U.S. moves to drop case against Trump ex-adviser Flynn after guilty plea

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/world/u-s-dropping-criminal-case-against-ex-trump-adviser-flynn-ap/wcm/a8c06770-4283-4e18-9d5f-4776e79f691c

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly asked a judge to drop criminal charges against Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn following mounting pressure from the Republican president and his political allies on the right. The move drew furious criticism from congressional Democrats and others who accused the department and Attorney General William Barr of politicizing the U.S. criminal justice system by bending to Trump’s wishes and improperly protecting his friends and associates in criminal cases.