The political gamesmanship of delaying the ruling on Gen. Michael Flynn’s motion to dismiss is over. An appeals court ruled this week that the judge in Flynn’s case must make a decision on pending motion.
Per the Washington Examiner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit told Judge Emmet Sullivan that “he has 10 days to explain why he should not be forced to let the Justice Department drop its case against Flynn.”
“Upon consideration of the emergency petition for a writ of mandamus, it is ORDERED, on the court’s own motion, that within ten days of the date of this order the district judge file a response addressing the petitioner’s request that this court order the district judge to grant the government’s motion to dismiss filed on May 7, 2020,” said the federal appeals court.
Previously this month, the DOJ moved to dismiss Flynn’s case. Flynn cooperated with Mueller’s investigators after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about Russian diplomat contacts but later claimed he is innocent and did not lie.
To read more about Flynn’s case and the court’s ruling, click here.