Flynn's lawyer says deal with feds will help retired general withdraw guilty plea

Discussions between the government and Flynn's former law firm could lead to an overturning of the entire case.

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Retired General Mike Flynn
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March 6, 2020 - 6:09pm

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    An attorney for Michael Flynn says he’s reached an agreement with the federal government in which the attorneys who represented her client in the Russian collusion investigation will be interviewed -- a major step in the former national security adviser's effort to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with the probe.

    In late-January, Flynn’s legal team filed a motion to withdraw the retired general’s guilty plea on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel. 

    Powell argued that Covington Burling was “laboring under a severe conflict of interest” when it advised its client to plead guilty. 

    The firm was, at the time, facing government scrutiny over a Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filing that it had submitted on Flynn’s behalf.

     

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    Lawyers at Covington Burling are reportedly willing to cooperate with the government. 

    Sidney Powell recently discussed the progress of the case with Just the News' John Solomon. Listen here