Sidney Powell, lawyer for Michael Flynn, former Trump administration national security advisor, demands access to 40 documents related to Trump-Russia investigation, Washington Examiner reported.
According to court records, Powell accused the US Department of Justice of withholding exculpatory evidence and requested information connected to her client’s case, including communication between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, drafts from FBI interviews with Flynn, and all documents related to an FBI informant Joseph Mifsud.
“Because the government is supposed to pursue justice, not merely convictions, its responsibility to produce Brady material is a grave one, its scope wide-ranging, and its duration ongoing,” Powell stated. “The only way to achieve justice in this case is to provide transparency and the full disclosure of all information relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn.”
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017, but his lawyers argue that it would not have happened if prosecutors had provided his previous team of lawyers with relative information and had not pressured Flynn into the deal.
According to the report by Washington Examiner, Powell requested access to “the two-page electronic communication that allegedly launched the Trump-Russia investigation in July 2016, unredacted memos on the scope of Mueller’s investigation, a letter from the British Embassy to Trump’s incoming national security team that allegedly disavowed British ex-spy Christopher Steele, any work the opposition research firm Fusion GPS did on Flynn, any Flynn-related documents from the DOJ official Bruce Ohr or his wife and Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr, anything related to former FBI Director James Comey or former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper going after Flynn, communications within the DOJ’s Foreign Agents Registration Act related to Flynn, leaks from government officials to the media about Flynn, unredacted interview notes and any notes or recordings from seven secretive meetings, including on planning sessions among former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and other FBI officials about interviewing Flynn in January 2017, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates allegedly saying a surprise interview of Flynn would be problematic, Comey’s full interview with the special counsel’s office, and more.”
Federal Judge said the government has until September 24 to provide the defense with a response. The next hearing on the case is expected to be held in October.
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