This was a totally bogus attempt by the Feds to cover up their crimes..
"While dismissing the case, Navarro called the “flagrant misconduct” of the team of prosecutors “outrageous” and “egregious.”.
In other words, it shocked the conscience of the court. I don't much care about whether "the term is archaic", or whether "it really only applies in cases of", or "we don't really apply those principles and standards anymore", whatever other excuses, at least Judge Navarro knew what it was when she saw it. Same kinds of dirty cop type people working at the highest levels of the FBI and DOJ under that same administration, who were not ditched in January, 2017.