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Justice Department reviewing handling of Michael Flynn case: Source
robertcicchetti/iStock (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...
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Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe won't be charged, DOJ says
ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department has informed former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that it will not seek charges against him for allegedly lying to internal investigators several years ago.McCabe was fired from the FBI on March 16, 2018, after the Justice Department’s inspector general concluded that McCabe misled investigators looking into how Justice Department and FBI officials handled matters associated with the 2016 presidential election.Reacting on CNN, where he is now a contributor, McCabe said that it was an "absolute disgrace" that it took two years for the Justice Department to reach what he called the "obvious...
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Despite Barr's warning, Trump insists he has a right to intervene in criminal cases
Jack Date/ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Friday morning broke almost 17 hours of silence following ABC News' exclusive interview with Attorney General Bill Barr, pushing back on Barr's warning not to interfere in criminal cases, insisting he has the "legal right" to do so.Trump repeated what he's said previously -- including just this past Tuesday -- that he has the "absolute" right to comment on how the Justice Department is handling criminal cases, including those involving his friends and associates.“'The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,'” Trump tweeted, quoting Barr. "This...
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