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The judge does not allow Michael Flynn to dismiss his lawyers



A federal judge denied the request of Michael Flynn's lawyers to withdraw from his case.

Lawyers from President Trump's former national security adviser said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that Flynn "denounced" her as a lawyer.

"General Flynn has informed the undersigned that he is terminating Covington & Burling as his lawyer and has already obtained a new lawyer for the matter," wrote Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony.

Judge Emmet Sullivan rejected the request and stated that it was not in accordance with local court rules and the "failure of lawyers to specify the manner in which the request was served on Mr. Flynn".

It was not clear who Flynn had hired to replace Kelner and Anthony, and his sentencing date has not yet been set.

In December 201

7, he pleaded guilty to lied to the FBI over his talks with then-Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.


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