The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the charges against Lt. General Michael Flynn, in a filing submitted Wednesday. The order is in keeping with the Justice Department’s recommendations.
Great! Appeals Court Upholds Justice Departments Request To Drop Criminal Case Against General Michael Flynn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2020
Of the move, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday, “Great! Appeals Court Upholds Justice Departments Request To Drop Criminal Case Against General Michael Flynn!”
Flynn withdrew his guilty plea earlier this year and has since been battling to clear his name before the court. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia later recommended that his charges be dismissed after Flynn argued that there was a lack of exculpatory evidence.
Judge Sullivan, however, has fought tooth and nail against the government’s recommendations and appointed ex-Judge John Gleeson to lead that charge.
In her earlier arguments before the court, Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell argued, “it’s clear from the amicus right now, they want to take General Flynn to sentence as soon as possible and impose the maximum sentence and to make us go through the process when the ultimate result has to be the grant of the motion to dismiss. The government’s just wasting resources out the wazoo pursuing this and the toll it’s taking on the defendant is certainly irreparable harm.”
This story will be updated.