Published: Fri, December 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me Up

Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me Up

Comey said this week the Russian Federation investigation was in its early stages, so he chose to send the agents to speak with Flynn in a low-key manner.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday ordered Mueller to turn over all documents and "memoranda" related to Flynn's questioning by 3 p.m. Friday.

"These new reports dropped just hours after the president's attempts to distance himself from Michael Cohen and his former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn - attempts that are often contradictory and obviously false". The agents later said Flynn was relaxed and offered to give them a tour of the West Wing of the White House. They say Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign. Lawyers working for special counsel Robert Mueller praised Flynn for his fulsome cooperation with issues core to the investigation into Russia's attack on the 2016 election and whether any Americans connected to the Trump campaign aided in that conspiracy.

Flynn, according to Mueller's team, had numerous contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in which they reportedly discussed how to improve U.S. relations with Russia, and then he lied about them when questioned by the G-men.

Turley called the comment "disturbing" and said Comey has a history of ignoring protocol - pointing to his 2016 press conference exonerating Hillary Clinton. In a public statement after his plea, Flynn has said he cooperated with prosecutors because it was in "the best interests of my family and our country".

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"You are supposed to notify the White House counsel if you are going to conduct an interview like this". Investigators have examined key episodes such as Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his fury over the recusal from the investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and one of the nation's foremost intelligence professionals, would have been likely to know that phone calls of the Russian envoy are monitored and that the agents could have the transcripts at hand.

"Michael Cohen is a lawyer". Flynn's attorneys also noted that Federal Bureau of Investigation officials involved in the interview have since been investigated for misconduct.

Flynn's sentencing has been postponed four times over the past year. The meeting with Flynn in the White House was set up by then-FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe, who served as the agency's acting director after James Comey was sacked by Trump as FBI director in May 2017.

The filing also contains 50 letters of support for Flynn that attest to his character.

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