A lawyer for Michael Flynn said Tuesday former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein authorized special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr.
Sidney Powell, Flynn’s lawyer, made the revelation in an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity while discussing developments in Flynn’s case. Powell argued in federal court Tuesday that charges against the former national security adviser should be dismissed due to “egregious misconduct” on the part of prosecutors.
“We know that Mr. Mueller got a letter from Mr. Rosenstein that allowed him to target Michael Flynn Jr., and there was significant pressure to enter a guilty plea while they were hiding all the evidence that showed he had not been an agent of Russia, that there were no Logan Act violations,” Powell told Hannity.
Hannity asked Powell about the possibility that Flynn took a plea deal in order to protect his son from being prosecuted. Powell did not confirm Hannity’s scenario, but suggested it was possible.