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PoliticsTrump hails Michael Flynn as 'war hero' ahead of sentencing

15:52  13 june  2019
15:52  13 june  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Court filing: Former Trump adviser Flynn dismisses legal team

Court filing: Former Trump adviser Flynn dismisses legal team Michael Flynn has dismissed the legal team that represented him in his dealings with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

President tweets that he is interested in hearing what his former national security adviser has to say in court; John Roberts reports from the White House.

The sentencing of Donald Trump ’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been delayed during a live-wire court hearing filled with stunning Demonstrators outside the courthouse chanted “USA! USA!”, apparently in protest of Flynn , as he got into his vehicle. Sullivan agreed to delay the

Trump hails Michael Flynn as 'war hero' ahead of sentencing© Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS Former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. As Michael Flynn continues to await sentencing for lying to federal investigators about his contacts with Russian officials, President Trump is hailing his former national security adviser as a "war hero." The president tweeted about the embattled former Army lieutenant general early Thursday, saying he had "served with distinction."

The president also bid the ex-administration official good luck as he's retained a new lawyer in his case. Flynn has hired frequent conservative pundit Sidney Powell as his new counsel as he awaits his sentencing hearing. Powell, a former Texas prosecutor, is an outspoken critic of Robert Mueller's Russia probe and the Department of Justice, most recently writing a book in which she criticizes the DOJ for its alleged use of "illegal and unethical tactics."

Flynn told investigators Russia asked for Trump-Putin video call day after inauguration

Flynn told investigators Russia asked for Trump-Putin video call day after inauguration Prosecutors have released a less-redacted version of an FBI memo describing the interview agents had with President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn in January 2017.The document shows that Flynn told investigators that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak asked him during a December 28, 2016, phone call to set up a "VTC," an apparent reference to a video teleconference, between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Flynn told investigators that Kislyak requested that the video conference occur on January 21, the day after Trump was inaugurated as president, according to the memo.

Flynn 's business partner was indicted on charges of illegally acting as an agent of Turkey. Just days ago, Trump backers suggested Flynn was an innocent man who was tricked into lying by the FBI. This was quickly and prematurely hailed as the event that could lay bare the whole tawdry affair.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn expected to be sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge.

"[Flynn] has not retained a good lawyer, he has retained a GREAT LAWYER, Sidney Powell. Best Wishes and Good Luck to them both!" Mr. Trump tweeted.

Powell has also criticized Mueller's comments on possible obstruction claims, telling the Epoch Times last month that the mere suggestion of the DOJ bringing obstruction of justice charges against Mr. Trump was "absurd," and called Mueller's character as a prosecutor into question.

Judge won’t allow Flynn to fire his attorneys

Judge won’t allow Flynn to fire his attorneys A federal judge denied the request by Michael Flynn’s lawyers to withdraw from his case. Attorneys for President Trump’s former national security adviser said in a court filing Thursday that Flynn was “terminating” them as their counsel. “General Flynn has notified the undersigned that he is terminating Covington & Burling as his counsel and has already retained new counsel for this matter,” Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony wrote.

A federal judge has agreed to delay former national security adviser Michael Flynn 's sentencing so he can continue cooperating with the Russia probe. (Dec. 18) AP.

President Donald Trump faced an online backlash early Tuesday after tweeting a “good luck” message to his former aide Michael Flynn ahead of Flynn ’s scheduled court appearance. To recap: Two years ago, President-elect Trump taps Flynn as national security adviser.

"I was taught that if you don't have a solid case, don't turn somebody's life upside down, literally ruin their lives and that of their families just because you want to try to notch your belt with somebody's scalp or get your name in the newspaper ... unless they really committed a crime and you're sure they did it and they're the right person, don't bring charges against somebody," Powell said.

Flynn's lawyers, Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony from the firm Covington & Burling, informed the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. in a filing that their client terminated their services last week. They did not give a reason in their notice.

Powell's office confirmed the new hire in a statement, telling CBS News on Wednesday: "Attorney Powell is honored to represent General Flynn, and he will continue to cooperate with the government in all matters."

Flynn pleaded guilty last year, after which the special counsel's office released a memo arguing that Flynn should not be sentenced to prison because he had provided "substantial assistance" to its investigation.

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