Michael Flynn Loses Appeal Seeking Quick Dismissal Of Criminal Case

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser (left), arrives at the U.S. Courthouse in Washington on Dec. 1, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
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A federal appeals court on Monday overwhelmingly rejected a bid by Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security advisor, to force the prompt dismissal of the criminal case in which he had been convicted of lying to FBI agents.

In an 8-2 ruling, the appeals court judges indicated that Flynn’s request was premature, since U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington had not yet even ruled on the dismissal request by the Justice Department.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit also said Flynn had failed to show that he had a clear right to have a different judge handle his case.

Read more at CNBC.



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