December 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
January 2020, Flynn filed a motion to withdraw his plea.
April 2020, FBI documents revealed the agency may have been trying to trap him.
May 2020, the DOJ dropped its prosecution of Flynn.
(NewsReady.com) – Ever since the FBI decided to go after him, retired Lt. General Michael Flynn has been fighting the system for nearly three years. There was some hope the sad saga of the Flynn prosecution would be over after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled. Unfortunately, the decision didn’t come down on the former national security adviser’s side.
Now, we’re left wondering: is Michael Flynn ever going to be left to live in peace?
Appeals Court Rules
On August 31, the appeals court rejected a request by Flynn to dismiss the criminal case against him. The former national security adviser is still being prosecuted, even though the DOJ said it no longer wants to pursue charges.
In an 8-2 ruling, the court decided the request was premature because US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan hasn’t handed down his decision on the DOJ’s dismissal request. However, that’s not because he hasn’t had ample time.
Sullivan will now be allowed to have the independent lawyer he appointed to argue against the DOJ’s dismissal. Flynn asked the appeals court to remove the rogue judge from the case, but the court denied that request as well.
Trump Appointee Dissents
Not everyone agreed with the appeals court’s ruling. President Donald Trump’s appointee, Judge Neomi Rao, voted in favor of Flynn’s requests and said she thinks he’s going to win in the end anyway.
The judge pointed out Flynn’s case “no longer has a prosecutor,” but Sullivan is continuing the case in hopes of “uncovering” the internal deliberations of the DOJ. Although those are important points the former Trump official may want to use later, the case is now once again moving forward, and he’s going to have to wait for justice once more.
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