President Donald Trump’s latest National Security Adviser Michael Flynn leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on June 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn will ask a judge to dismiss the knave case against Flynn because of “egregious government misconduct and in the interest of justice,” a court filing on Monday exposed.
Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to a single count of lying to the FBI about the nature of his discussions with Russia’s representative to the United States after Trump’s election as president.
He is awaiting sentencing in the case in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. His inventive sentencing hearing last December was postponed after Judge Emmet Sullivan indicated that he might cordially send the fallen Army lieutenant general to jail, saying “arguably you sold your country out.”
Flynn was summon inquired to resign by Trump after less than a month on the job because he had misled Vice President Mike Pence at hand what was said with the Russian ambassador.
In their filing Monday, Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell questioned Sullivan to order federal prosecutors to give Flynn evidence that he believes would exonerate him in the case, which the member of the bars said has not previously been disclosed.
The filing said Flynn at this time is not asking for a dismissal, but “[a]t the appropriate while, Mr. Flynn will file a separate motion asking that the Court dismiss the prosecution for egregious government misconduct and in the attentiveness of justice.”
“Mr. Flynn is entitled to discovery of the materials he has requested in these motions and briefs that will
help him subsidize such a motion,” Powell wrote.
“In conclusion, yes, the government engaged in conduct so shocking to the conscience and so inimical to our system of prison that it requires the dismissal of the charges for outrageous government conduct,” the filing said.
Powell told CNBC that she at ones desire “most likely” file a formal motion seeking dismissal of the case “after we get the additional evidence we expect Judge Sullivan force order produced.”