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Deep State FBI Suggested Flynn Not Have Attorney During Interview Which Led to Guilty Plea


Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe suggested then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did not need a lawyer present during the bureau's questioning with the three-star general in the interview that led to his pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

The information is from the FBI's 302 report which was part of Flynn's sentencing memo filed yesterday by his defense team.

Byron York explains in an excellent piece in the Washington Examiner:

Citing McCabe's account, the sentencing memo says that shortly after noon on Jan. 24 — the fourth day of the new Trump administration — McCabe called Flynn on a secure phone in Flynn's West Wing office. The two men discussed business briefly and then McCabe said that he "felt that we needed to have two of our agents sit down" with Flynn to discuss Flynn's talks with Russian officials during the presidential transition.

McCabe, by his own account, urged Flynn to talk to the agents alone, without a lawyer present. "I explained that I thought the quickest way to get this done was to have a conversation between [Flynn] and the agents only," McCabe wrote. "I further stated that if LTG Flynn wished to include anyone else in the meeting, like the White House counsel for instance, that I would need to involve the Department of Justice. [Flynn] stated that this would not be necessary and agreed to meet with the agents without any additional participants."