An appeals court has ordered a federal judge to drop the case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision to use his discretion and overlook the Justice Department’s motion to clear Flynn.
The ruling is a win not only for Flynn but for the Trump administration as well. (CNBC)
The appeals court ruling came in response to a request from Flynn’s lawyers, after Washington, D.C., federal district court Judge Emmet Sullivan did not promptly grant the Justice Department’s motion seeking to dismiss the case.
Instead, Sullivan had appointed a lawyer to make arguments to him about why the case should not be tossed out.
Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.
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