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PoliticsU.S. Says It Won’t Call Flynn to Testify Against His Ex-Business Partner

00:06  10 july  2019
00:06  10 july  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Prosecutors won ’ t call former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify against his former business partner , Bijan Michael T. Flynn , the former national security adviser, backed off his planned testimony in a federal case against a former associate, according to

Michael Flynn will not testify against his former business partner at a trial starting in Alexandria federal court next week because prosecutors no longer believe his version of events His sentencing before U . S . District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the District has been on hold pending that cooperation.

U.S. Says It Won’t Call Flynn to Testify Against His Ex-Business Partner© Provided by Thomson Reuters, LLC Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI regarding conversations with the Russian ambassador. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Prosecutors won’t call former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify against his former business partner, Bijan Kian, in his illegal-lobbying trial.

The decision, disclosed in documents unsealed Tuesday, is a reversal for prosecutors, who told a judge last month that they planned to call Flynn. The trial of Kian, whose formal name is Bijan Rafiekian, is set to start next week in Alexandria, Virginia.

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Prosecutors won ' t call former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify at the upcoming trial of his one-time business partner , and now consider Binnall said it ’ s wrong for the government to reverse that assessment simply because they don’t find his testimony to be useful.

Prosecutors won ’ t call former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify against his former business partner , Bijan Kian, in his illegal-lobbying trial. Flynn , a retired U . S . Army general, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Sergey Kislyak, then

Kian is charged with unlawfully lobbying in the U.S. on behalf of the Turkish government in 2016 and 2017. One of his alleged objectives was to turn U.S. political and public opinion against Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds responsible for fomenting an attempted coup and whose extradition he unsuccessfully sought. Kian denies wrongdoing.

Flynn, a retired U.S. Army general, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. At his plea hearing, he also admitted to illegally lobbying for Turkey, though he wasn’t charged with that offense. He and Kian were founders of the Flynn Intel Group lobbying firm.

Michael Flynn’s Ex-Business Partner Points the Finger at Him in Court

Michael Flynn’s Ex-Business Partner Points the Finger at Him in Court If there is a question of who worked on behalf of the Turkish government to influence the 2016 Donald Trump campaign, then the court should look no further than former national security adviser Michael Flynn, lawyers for Bijan Kian, the Iranian-American businessman and former Flynn partner, told jurors in the Eastern District of Virginia Monday. 

Flynn ' s legal team says what he planned to say as a witness wasn' t what the prosecutors wanted. But prosecutors claim Flynn was changing his Sullivan had put off sentencing in December so Flynn might win more law enforcement goodwill as a cooperator testifying against his lobbying partner .

U . S . Says It Won ’ t Call Flynn to Testify Against His Ex - Business Partner . Prosecutors won ’ t call former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify against his former business partner , Bijan Kian, in his illegal-lobbying trial.

Prosecutors said they will ask U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga to find that Flynn was a co-conspirator with Kian, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Gillis said in the July 3 filing unsealed Tuesday. That would allow the U.S. to introduce evidence of out-of-court statements by Flynn, though the government “does not plan to call Flynn as a witness in its case in chief” - leaving the door open to call him as a rebuttal witness.

“General Flynn followed the law,” his attorney Sidney Powell said in an emailed statement. She added that Trenga “hasn’t ruled on anything yet but unsealing. General Flynn is still cooperating with the government even if they don’t call him as a witness.”

Flynn served as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser for three weeks before being ousted when the contacts with Kislyak came to light. His sentencing has been deferred until his cooperation is finished.

The case is U.S. v. Rafiekian, 18-cr-457, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria).

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