DOJ Drops Case Against Michael Flynn
In January, Flynn asked District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who presides over his case, to allow him to withdraw his original guilty plea. In a declaration to the court, Flynn asserted innocence, saying his plea statement is false and that he only signed it because of his former lawyers' "ineffective counsel" and because prosecutors threatened to charge his son.
He's accused his former lawyers, from the firm Covington and Burling, of
keeping key information from him, including about the full scope of a conflict
of interest the firm faced regarding the case.