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Solicitor General Hints Barr Had Undisclosed Reason to Drop Flynn Case

Solicitor General Hints Barr Had Undisclosed Reason to Drop Flynn Case

A U.S. government lawyer defending the Justice Department’s decision to drop its criminal case against Army Lt. Gen.

Michael Flynn heavily suggested during a hearing on Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr relied on information not yet disclosed to the public in making the decision.

Wall and Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell argued to a 10-judge appeals court panel that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan should dismiss the case against Flynn following the DOJ’s decision to drop its charges against the former Trump national security adviser.

After Barr decided to drop charges against Flynn in May, Sullivan unexpectedly appointed a former judge to argue why the case should not be dropped.

Flynn’s lawyers successfully requested a three-judge appeals court to force Sullivan to dismiss the case, but Sullivan then successfully appealed to have a full appeals court re-hear that argument.

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