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Flynn legal team no longer discussing special counsel Russia probe with Trump lawyers

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(WASHINGTON) — Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Trump’s legal team that they will no longer share information regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, ABC News has confirmed.

The New York Times first broke the news, calling it an indication that Flynn may be cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a deal.

Sources familiar with the discussions between Flynn’s legal team and the president’s attorneys tell ABC News there was never a formal, signed joint defense agreement between Flynn’s defense counsel and other targets of the Mueller probe.

However, the teams have at times engaged in privileged discussions at times.

Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump’s legal team confirmed the news to ABC, saying: “This is not entirely unexpected.”

“No one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about General Flynn cooperating against the president,” Sekulow said, adding, “It’s important to remember that Gen. Flynn received his security clearance under the previous administration.”
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