A federal appeals court will rehear a challenge to whether charges against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn must be dropped. It was the latest twist in a long legal drama in the last criminal case from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Aaron Zelinsky, a prosecutor who left the Roger Stone case after Justice Department leaders intervened to recommend a lighter sentence will tell Congress he and his colleagues were repeatedly pressured to cut Stone “a break.”
Michael Flynn committed perjury and his guilty plea of lying to the FBI should not be dismissed, a court-appointed adviser argued Wednesday. Former federal judge John Gleeson called the Justice Department’s attempt to undo the conviction “a gross abuse of prosecutorial power.”
Speaking to senators, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein blamed senior FBI officials for withholding vital information related to the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is leading a GOP effort to refocus public attention on the Russia investigation at a time when President Donald Trump is facing public scrutiny over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and unrest set off by the death of George Floyd.
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before senators next week in a hearing that will give President Donald Trump’s allies a high-profile platform to escalate their attacks on the Russia investigation.