A federal judge on Tuesday threw cold water on Attorney General William Barr’s directive to dismiss the case against President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
U.S. district judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order that declined to immediately close Flynn’s case, despite the fact that the Department of Justice has moved to dismiss all charges.
In his ruling, Sullivan wrote that “given the current posture of the case,” some outside parties may want to file their own friend-of-the-court briefs on the matter, and that he would like to solicit such briefs.
NOW: The judge in Michael Flynn's case issued an order indicating the case isn't over just yet — he writes that "given the current posture of this case," he expects people will want to file amicus (friend-of-court) briefs, and he'll be setting a schedule for that pic.twitter.com/9L7WIK6H9m
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 12, 2020