Federal Judge Signaling He May Pursue Perjury Charges Against Flynn For Attempting To Abandon Guilty Plea: Report
Politico reported on Wednesday that a federal judge could be leaning on charging former national security adviser Michael Flynn with perjury or contempt over his attempt to abandon an earlier guilty plea to a charge of lying to the FBI.
Politico reported the following:
The Justice Department moved last week to drop the prosecution of Flynn launched by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan threw a major stumbling block in front of that effort by announcing that he is appointing a former federal judge to advise the court on how to respond to the government’s motion.
Sullivan said he’s also asking the retired judge, John Gleeson, to recommend whether Flynn should face a criminal contempt charge for perjury—apparently for declaring under oath at two different court proceedings that he was guilty of lying to the FBI, before he reversed course an January and claimed he had never lied.
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