1. STILL IMAGE - File photo, attorney John Dowd walks in New York. ++COVERS AUDIO FILE OF UPCOMING SOUNDBITE++
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Location Unknown - 22 November 2017
2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Dowd, Former Trump lawyer:
"Hey, Rob, uhm, this is John again. Uh, maybe, I-I-I-'m-I'm sympathetic; I understand your situation, but let me see if I can't ... state it in ... starker terms, If you have ... and it wouldn't surprise me if you've gone on to make a deal with, and, uh, work with the government, uh ... I understand that you can't join the joint defense; so that's one thing. If, on the other hand, we have, there's information that ... implicates the President, then we've got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I don't know ... some issue, we got to-we got to deal with, not only for the President, but for the country. So ... uh ... you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of ... protecting all our interests, if we can, without you having to give up any ... confidential information. So, uhm, and if it's the former, then, you know, remember what we've always said about the President and his feelings toward Flynn and, that still remains, but — Well, in any event, uhm, let me know, and, uh, I appreciate your listening and taking the time. Thanks, Pal."
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan released Thursday an audio file of former Trump lawyer John Dowd's voicemail to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's attorney Robert Kelner that Flynn has said was an attempt to influence his cooperation in Mueller's probe.
In the message of the Nov. 22, 2017 voicemail, Dowd reminds Flynn's lawyer that the president still had warm feelings for Flynn and asks for a "heads-up" if Flynn knew damaging information about the president.
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