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Flynn lawyer at war with Mueller team, accusing prosecutors of 'malevolent conduct'

• By Alex Pappas

In documents filed Friday afternoon, Flynn attorney Sidney Powell accused the DOJ of worse misconduct than what occurred in the infamous Ted Stevens case – an accusation that amounts to throwing a bomb at the team assembled by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

"Unfortunately, the government learned nothing from the rebukes in Stevens," Powell wrote in a court filing Friday afternoon. "It has engaged in even more malevolent conduct in the prosecution of Mr. Flynn."

So what is the Ted Stevens case?

Stevens, a former senator from Alaska, was convicted in October 2008 of making false statements to the FBI in order to cover up his receipt of gifts from an oil contractor seeking his help on Capitol Hill. The conviction was thrown out in April 2009 after an FBI whistleblower alleged that prosecutors and FBI agents conspired to withhold exculpatory evidence from Stevens' defense team.

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