Yesterday, new, unsealed court documents became public and according to them, former national security adviser Michael Flynn cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller a little bit more than it was known. Today, president Donald Trump tried to distance himself from Flynn. He tweeted:
“It now seems General Flynn was under investigation long before was common knowledge. It would have been impossible for me to know this but, if that was the case, and with me being one of two people who would become president, why was I not told so that I could make a change?’’
According to the filing:
“The defendant informed the government of 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 new filing also discovers that Michael Flynn told the prosecutors about some discussion between people from Trump’s campaign about WikiLeaks.
A lot of people were against Michael Flynn becoming a national security adviser. One of them was former President Barack Obama and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
Flynn had a short but controversial career a Trump’s national security adviser, as he was questioned about his contact with officials from other countries. He resigned in February 2017 after the reports that he misled Trump’s administration about a discussion he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump became the President.
Flynn was found guilty as it was confirmed that he lied to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and became a cooperator in the special counsel Mueller’s investigation.
Fox News aired info about Flynn’s case and had an interview with his brother Joe Flynn. After that, Trump made the tweet about distancing from Flynn.