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Charges dropped against Flynn

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/07/20, 04:40 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion on Thursday to dismiss the criminal case against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser. Justice Department officials decided to drop the charges after a “review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.”

What new information? The filing said Flynn’s interview with the FBI in January 2017 was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.” New documents recently came to light that show FBI agents on the case planned ahead of the interview to entrap Flynn. He pleaded guilty in 2017 to one count of lying to federal agents about his conversations with Russian officials in 2016. He later moved to withdraw his guilty plea. Flynn’s lawyers have accused the government of prosecutorial misconduct. After the announcement, the president reiterated his claim that Flynn was innocent and said, “I hope that a big price is going to be paid.”

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew about the new documents in the case.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2020 06:04 pm

    Interesting, isn't it, how more and more of those "horrible crimes" committed by members of the Trump Administration just seem to turn into deep state/Democratic party baloney, when sufficiently illuminated. 

    Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 03:36 pm

    Yes, but when will ONE Dem. or agent(s) who are also Dems. be prosecuted? Or put in jail?

    The Dems have been trying to put Trump in jail since day one. What liars!


    Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 04:05 pm

    Did they drop the charges because they want the investigation to go no further?