trump campaign associates like Flynn. Fox News contributor Sara Carter told Hannity the big question is how long the shady activities were going on.
“You have to ask yourself how long have the Obama officials done this and that needs to be the biggest part of the concern for John Durham and that’s exactly what he’s going to be looking at. How extensive were these unmaskings?” Carter said. “We only know this by sheer accident and by sheer coincidence that we were able to find this out. Had President Trump not won the election, we would never be the wiser and this is how that administration and those people at that administration operated.”
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, like legal scholar Jonathan Turley, slammed Sullivan and his bias against the retired Army lieutenant general and former Defense Intelligence Agency chief.
Sullivan “has either taken leave of his senses or he is exhibiting outrageous political bias. I think it’s a bit of both,” Jarrett said.
“The Department of Justice finally came to their senses and said, wait a minute, this case should never have been prosecuted…we are going to drop the charges. Sullivan doesn’t want to do that,” he added.
Judge Sullivan appoints retired Clinton-era judge to thwart dismissal of Flynn case, explore new charge https://t.co/jcctIzkXRP
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 14, 2020
“He has invited people with an agenda… to come into the courtroom and tell them what to think and how to rule, which is ridiculous, and now he is appointed a retired judge to come in there and invent a new crime with which to charge Michael Flynn – perjury for trying to withdraw his guilty plea,” Jarrett continued before leveling his final scathing rebuke.
“This is a clown show, Sullivan is the head clown,” he declared. “He should recuse himself and frankly, he has no business being on a federal bench.”
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