Richard W. Painter
S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law

Prof. Painter Authors New York Times Op-Ed About Implications of Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea

Professor Richard Painter—former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush—wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the implications of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s pleading guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during his service under President Trump. The piece examines possible next steps in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, including who might be implicated by the statement of offense filed alongside Mr. Flynn’s plea, as well as what the strategic process of plea bargaining might signal as the investigative process continues.