Breaking: Department of Justice Drops Case Against General Michael Flynn

The AP is reporting the Justice Department is dropping its case against former Trump administration National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.

“BREAKING……WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department is dropping criminal case against ex-Trump adviser Flynn, according to court filing obtained by AP.

Excerpt from AP:

…In court documents being filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.” The documents were obtained by The Associated Press.

The Justice Department said it had concluded that Flynn’s interview by the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that the interview on January 24, 2017 was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”

The U.S. attorney reviewing the Flynn case, Jeff Jensen, recommended the move to Attorney General William Barr last week and formalized the recommendation in a document this 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 statement. “I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.”…

End excerpt. Please read complete AP exclusive at this link.

The dismissal of Flynn’s case comes as a result of his decision to change attorneys last year and bring on Sidney Powell who pressed the Justice Department for documents concealed from Flynn by the DOJ and apparently his own former attorneys.

UPDATE: Confirmed by CBS News:

Update on filing by the Federalist’s Sean Davis, “In its motion to dismiss charges against Flynn, DOJ says it’s not just that the FBI never had a legitimate legal reason to interview Flynn, but that there’s not sufficient evidence that Flynn actually lied to the FBI during its illegal January 24, 2017 ambush interview of Flynn.”

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