Flynn Judge Calls U.S. Dismissal Request ‘Unprecedented’ (4)

June 1, 2020, 11:56 PM

The judge overseeing Michael Flynn’s prosecution called the Justice Department’s attempt to drop its case against President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor “unprecedented” and asked a federal appeals court not to short-circuit his inquiry into the government’s actions.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington on Monday said in a court-mandated brief that the unusual developments give him a plausible reason to question the “bona fides” of the government’s motion. Sullivan said the surprise May 7 dismissal request cited “minimal legal authority” and didn’t come from the line prosecutors who worked on the three-year-old case, in which ...

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