The meeting was proposed to Donald Trump Jr. in an email from Robert Goldstone, at the request of his
Goldstone relayed to Trump Jr. that the “Crown prosecutor of Russia . . . offered to provide the Trump
Members of the Campaign discussed the meeting before it occurred, and Michael Cohen recalled that Trump
Trump Jr. suggested that the issue could be revisited when and if candidate Trump was elected.
Outreach to Donald Trump Jr.
The President’s Conduct» Concerning the Investigation of Michael Flynn Overview During the presidential
transition, incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had two phone calls with the Russian Ambassador
Kislyak Shortly after the election, President-Elect Trump announced he would appoint Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn as Assistant to the President for National Security Aﬁaz‘rs and US. Rep.
et al.; 12/29/16 Email, McFarland to Flynn et al.; SF0000‘01 (12/29/ 16 Text Message, Flynn to Flaherty
266 In late March or early April, the President asked McFarland to pass a message to Flynn telling him
him and that he should stay strong.267 Analysis In analyzing the President’s conduct related to the Flynn
go” or otherwise communicated that Comey should drop the investigation of Flynn.269 In private, the
See Michael S.
ET) Tweet (“1 never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn.
The President’s Conduct Towards Flynn, Manafort,” Overview In addition to the interactions with McGahn
taken other actions directed at possible witnesses in the Special Counsel’s investigation, including Flynn
When Flynn withdrew from ajoint defense agreement with the President, the President’s personal counsel
Conduct Directed at Michael Flynn As previously noted, see Volume II, Section 11.8, supra, the President
Following Flynn’s resignation, the President made positive public comments about Flynn, describing him
by saying, “I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet.
Michael T. Flynn, l:17-cr~232 (D.D.C. Dec. 1, 2017), Doc. 1 ; Plea Agreement, United States v.
Michael T. Flynn, 1:17-cr-232 (D.D.C. Dec. 1, 2017), Doc. 3.
“2 President Trump Remarks on Tax Reform and Michael Flynn ’s Guilty Plea, C-SPAN (Dec. 2, 2017).
843 President Trump Remarks on Tax Reform and Michael Flynn '5' Guilty Plea, C-SPAN (Dec. 2, 2017).
nothing to pardon.”1036 And on June 15, 2018, the President expressed sympathy for Cohen, Manafort, and Flynn
27, 2018, after the media reported that Cohen was willing to inform investigators that Donald Trump Jr
News doesn’t waste my time with dumb questions, NO, I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr
103” Remarks by President Trump in Press Gaggle, The White House (June 15, 2018). 1038 EXCLUSIVE: Michael
, my daughter and my son, and this country have my ﬁrst loyalty.” ”39 See e.g., Darren Samuelsohn, Michael
US Department of Justice WW/lmheaﬁamm—EWWWM Fabrizio, Anthony (Tony) Fishbein, Jason Flynn, Michael
(a/k/a Michael Flynn Jr.) Flynn, Michael T.
Son of Michael T. Flynn, National Security Advisor (Jan. 20, 2017 — Feb. 13, 2017).
Outside counsel for the Trump Organization and subsequently personal counsel for Donald Trump Jr.
General authorized the Special Counsel to investigate, among other things, possible criminal conduct by Michael
Flynn in acting as an unregistered agent for the Government of Turkey.
On December 1, 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with making false statements
The Special Counsel’s Ofﬁce determined the referral was appropriate because the investigation of Flynn
Michael Flm n US. Attorney is Ofﬁce for the District of Columbia (Awaiting sentencing) D—- l
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