Judge calls Barr move to dismiss Flynn case 'gross abuse of prosecutorial power' - 2020-06-10
Maybe you recall Bill Barr's DOJ doing a 180-degree turn on the Michael Flynn prosecution, to which Flynn had already pleaded guilty, moving to dismiss its case entirely. The judge arched an eyebrow and then appointed a retired federal judge, John Gleeson, to make the argument that had been suddenly usurped by the collaboration between the DOJ and Flynn, namely the argument that the court shouldn't dismiss the charges.
Judge Gleeson today filed an 82-page excoriation, laying waste to Barr's corrupt stewardship of the DOJ.
The Department of Justice has a solemn responsibility to prosecute this case — like every other case — without fear or favor and, to quote the Department's motto, solely 'on behalf of justice.' It has abdicated that responsibility through a gross abuse of prosecutorial power, attempting to provide special treatment to a favored friend and political ally of the President of the United States. It has treated the case like no other, and in doing so has undermined the public's confidence in the rule of law.