There’s a report from NBC about further WH and GOP efforts to obstruct justice regarding Mike Flynn’s plea. Mueller’s team unsealed documents related to how Flynn did inform Mueller about additional attempts to interfere. There may be no way to stop Flynn from testifying to Congress. The smoldering arsenal continues.
MORE: "….that could have affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation.” (2/2)
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 16, 2019
Breaking on @MSNBC: Flynn told Mueller "of multiple instances, both before and after his guilty plea, where either he or his attorneys received communication from persons connected to the Administration or Congress that could have affected … his willingness to cooperate."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 16, 2019
JUST IN: MUELLER team unseals evidence that Flynn aided the obstruction invsetigation — including providing testimony and a *voice mail* that "could have affected" his testimony. pic.twitter.com/MPar2bMGj5
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 16, 2019
According to the court filing, however, Flynn filled investigators in on the reaction within the Trump campaign to news of WikiLeaks’ dump of Podesta’s emails—and they discussed making an overture in response.
“The defendant relayed to the government statements made in 2016 by senior campaign officials about Wikileaks to which only a select few people were privy,” prosecutors wrote. He “recalled conversations with senior campaign officials after the release of the Podesta emails, during which the prospect of reaching out to Wikileaks was discussed.”
Flynn is said to have also filled Mueller in on “multiple instances, both before and after his guilty plea, where either he or his attorneys received communications from persons connected to the Administration or Congress that could have affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation.”
“The defendant even provided a voicemail recording of one such communication,” the filing states.
Prosecutors appear to be referencing a voicemail left for Flynn’s lawyer after the former national security adviser withdrew from a joint defense agreement he had with the president early on in the Russia investigation. In the November 2017 voicemail, which was detailed in the Mueller report, a lawyer for Trump urged Flynn’s lawyer to provide “some kind of heads up” if Flynn was preparing to provide “information that implicates the president.”
REMINDER: Devin Nunes's committee counsel Michael Ellis went to work for Flynn at the NSC, and then invited Nunes to the White House to see "evidence" of Obama admin "unmaskings" so to distract from the early pressure of the Russia investigation https://t.co/XhEmLiSHHv
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) May 16, 2019
Flynn is a full signed up cooperating witness whose agreement would require him to comply with all subpoenas. Even Barr can’t stop that. https://t.co/zyQbm7FXaA
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) May 16, 2019
Unsealed info relates to White House Security Brifing by Mike Steinbach and Bill Priestap on 1/21/2017
Reveals that Strzok was working with Acting NSD Asst AG Mary McCord
Addendum to Govt’s Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing
McCabe 1/24/2017 Memo re: Flynn Call
Special Counsel (likely Weissmann) exit interview of Peter Strzok
Mueller’s prosecutors say Flynn described conversations among senior Trump campaign officials about potentially reaching out to Wikileaks after Podesta’s emails dropped and also alerted them for the first time to obstructive acts by Trump’s legal team. https://t.co/Xj4vDaU0Uq
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) May 16, 2019