Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images)
(CNSNews.com) – As President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn spoke publicly about his three-year legal battle on Wednesday, his attorney Sidney Powell expressed hope that the case against him (lying to the FBI) will be dropped, now that a federal appeals court has directed Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the case.
Granting dismissal is one of Sullivan’s options, Powell told Sean Hannity Wednesday night. Or he could asked the full appeals court to review the three-judge ruling.
So far, Sullivan has simply paused scheduled hearings in Flynn’s case, Powell said, “so I’m not sure what’s going on.”
Asked if she’s confident that justice will be served, Powell said, “I feel very strongly that we will make a lot of progress in that direction, Sean. I don’t know that it will be what everybody wants to see as full justice, but we’re heading in the right direction. Today was a big step forward.”
Flynn, meanwhile, told Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday that the “fight’s not over” yet, although he’s “happy with the decision” of the appeals court:
“And the decision today is really, 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.”
Flynn said he wouldn’t give details of his ordeal right now, “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,” Flynn said.
Trump told reporters on Wednesday, he’s “very happy” about the new twist in Flynn’s case:
He was treated horribly. He was treated very, very horribly by a group of very bad people and I think you’ll see things are going to start to come out.
But, what happened to General Flynn should never happen again in our country. He was persecuted and many other people were persecuted. They spied on a campaign and they should never spy on a campaign, to put it mildly.
Never happened before in the history of our country. The Obama administration spied on a campaign. This is just the first one. He’s been exonerated and I want to congratulate him. He’s been through a lot. He’s been through a lot.
He had great courage, great fortitude, but they spied on a campaign. There’s never been anything like that happened. If that were the other way around, people would be in jail for 50 years already.
Appeals Court Directs Judge Emmet Sullivan to Dismiss Flynn Case