The article below concerning General Flynn’s “guilty” plea may become the capstone for restoring Liberty in our country. Most people do not realize the tactics the federal government employs to serve up their brand of “justice”. Federal prosecutors currently have a conviction rate of 99.8%. Consider the following information:
The presumption of innocence is often touted in the United States as the fundamental principle shielding an accused person from being unjustly convicted of a crime. The basis of that claim is that to overcome the presumption of innocence the government is required to present substantial evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant’s guilt of every essential element of his or her accused crime(s).
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees a defendant has the right to a jury trial. That looks good on paper and makes for a good sound bite in a 4th of July speech. However, in 2015 only 1.6% of federal court defendants whose case was adjudicated had a jury trial. and 0.8% of defendants waived their right to a jury trial and elected to be tried by a judge. Consequently about 1 of every 63 defendants in federal court is convicted by a jury — and 1 out of 42 is convicted after a trial of any kind. State courts aren’t appreciably different, since about 4% of state court defendants are convicted after a jury or bench trial.
While this is only supposition, I believe the judge will show that the Mueller investigation withheld evidence showing General Flynn was not guilty (exculpatory evidence). Blackmail by the federal government to extort punitive damages and imprisoning innocent people have been used to enhance careers in the United States’ justice system for too long.
Let us hope that this case and its consequences will become a rallying cry for people against government tyranny.
The federal judge assigned to the criminal case against Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over any “exculpatory evidence” to Flynn’s defense team.
Oddly, however, Flynn’s legal team did not make this request. Instead, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued the order “sua sponte,” or at his discretion, invoking the “Brady Rule” – which requires prosecutors to turn over previously unfiled evidence that might have a material impact on a defendant’s case. Interestingly, two days before the order Mueller filed a motion for an agreed-upon protective order regarding the use of evidence in the case, including “sensitive materials,” provided to Flynn’s lawyers by the office of the Special Counsel.