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Trump praises ex-adviser Flynn, offers 'good luck' as sentencing nears



Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs after his sentencing was delayed at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RC11DEC417E0




President Donald Trump on Thursday praised his former adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty as part of the federal Russia investigation, and offered him “good luck” one day before an update was due in the case ahead of sentencing.


Separately on Thursday, the U.S. House intelligence panel subpoenaed Flynn as part of its own probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, saying Trump’s former national security adviser had refused to cooperate.


Flynn has shaken up his legal team in recent days, and Sidney Powell, a fierce critic of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, said she was taking on Flynn's case here


The developments raise questions about whether the retired U.S. lieutenant general is shifting gears from his earlier cooperation with government investigators and may seek to revoke his guilty plea, although Powell said on Wednesday Flynn would continue to help.



Reuters

13 June 2019

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