A judge officially ended the case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Tuesday following his presidential pardon from Donald Trump just weeks ago.
“Judge Emmet Sullivan dismissed the criminal case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on Tuesday, putting an end to a case that took a number of turns after Flynn’s initial guilty plea three years ago,” writes Fox News.
“The history of the Constitution, its structure, and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the pardon power make clear that President Trump’s decision to pardon Mr. Flynn is a political decision, not a legal one,” Sullivan said in his Tuesday order. “Because the law recognizes the President’s political power to pardon, the appropriate course is to dismiss this case as moot.”
“Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017 to giving false statements to the FBI that included statements regarding his communications with a Russian ambassador. Those discussions covered topics including Russia’s response to U.S. sanctions and a UN security council resolution regarding Israel. Flynn also admitted to filing paperwork under the Foreign Agents Registration Act that contained misrepresentations regarding business with Turkey. His sentencing was delayed due to his cooperation with prosecutors,” reports Fox News.
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BREAKING NOW: DOJ Reveals New Peter Strzok Notes in FBI’s Perjury Trap Against Michael Flynn
The Department of Justice released additional notes and documents from former DOJ official Peter Strzok regarding the FBI’s probe against ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn this week.
“In the latest twist, the Justice Department disclosed to a federal court Tuesday it has located a new page of notes from Peter Strzok, the former lead FBI agent in the Russia collusion investigation, that are exculpatory to former national security adviser Michael Flynn,” reports JustTheNews.com.
“Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin informed U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the discovery in a midday court filing, revealing the single page of notes were believed to have been taken by Strzok during the critical juncture of early January 2017 when FBI agents recommended shutting down their investigation of Flynn only to be overruled by FBI superiors,” adds the website.
“This page of notes was taken by former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. While the page itself is undated; we believe that the notes were taken in early January 2017, possibly between January 3 and January 5,” Sherwin wrote in the motion.
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BREAKING NOW: Federal Appeals Court Orders Judge to ‘DISMISS MICHAEL FLYNN CHARGES’
A United States Federal Appeals court ordered Wednesday the dismissal of charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn; effectively ending his high-stakes legal battle with the Department of Justice.
“A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a judge to grant the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) unusual move to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn,” reports The Hill.
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“A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals approved Flynn’s petition to intervene in the case after a district court judge had tapped an outside counsel to argue against the DOJ’s move,” adds the website.
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