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Fri May 31, 2019, 06:27 PM

Justice Department does not comply with court order to release transcripts of Michael Flynn's conver

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Source: Washington Post

Federal prosecutors on Friday declined to make public transcripts of recorded conversations between Michael Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the United States in December 2016, despite a judge’s order.

In a court filing Friday, the Justice Department wrote that it did not rely on such recordings to establish Flynn’s guilt or determine a recommendation for his sentencing.

Prosecutors also failed to release an unredacted version of portions of the Mueller report related to Flynn that the judge had ordered be made public.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-department-fails-to-comply-with-court-order-to-release-transcripts-of-michael-flynns-conversations-with-russian-ambassador/2019/05/31/9b4a6754-83b8-11e9-95a9-e2c830afe24f_story.html?utm_term=.21429804fe04



"The government further represents that it is not relying on any other recordings, of any person, for purposes of establishing the defendant’s guilt or determining his sentence, nor are there any other recordings that are part of the sentencing record" means that DOJ is refusing to turn over the Flynn-Russians transcripts and audio recordings despite the Court's explicit order.

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Reply Justice Department does not comply with court order to release transcripts of Michael Flynn's conver (Original post)
Ramsey Barner May 2019 OP
Chin music May 2019 #1
riverwalker May 2019 #2
kimbutgar May 2019 #3
csziggy May 2019 #7
bluestarone May 2019 #8
Ligyron May 2019 #16
KY_EnviroGuy May 2019 #22
csziggy May 2019 #28
yonder May 2019 #29
KY_EnviroGuy May 2019 #30
machoneman Jun 2019 #34
Thekaspervote May 2019 #4
Jarqui May 2019 #5
Ramsey Barner May 2019 #6
Tommy_Carcetti May 2019 #9
tonekat May 2019 #10
yaesu May 2019 #11
Grasswire2 May 2019 #12
AJT May 2019 #13
people May 2019 #26
CaptainTruth May 2019 #14
Kablooie May 2019 #15
bluestarone May 2019 #18
machoneman Jun 2019 #35
Kablooie Jun 2019 #37
watoos May 2019 #17
world wide wally May 2019 #19
Ramsey Barner May 2019 #21
KY_EnviroGuy May 2019 #25
thenelm1 May 2019 #20
NBachers May 2019 #23
pdsimdars May 2019 #24
blueinredohio May 2019 #27
riversedge Jun 2019 #31
machoneman Jun 2019 #36
Princetonian Jun 2019 #32
ancianita Jun 2019 #33

Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 06:30 PM

1. Lock him up!

Sounds like he REALLY sold America out. Shits beyond the pale. imho. This guy was a GENERAL and the trumps were warned by Pres Obama. Completely sold out to russia.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 06:33 PM

2. Judge Sullivan

is the one who forced government to get on a plane (not tomorrow, not in an hour, NOW) and return a woman seeking asylum who they deported. I think they messed with the wrong guy.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 06:34 PM

3. If they have nothing to hide and Flynn is innocent why not release the transcripts?

Looks like a coverup to me.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #3)

Fri May 31, 2019, 07:38 PM

7. Why has nearly every Trump associate LIED about their contacts with Russian?

From his campaign on, they have been lying, lying when the truth is already known, lying when they dodn't need to, lying about every interaction with Russians or anything to do with Russia.

Whatever they are covering up is worse than what we already know about.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Fri May 31, 2019, 07:53 PM

8. Because tRUMP promised pardons! (MY opinion)

He's controlling them ALL!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #8)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:34 PM

16. Oh, you know it!

Among other things.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:10 PM

22. I suspect there's some very sinister GOP/Russian collusion hiding in the shadows.

Perhaps big hidden RNC funding or many, many GOP politicians that Russia has serious dirt on......

As you say, it's just too stupid to lie unless there's an underlying cause. They act as if they're scared to death to speak the truth.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #22)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:12 PM

28. I'm with you - they are hiding some serious dirt or major money

Just look at the mess the NRA is in since Maria Butina was uncovered - and I think that will get even messier.

I just wish it would all come out before the election next year.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #22)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:47 PM

29. Yes. The turnabout of Lindsay Graham stands out for me.

Too many people have been lining up the wrong way.

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Response to yonder (Reply #29)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:32 PM

30. Another possibility that's frightening but would make sense...

is that Russia has so much compromising dirt on key GOP politicians that they have sent a not so subtle message to someone high-up in the GOP saying "if all you guys don't walk the chalk line and cover for us, we will unleash a torrent of crap that will bring your whole house down". Strict orders would then be passed down to politicians at all levels and perhaps with a few select RW media personalities in the know as well to cover for all things Russian.

That scenario certainly would explain most of the sucking up to Russia's interests as well as their refusal to address Russian election meddling.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 04:35 PM

34. Because it even worse, much worse, than we or the press have ever suspected!

No kidding!

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 07:03 PM

4. Flynn should spend a lot more than 6 months in jail.... a lot more

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 07:11 PM

5. Sullivan was outraged by Flynn

He wanted to nail him for longer than six months.

I think what he is trying to do is let the American people get a taste of what outraged him. Those transcripts of Flynn talking with the Russians would seem to be a part of that.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #5)

Fri May 31, 2019, 07:37 PM

6. Exactly.

And I would hate to be the Assistant US Attorney that will have to appear before Judge Sullivan without transcripts or recordings if/when the judge summons them.

Imagine: "You are to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, bearing either the ordered transcripts and recordings or comfortable clothes, preferably in orange."

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 07:56 PM

9. This is what happens when Mueller's no longer calling the shots. Nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 07:57 PM

10. Send the U.S. Marshalls

to get them to comply! Or the National Guard!

Apparently we don't have laws anymore?

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:03 PM

11. When the bank robbers are in charge of bank security. nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:10 PM

12. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hair on Fire time. nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:19 PM

13. We knew this was coming, not complying with a court order.

What are the judge's options?

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Response to AJT (Reply #13)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:26 PM

26. Judge's options

The judge should hold the U.S. attorneys in contempt of court and give them a day or so to comply with his earlier order. It's incredible to me that they are ignoring an order from a federal judge.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:25 PM

14. This is AWESOME! Every time the Trump regime is given rope, they wrap it around their necks...

... & hang themselves.

The Dems are handling this so well, setting up the fight between the COURTS & Trump, so all Americans can see how Trump & Co are defying the law (thus eroding his support, & hurting Repubs who support him) & it will be the COURTS who impose penalties (fines, arrests, jail) so it is clear to voters it's a matter of justice instead of partisanship.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:25 PM

15. A veritable parade of obstruction of justice every single day.

And openly defying US law to do it.

People will scratch their heads in disbelief when they read the history books about this time period.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #15)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:40 PM

18. WOW you got that right

SAD day in our history!! Should NEVER be another Republican elected NEVER!!

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 05:41 PM

35. What is truly amazing is that Trumpy lawyers not only lied but got caught in lies!

They must be really dumb lawyers to not only lie for the Orangegrifter but also not even think their calls and conversations were recorded.

Here's a good one too. In matters related to national security (love how Repusbliscums always seem to use this in their defense) the CIA, NSA, FBI and even foreign intelligence actors may have recorded Trump's lawyers like Dowd and other evil-doer lawyers during the Russiagate investigations. How in the world could not allegedly experienced lawyers not know that our highly paid and trained experts could not or would not intercept their supposedly secret talks?


This is beyond dumb. Jeez, Trump could actually claim lawyer malfeasance, ineptitude and more in a defense. "Your honor, I didn't hire the best people!"

No shit, Sherlock!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 05:58 PM

37. They seem to assume that Trump will be triumphant so they are above the law.

Do they think that the US will always have a criminal Republican president who is above the law from now on and they will be protected from prosecution if they commit crimes for him?

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:38 PM

17. Is it still too soon?

 

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:42 PM

19. I'm beginning to think that we are not, in fact, a nation of laws

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #19)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:07 PM

21. Indeed. John Adams thought that a republic should be "a government of laws, and not of men."

On the one hand, we no longer have a government of laws. On the other, given the Toddler in Chief and his developmentally impaired minions, we can't even claim to have a government of men!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #19)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:16 PM

25. What we are not is a nation of equality of justice. n/t

.........

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:56 PM

20. The most transparent president/admin ever!

Guess it depends on your definition of transparent - transparently corrupt comes to mind. In big, huge, transparent, out in the open corruption/coverups for all to see - this bullshit might play to the ignorant, willful or otherwise, base (and apparently Congressional pubbies), but one would hope anyone with more that two neurons to rub together would see this BS for what it is - the emperor has no clothes, yet parades around like he's the bestest, most majestic dunce of all time. The man is a moron. A moron who inherited big money. (The ultimate argument for a high inheritance tax.)

Why are so many of these people kowtowing to him? It makes no sense - did I say I think he's a moron?

Drumpf's delusions of grandeur will be his undoing - this incredible business man (his description), i.e. glorified landlord, has the business acuity of a holed sock. He's always been a joke in NYC, just another slumlord - who the eff ever thought that giving this douche a TV show was a good idea????? Sorry, I'll stop now - I'm just ranting at this point.

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Response to thenelm1 (Reply #20)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:13 PM

23. Everything you said is dead on - ALSO- Welcome to Democratic Underground, thenelm1! Keep 'em coming!

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:15 PM

24. Please, someone, lock him up. Someone has to show them that there are CONSEQUENCES!

 

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:34 PM

27. They're trying to see what they can get away with.

If they get away with this we can expect them to obstruct everything the democrats try to do because they can.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:14 AM

31. +1

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 05:42 PM

36. yep, until we stop them!

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 08:46 AM

32. We are no longer a nation of laws.

 

RIP American democracy.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:55 AM

33. I think I know what Sullivan should do. But what WILL he do to enforce his contempt charge? Just

wait until the appeal to the next highest court rules on it?

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