On November 25, 2020, President Trump issued a full pardon to Michael Flynn. I am thrilled for the Flynns, who are finally free from the nightmare of a government gone rogue and the clutches of a politically motivated court. General Flynn was innocent all along; the government acknowledged it had no case in May; and the fact that the President had to issue a pardon to put an end to the ongoing charade should act as a warning to all Americans that our justice system is in crisis. But today, I want to express my gratitude for being part of the Flynn case and explain why I will be stepping away from political activity, commentary, and analysis for the next nine months.
It was an exceptional honor to help defend Lt. General Michael Flynn this past year and a half. General Flynn has been described, even by hostile publications, as one of the foremost intelligence officers of his generation. He helped revolutionize the way our military approaches, digests, and applies intelligence. Within the government, General Flynn had a no-nonsense approach that would have rooted out corruption and made our nation stronger and safer. It was a real blow to positive reform in the intelligence community when the Obama administration removed General Flynn from DIA, and an incalculable loss to the country and the world when they then succeeded in ousting him from the Trump administration. General Flynn’s perspective, experience, and character made him one of those few people who—due to timing and position—was truly irreplaceable.
I have loved getting to know General Flynn and his wife Lori. General Flynn is a resolute, natural leader, and his wife Lori is an exceptional example of strength in suffering. I think in many ways it can be more painful to watch the people you love suffer than to suffer yourself, and Lori carried the stress and heartbreak of this case with such grace. Both the General and Lori were always impressively upbeat, and it has been wonderful to spend so much time with them.
The extended Flynn clan is equally patriotic, tough, funny, warm and welcoming. Despite the circumstances, we enjoyed some really great times together, and I have many happy memories from our case. A special thank-you to General Flynn’s niece Alicia Kutzer, also an attorney, whose persistent research helped us at so many important junctures.
I am thankful for our colleagues at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC, most especially Jesse Binnall and Abbie Frye, both of whom have become such good friends in the course of this fight.
A thank-you to all of you who donated to the defense fund, wrote to us, tweeted at us, sifted through information, analyzed it, and shared it with our team. This truly was a battle for our General and for America, fought by the Flynn Digital Soldiers. Your support, help, and prayers were felt and deeply appreciated.
In that vein, it has also been an honor to serve my country through this case that not only cleared an innocent patriot of false charges, but helped to reveal an attempted coup against a legitimately elected president. The manufactured Flynn prosecution was the “tip of the spear” that senior leaders in our law enforcement and intelligence agencies pointed directly at the heart of our democratic republic. Although our current crisis has been building for years, the intelligence community’s machinations in 2016 and 2017 constituted the start of a more ruthless and overt assault on our republic. Exposing that attempted coup helped solidify and advance the new MAGA movement that will, in my opinion, transform America over the next decade. It has been a remarkable honor to be a part of the fight.
Despite the recalcitrance of the court, we very clearly won the Flynn case in May when the government finally produced the shocking evidence of plotting and deceit uncovered by U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen’s investigation, and subsequently moved to dismiss. We were vindicated by the D.C. Circuit panel, and the politically-biased morass into which the Flynn case then spiraled was only proof that parts of our judiciary have been infected with partisan, anti-Trump derangement. Michael Flynn’s innocence has been proven beyond a doubt with black and white evidence for anyone in the world to examine.
Although I was not able to commit to any election litigation in the last month, I was able to help put together teams of statisticians, collect instances of fraud early on to pass to the attorneys building the various cases, and most of all, work on grassroots organization and messaging.
Very shortly now, I will be stepping away from politics for a time. Several years ago, I was hired to work for a judge in 2020-2021. Certainly, I did not foresee how 2019 and 2020 would develop for me or America. This summer it became clear that Judge Sullivan would unjustly drag out the Flynn case into the fall, and as my start-date approached, my judge generously let me waive three months of my clerkship to stay on the Flynn case. I determined, though, not to skip my clerkship entirely, and my start date was set for December 1.
I am very excited and privileged to work for my judge, who is an exceptional jurist and a wonderful mentor. I am required to be apolitical for the duration of my employment by the court. Of course, this means I will be stepping back from all election commentary and political analysis effective December 1. Although I will miss this election fight, I am looking forward to my clerkship and to slowing down, exploring the Lone Star State, reading more law and theory, and perhaps even writing the book I have been planning to pen about the America we all love so much. I am very confident this is the next step on the path God has sketched for me.
Finally, I want to thank Sidney Powell for trusting me with the responsibility that she did on the Flynn case. I am so grateful for the close friendship we forged over a year and a half of constant communication and side-by-side work. She is a strong, supportive, generous, and deeply loyal friend. I have learned so much about litigation from Sidney and been inspired by her example of courage and leadership in pursuing justice and truth. In a world where the majority of people look to their left and their right before deciding how to act, we need people who have clarity of purpose and the strength of their convictions to fearlessly lead the charge for liberty. Sidney is one of those rare people. I am praying for her and for all of you as you continue the fight to restore America in these next few months.
November 27, 2020