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US judge asks if Michael Flynn should be held in contempt for perjury

Emmet Sullivan shows reluctance to let justice department drop prosecution of ex-Trump aideA US judge has signalled reluctance to allow the Department of Justice to drop its criminal prosecution of Michael Flynn, tasking a retired judge with advising on whether the former Trump administration official should face an additional criminal contempt charge for perjury.In a short written order, the US district judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington asked John Gleeson, a former federal judge in New York, to present arguments in the case as an amicus curiae, or friend of the court.
Source: the guardian

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