U.S. Appeals Court Orders Dismissal of Criminal Case Against Michael Flynn

Headline Roundup June 24th, 2020

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case again President Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI. The Justice Department has claimed that the FBI interview had "no investigative basis," but U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan had ruled against them.

The ruling overturning Sullivan's decision likely ends the years-long saga stemming from the Russia investigation.

U.S. Appeals Court Orders Dismissal of Criminal Case Against Michael Flynn

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A federal appeals court, in a narrow 2-1 decision, moved to force a federal judge to dismiss a criminal case against former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had twice admitted his guilt.

The Justice Department, led by Attorney General William Barr, had moved to dismiss the case against Donald Trump associate Flynn, who has admitted to lying to the FBI about his communications with the Russian government.

Judge Neomi Rao of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a Trump appointee who formerly served...

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a lower court to allow the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to be dismissed, as requested by the Justice Department -- likely ending the years-long legal saga stemming from the Russia investigation.

The abrupt ending came in a 2-1 ruling and order from judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

This was the result of an appeal from Flynn's lawyers asking for a so-called writ of mandamus -- essentially an order telling a government official...

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A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday directed a federal judge to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, handing a victory to the Justice Department and effectively ending the politically charged case.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of Flynn and the Trump administration in preventing U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan from exercising his discretion on whether to grant the department’s motion...

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