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Emmet Sullivan U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Updated at 5:58 p.m.

The Washington federal judge presiding over the Michael Flynn case Monday defended his refusal to quickly dismiss the allegation that the onetime Trump national security adviser lied to the FBI, asserting the court has authority to review the Justice Department’s recent decision to drop the prosecution.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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