In a majorly shocking move, a federal judge has acquitted one of Michael Flynn’s key lobbying partners in a case related to the special counsel’s investigation. As The Daily Caller reports:
But Judge Anthony Trenga reversed the jury decision in a 39-page ruling, saying the government’s evidence against Rafiekian “was insufficient as a matter of law” to justify conviction on either count.
He also ruled that Rafiekian would face a new trial if the government successfully appeals the acquittal.
The decision is the latest in a series of setbacks against the Justice Department in cases spun off from the special counsel’s probe.
A jury in Washington, D.C., acquitted former White House counsel Greg Craigin August on charges that he acted as an unregistered agent of Ukraine on a project involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Looks like another disappointed development for the deep state actors behind the special counsel’s witchhunt.