It turns out Michael Flynn and the Trump administration may have celebrated the end of his criminal case too soon. Thursday, a federal appeals court announced plans to review what led to the dismissal of the case. The New York Times writes that this erases “a split decision by a three-judge panel in June ordering an immediate end to the case.”
A terse order from the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that a majority of its members had voted to vacate a June 24 panel decision ordering the immediate dismissal of the case against Mr. Flynn.
The action by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is likely to prolong the fight over Flynn’s fate and represents yet another dramatic development in a case that has taken unexpected twists and turns over the last year and turned Flynn into something of a cause celebre for President Donald Trump and his supporters.
The court set arguments for Aug. 11. It did not offer an explanation for its decision in a brief order posted online.