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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:53 PM

Fed prosecutors gear up for fight with Flynn over his guilt by attempting to use his former lawyers

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/09/politics/michael-flynn-sentencing-defense-lawyers/index.html

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN

Updated 3:08 PM ET, Mon February 10, 2020

(CNN)Federal prosecutors want to use Michael Flynn's former defense lawyers against him as they resist his attempts to get out of his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in 2017.

The court filing from prosecutors on Sunday could bring a new and consequential twist in the Flynn case, aligning the Justice Department and a major force in DC's legal establishment against President Donald Trump's first national security adviser. The filings even hint that DOJ would be willing to charge Flynn with perjury, or to take Flynn to trial if the judge allowed him to change his plea to not guilty.

The latest tussle in the case prompted District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Monday to cancel the date Flynn was scheduled to be sentenced, dragging a relatively straightforward plea deal case on indefinitely. Flynn's sentencing was initially set for February 27, but Sullivan now plans to allow at least two more weeks to weigh arguments and for Flynn's new lawyers and prosecutors to negotiate over the use of the former defense team's information in future proceedings.

Flynn was charged in December 2018 and was originally set to be sentenced last December, until he asked for a delay during the sentencing hearing.

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Something's up - watch this space...

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Reply Fed prosecutors gear up for fight with Flynn over his guilt by attempting to use his former lawyers (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 OP
FarPoint Feb 2020 #1
fleur-de-lisa Feb 2020 #2
FarPoint Feb 2020 #3
EleanorR Feb 2020 #4
NewJeffCT Feb 2020 #5

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:58 PM

1. Next time we see Flynn...

It probably will be on stage at the GOP Convention...

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:03 PM

2. Or when Dump gives Flynn the presidential medal of freedom after pardoning him.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:18 PM

3. That's how things are rolling..

Makes me puke.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:03 PM

4. Who is paying Flynn's lawyers?

Sentencing was supposed to take place December 2018. It can't be cheap to delay for over a year.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:04 PM

5. he changed lawyers in 2019

and decided to change his guilty plea to not guilty with the new conspiracy theorist lawyers. The judge gave them more time after that

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