Flynn’s sentencing memo: FBI suggested he not have lawyer present for Jan 2017 interview

Flynn’s sentencing memo: FBI suggested he not have lawyer present for Jan 2017 interview
Peter Strzok (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – That’s a bombshell. There are multiple ways to impugn the FBI’s approach here, which definitely comes off as dishonest.  Peter Strzok was the lead agent interviewing Flynn on 24 January 2017.  This information is from the sentencing memo filed by Flynn’s defense team.]

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who arranged the bureau’s interview with then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 — the interview that ultimately led to Flynn’s guilty plea on one count of making false statements — suggested Flynn not have a lawyer present at the session, according to newly-filed court documents. In addition, FBI officials, along with the two agents who interviewed Flynn, decided specifically not to warn him that there would be penalties for making false statements because the agents wanted to ensure that Flynn was “relaxed” during the session.

The new information, drawn from McCabe’s account of events plus the FBI agents’ writeup of the interview — the so-called 302 report — is contained in a sentencing memo filed Tuesday by Flynn’s defense team.

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