Justice Department reviewing handling of Michael Flynn case: Source


(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department is conducting a review of the handling of the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News Friday.

The DOJ was not commenting further.

Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

The New York Times first reported that Attorney General William Barr had installed an outside prosecutor to review the case against Flynn.

In October, Trump tweeted that Flynn had been the target of a “setup.”

“General Michael Flynn’s attorney is demanding that charges be immediately dropped after they found that FBI Agents manipulated records against him. They say that James Clapper told a reporter to “take a kill shot at Flynn. This has been a complete setup of Michael Flynn….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2019

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