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Mueller says Flynn's false statements were "voluntary and intentional"

Michael Flynn in a suit
Michael Flynn. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller's office are refuting former national security adviser Michael Flynn's defense that he should have been warned that there are consequences when lying to the FBI.

Details: In a memo released Friday the special counsel argues, "the interview was voluntary, and lacked any indicia of coercion," when Flynn spoke to the FBI in January 2017. Flynn attempted to downplay the seriousness of his offense after Mueller released his findings in December, the latest memo said.