[…] Flynn was supposed to be one of the prosecutors’ witnesses on the Rafiekian case. But when the Mueller team asked him to testify that he signed the FARA forms knowing that there were intentionally made false statements in them, he refused, saying he only acknowledged the falsities with hindsight and wasn’t aware of them at the time.
The prosecutors then withdrew his testimony. The prosecution didn’t think Flynn’s testimony “would be of any use” to the jurors, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Gillis said during his July 22 closing statement.
Powell said she didn’t expect Rafiekian’s conviction to make any difference in the Flynn case.