Former national security advisor Mike Flynn has hired Dallas attorney Sidney Powell as his new counsel. Last week he announced that he had dismissed attorney Robert Kelner and the firm of Covington & Burling LLP, who have represented him since he was charged and pled guilty in 2017. He also said that he had hired someone “everyone would recognize” as his new counsel.
Powell is a regular commentator on the Fox News and and a former federal prosecutor in Texas and Virginia. In a phone call to Powell, The Hill.TV quotes her as saying:
“I’m honored to be representing General Flynn, who I’ve long considered an American hero. The General and his family want to thank everyone across the country for their cards and contributions to his legal defense fund. He is going to continue to cooperate with the government, pursuant to his plea agreement,”
Powell has been a vocal critic of the Mueller investigation into the bogus links between the Trump campaign and Russia. She believes that Flynn is the victim of “egregious government misconduct” and was “set-up” and spied on by the FBI. James Comey basically said so himself.
Powell had recommended that Flynn withdraw his guilty plea in mid-2017. She told The Hill on Wednesday that her client would continue to cooperate with the government as part of his plea deal.
Powell’s new book called “Licensed to Lie, Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice” reveals the strong-arm tactics used by federal prosecutors and focuses specifically on the conduct of the DOJ during the Enron debaucle.
Mainstream media outlets are describing Powell as a conspiracy theorist, because of her belief that the Mueller report is based on unsubstantiated evidence. Powell has not commented on this description.