flynn withdraws guilty plea

Annie Deighnaugh

And in other news...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/14/us/politics/michael-flynn-withdraws-guilty-plea.html

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn moved late on Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea on charges of lying to investigators in the Russia inquiry, accusing prosecutors of “bad faith” and vindictiveness after they asked a judge to sentence him to prison for backing out of a deal to cooperate with them.

The last-ditch request means that more than two years after first pleading guilty and after spending dozens of hours answering the questions of investigators for the special counsel, Mr. Flynn would take his chances at trial if a judge agrees to grant his motion. That would set up a collision course with prosecutors who could decide to bring additional charges against him.


Maybe someone with more knowledge can explain to me how this works. After he's already admitted to committing these crimes and turned over what he knows, he's going to go to trial where he's going to deny committing these crimes and then a judge or jury is going to decide if he was lying then or lying now? How is that a good strategy? And how does that improve his chances at trial? The only thing I can figure is he knows he'll be found guilty and is looking to trump for a pardon...


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queenmargo

He is where he is based on a lie. Good for him, I say his whole case should be thrown out.

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Annie Deighnaugh

What lie would that be margo?

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leona_2008

I would guess some back channel activity going on and a pardon is in the works.

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paprikash

^i certainly hope so

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ubro(2a)

Or, Trump won't pardon him and he has something to say.

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chipotle

The only thing I can figure is he knows he'll be found guilty and is looking to trump for a pardon...


BINGO!

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lurker111

The crats violated their own plea bargain. He's innocent and shouldn't have blinked. Everything the crats have done is an attack on our country. The judge will probably dismiss the case.

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queenmargo

Speaking of pardons, I wish Blago would get one too. I never understood that one.

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catkinZ8a

Dirty Dems' business as usual.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Dirty Dems' business as usual.

What evidence do you have catkin that the federal prosecutors in the flynn case are democrats?

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