Defence seeks disclosure of Michael Flynn interviews
In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, March 15, 2019 6:09AM EDT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Defence lawyers for a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn want the government to disclose more of what it knows about Flynn's admissions to special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Bijan Kian is facing trial for illegal lobbying on behalf of Turkey. Kian and Flynn were pushing the U.S. expel a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania, Fethullah Gulen, who is a nemesis of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Kian's lawyers argue they'll need to impeach Flynn's credibility as a witness. Because Flynn has pleaded guilty to making false statements as part of Mueller's probe, Kian's lawyers will argue in federal court in Alexandria on Friday that they are entitled to broad details of Flynn's misstatements.
Prosecutors say they've already turned over more than is required about Flynn.