The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 Wednesday that a lower court must grant a request by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop its case against former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.).
The appeals court order states:
Upon consideration of the emergency petition for a writ of mandamus, the responses thereto, and the reply, the briefs of amici curiae in support of the parties, and the argument by counsel, it is ORDERED that Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus be granted in part; the District Court is directed to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss; and the District Court’s order appointing an amicus is hereby vacated as moot, in accordance with the opinion of the court filed herein this date.
Great! Appeals Court Upholds Justice Departments Request To Drop Criminal Case Against General Michael Flynn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2020
Is James Comey and his band of Dirty Cops going to apologize to General Michael Flynn (and many others) for what they have done to ruin his life? What about Robert Mueller and his Angry Democrat Cronies - Are they going to say, SO SORRY? And what about Obama & Biden?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2020
Today's decision by an appeals court to dismiss the case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a VICTORY for justice and truth.— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) June 24, 2020
All Americans are entitled to equal justice under the law and due process. No American should ever be unjustly targeted by their government.
🚨Flynn update:— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) June 24, 2020
DC Circuit orders Judge Sullivan to grant the DOJ Motion to Dismiss.
They also "vacate the district court's order appointing an amicus as moot."
Full doc:https://t.co/KXhsgI1A1o pic.twitter.com/Oobv8Iv9gC
BREAKING - DC Circuit Court of Appeals rules Michael Flynn case can end and DOJ’s request to drop charges be accepted by the federal district court. pic.twitter.com/qPWmyZlO6M— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) June 24, 2020
#FlynnIsFree: “The district court is directed to grant the government’s motion to dismiss.”— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 24, 2020
A federal appeals court ordered the presiding judge in the case against @GenFlynn to grant the government’s request to dismiss the charges against him. https://t.co/5Po9O2MkD4
The top appeals court in D.C. smacked down the anti-Trump judge in the Flynn case this morning, vacating his attempt to appoint a shadow prosecutor against Flynn and ordering him to dismiss all charges. https://t.co/nt4KT4yYke— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 24, 2020
ABC News: "In a surprise ruling..." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
BREAKING: In a surprise ruling, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overrules District Judge Emmet Sullivan and orders him to accept the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. https://t.co/daJcCwksjD— ABC News (@ABC) June 24, 2020
Read the full court decision below.