In a 2-1 decision a Federal Appeals court has ruled that Donald Trump’s efforts thru his Attorney General Barr to have the charges against Michael Flynn, who admitted he broke federal laws and lied to the FBI about it, withdrawn, should go thru….
Donald Trump takes care of his people, even if they would be considered crooks….
He’s gonna have to move fast though….
he’s only gonna be able to do this until January 20 it would appear…
“This is not the unusual case where a more searching inquiry is justified,” wrote Judge Neomi Rao, a recent nominee of the president.
Sullivan overstepped his role and committed a “clear legal error,” the court said, by refusing to immediately close the case at the government’s request and instead appointing a former judge to argue against the Justice Department’s position.
The judge’s “demonstrated intent to scrutinize the reasoning and motives of the Department of Justice constitute irreparable harms that cannot be remedied on appeal,” Rao wrote in the 19-page opinion that was joined by Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, a nominee of President George H.W. Bush.
Soon after the opinion was published, Trump tweeted: “Great! Appeals Court Upholds Justice Departments Request To Drop Criminal Case Against General Michael Flynn!”
In his dissent, the third judge on the panel, Robert Wilkins, said the majority “grievously” overstepped its own authority by forcing Sullivan to drop the case before the judge had an opportunity to rule.