Mueller Recommends No Prison Time For Flynn After His 'Substantial' Help

Mueller Recommends No Prison Time For Flynn After His 'Substantial' Help

Mueller Recommends No Prison Time For Flynn After His 'Substantial' Help

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has said US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn cooperated with its probe into possible collusion between Trump's election campaign team and Moscow.

Flynn admitted that he lied to investigators about his communication with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Trump team's transition.

"The defendant has assisted with several ongoing investigations: a criminal investigation [redacted], the Special Counsel's Office's ("SCO") investigation concerning any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald J. Trump, [redacted]".

This week, prosecutors are also scheduled to file several new documents in court about some of the most important players in the investigation: the former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and the former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

In September, the special counsel's office officially scheduled December 18 for Flynn's sentencing.

The Russia investigation has placed the Trump administration under scrutiny for the last 18 months.

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano disagrees with speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is nearing the end game of his investigation.

Flynn ― who joined in chants of "lock her up" against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Republican National Convention ― admitted that he made a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 24, 2017. Not only did he draw notice to how soon into the investigation he agreed to cooperate, but he also pointed out how valuable his cooperation has been.

Once a distinguished military officer with decades of government experience, Flynn - who's now retired - forged a close bond with President Trump during the 2016 campaign as an adviser and surrogate.

Mueller's team also entered a deal last week with former longtime Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen, after he pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress regarding his description of the Trump Organization's plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Whatever it is that Flynn said, it's clear that Mueller liked it.

Flynn was forced to resign his post on February 13, 2017, after news reports revealed that Obama administration officials had warned the Trump White House about Flynn's false statements.

Friends and relatives have said Flynn, who at 2016 campaign rallies led chants of "Lock her up!" about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, is eager to face the judge and accept his fate following his dramatic guilty plea nearly exactly one year ago.

Sentencing memos filed by Mueller in other prosecutions so far, including former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, have contained new information about wrongdoing and cooperation by the subjects.

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