Attorney General William Barr has ordered an outside prosecutor to review the criminal case against Michael T. Flynn, President Trump‘s former national security adviser, sources tell The New York Times.
Such reviews are rare and are likely to raise new questions about potential political interference by Department of Justice (DOJ) officials into cases.
The report comes after the DOJ earlier this week reversed a decision to recommend a seven-to-nine year prison sentence for Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Trump. That decision led the entire prosecutorial team to resign in an apparent protest.
According to the Times, Barr has also tapped other outside prosecutors to review politically sensitive cases.