Gleeson added that the government's grounds for dismissing the case also "contradict and ignore this Court's prior orders, which constitute law of the case. They are riddled with inexplicable and elementary errors of law and fact. And they depart from positions that the Government has taken in other cases."
A federal US appeals court denied former national security adviser Michael Flynn's motion to dismiss the Justice Department's case against him.
The DOJ also later changed tactics in the Flynn case over the objections of some of the original Mueller prosecutors and asked the judge overseeing the case to dismiss it, citing insufficient evidence against Flynn. The move prompted a swift outcry from House Democrats who said it was a political maneuver by Attorney General William Barr to shield Trump associates.
The order is a monumental defeat for Flynn and the Justice Department, whose lawyers have been arguing for the case's dismissal for months.