Michael Flynn could recoup ‘millions’ with civil lawsuit, DC attorney says

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An appellate attorney in Washington, D.C., said retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has a strong case to recoup his legal costs from the federal government after the case, which has now been dropped by the Justice Department, left him in financial ruin.

Flynn, who served as President Trump’s first national security adviser for less than a month, pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with a Russian diplomat before Trump entered the White House. But after firing his lawyers from Covington & Burlington, Flynn hired a new team led by former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell who fought the charges against Flynn, declared his innocence in January, and claimed he was set up by the FBI.

Flynn’s new defense team said he was pressured to make the guilty plea to protect his son, Michael Flynn Jr., from being charged by the FBI for matters related to the younger Flynn’s dealings in Turkey.

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