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Michael Flynn lawyers cut ties with Trump legal team, report says

Michael Flynn lawyers cut ties with Trump legal team, report says

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may be moving to cooperate with the special counsel investigating ties between the Trump campaign and efforts by Russian Federation to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The break-off in communications indicates, according to the Times, that Flynn is cooperating with Mueller's investigation. They had been sharing information up until this point.

The ending of the agreement was later confirmed by The Washington Post, while representives for both Flynn and Trump released no comment to the papers. The only reason for the split would be a conflict of interest.

Mueller's rapidly progressing probe has already landed indictments against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates. Information sharing may also be abandoned, for example, when a lawyer is attempting to negotiate with prosecutors, but those negotiations aren't always successful.

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Flynn was subject to questions and scrutiny during his brief stint as the White House national security adviser over phone calls with the former Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.

Flynn's lawyers told the lawyers of the American head of state that he will no longer be able to discuss the investigation into Muller with them.

"Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players", he said, shortly after the New York Times reported former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could be moving to cooperate with an investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.