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Flynn legal team blasts his former counsel for failing to turn over materials

Flynn's legal team wants Covington & Burling to provide more materials

Updated: May 6, 2020 - 11:41pm

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Lawyers for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn are blasting the law firm that previously served as his counsel after it belatedly turned over another batch of materials responsive to a court order.

Flynn's former counsel at the firm Covington & Burling were supposed to supply his new legal team with all materials pertaining to his case. But batches of materials keep coming out and Flynn's current counsel, which includes Sidney Powell, is calling for Covington to supply more materials.

"This Court should instruct Covington to complete its search and produce the records encompassed with this Court's mandate to provide new counsel with 'all documents or communications concerning the firm's representation of Mr. Flynn....'" the retired general’s legal team declared.

Flynn in 2017 pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI but is seeking to withdraw his plea.

"The firm's former client is alleging that his freedom is at stake in many ways because of his former lawyers' malfeasance and misfeasance," Flynn's lawyer's wrote. "Evidence of that will prove his right to withdraw his plea and correct an egregious injustice he would not have suffered had he been represented by unconflicted counsel unafraid to advocate zealously on his behalf."

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