BREAKING: General Flynn Files Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea and Dismiss Case Against Him for Egregious Government Misconduct …Update: Federal Prosecutors Soften Stance
General Michael Flynn and his attorneys filed a motion on Wednesday to withdraw his guilty plea and call on the court to dismiss the case against him based on egregious government misconduct.
General Flynn’s Attorney Sidney Powell announced the developments today on her website.
General Flynn filed two bombshell motions today: one further supporting his request to withdraw his plea, and the other seeking to dismiss his case for egregious government misconduct. Read the motions below:
Here are the Full court filings:
The Daily Caller reported:
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday denied lying to the FBI during a Jan. 24, 2017, White House meeting, and said he regrets pleading guilty in the special counsel’s probe.
“I am innocent of this crime, and I request to withdraw my guilty plea,” Flynn said in a declaration submitted Wednesday in his case…
…In Wednesday’s declaration, the first that Flynn himself has submitted in his case, he denied lying to the FBI during the White House meeting, which was set up by then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“When FBI agents came to the White House on January 24, 2017, I did not lie to them. I believed I was honest with them to the best of my recollection at the time,” Flynn said.
“I still don’t remember if I discussed sanctions on a phone call with Ambassador Kislyak nor do I remember if we discussed the details of a UN vote on Israel.”
Flynn describes in the declaration that he ultimately pleaded guilty in his case after the special counsel’s team began a “sudden and intense” pressure campaign in November 2017 to force him to accept a plea deal.
Flynn said his attorneys at the time told him he could be facing up to 15 years in prison if he did not cooperate. He also said prosecutors were threatening to bring charges against his son, Michael Flynn Jr., on charges related to their work in 2016 for a Turkish businessman linked to the Turkish government.
Federal Prosecutors tonight came back and softened their stance against General Flynn.
The crooked DOJ liberal attorneys now say they will offer Flynn probation when just days ago they demanded he serve time in prison.
What’s going on?
Prosecutors in Flynn case soften stance but why? First filing was 1/7/20. The second is from a filing today. pic.twitter.com/UO00XmTFaM
— Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanNYT) January 29, 2020