Flynn's Lawyers to Stop Cooperating With Trump Team
The legal team representing former national security adviser Michael Flynn has ended an agreement to share information with the White House about the ongoing Russia probe.
The New York Times first reported Thursday that the decision might mean that Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible meddling by Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and any potential ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
In major criminal investigations, defense lawyers routinely share information with each other. But it can become unethical to continue such communication if one of the potential targets is looking to negotiate a deal with prosecutors.
A deal with Flynn would give prosecutors insight into how President Donald Trump’s team conducted itself during the campaign and the early days of the administration.
Flynn resigned from the Trump’s administration in February after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
California Experiences Hepatitis A Outbreak
The U.S. state of California is experiencing the largest person-to-person outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States since a vaccine to prevent the liver disease became available in 1996.
More than 600 cases have been reported in the state and 21 people have died. According to the California Department of Public Health, most of those infected are homeless or use drugs in places where sanitation has been a challenge.
An area in downtown Los Angeles is known for its homeless population. A recent study found that the area fell short of U.N. refugee camp standards calling for one public toilet for every 20 people.
Analysts say unsanitary conditions can become a breeding ground for the hepatitis A virus.