Emmet Sullivan

  • Donald Trump Dec 16, 2019

    Judge Rejects Michael Flynn’s Attacks on the FBI, Accuses His Lawyers of Plagiarism

    A federal judge on Monday scheduled a sentencing hearing for next month for Michael Flynn after rejecting arguments from the former Trump administration national security adviser that prosecutors had withheld evidence favorable to his case.

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2019

    Flynn’s New Lawyer Is a Mueller Critic, Praised by Trump

    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has hired a new lawyer, a former federal prosecutor who has earned the praise of President Donald Trump and repeatedly denigrated the Russia investigation. Trump took notice of Flynn’s new legal representation, calling Sidney Powell a “GREAT LAWYER” and wishing luck to them both on Twitter. Powell responded, “Thank you Mr. President!!” and “I’m...

  • Donald Trump Dec 24, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump Garbles Syria Story, Poverty Record

    President Donald Trump is garbling his story about what’s going on with the Islamic State group. Has it been defeated or is it still a fighting force? He had it both ways over the course of several days. In a tumultuous week capped with the launch of a partial government shutdown, Trump also spread misinformation about poverty, the Russia investigation...

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2018

    4 Takeaways on Judge’s Delay of Flynn’s Sentencing

    The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn’s sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe. The former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, had expected to face no jail time after prosecutors vouched for him, saying he had provided substantial assistance in their investigation. But when a federal judge lambasted...

  • Donald Trump Dec 18, 2018

    Judge Scolds Michael Flynn for Lying to FBI, Delays Sentencing: ‘Arguably, You Sold Your Country Out’

    A federal judge postponed Michael Flynn’s sentencing for lying to the FBI after a dramatic hearing in which he told the former Trump national security adviser, “arguably, you sold your country out,” and warned him he could receive jail time despite his cooperation with prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan asked prosecutors in a Washington, D.C., courtroom if Flynn could...

  • Donald Trump Dec 17, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump’s Distorted Reality in Expanding Probes

    President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. He insists that payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign were “private transactions” and that any crime committed would be the fault of...

  • Donald Trump Dec 14, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims Flynn Didn’t Lie to FBI

    President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation. In remarks Thursday at a meeting with governors-elect, Trump suggests the FBI never accused Flynn of lying in its probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. That’s...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2018

    Democrats in Congress Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments: Judge

    A federal district judge in Washington ruled Friday that a group of nearly 200 Democratic senators and representatives have legal standing to sue President Donald Trump to prove he violated the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign and domestic interests.

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2018

    Special Counsel Clears Way for Michael Flynn Sentencing

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn’s involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team. It also comes just days after Mueller scored another...

  • NBC News Aug 14, 2018

    Deported Mother and Daughter on Plane Judge Ordered to Turn Back Didn’t Know Fate Until Landing

    A woman immigration officials put on a plane to El Salvador last week despite government promises not to deport her said she was “very sad and scared” on the flight, according to a statement in court documents filed Monday, NBC News reported. “While we were in the air, no one told me anything about what was happening,” the woman said....

  • NBC News Aug 9, 2018

    Judge Orders Plane Carrying Deported Mother and Child Turned Around, Blocks More Removals

    In a federal courtroom in Washington on Thursday, a federal judge heard about something the Trump administration has just done that clearly angered him. The government, he learned, had just deported an immigrant mother and daughter who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit the judge was hearing over family separations. So the judge did something highly usual: He demanded the administration...

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2018

    Michael Flynn ‘Eager’ for Sentencing in Lying Case, Attorney Says

    An attorney for Michael Flynn said Tuesday that the former national security adviser is “eager” to proceed to sentencing and put his criminal case behind him. Attorney Robert Kelner made the comments during a court hearing Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan. It was the first time Flynn had appeared in court since his guilty plea last year to...

  • Donald Trump Jun 7, 2018

    Federal Judge Appears to Sympathize With Democrats Suing Trump for Violating Constitution

    A federal judge appeared to sympathize with the nearly 200 congressional Democrats suing President Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first presenting them to Congress and gaining their consent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan spiritedly grilled attorneys on both sides for more than two hours Thursday as Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Rep....

  • Hillary Clinton Aug 19, 2016

    Judge: Hillary Clinton Must Answer Written Questions in Email Suit

    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. ruled Friday that Hillary Clinton must answer written questions from a group that filed a lawsuit over her private email server, NBC News Reported. Lawyers for Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog organization, asked to interview her under oath as part of their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department. Judge Emmet...

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