(Tea Party PAC) – The first legal team General Michael Flynn had when faced with trumped-up charges from the crooked Deep State Mueller coup were from the firm Covington.
At the same time that they were representing General Flynn, the DOJ’s Trisha Anderson went to work for Covington.
The Gateway Pundit reports that Trisha Anderson is a member of Covington as a partner, and joined the firm in September of 2018:
Anderson was “deep in the Deep State” as TGP notes, at the same FBI that had worked on the attempted coup of President Trump.
As the Epoch Times reported on Anderson’s testimony in Congress just a month before she left for Covington:
A key player in the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of Donald Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign was Trisha Anderson, who, at the time, was the No. 2 lawyer at the agency’s Office of General Counsel.
Despite having no specific experience in counterintelligence before coming to the FBI, Anderson was, in some manner, involved in virtually all of the significant events of the investigation.
Anderson told members of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in August last year during closed-door testimony that she was one of only about 10 people who had known about the Trump–Russia investigation prior to its official opening.
A transcript of Anderson’s testimony, which was reviewed for this article, reveals that she had read all of the FBI’s FD302 forms detailing information that the author of the Steele dossier, former British spy Christopher Steele, had provided to high-ranking Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr.
Anderson also told lawmakers that she personally signed off on the original application for a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page without having read it. The FBI relied heavily on the unverified information in the Steele dossier—which was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee—to obtain the FISA warrant.
Anderson also was part of a small group of FBI personnel who got to read then-FBI Director James Comey’s memos about conversations he had with President Donald Trump.
When Anderson was hired for Covington, she was still working for General Michael Flynn.
This is a huge conflict of interest!
Was Flynn ever notified?
One of the primary duties a lawyer has is to make sure that there are no conflicts of interest among who they take on as clients. In fact, lawyers can be disciplined by the state bar and sued by their clients for malpractice if they knowingly allow conflicts of interest.
There are a variety of conflicts of interest that can prevent a lawyer from taking on a particular case. The conflict may occur between the prospective client and one of the attorney’s current or former clients. There can also be concerns if a client’s interests are in conflict with the lawyer’s professional or personal relationships. For example, if the client is looking to sue a particular business that happens to be owned by the lawyer’s brother-in-law, there’s a clear conflict of interest for the attorney. It’s also possible for there to be an issue if the potential client’s interests are at odds with the attorney’s own interests.
A conflict of interest can also occur at the law firm level. For example, even if an attorney working at a law firm didn’t personally work on a particular matter (because someone else at the firm handled it), if the attorney leaves the firm, he or she could still have a conflict of interest related to that matter based on the firm’s work.
Covington is, in fact, already facing scrutiny for not recusing themselves from the Flynn case. You may recall that a few months ago, Flynn suddenly fired his whole legal team. Did he figure out what was going on?
From The Federalist:
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn faces the real possibility of jail time when he is sentenced at the end of this month in connection with the guilty plea he entered in 2017. But that plea appears to be tainted because his original lawyers had a conflict of interest that arose from their involvement in one of the offenses folded into the plea. The fallout from that conflict of interest appears to have created Flynn’s current predicament.
Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Counsel investigated Flynn for potential criminal charges that included 1) lying to the FBI about his conversation with the Russian ambassador while he was part of President Donald Trump’s national security transition team, and 2) making a false statement in his filings under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) for work he had allegedly done for the government of Turkey prior to the Nov. 8, 2016, election.
Covington and Burling, LLP, a prominent law firm, represented Flynn in the investigation and in plea negotiations. The firm also assisted him in preparing the allegedly false FARA filings.