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Prosecutors, States Weigh In on Dismissal of Flynn Case (1)

May 22, 2020, 7:56 PM

Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors urged a federal appeals court to deny an emergency request from Michael Flynn to toss out the criminal case against him for lying to federal agents. Meanwhile 16 states, including Ohio and Texas, said Flynn’s prosecution should be immediately dropped.

In a brief filed Friday, the group of prosecutors who served on the Justice Department’s Watergate task force said Judge Emmet Sullivan should be allowed to decide on the government’s request to dismiss the case. The state attorneys general supporting the dismissal request said in a separate filing that Sullivan is assuming the role of the...

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