All hell broke loose when Robert Mueller made this surprising return
Robert Mueller took his best shot at trying to bring down Donald Trump.
Everyone thought the Mueller probe was in the past.
But all hell broke loose when Robert Mueller made this surprising return.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was the only administration official to plead guilty in the Mueller investigation.
Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about a December 2016 phone call with the Russian Ambassador despite the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn reporting back that Flynn believed he was being truthful.
After pleading guilty, Flynn changed attorneys and fought back claiming the FBI entrapped him.
Then Robert Mueller’s prosecutors struck back by recommending jail time claiming Flynn had not provided any useful information.
Flynn’s lawyers responded by filing a motion in court to withdraw his plea agreement.
The move, made just two weeks before Flynn is supposed to face his long-delayed sentencing, follows Flynn’s shift to more confrontational defense lawyers about half a year ago and an ensuing, acrimonious showdown with prosecutors over the retired Army general’s planned testimony in a related case.
In a motion filed Tuesday night in federal court in Washington, Flynn’s defense team said the prosecution’s description of those events in a sentencing submission last week amounted to a breach of the plea agreement that Flynn and his former attorneys struck with Mueller’s office in late 2017.
Flynn’s current lead counsel, Sidney Powell, said the government essentially blew up the plea deal by retreating from an earlier statement that Flynn deserved leniency because of his “substantial assistance” to the government with various investigations it was pursuing.
The FBI targeting Flynn was one of the earliest examples of FBI corruption in the Russia hoax.
Flynn did not realize the FBI viewed him as a possible criminal suspect when they interviewed him.
The then-national security advisor believed he was helping fellow law enforcement officers deal with a counterintelligence situation.
Instead they used the interview to help get the ball rolling on the Russian collusion scam.
Under the direction of Obama holdover Sally Yates who was still in her position of Deputy Attorney General, the FBI concocted a false allegation that Flynn was liable for blackmail because he violated the 1799 Logan Act – under which no American has ever been prosecuted.