Michael Flynn: 'What this really comes down to, is whether or not our justice system is going to have the confidence of the American people.'
FPI / June 26, 2020
Michael Flynn on Wednesday called in to the Rush Limbaugh radio broadcast to express his gratitude to supporters after an appeals court ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss Flynn's case.
Excerpts from Limbaugh's conversation with Flynn:
Rush: I’m told that we have General Flynn on the phone. Michael Flynn, you are here on the EIB Network, is that right?
Flynn: How about that, Rush? Yeah, this is Mike Flynn. How you doing?
Rush: I’m great. I’m a little stunned.
Flynn: Well, I want to just tell you, first of all, you got a lot of prayers coming from the Flynn family for you and all the things that you’re going through, so just know that. And I just want to say from the bottom of our hearts, you know, you’ve been right from the beginning. And we can’t thank you and your listeners enough for all the support that they have given us through this fight. And, you know, obviously the fight’s not over, as you’ve been highlighting for not just today, but for a long time.
Flynn: And the decision today is really, it’s a good thing for General Flynn, it’s a good thing for me, it’s a good thing for my family, but it’s really a great boost of confidence for the American people and our justice system, because that’s what this really comes down to, is whether or not our justice system is going to have the confidence of the American people. And, boy, your listeners know this.
Rush: You had to have your doubts in it for the longest time. I can’t imagine what it’s been like.
Flynn: (laughing) Well, I’ll tell you what, maybe there will be another time that we can get into the details of it, but I will just tell you that I have always believed and fought for our rule of law. 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, and it has to work with the right people and the right leaders and the people of our country to step up to the plate. You know, and elections matter, right? Voting matters. So, anyway, I just wanted to get my two cents in with you today and tell you that we think about you often and we pray for you and that we are so happy with the decision, not only for our family, but for our country.
Rush: General Flynn, thank you so much. I’m still a little stunned here that I’m talking to you. Have you signed anything? Is this really over? Or is it just we just assume it’s gonna be?
Flynn: No, yeah, I mean, it’s not over. Some of your listeners have been talking about it today. It never ends. You know, the struggle for this country —
Flynn: — will never end. You know this, Rush. You know this. We’re a country that’s an experiment based on some great ideas from some terrific, you know, founding citizens of our country. So it’s never over. I do not expect it to be over. You know, this is another — this is a phase that has ended. And we will go into another phase.
But, you know, I’m from good Irish stock, so my family has really stuck with us and behind us, and I think a lot of Americans have seen that. And then people like yourselves, leaders like yourselves have stepped up to the plate to guide the American people through what has happened, what has happened. So there will be more to say in the future, but I just mainly wanted to say to you thank you so much for all that you have done for my family and, frankly, for our country.
Rush: Well, it’s been an honor, General Flynn. And everybody is so happy for you here. It’s actually justice deserved and justice served. We only wish the best for you and your family, sir, and God bless.
Rush: Thank you for calling.
Flynn: Yeah. Well, one last thing that I will say, that’s for all your listeners, and that’s for me to say on behalf of my family and frankly for our country, is that Ms. Sidney Powell, who’s been my terrific lawyer, she is the American guardian of justice. That’s what she is. And she is somebody who you want in your corner, boy, when you’re in the middle of a knife fight, which I have been in. So I call her American guardian of justice.
Judge Sullivan on Thursday ordered the cancellation of a hearing he had scheduled in Flynn's case for July 16.
The judge's decision to cancel the hearing, along with other related deadlines, "does not necessarily mean that he is ready to dismiss the case against Flynn, who was accused of providing false statements to the FBI related to his contact with a Russian ambassador. Sullivan could opt to challenge the ruling by seeking a review from the full D.C. Circuit Court roster," Fox News noted.
This week, new notes purportedly handwritten by disgraced former FBI official Peter Strzok were turned over to Flynn's attorneys during a Department of Justice review of the case. Flynn's lawyers then filed the notes as part of his criminal case. The notes raised further questions about who was involved in the Flynn investigation, as Powell claimed in a court filing that they showed that then-President Barack Obama called for "the right people" to investigate Flynn, while then-FBI Director James Comey appeared to have said that Flynn's calls with the ambassador "appear legit."
Powell said the notes also seemed to indicate that it was then-Vice President Joe Biden who suggested that the Logan Act -- a constitutionally questionable law from 1789 that has never been successfully used in prosecution -- be used as the reason for the questioning.
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