The New York Times reports:
A federal judge overseeing the criminal case of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn opened the door late Tuesday for legal experts and other outside parties to oppose the Justice Department’s motion to drop the case, suggesting he has at least some skepticism about the government’s argument that Mr. Flynn should never have been charged.
In a brief order, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia said he would set a schedule for outside parties to present arguments about the government’s request to dismiss the case.
He did not directly address the Justice Department’s motion to drop the charge, but legal experts said he appeared open to considering not only the department’s arguments but also those who have challenged its move as politically motivated.
Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors have told a federal judge he has the authority to sentence former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn to prison despite the Justice Department’s effort to toss the case https://t.co/tROqwuaB0V
— CNN (@CNN) May 13, 2020
Translation: “Not so fast, Barr. I’m still the judge here, not you.” Good news for those of us who still care about how the Constitution protects the independent judiciary. Judge Sullivan wants to hear from genuine friends of the court. Excellent!https://t.co/7PvPM78rTH
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 13, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) May 13, 2020