November 24, 2017

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

The move could mean that Flynn is moving to cooperate with Mueller's investigation

Politics Investigations
Michael Flynn Evan Vucci, File/AP

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is shown in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on Feb. 13, 2017, for a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He resigned later that day.

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

That's according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to cooperate with Mueller's investigation.

Defense lawyers routinely share information with each other. But it can become unethical to continue such communication if one of the potential targets is looking to negotiate a deal with prosecutors.

The New York Times first reported the decision.

A lawyer for Flynn didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.