DOJ Drops Michael Flynn Investigation

The US Department of Justice has dropped the criminal charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He was among the former aides to President Donald Trump convicted during the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference.

He had pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US and had been seeking to withdraw his guilty plea.

The Justice Department said it was recommending that the judge dismiss the criminal case "after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information."

In response to the announcement, Flynn tweeted a video of his grandson reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance with the caption: "and JUSTICE for ALL". President Trump said he was "very happy for General Flynn."

Source: NBC News