Trump’s Lawyers Prepare For Michael Flynn To Flip – Donald In Full Panic Mode (DETAILS)

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Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s investigation is coming right for the White House, which most likely puts Mr. Trump in panic mode. Former National Security Director Michael Flynn was indicted earlier this month on charges of lying to the FBI. Surprisingly to some, Flynn pled guilty on the charges, which leads most people to believe he is cooperating with Mueller, and may be exchanging highly valuable information in exchange for a lesser plea.

Trump’s lawyers are now scurrying to his defense and preparing for their next battle especially if Flynn “flips.” Trump’s legal team is planning to cast Flynn as a liar, which they hope will protect Trump if he or his senior aides are accused by Flynn of any wrongdoing. According to The Washington Post:

‘The approach would mark a sharp break from Trump’s previously sympathetic posture toward Flynn, whom he called a “wonderful man” when Flynn was ousted from the White House in February.’

Trump hasn’t ruled out a possible pardon for Flynn although his attorneys may now be in a race to protect him. The Post reported:

‘Attorneys for Trump and his top advisers have privately expressed confidence that Flynn does not have any evidence that could implicate the president or his White House team. But Since Flynn’s cooperation agreement with prosecutors was made public earlier this month, the administration has been strategizing how to neutralize him in case the former national security director does make any claims.’

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It is important to note that Flynn is the most senior former Trump adviser known to be providing information to Mueller and his team. According to The Post:

‘The lenient terms of his plea agreement suggest he has promised significant information to investigators, legal experts said.’

Flynn’s guilty plea was on one felony count of lying to the FBI, and this carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. The Post also reported:

‘Prosecutors said they will recommend a sentence from zero to six months in prison as part of his cooperation deal. Flynn’s son, who served as his chief of staff, also faced the risk of criminal charges, according to people familiar with the plea negotiations, but was spared.’

Trump’s attorneys are capitalizing on the fact that Flynn admitted he lied to the FBI about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the December 2016 transition period. They are essentially using Flynn’s agreement with prosecutors as fuel to help Trump. One person who has been helping to create this strategy said:

‘He’s said it himself: He’s a liar.’

According to The Post:

‘Defense lawyers have said privately that Flynn will be unable to point to White House or campaign records turned over in the probe to bolster any claims of a criminal scheme. None of those records suggest a conspiracy by Trump or his inner circle to improperly work with Russians to defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, according to people who have reviewed the documents.’

On December 15, Trump said:

‘I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. We’ll see what happens. Let’s see. I can say this: When you look at what’s gone on with the FBI and with the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.’

One of Flynn’s brothers tweeted a message to Trump saying:

‘Mr. President, I personally believe that a pardon is due to General Flynn, given the apparent and obvious illegitimacy of the manner in which the so called “crimes” he plead guilty to were extracted from him. I ask for quick action on this. Thank you and keep up the good work!’

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Here is what Twitter had to say in response to Flynn’s brother:

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As a first step for defense lawyers, it is typical for them to try to undermine possible witnesses in any way they can. Randall D. Eliason, a former corruption prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, said:

‘It’s pretty predictable. Defense will always argue that a cooperator who lied previously should not be believed, and that there is insufficient evidence of the conspiracy. It’s Defense Strategy 101.’

Another former prosecutor and white-collar defense lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, said:

‘They will pull out all the arguments: “You pleaded guilty. You don’t have anything more than your word, and you probably got your son off with this. You got the deal of the century.”‘

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