Federal appeals court orders judge to drop case against Michael Flynn

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a judge to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The three-judge panel in Washington, DC, approved Flynn’s defense team’s request to throw out the conviction after the Justice Department announced it would no longer pursue the case.

Flynn admitted to lying to FBI agents in 2017 about his contacts with a Russian ambassador in the transition period before President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

After getting a new defense team earlier this year, Flynn changed his plea.

Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, who presided over…
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