Michael Flynn truly believed that he was a free man, and, under any other circumstances, he would be absolutely right.
But this is 2020, so why wouldn’t even the most simple soliloquy also be the most unnecessary.
In that case, the poetic justice of this latest news arrives right on time.
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed out its order that a trial court judge dismiss the criminal case against former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn, and said it will rehear arguments on the issue.
The ruling is a blow to the retired Army lieutenant general and the Justice Department, which has asked the trial judge to drop the charge.
Flynn pleaded guilty in late 2017 to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with a Russian diplomat in the weeks before the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
But for more than a year, he has sought to undo the plea, and recently found support from top Justice Department officials.
Flynn is surely thinking to himself “what gives?”.
This is a man who has been hunted by the alleged “deep state” time and again, with only the sale of his home and the relocation of his family to show for it.