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Flynn Claim of ‘Egregious Misconduct’ Denied by Prosecutors (1)

Feb. 12, 2020, 10:58 PM

Federal prosecutors are pushing back on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s claim that “egregious misconduct” by the government warrants dismissal of a charge that he lied to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador.

In a court filing Wednesday, the U.S. said a judge should reject Flynn’s request, which cited an internal Justice Department report that criticized FBI efforts to obtain secret foreign intelligence warrants on then-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at the start of the Russia investigation.

Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, D.C. in 2018.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

“The misconduct described in the report does not pertain to the investigation of the defendant or his false...

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