New White House Strategy Is Bad News for Michael Flynn

Trump's legal team reportedly ready to cast him as a liar
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2017 11:42 AM CST
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – The White House is reportedly considering a shift in strategy toward Michael Flynn, and it's one that Flynn will not be happy about. The Washington Post reports that President Trump's legal team plans to cast the former national security adviser as as liar if he implicates anybody in the administration as part of the Robert Mueller investigation. Trump has repeatedly defended Flynn publicly, but now that Flynn has struck a plea deal and is cooperating with Mueller, those days might well be over. More details and developments:

  • 'He's a liar': The new White House strategy will use Flynn's own admission to Mueller that he lied to FBI investigators to cast doubt on his credibility, according to the Post story. "He's said it himself: He's a liar," one insider tells the newspaper.
  • Flynn's family: Flynn's brother, Joseph, has a different idea of how this can play out. "About time you pardoned General Flynn who has taken the biggest fall for all of you given the illegitimacy of this confessed crime in the wake of all this corruption," he tweeted to President Trump. The tweet was quickly deleted, but Joseph Flynn confirmed to Newsweek that he posted it, adding, "Maybe he's listening."

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