Flynn Contempt Inquiry Is Vital To Judicial Independence

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 5:09 PM EDT) -- So much has been extraordinary about the criminal investigation of Michael Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser in the administration of President Donald Trump.

Prosecutors working under Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Flynn, a former lieutenant general, with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. Flynn pleaded guilty.

But the Flynn saga did not end there. Despite his admission of guilt, Flynn later tried to withdraw his plea, without disavowing the fact that he had lied to the FBI, and without justifying why he had pleaded guilty earlier, other than to...

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