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Federal Court Agrees to Rehear Flynn Case
The D.C. Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear the case against retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the court announced on Thursday.
The court’s decision prolongs an already three-year legal battle between Flynn and the Department of Justice that federal prosecutors asked to be closed with all charges dropped back in May. Federal District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan denied a request to immediately dismiss the case and instead brought in a retired judge to assess and potentially continue the prosecution.
Oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court are scheduled for August 11.
The wrangling between Flynn’s defense, the DOJ, and Sullivan has continued for weeks as the defendant and prosecutors push to drop the case in light of evidence suggesting that the FBI unjustly targeted Flynn for investigation and fabricated evidence against him. Sullivan has so far refused to drop the case.
The DOJ’s request to drop the case was made on a recommendation from U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen, who Attorney General William Barr assigned to review the case in February.
“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. “I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.” Read more…
Missouri AG Dropping Charges Against McCloskeys
St. Louis, MO – Kim Gardner, Circuit Attorney for St. Louis, brought charges against a local couple last month who were caught on video brandishing weapons on the porch of their mansion. Now the Missouri Attorney General is stepping in.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s response to a mob of protesters tearing down the gate to a private driveway and trespassing across their yard went viral.
The McCloskey’s who are both attorneys, were eating dinner on their patio when several hundred Black Lives Matter protesters, tore down a gate to gain access to a private community that was clearly marked as private with “No Trespassing” signs.
Mark McCloskey claims that the protesters began making threats towards his wife and himself. He went into the home and retrieved a pistol and what appeared to be an AR-15.
Luckily, no one was injured, and the guns that the McCloskey’s legally owned did the trick by keeping the protesters from causing them harm.
According to The Lion Times:
“Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt is intervening in state Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s legal action against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, for brandishing a rifle. Read more…
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