Judge Appoints Outsider to Take On Justice Dept. in Flynn Case

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2020
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National Security, Russia probe, Mueller report, judge

The federal judge overseeing the case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn appointed a hard-charging former prosecutor and judge on Wednesday to oppose the Justice Department’s effort to drop the case and to explore a perjury charge against Mr. Flynn.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s appointment of the former judge, John Gleeson, was an extraordinary move in a case with acute political overtones. Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty twice to lying to investigators as part of a larger inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/us/politics/michael-flynn-john-gleeson-judge.html

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