Justice Department to Drop Case Against Michael Flynn

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Decision marks dramatic reversal in case against former national security adviser.

The Justice Department moved to drop its case against Michael Flynn on Thursday, in a major reversal more than two years after the former national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

The decision came days after prosecutors turned over documents to Mr. Flynn that his lawyers said was evidence that the government tried to set him up in the early 2017 interview at issue.

In a motion to dismiss the case, the Justice Department said: “The Government has concluded that the interview of Mr. Flynn was untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn.”

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