• Show Notes

In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “The Return of Flynn & McGahn,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram assess whether the recently unsealed documents in the ongoing case involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn show that he was entrapped and otherwise mistreated by the FBI, as his supporters have argued.

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  • 18 U.S. Code § 1001, the statute which makes it a felony to lie about a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch
  • Unsealed documents relating to FBI’s Flynn investigation, 4/29/20
  • Flynn’s motion to dismiss the case, based on the recently unsealed documents, 4/24/20
  • Flynn’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, 1/29/20
  • Flynn’s apology and admission of guilt, 12/1/17
  • The information of initial false statements charge to which Flynn pled guilty, 11/30/17
  • Timeline of Flynn’s relationship with Russia, FactCheck.org
  • “Flynn Redux: What Those FBI Documents Really Show,” Lawfare, 5/1/20
  • The Logan Act, which criminalizes official correspondence by unauthorized private citizens with foreign governments
  • Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires that lobbyists for foreign governments make public disclosures
  • CLIP: Flynn leads “Lock her up!” chant at 2016 RNC, CNN
  • CLIP: Comey discusses FBI Hillary Clinton investigation with George Stephanopoulos, 4/18/18
  • CLIP: Pence says Flynn made “inaccurate” statements, 2/20/17
  • CLIP: Trump floats rehiring Flynn, 4/30/20
  • CLIP: WH Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany defends Flynn, 5/1/20