Former Trump advisor Michael Flynn loses appeal bid in criminal case

President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on June 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former national security advisor Michael Flynn to force the prompt dismissal of the criminal case in which he had been convicted of lying to FBI agents.

The decision sends the case back for consideration by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington.

Flynn had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to compel Sullivan to sign off on a request by the Justice Department that he dimiss Flynn’s conviction. 

Neither a lawyer for Flynn nor the Justice Department immediately responded to CNBC’s requests for comment on Monday’s ruling by the appeals court.

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