A former adviser to President Trump said that his rights were violated.
US Attorney General William Barr has appointed an independent Prosecutor to assess the quality of the investigation conducted against Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump.
This task is assigned to Jeffrey Jensen, the Prosecutor for the Eastern District of Missouri, who will work with the Prosecutor in this case, Brandon van Grack.
Barr made the decision a month after Flynn told the court that he intended to withdraw his 2017 guilty plea. Flynn then admitted that he had lied to FBI agents about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the United States. As part of the deal with justice, Flynn pledged to cooperate with the investigation, but later changed lawyers and said that his rights were violated.
The US Department of Justice has previously denied that prosecutors in the Flynn case violated the law, the same conclusion reached by a federal judge who reviewed Flynn’s case in December and found him guilty. Soon after, Flynn’s defense filed a request for a retraction of the confession.
Flynn’s case was investigated by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller as part of an investigation into Russian interference in the US election.