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Democrats Vent Their Frustration With AG Barr After DOJ Dismisses Case Against General Michael Flynn

The Justice Department on Thursday dropped its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, in a stunning development that comes after internal memos were released raising serious questions about the nature of the investigation that led to Flynn’s late 2017 guilty plea of lying to the FBI, Fox News reported.

Following the announcement, former FBI Director James Comey and Democratic lawmakers vented their frustration at Attorney General William Barr over the DOJ’s decision to withdraw its case against Army Lt. General Flynn.

The announcement came in a court filing, with the department saying it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.”

The retired Army lieutenant general for months has been trying to withdraw his plea, aided by a new attorney who has aggressively challenged the prosecution’s case and conduct.

Documents unsealed a week ago by the Justice Department revealed FBI agents discussed their motivations for interviewing Flynn in the Russia probe– questioning whether they wanted to“get him to lie” so he’d be fired or prosecuted, or get him to admit wrongdoing. “What is our goal?” one of the notes read. “Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”

On Thursday, the top prosecutor on the case, Brandon Van Grack, abruptly withdrew from the case, without explanation, in a brief filing with the court. Continued Below

Van Grack has been under scrutiny for claiming to a federal court that he had turned over all relevant exculpatory informing involving Flynn — even though a slew of “exculpatory” documents surfaced last week, Fox News reported.

President Donald Trump reacted Thursday at the White House while taking questions from reporters, saying that General Flynn is “a hero”, but pointed out, “what the Obama administration did is unprecedented.” Continued Below

Following the DOJ’s decision to withdraw its case against General Flynn, Democrats vented their frustration at Attorney General William Barr.