The president’s clemency for his confidante is totally unsurprising—which is part of what makes it so bad.
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The Stone commutation fits a pattern of abuse: Almost all of the beneficiaries of Trump’s pardons and commutations have had a personal or political connection to the president.
D.C. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan filed a petition Thursday to the D.C. Circuit Court requesting a rehearing en banc after a three-judge panel ordered him to drop the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The investigation as it developed should not have been conducted by a federal prosecutor, and Attorney General Barr’s public commentary has seriously (and somewhat mysteriously) damaged the credibility of whatever Durham uncovers.
BuzzFeed News successfully sued for the release of a version of the Mueller report with many fewer redactions. The unsealed material is a mixed bag of information that was already public and facts that are genuinely new.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s petition to force a district court judge to drop his case. In a 2-1 decision, Judges Neomi Rao and Karen Henderson granted Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus and directed U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss. Judge Wilkins dissented from the decision, claiming the D.C.
On June 23, two Department of Justice attorneys released written statements ahead of testimony tomorrow at a House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning political interference and threats to prosecutorial independence at the Department of Justice.
Both Michael Flynn and the Department of Justice on June 17 filed briefs in the case of the former national security adviser that respond to a court-appointed amicus who argued the U.S. District Court judge should reject the government's motion to drop charges.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals asks whether it should order a district judge to stop, stand up and salute when Attorney General William Barr tells him to drop the case against Michael Flynn.