The never-ending saga involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has finally ended.
The United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit has ordered Judge Sullivan, who’s overseeing Flynn’s case, to dismiss the case against the former Army lenient.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a judge to grant the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) unusual move to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals approved Flynn’s petition to intervene in the case after a district court judge had tapped an outside counsel to argue against the DOJ’s move.
Now: DC Circuit directs Flynn judge to dismiss prosecution, per new order: pic.twitter.com/w6C5Bc2jtP
— Mike Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) June 24, 2020
BREAKING – DC Circuit Court of Appeals rules Michael Flynn case can end and DOJ’s request to drop charges be accepted by the federal district court. pic.twitter.com/qPWmyZlO6M
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) June 24, 2020
An appeals court has ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss Michael Flynn’s case, a surprise conclusion in a long-running political fight. Via @kpolantz
— erica orden (@eorden) June 24, 2020
!!!! DC Circuit Court of Appeals has just overruled district judge Emmet Sullivan and ordered him to accept the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn via @alex_mallin @ABC
— John Santucci (@Santucci) June 24, 2020
The Department of Justice filed a motion nearly a month ago to dismiss its criminal case against Flynn following recently presented documents.
In the newly released documents, we learned that the FBI had drawn up paperwork to close the case against Flynn, but fired agent Peter Strzok made a last-minute move to keep it open.
Handwritten notes from the FBI — which were withheld from Flynn’s defense team for years — show that a key goal of the agents investigating Flynn was “to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”
House Intelligence Committee ranking Republican Rep. Devin Nunes also revealed over the weekend that the FBI’s original interview summary with Flynn is “missing.”