US Justice Dept drops case against ex-Trump aide Flynn

By: AFP      Published: 12:16 AM, 8 May, 2020
US Justice Dept drops case against ex-Trump aide Flynn

The US Justice Department withdrew its case against former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn Thursday, handing President Donald Trump a major political victory.

The department said in a filing that Flynn's December 2017 guilty plea for lying to the FBI over his Russia contacts was not significant to the case, and said the FBI's original probe of him had no "legitimate investigative basis."