Voicemail from Trump attorney reveals possible obstruction of justice: CNN
Trump lawyer John Dowd (Photo: Emory University)

A voicemail is being released that reveals one of the examples of obstruction of justice.


The voicemail came from John Dowd, President Donald Trump's attorney and was to Michael Flynn's lawyers.

Thursday, Flynn fired his lawyers, which prompted some to wonder if this was an indication that he was going to either make a deal or change his legal strategy entirely.

Dowd asks for a "heads up" if Flynn's lawyers intend to hand over any information to give Dowd a "heads up."

Dowd says in the voicemail that they should remember what all they said they were working for on the Trump team. He reminded the lawyers how the president "feels" about Flynn.

"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 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's still remains, but -- well, in any event, let me know and I appreciate you taking the time."

Dowd accused the Justice Department of releasing the voicemail to "smear him."

Listen to the voicemail below: