The federal judge overseeing the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is refusing to drop the case against the retired Army lieutenant.
Earlier this month, the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss its criminal case against Flynn.
Judge Emmett G. Sullivan — who is overseeing the case — appointed a retired judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton to oversee a process so that “interested parties” can file amicus briefs to “weigh in” on the case.
Flynn’s lawyers have responded by asking an appeals court on Tuesday to intervene against the lower court judge who delayed the DOJ’s effort to dismiss its criminal case against Flynn.
“Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor who took over representation for Flynn last summer, filed a 44-page emergency petition for a writ of mandamus and a 93-page appendix, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of