Gen’l Flynn files to withdraw guilty plea after prosecutors demand he lie

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General Michael Flynn is reportedly filing a motion to withdraw his guilty plea after he says prosecutors acted in “bad faith.” His attorney says the prosecutors asked for a prison sentence after he was told to lie on demand.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn moved Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, citing “bad faith” by the government. This comes days after the government withdrew its recommendation for no prison time based on him not fulfilling his obligations and annoying them.

BACKGROUND

Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to making false statements during a Jan. 24, 2017 meeting with FBI agents regarding his interactions with Russia’s ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Prosecutors said he provided “substantial” assistance and should receive no jail time.

On Dec. 18, 2018, Flynn’s sentencing hearing, he pulled out when it seemed Judge Emmet Sullivan was going to hand down a prison sentence.

Flynn hired a new legal team this year and fought the government, requesting information he feels would help his case.

The prosecutors then reversed their recommendation for no jail time.

It won’t be easy — if it’s even possible. He’s tripling down on a strategy that the judge has rejected.

Flynn says he’s innocent, and Judge Sullivan has said before that the court can’t accept a guilty plea from someone who says he’s innocent.

He wants a trial, with discovery.

SIDNEY POWELL ACCUSES GOV’T OF DEMANDING FLYNN LIE

His attorney Sidney Powell tweeted, “We just filed a Motion to Withdraw the plea of @GenFlynn because the government acted in bad faith, with vindictiveness, and breached the plea agreement pursuant to which he has cooperated fully at great personal expense and “held back nothing” according to #prosecuters until @GenFlynn refused to LIE on demand from #prosecutors in EDVA in Rafiekian case. Van Grack exploded–now his new sentencing memo seeks to send #Flynn to prison #BadFaith

THIS IS THE FILING

HE DIDN’T LIE

Last night, during an appearance on ‘Ingraham,’ Devin Nunes said the House was told early in 2017 that General Flynn did not lie.

“Well, we knew early on in 2017 that Michael Flynn did not lie to the FBI.  We actually put that in our report.  It didn’t come out until 2018 after Flynn had already pled. But there were several of us as witnesses.  We also told the highest levels of DOJ that we had been briefed by the FBI that Flynn didn’t lie to the FBI.”

Laura Ingraham asked the Representative if Peter Strzok hadn’t said he thought Flynn didn’t lie.

”Well, interesting that you’d say that.  There’s missing documentation that we never received…We put in our report and some of the things that General Flynn is saying and what he gave to the court today withdrawing his plea.  He’s saying he’s been treated unfairly.  Remember we put this in our report in 2018 and for some reason it was “redacted!  We had to fight for what seemed for a couple months in order to get that un-redacted.”


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