Report: Trump Legal Team Plans To Cast Flynn As ‘Liar’ If He Implicates Others

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official t... Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official to make a guilty plea so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump’s legal team plans to cast doubt on former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s credibility if he makes any claims implicating members of Trump’s administration, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The Washington Post reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the strategy, that Trump’s legal team would accuse Flynn of lobbing any such accusations in order to protect himself.

In February, after Flynn resigned from the White House, Trump defended Flynn and blamed the media for his resignation.

“What he did wasn’t wrong, what he did in terms of the information he saw,” Trump said at a press conference after Flynn’s resignation. “What was wrong was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room, were given that information.”

According to the Washington Post, one unnamed source helping to craft Trump’s legal strategy said that Flynn has “said it himself” in pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

“He’s a liar,” the source told the Washington Post.

As part of his guilty plea this month to a charge of lying to the FBI, Flynn agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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  1. Avatar for mcbain mcbain says:

    Plan B is to call him a “big fat poopy head”

  2. Avatar for erik_t erik_t says:

    That’s your bold strategy? Because everyone knows the Trump White House is absolutely SWIMMING in credibility.

  3. From a trial lawyer’s perspective, not a good idea to call someone a liar after you’ve gushed over what a great American he is, especially when you’ve bragged over and over that you only hire the best people.

    Oh, and while you can suggest that he is trying to avoid a long sentence from Mueller, that has a lot less impact when he knows that you could pardon him (and his son, about whom he is apparently worried) and so should not be so concerned.

    Finally, if you call him a liar, how can you then turn around and give him a pardon with out absolutely admitting your own criminal conduct?

  4. “Flynn?? He’s just the guy who made coffee and was the National Security Advisor and who Donald committed obstruction of justice to protect.”

    “Mostly the coffee, though.”

  5. Maybe he’ll call him a fake sentient being. Fake talking. Fake breathing. Fake heart and liver. You get the drift. Nah, he’d never use “sentient.” Just fake person.

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