Harmeet Dhillon Appears on Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’ To Discuss Michael Flynn’s Case
According to Dhillon:
Prior to sentencing, in the interest of justice, the lawyers for Flynn can convince the judge that the predicates for a guilty plea, which the judge’s obligation to find out, whether the person is pleading guilty voluntarily and without coercion or duress, so I think that is one factor here that you just mentioned is potentially a factor. And number two, the predicate facts for the guilty plea. It’s not for the judge to accept somebody’s guilty plea if the facts aren’t there. And so, if the facts are not there, and remember this is a judge who has recently, well after the plea, ordered the government to disclose the Brady evidence, the exculpatory evidence to the Flynn team. That indicates to me the judge has a question as to the predicate facts. And so, now it’s up to Flynn’s lawyers to tell the judge that the plea was not based on full information, and or maybe there was some coercion there—
It has happened as well. I mean, you know, so for example, where a judge has a concern about adequacy of counsel or maybe the mental fitness of a defendant is typically where that happens. But I think that was a hint. A lot of us raised our eyebrows when the judge said to the government affirmatively, be sure you give over that evidence. Maybe there is a question the judge had already about that.
There is an inconsistency, but as Rudy was pointing out that doesn’t mean that there is a lie. It simply means there is an inconsistency. And Exhibit A for a why you don’t fall into the democratic trap of even opening up this issue is General Flynn that we just spoke about. There could be a question that is posed without the significance being known, and then, all of a sudden, it turns into a major federal crime because there was a witch hunt going on. So, you know, I think that’s what it is issue here. It’s not a great thing, but it is important to clean it up, and hopefully his current counsel is giving him the correct advice on how to do that.