Michael Flynn, President Trump’s first national security advisor, is seeking to have his guilty plea thrown out for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation — a risky legal strategy that could irritate the federal judge who will sentence him next month. After pleading guilty, Flynn cooperated extensively with Mueller’s team, court papers show. If the judge sides with prosecutors, Flynn could be in trouble, legal experts said. Levin and other legal experts say that by not withdrawing his guilty plea, Flynn has kept prosecutors from charging him with more serious crimes. As part of his plea, for example, Flynn admitted he made false statements about consulting work he did for Turkey.
Source: Los Angeles Times November 07, 2019 18:24 UTC