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Flynn Case To Be Reheard By Full DC Appeals Court

The New York Times reports: The entire Federal Appeals Court in Washington said on Thursday that it would take up a case involving Attorney General William P. Barr’s decision to drop the prosecution of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, erasing a split decision by a three-judge panel in June ordering an immediate end to the case. …

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Trump Claims He’s Willing To Rehire Michael Flynn

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said today that he would welcome retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn back into his administration now that the former national security adviser’s legal troubles are on the verge of receding. The president’s comments come as Trump and his allies have worked to lionize Flynn as a victim of “deep state” investigations. Trump lavished praise on …

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Flynn Spox Denies “Oath” Was Related To #QAnon

The Washington Examiner reports: During the evening of July 4, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn shared a video of himself leading five other people in a recitation of the oath of office traditionally given to federal elected officeholders, ending the oath with a slogan associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory. Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor who took over Flynn’s …

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Michael Flynn Leads Friends In Taking “#QAnon Oath”

And the QAnon crackpottery reaches new heights: After years of silence, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has started courting his devoted fans in the QAnon conspiracy theory, sending out signals of support for the underground movement that the FBI considers a potential domestic terror threat. Flynn, who won a legal victory last week after an appeals court panel …

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BREAKING: Court Orders Dismissal Of Flynn’s Case

Bloomberg News reports: A federal appeals court ordered a judge to immediately dismiss the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Bloomberg News reports. A three-judge appellate panel on Wednesday denied U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan the authority to examine whether the government’s surprise motion to dismiss the case, in which Flynn pleaded guilty twice …

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Court-Appointed Counsel: DOJ’s Motion To Dismiss Flynn Case Is “Gross Abuse Of Prosecutorial Power”

The Associated Press reports: A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss criminal charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn has found that the government’s request should be denied because there is “clear evidence of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power.” Former U.S. District Judge John Gleeson said in a filing Wednesday that the …

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DOJ Moves Forward Against Flynn’s Business Partner

Politico reports: The Justice Department is pressing forward with its criminal case against a former business partner of Michael Flynn, despite Attorney General William Barr’s controversial decision to seek to abandon the prosecution of the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. Prosecutors seeking to revive the convictions of Flynn’s former colleague, Bijan Rafiekian, filed a brief with a …

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Transcripts Reveal Michael Flynn Told Russian Diplomat Not To Let Obama “Box In” Kremlin With New Sanctions

The Hill reports: Michael Flynn urged a top Russian diplomat in late 2016 to make a “reciprocal” response to the Obama administration’s sanctions on the Kremlin for its interference in the recently completed presidential race, arguing against escalating matters. Flynn, who was then President-elect Trump’s incoming national security adviser, warned then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak against one country …

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Graham Rejects Trump’s Demand For Obama To Testify

Axios reports: Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) responded to President Trump’s tweet calling for Graham to compel former President Obama to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, telling Politico: “I don’t think now’s the time for me to do that. I don’t know if that’s even possible.” Graham released a statement on Thursday saying the Judiciary Committee will …

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Michael Flynn May Face Perjury Charge In New Twist

The New York Times reports: The federal judge overseeing the case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn appointed a hard-charging former prosecutor and judge late on Wednesday to oppose the Justice Department’s effort to drop the case and to explore a perjury charge against Mr. Flynn. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s appointment of the former judge, John …

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Judge Slows DOJ Move To Drop Charges Against Flynn

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 …

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Pence Would Welcome Return Of “Patriot” Michael Flynn

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told “Axios on HBO” that he welcomes the idea of bringing Michael Flynn back into government, after the Justice Department moved last week to drop its criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser. Trump said April 30 that he would “certainly consider” bringing Flynn back into the administration. Since Flynn had been …

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Trump Team: Michael Flynn Is Our Nelson Mandela

The Daily Beast reports: Of the nine senior Trump administration officials, campaign staff, outside advisers, and longtime associates of the president reached on Thursday, all said that they wanted Flynn to assume some public-facing role, including potentially as an official Trump surrogate. One even compared the ex-general, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian …

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Bill Barr Defends Dropping Case Against Michael Flynn: An Easy Decision, “History Is Written By The Winners”

Talking Points Memo reports: Attorney General Bill Barr defended the Justice Department’s bombshell move to drop its case against Michael Flynn Thursday, telling CBS News that it was an “easy decision.” “I think easy because once I saw all the facts and some of the tactics used by the FBI in this instance and also the legal problems with the …

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Nadler Erupts Over DOJ’s “Outrageous” Move To Drop Flynn’s Charges, Vows To “Demand Answers” From AG

“This is outrageous! Flynn PLEADED GUILTY to lying to investigators. The evidence against him is overwhelming. Now, a politicized DOJ is dropping the case. “The decision to overrule the special counsel is without precedent and warrants an immediate explanation. “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, I worked with DOJ to postpone our scheduled hearing with AG Barr as attentions and …

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BREAKING: DOJ Drops Criminal Case Against Flynn

The Associated Press reports: The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for Trump and his supporters in attacking the FBI’s Russia investigation. The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special …

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Fox Anchor On Michael Flynn: Don’t Lie To The FBI

The Hill reports: “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said Friday he was surprised to see people “rallying” behind ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, arguing the former Trump administration official should not have lied to the FBI. Wallace, who was speaking on Fox News, said Flynn erred in speaking to the FBI voluntarily shortly after President Trump was elected. “Did …

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Trump Willing To Consider Rehiring Flynn [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump stated at the daily White House coronavirus press conference that he would consider rehiring his former national security advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. “What they did to General Flynn was a disgrace,” Trump said on Thursday afternoon when asked by Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts …

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Pence: I Now Think Flynn Lied To Me Unintentionally

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Thursday that following the release of new FBI documents, he is “more inclined to believe” that former national security adviser Michael Flynn unintentionally lied to him in 2017 about the nature of his conversation with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Why it matters: Flynn was forced to resign for misleading Pence and …

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Barr Wades Into Flynn Case, Assigns Outside Prosecutor

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter. The review is highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career …

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