The Justice Department has announced that it is dropping the case against Michael Flynn, President Trump’s ex-National Security advisor.
In court documents that were filed on Thursday and obtained by the Associated Press, the Justice Department said the criminal case against Flynn was being dropped “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.”
Prosecutors at the Justice Department and the FBI had maintained that Flynn had lied in an interview to the FBI about conversations he had had with the Russian ambassador. However, the Justice Department now says that the interview by the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that it was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”
Flynn had initially pled guilty, which put fuel onto the fire of the conspiracy theory that President Trump was somehow put into office by the Russian government, and had stolen the election from Hillary Clinton. Flynn later recanted his plea, arguing that he had been pressured into that plea. It now seems he is being vindicated.
Jeff Jensen, the federal attorney who had been reviewing the case recommended Attorney General William Barr drop the case last week. “Through the course of my review of General Flynn’s case, I concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case,” Jensen said in a press statement. “I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.”
In February, Michael Flynn Jr spoke at the National File Emergency First Amendment Summit in D.C. about his father’s case and the Deep State’s determination to put him in jail.