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Michael Flynn Hires New Counsel, Will Continue Cooperating With The Government

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will remain in his plea agreement with the federal government and continue cooperating with prosecutors, his new counsel said Wednesday. “[T]he General is going to continue to cooperate with the government,” Sidney Powell, Flynn’s new lawyer, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The Hill first reported Wednesday that Flynn hired Powell, a former assistant ...

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Michael Flynn Abruptly Fires His Lawyers

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has fired his lawyers, signaling a potential change in his legal strategy as he awaits sentencing in the special counsel’s probe. Robert Kelner, a partner at Covington & Burling, said in a court filing Thursday that Flynn terminated their arrangement and has already hired new lawyers. Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, pleaded guilty on ...

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FBI Investigated Michael Flynn Over Russia Ties Earlier Than Previously Known

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed new details about the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn According to the report, the FBI investigated Flynn’s possible ties to Russia earlier than previously known Mueller was also authorized to investigate Flynn over four separate matters. The FBI was investigating Michael Flynn’s possible relationship with the Russian government much earlier than ...

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Mueller Report ‘Inconclusive’ That Trump Knew Flynn Lied About Sanctions Call

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report did not establish that President Donald Trump knew former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition. Flynn was dismissed from the administration and subsequently pleaded guilty for lying about the substance of his conversations with Kislyak. “Some evidence suggests that the president knew about the existence and ...

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Dershowitz: Flynn did not commit a crime by lying

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz speaks out ahead of the sentencing of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I suspect we’re on the way to a Mueller report which will find no crimes, but will find political sins,” Dershowitz said on Fox News Monday. “Prosecutors are supposed to find only crimes.” Flynn has agreed to a guilty plea ...

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DOJ’s Sally Yates Was Upset With FBI For Interviewing Michael Flynn

Sally Yates Senate Hearing 5-08-17

Documents released by the special counsel’s office on Friday show that a top Justice Department official was upset with the FBI for interviewing Michael Flynn at the White House just days after he took office. Sally Yates “was not happy” with the bureau, according to Peter Strzok, who was one of the agents who interviewed Flynn. It is unclear why ...

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Michael Flynn Judge Seeks Review Of Key FBI Notes Before Sentencing Decision

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The judge presiding over the Michael Flynn case is ordering a review of key FBI documents before deciding on a sentence for the former national security adviser. Judge Emmet Sullivan wants to review a memo put together on Jan. 24, 2017 by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. He also wants to look at FBI notes from that interview. Flynn’s ...

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Andrew McCabe Urged Michael Flynn To Meet With FBI Agents Without Lawyers

Andrew McCabe urged Michael Flynn to meet with FBI agents without White House attorneys present, according to a court filing submitted Tuesday in the special counsel’s probe. McCabe and other FBI officials also decided not to provide a warning to Flynn about penalties regarding lying to the FBI.  Though Flynn’s lawyers are suggesting that he was trapped into lying to ...

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FBI Probe Initially Focused On Four Americans

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James Comey made the surprise revelation in his congressional testimony on Friday that the FBI opened investigations into four Trump associates in late July 2016 It was previously known that four Trump advisers were the focus of the FBI probe, but it was not known that they were targeted at the outset of the investigation It was previously believed that ...

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Michael Flynn Is Helping The Government On ‘Several’ Cases. Which Ones?

A long-awaited memo filed on Tuesday revealed that former national security advisor Michael Flynn has helped the special counsel and other prosecutors on “several” investigations That reference has touched off speculation about what other cases Flynn is helping with in addition to Mueller’s Russia probe The retired lieutenant general could be providing assistance on Turkey’s lobbying efforts in the U.S., ...

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Mueller Recommends No Jail Time For Michael Flynn, Who Provided ‘Substantial Assistance’ To Russia Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday effectively recommended that Michael Flynn receive no prison time for lying to the FBI, citing the former national security advisor’s “substantial assistance” in the Russia probe and other Department of Justice (DOJ) cases. “Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range ...

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Grassley Flags ‘Apparent Contradictions’ In Comey’s Testimony About Michael Flynn

James Comey testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee 05-03-17

  by Chuck Ross The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is trying to get to the bottom of “apparent contradictions” in former FBI Director James Comey’s claims about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey told a Senate Judiciary panel in a March 15, 2017 interview that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he intentionally lied ...

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ABC News Suspends Brian Ross after fake news story on Trump

ABC has suspended Brian Ross after he falsely reported that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed Michael Flynn to contact Russian government officials before the election. Ross, citing anonymous sources, claimed that Flynn agreed to testify that before the election Trump told him to contact Russian officials. His “source” had actually told him that the order came only after Trump had won ...

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Reports: Either Kushner or K.T. McFarland directed Flynn’s contact with Russians

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Circa journalist Sara Carter reported Friday that former Trump advisor Michael Flynn was asked by the president’s son-in-law to contact Russia, but Fox News’ John Roberts says that his sources named U.S. Ambassador K.T. McFarland as the person who directed Flynn to contact Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. “Told by a source with direct knowledge the very ‘Senior official’ in administration ...

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Report: President Trump Asked FBI to Drop Flynn Investigation

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President Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the New York Times reported Tuesday. A memo by Comey said that he was asked by the president to “let this go” in reference to the Flynn investigation. The conversation allegedly took place in the Oval Office in February. “I hope you can ...

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