特朗普赦免后法官正式驳回迈克尔弗林案

Judge Emmet Sullivan of the DC District Court on Tuesday dismissed Michael Flynn’s criminal case as moot, following Flynn’s pardon by President Donald Trump, 结束了长达三年的酷刑诉讼.

After lying to the FBI and to members of Trump’s administration in early 2017, Flynn lost his job as national security adviser, setting in motion a series of events that led to Trump firing FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian interference in the election and the President obstructing justice.
Judge Emmet Sullivan and Michael Flynn attorney Sidney Powell during a hearing in September 2020.

在十二月 2017, Flynn became one of the most significant and earliest defendants to plead guilty and cooperate in the Mueller investigation. 今年早些时候, 弗林 — represented by a new set of lawyers, including Sidney Powelland the Justice Department attempted to undo his guilty plea in court.
The case often has fueled Trump’s smears of Mueller’s investigation as awitch hunt,” leading to the eventual pardon last month.
    The Justice Department has argued to Sullivan that Trump’s pardon excuses Flynn from being held in contempt by the court, for admitting under oath that he is guilty of his crimes and, 后来, claiming he is innocent. Sullivan previously explored the possibility of a contempt proceeding as he weighed the DOJ’s request to dismiss the case and whether he still had the power to sentence Flynn.
    Trump’s order pardoning Flynn says the former general and intelligence official is forgiven of lying to the FBI; covering up his secret lobbying for Turkey; and any more chargesthat might ariserelated to his admissions or to the Mueller investigation.
    Though it’s not necessary following a pardon, the Justice Department still asked the judge to dismiss Flynn’s casedoubling down on one of the most controversial and political decisions made by Attorney General William Barr.
    通常, pardons are giving by presidents to defendants who serve their time and accepted the responsibility for their crime.
      Flynn has done neither. He avoided being sentenced in 2018 再来一次 2019, has engaged in the QAnon conspiracy movement and has backed Trump’s attempt to overthrow the electoral vote.
      这个故事是打破,将被更新.

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