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Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

 

Last updated 6/24/2020 at 12:46pm

ERIC TUCKER

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's extraordinary decision to drop the prosecution.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said in a 2-1 ruling that the Justice Department's decision to abandon the case against Flynn settles the matter, even though Flynn pleaded guilty as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia i...



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