U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has ordered the Attorney General William Barr to violate the law and unredact the redacted part of the Mueller report.
U.S.District Judge Emmet Sullivan is a Clinton appointee.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the limited order Thursday. Portions of the report relating to Flynn are redacted and would be made public under the order.
It is the first time a federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to make public portions of the report the agency had kept secret.
Flynn is awaiting sentence after admitting to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.