Now that Flynn and Special Counsel Mueller have filed their pre-sentencing memoranda, we have a full picture of each side’s position. I’ve given a lot of sunlight — including in discussing the matter with Rich on the most recent edition of The McCarthy Report podcast — to the argument made by Flynn’s camp that he is not really guilty of lying to the agents, that he pled guilty due to pressure from Mueller, including that his son might be prosecuted. It is only fair, as Flynn’s sentencing approaches next week, to consider the more likely scenario (the one of which I am now convinced): Yes, he was pressured . . . but he did in fact make intentional misstatements.
My purpose in this post is not to rehash the column. It is to highlight something I address in the middle: the missing FBI report of Flynn’s interview on January 24, 2017 — i.e., the Flynn 302.