In a curious development, Michael Flynn has been allowed to fire his lawyers. According to The Hill, “A federal judge has granted Michael Flynn’s former attorneys permission to withdraw from the legal case surrounding President Trump’s onetime national security adviser.”
Flynn is to be sentenced later this year for lying to the FBI about his links to Russian operatives while also acting as one of Trump’s advisors. However, he is now co-operating with the government and, apparently, revealed much to Robert Mueller.
Why would he now remove his lawyers? That isn’t at all clear. But some analysts are suggesting off the record that this may be Flynn may be about to reveal more than the had before and needs additional cover.