• A Good Day for Justice from Flynn to Texas to ‘Bridgegate’

    Surge Summary: Courts did their jobs laudably on a number of fronts this week: the Justice Department officially shuttered the prosecution against Gen Michael Flynn, a Texas judge released a Texas salon owner from jail, and the ‘Bridgegate’ vendetta against two former NJ Governor Chris Christie aides was overturned by the Supreme Court.

    by Gary Bauer
    Justice had a good day in America [Thursday].

    The Justice Department ended the prosecution (and persecution) of Lt. Gen. Michel Flynn [Thursday].  Hopefully, Flynn can begin the process of restoring his life and the lives of his family members.  Remember, FBI agents wanted to close the Flynn case without charges, but Peter Strzok intervened at the last minute.

    Thanks to the courageous decision of acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell to declassify dozens of transcripts, we also know that Obama Deep State operatives knew all along that neither Flynn nor anyone else in the Trump campaign, let alone the president, was colluding with Russia. Yet they still pursued this false conspiracy theory.

    More revelations are expected in the days ahead.  (Here and here.)

    Then there is the case of Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther.  Luther faced economic ruin due to the Covid shutdown, and she and her employees were having trouble putting food on the table for their children.

    An arrogant judge fined her for reopening her salon with just one customer at a time.  He demanded that she apologize to government bureaucrats.  Luther politely but firmly refused to bow.

    In a country where violent criminals are being let out of jail due to concerns that they might contract the coronavirus, this mother and small businesswoman was sent to jail!

    Thankfully, the Texas Supreme Court ordered her release.  I believe the case has ramifications way beyond one salon owner in Dallas, Texas.

    Finally, there was a more obscure case involving two top aides to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  They took the fall for something called “Bridgegate.”  This was a dispute over whether Gov. Christie had attempted to punish a mayor who crossed him by intentionally causing massive rush hour traffic jams in his city.

    It was the kind of hardball politics New Jersey is well-known for, but it turned into a vicious vendetta to destroy Christie and prosecute his staff under federal laws normally reserved for organized crime.

    The Supreme Court [Thursday] reversed the convictions of Christie’s two aides.  And here’s the amazing part:  The vote was 9-to-0.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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