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Listen Live: Appeals Court Rehears Michael Flynn’s Request To Dismiss Case Against Him

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The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit will rehear the oral argument Tuesday to determine whether Federal District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan must dismiss the perjury case against former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

The decision to drop the case against Flynn was initiated by his defense lawyer Sidney Powell and the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr, who stated that the overwhelming evidence reveals that Flynn is not guilty of the crimes he was accused of by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.

The FBI conducted a surprise interview on Flynn in January, 2017 at the White House. That interview became the impetus to remove him from his White House position and later would lead to charges in which Flynn pleaded guilty. Flynn has stated that he only pleaded guilty after being strong armed by the prosecution, which threatened to drag his son, Michael Flynn Jr., into the legal mess. Flynn was also facing millions of dollars of mounting debt in his nearly three year defense.

He replaced his previous defense team with Powell, who has been fighting over the past year for his freedom. The FBI officials who interviewed Flynn at the White House regarding his communications with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak did not believe he was lying according to documents discovered by Powell.

A series of documents were withheld from Flynn’s defense team, which Powell argued was exculpatory evidence that would have changed the tide of the case against her client.

The case has been an American saga with many ups and downs and today’s hearing before the 10 judge panel is the most important. The judges will decide whether Sullivan should dismiss the case as determined by Attorney General Barr.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’ On All Counts

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After three and a half days of deliberation, the jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts. “Jurors in the polarizing case said they had voted to acquit Rittenhouse, 18, of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin” reports The Washington Post.

Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he  became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”

National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

National Review reports:

“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.

He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”

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