An appeals court ordered the judge presiding over the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to grant the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the criminal charges against the former Trump national security adviser.
“ORDERED that Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus be granted in part; the District Court is directed to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss; and the District Court’s order appointing an amicus is hereby vacated as moot, in accordance with the opinion of the court filed herein this date,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday. [Read More]
As I noted in today’s Morning Jolt — which I’m writing this week while the inestimable Jim Geraghty is on vacation — the latest “anti-racist” campaign targeting statues for forcible erasure is being directed at the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Freedmen’s Memorial.
This effort, announced publicly by a mob that intends to tear down the monument tomorrow evening, is also being backed by D.C.’s non-voting congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has raised several ill-founded objections to the memorial’s continued presence in Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill. [Read More]
Daniel Gade and Scott Taylor appear to be the winners in Tuesday night’s Republican primaries.
Gade, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in November and Taylor will have a rematch with Elaine Luria, who beat him two years ago after his one term in Congress. [Read More]
The Fairfax County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to rename Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield.
FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald reports the school board is considering the following names to replace the now former “Robert E. Lee” High School: Rep. John Lewis, President Barack Obama, Mildred Loving, Cezar Chavez, Legacy, and Central Springfield. [Read More]