A federal appeals court will review a judge’s attempt to examine the Justice Department’s decision to drop its criminal case against Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

The long-unusual saga got even more unusual on Thursday when the full US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit agreed to examine US District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s appointment of a retired federal judge to look at how DOJ handled its case.

Oral arguments are slated for 11 August.

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