Appeals Court Weighs Whether to Permit Inquiry Into Flynn Case Dismissal

A majority of the judges on a federal appeals court signaled that they may allow a court hearing into the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case.

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Court Seems Open to Allowing Judge to Scrutinize Bid to Drop Flynn Case

An appeals court panel’s questions suggested that it is unlikely to block a lower-court judge from examining why prosecutors asked to dismiss the case against a Trump ally who already pleaded guilty.

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Judge Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case

A lawyer for the trial judge told an appeals court why he wanted to examine the Justice Department’s “unusual” request to dismiss the charge.

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Judge Is Ordered to Explain His Hesitation to Dismiss Flynn Case

Michael Flynn’s lawyers had asked an appeals court to force the judge to end the case against their client immediately, another twist in a highly unusual and politicized proceeding.

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The Justice Dept.’s Attempt to Drop the Michael Flynn Case, Explained

The move is highly unusual and has prompted a judge to appoint an outsider to argue against the department.

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Outsider Tapped in Michael Flynn Case is a Former Mob Prosecutor

John Gleeson, a retired federal judge and former mob prosecutor, will oppose the Justice Department’s move to drop a charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser.

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Judge Appoints Outsider to Take On Justice Dept. in Flynn Case

A retired judge will also examine whether the former national security adviser committed perjury.

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