Flynn’s attorneys asked the Court of Appeals to order the district judge to execute the DOJ order to close the criminal case.
Former U.S. President’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday to force a lower court to drop criminal charges.
The petition, filed by Flynn’s attorneys, requested the District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to issue an order compelling District Judge Emmett Sullivan to grant the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the case against their client.
On May 7, the DOJ decided to close the criminal case against Flynn, who had previously pleaded guilty to false testimony from the FBI about his conversations with Sergei Kislyak, then Russian Ambassador to Washington. Opponents of the incumbent president claim that the decision was taken under pressure from Donald Trump and his political allies in the Republican Party.