From the New York Times:
A divided federal appeals court panel ordered an immediate end on Wednesday to the case against Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser — delivering a major victory to Mr. Flynn and to the Justice Department, which had sought to drop the case.
In the ruling, two of three judges on a panel for the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the trial judge overseeing the matter, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, to immediately dismiss the case without further review. The third accused his colleagues of “grievously” overstepping their powers, and the full appeals court has the option of reviewing the matter.
The order — a so-called writ of mandamus — was rare and came as a surprise, taking its place as yet another twist in the extraordinary legal and political drama surrounding the prosecution of Mr. Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to F.B.I. agents in the Russia investigation about his conversations in December 2016 with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
Trump fired Flynn in early 2017 for lying to Vice President Pence and other colleagues about what he and the Russian ambassador discussed in December 2016.
Flynn then agreed to cooperate with the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and plead guilty to one count of making a false statement when F.B.I. agents had questioned him about the conversations.
But after pleading guilty, he reversed course last year and sought to withdraw his guilty plea.
Russia protects Trump. Trump protects Russia. Flynn protects Russia and Trump. Barr protects Trump, Russia and Flynn. Trump loyalist judge protects Trump, Russia, Flynn and Barr. Russia keeps protecting Trump. Textbook banana republic corruption.
— Evan McMullin (@EvanMcMullin) June 24, 2020
I don't give a fuck about the spin from right wing pundits in regards to Strzok & James Comey. Michael Flynn still lied under oath.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) June 24, 2020
No amount of gaslighting will change the fact that Michael Flynn broke the law, admitted to it, and was let off ONLY because he’s friends with the President.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) June 24, 2020