What the Flynn Case Means for the Future of American Democracy

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, arrives at federal court in Washington, Dec. 18, 2018 (AP photo by Carolyn Kaster).
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, arrives at federal court in Washington, Dec. 18, 2018 (AP photo by Carolyn Kaster).

It may be overshadowed by everything else roiling the United States right now. But the 82-page legal brief filed Wednesday rebuking the Trump administration for its controversial motion to dismiss federal perjury charges against former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn matters immensely for the future of American democracy. John Gleeson, a retired federal judge appointed to evaluate the government’s highly unusual move, argued that Justice Department prosecutors tried to conceal the real reasons for dropping the charges against Flynn last month and that its attempt to wipe Flynn’s record clean was a “gross abuse of prosecutorial power.” There […]

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