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Flynn Waives Attorney-Client Privilege

Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn has today waived attorney-client privilege, allowing prosecutors to interview his former attorneys at Covington & Burling LLP. Flynn withdrew his guilty plea on Jan. 14, 2020, claiming that he received ineffective assistance from his lawyers at Covington. The U.S. Attorney’s Office stated that Flynn’s claims would require information from those attorneys.

You can read the filings here and below:

The Russia Connection

Flynn Moves to Withdraw Guilty Plea

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea of making false statements to the FBI regarding his contacts with Russia. The motion cites the government’s “bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement” as reasons for withdrawing the plea and requests a delay of Flynn’s sentencing by 30 days, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 27. The motion is available here and below.

Michael Flynn

Justice Department Recommends Up to Six Months in Prison for Michael Flynn, Reversing Prior Decision

Federal prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum advising that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn serve up to six months in prison, within the guidelines range of zero to six months of incarceration. In their initial sentencing memorandum in December 2018, prosecutors recommended that Flynn receive a sentence at the low end of the guidelines range.

The Russia Connection

Flynn's Cooperation is Finished, Government and Defense Say

In a joint status report, both prosecutors and Michael Flynn's defense team agree that Flynn has completed his cooperation with the government, both with the special counsel's office and in the Bijan Rafiekian case in the Eastern District of Virginia. While the government argues that Flynn's case is ready for sentencing, however, Flynn's lawyers takes the position that more time is needed. The document is available here and below.

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Michael Flynn Associates Charged in Gulen Extradition Effort

A grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia has indicted Bijan Rafiekian and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, both associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, for efforts to secure the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States to Turkey. The document is available here and below.

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