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Flynn Judge Ordered by Appeals Court to Respond to Dismissal Bid

May 21, 2020, 8:10 PM

The federal judge who declined to rubber-stamp the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the prosecution of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser was ordered by an appeals court to respond to Michael Flynn’s petition to have his case thrown out immediately.

Flynn made his emergency filing to the federal appeals court in Washington after U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan declined to immediately dismiss his prosecution for lying to federal agents after the Justice Department made its May 7 request. Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee, instead named a former federal judge and mob prosecutor, John Gleeson, to argue...

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