All charges against General Michael Flynn have been dropped.
The Justice Department is dropping all charges against General Michael Flynn, an unexpected ending of the Mueller probe. President Trump reacted to the DoJ’s decision by stating that Flynn “was an innocent man” and that in his book “he’s even a greater warrior”.
Flynn’s new legal team has been actively trying to withdraw the general’s guilty plea to lying the FBI agents.
In a court filing, The Justice Department is stating that their decision to drop a case has been made in light of the new information, namely, a set of disclosed FBI internal documents that have been made public last week. The Justice Department led by AG Barr believes that Flynn’s interview by the FBI agents has been “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis”.
The Government has concluded that the interview of Mr. Flynn was untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn—a no longer justifiably predicated investigation that the FBI had, in the Bureau’s own words, prepared to close because it had yielded an “absence of any derogatory information.
The Government respectfully moves to dismiss the criminal information with prejudice against Mr. Flynn.
On February 18, 2020 president Trump said: “I think General Flynn has been treated very unfairly. I think a lot of people have been treated very unfairly. I think the Mueller scam is just exactly what a lot of people [inaudible] because it was started illegally. It was started by abuse. It was a phony, it was a fake dossier and they went in, they went into the FISA courts and they forged papers and they did a lot of bad things. So the whole Mueller thing to me is a scam.”
As a result of the Mueller investigation, General Flynn had to put his house for sale to pay a portion of $4.6 million in unpaid legal bills. It is possible, although still unconfirmed by General Flynn, that he will sue the FBI for his prosecution that now the Department of Justice has found biased and unjustifiable.
You can access the whole Motion to Dismiss here