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June 1, 2020


Cotton Leads Colleagues in Submitting Amicus Brief on Behalf of General Michael Flynn


Washington, D.C.—Today Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) will file an Amicus Brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals supporting General Michael Flynn’s Petition for a Writ of Mandamus. Senators Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Rick Scott (R-Florida), and Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) joined Senator Cotton’s brief. Senator Cotton released the following statement on the brief:

“Judge Sullivan is abusing his judicial power for political purposes. It’s time for General Flynn’s nightmare to end. I’m confident our court system will address this injustice swiftly.”

Background: Last month, the Department of Justice asked Judge Sullivan of the D.C. District Court to dismiss their case against General Michael Flynn. The facts uncovered showed General Flynn did not commit the offense he had pled to and was the victim of biased and corrupt investigators. Instead of granting the government’s request, Judge Sullivan allowed the case to continue and announced he would appoint an outside party to explore perjury charges against General Flynn. General Flynn then petitioned the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for a Writ of Mandamus.