by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2018
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has turned over all evidence related to Mike Flynn’s case to Flynn’s defense team, a report said. The action could lead to Flynn withdrawing his guilty plea.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in December had ordered Mueller’s team to produce any evidence in its possession that is “favorable to defendant and material either to defendant’s guilt or punishment.”
Mueller’s office has complied with the order, investigative journalist Sara Carter reported on March 31, citing two sources.
Carter wrote that “It’s not certain what Flynn’s next steps will be but one option being discussed by attorneys, pundits and supporters is that he withdraw his guilty plea before sentencing.”
In January, Mueller and Flynn’s lawyers filed a joint status report with the court stating that they were not ready to move forward with a sentencing hearing, Carter noted. The court filing stated that “due to the status of the Special Counsel’s investigation, the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time.”
Flynn pled guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. Former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress that FBI agents did not believe Flynn had lied about his conversation with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016.