Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has tapped seasoned lawyer Sidney Powell as his new attorney.
Powell, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in three judicial districts, has represented the U.S. in 350 criminal appeals. Powell is a senior fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and senior policy advisor for America First. She is also the author of LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. In a June 2018 editorial for Breitbart News, Powell opined on Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report detailing misconduct by the FBI during its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s usage of unsecured personal email for her work as Secretary of State.
“I’m honored to be representing General Flynn, who I’ve long considered an American hero,” Powell said in a statement to The Hill. “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 repeatedly criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, even calling one of the probe’s top investigators, Andrew Weissmann, a “poster boy for prosecutorial misconduct.”
Last week, Flynn, who served as President Donald Trump’s first national security advisor, fired his lawyers Stephen Anthony and Robert Kelner of Covington & Burling LLP, as his counsel.
He is currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in 2017 to making false statements to the FBI regarding his communications with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.