Recall that in the aftermath of an initial Flynn pushback against the charges against him, the prosecutors in his case withdrew their recommendation for a lenient sentence and demanded significant jail time. Recall further that in response to that, Army Lt Gen (ret) Michael Flynn has moved formally to withdraw his guilty plea with an excoriating list of prosecutorial and FBI transgressions as his grounds.
Among the misbehaviors listed in Flynn’s plea withdrawal motion are
- no actual record of Flynn’s statements to FBI agents exists
- the original handwritten FD-302 witness report from a critical FBI interview is “missing”
- subsequent versions of that 302 have been “edited” by allegedly anti-Trump FBI officials
In response, those same prosecutors now have withdrawn their harsher sentence demand and said they’d accept probation and no jail time.
They’ve been caught persecuting Flynn rather than prosecuting him, and they don’t want to have that exposed in open court. They’re hoping they can buy off Flynn with this latest move.