Flynn’s case became a benchmark for President Donald Trump and his supporters’ FBI’s Russian investigation and criticism by special advisor Robert Mueller on criminal prosecution from various Trump campaign partners.
On Wednesday, the three arbitral tribunals at the DC Court of Appeals decided that the trial judge Sullivan did not have sufficient reasons to question the DOJ’s prosecution orders in this case. He also said that Sullivan’s third-party lawyer no longer needed ex-judge John Gleeson, which is Flynn’s case.
“The justice of the district court cannot justify individual liberty and unprecedented interference with the executive’s accusation,” DC wrote to Trump’s appointment, Judge Neomi Rao, who appealed.
Court of Appeals Judge Robert Wilkins disagreed with Rao and Judge Karen Henderson’s decision to short-circuit Flynn’s case immediately in court. Given that the case is largely related to the power of the judiciary in future appeals, it is likely that the courts will have a serious issue in a case that may be of interest to judges.
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CNN’s Veronica Stracqualursi contributed to this report.