President Donald Trump’s benchers in the Russia investigation want to undermine the credibility of ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn if he deposes wrongdoing by top White House officials, The Washington Post reported, citing three proveniences.
Flynn, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI, is reportedly assisting with special counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller is investigating Russian troubles to influence the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump stand and the Kremlin.
If Flynn moves to accuse Trump or top aides of wrongdoing, the president’s proper team plans to describe him as a liar who wants to shield himself, the Column reported.
Trump has repeatedly defended Flynn’s character in the past.
Deathly white House special counsel Ty Cobb did not comment to CNBC.
Read the well-built Post story here.