Michael Flynn seeks to withdraw his guilty plea

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn seeks to withdraw his guilty plea

US President Donald Trump and Michael Flynn. (Reuters Photo)

Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn filed court papers on Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea, saying federal prosecutors had acted in "bad faith" and breached their deal with him in the Russia investigation.

The request comes one week after the Justice Department changed its position on Flynn's punishment by recommending that he serve up to six months in prison for lying to the FBI during its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Prosecutors had earlier said Flynn was entitled to avoid prison time because of his extensive cooperation, but they changed their view after he hired new lawyers who levelled accusations of misconduct against the government.

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