On Thursday, an audio file was revealed by the Justice Department. The audio file was a phone conversation between John Dowd, the U.S. President Donald Trump’s ex lawyer, and the lawyer representing Michael Flynn. On the call, John Dowd appeared to be asking the lawyer to warn him before hand in case there was any evidence linking Donald Trump to the special counsel’s inquiry.
This audio release is the most recent evidence in the case building up against Michael Flynn. Flynn served as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor for a short span of time. He resigned from the post following the reports of his interactions with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador. In December of 2017, Michael Flynn decided to plead guilty to the act of being dishonest to the FBI regarding his exchanges with Sergey Kislyak, consequently he took part in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian works to disturb the election of 2016.
As Flynn waits for his sentencing, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan from the District Court for the District of Columbia, has asked the Department of Justice to reveal records and audio files of the various exchanges Michael Flynn was a part of. Among these released files was a record of exchanges between Michael Flynn and Sergey Kislyak, which was resisted by the Department of Justice. As a result, on Tuesday, Judge Sullivan decided to no longer ask for the release of that record.
Previously conforming to Judge’s order, the Department of Justice had revealed a record of a phone conversation between Dowd and Rob Kelner, Michael Flynn’s attorney. In the phone conversation, Dowd requested Michael Flynn’s team to warn him in case any evidence provided to the special counsel may implicate the President in any way, adding how it may be a matter of “national security.”