Trump Legal Team Reportedly Planning to Cast Flynn as ‘Liar Seeking to Protect Himself’

President Trump‘s legal team is preparing to deal with Michael Flynn if he starts turning on people within the administration. According to a new Washington Post report, the strategy is to deem him “a liar seeking to protect himself”: Trump’s legal team has seized on Flynn’s agreement with prosecutors as fodder for a possible defense, if necessary. In court filings, the retired lieutenant general admitted that he lied to the FBI about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the December 2016 transition. “He’s said it himself: He’s a liar,” said one person helping craft the strategy who was granted anonymity to describe private conversations. In a tweet last night, Flynn’s brother called on the President to pardon him. The President praised and defended Flynn earlier this year, including on Twitter: [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

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