The former adviser to President Trump tried to get the closure of the case of giving false testimony to the FBI.
The US court of appeals on Monday refused to close the criminal case against a former adviser to President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn.
The District of Columbia court of appeals reviewed the earlier decision and refused to order the judge to grant the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the case.
The ruling allows district judge Emmet Sullivan to hear arguments from the parties and decide whether to grant the Justice Department’s request.
The judge stressed that he wants to consider the application before making a decision carefully.
Flynn twice pleaded guilty to making false statements about his conversations with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak.
The charges were brought against him as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the election, which was led by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.
President Trump said that Flynn was treated unfairly in this case.