President Donald Trump intends to attack the honesty of former national security Mike Flynn if he testifies against him. In the past, Trump has called Flynn, a 'wonderful man'.
President Trump’s legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing, according to three people familiar with the strategy.
Trump's advisors and criminal defense attorneys are confident that Flynn lacks any evidence tying Trump to any of his former national security adviser's alleged crimes.
Attorneys for Trump and his top advisers have privately expressed confidence that Flynn does not have any evidence that could implicate the president or his White House team. But since Flynn’s cooperation agreement with prosecutors was made public earlier this month.
Trump is reportedly still mulling a pardon for his former national security adviser.
The private talks about assailing Flynn’s credibility come even as Trump has signaled that a pardon is not off the table. “I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet,” the president said Dec. 15. “We’ll see what happens. Let’s see. I can say this: When you look at what’s gone on with the FBI and with the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.”