Update: Michael Flynn case may not be dismissed
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Last week the Justice Department decided to drop criminal charges against President Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn, prompting backlash and questions from the legal community.
But Wednesday federal judge Emmet Sullivan questioned whether Flynn could be held in contempt of court for perjury.
Flynn is accused of lying about his contact with Russia, which prompted Trump to fire him three years ago.
Flynn has said under oath he is guilty of lying to the FBI.
Earlier this week a group of former Watergate prosecutors filed a letter asking Sullivan not to dismiss the case.
Nearly 2,000 former Justice Department employees also wrote an open letter asking the judge not to dismiss the case.
They also criticized Attorney General William Barr for moving to drop the charges agains Flynn.
Posted – 5.14.20