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OffbeatSpecial counsel calls ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s cooperation ‘substantial,’ recommends no jail time.

03:55  05 december  2018
03:55  05 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

Michael Flynn sentencing memo could provide new details on Mueller's Russia probe

Michael Flynn sentencing memo could provide new details on Mueller's Russia probe Special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday will submit a recommended sentence for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year on a charge of lying to the FBI. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The sentencing memo is also expected to shed light on how the special counsel has evaluated Flynn's cooperation in its ongoing probe of Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Special counsel calls ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s cooperation ‘substantial,’ recommends no jail time. © Carlos Barria/Reuters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel’s office is calling Michael Flynn’s cooperation “substantial” and is recommending no prison time for the former Trump administration national security adviser.

Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a sentencing memorandum in the case of Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI regarding conversations about sanctions with the Russian ambassador.

The court filing provides the first details of Flynn’s cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

It was filed ahead of Flynn’s Dec. 18 sentencing. Defense lawyers will have an opportunity to respond with their own recommendation next week.

Prosecutors also say Flynn’s “record of military and public service” sets him apart “from every other person who has been charged” in Mueller’s investigation.

Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn's false statements.
The special counsel's office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.Flynn's lawyers said in a sentencing memorandum this week that Flynn was not warned during his interview with the FBI that it was a crime to lie to federal agents. But prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller say Flynn had lied to the White House about his contacts with the Russian ambassador well before the January 2017 interview and merely repeated the same falsehoods when approached by the FBI. Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced next week for lying to the FBI.

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