Michael Flynn moves to withdraw guilty plea in scathing rebuke of DOJ


Attorneys for former national security adviser and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn have filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea from two years ago, “because of the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.”

What are the details?

The Washington Examiner notes that Flynn “was one of handful of people connected to the Trump campaign who were targeted by the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation, Crossfire Hurricane.” Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., The Hill reported, and agreed to cooperate fully with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

In documents filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Flynn’s new defense team came out swinging, accusing prosecutors of trying to force Flynn to sign a statement that said he intentionally signed a Foreign Agents Registration Act…



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