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

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has recommended no prison time for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the federal investigators during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 usa presidential election.

The special counsel began investigating Flynn in May, 2017 and Flynn pleaded guilty for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December, promising to cooperate with the Mueller probe in exchange for a lesser sentence.

Mr Mueller said in a court document that Flynn, who admitted a year ago to lying about his contacts with Russians in the weeks after Trump's November 2016 election victory, had helped in his and other unspecified federal criminal investigations, including being interviewed 19 times.

Flynn began cooperating with the Russian Federation probe "shortly after" Mueller's team approached him, prosecutors said - and that early cooperation boosted investigators' understanding of what happened during the campaign.

Since special counsel Robert Mueller opened the probe into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 presidential election last May, five people who worked for President Donald Trump's businesses or his presidential campaign have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced December 18 by federal Judge Emmet Sullivan in DC federal court.

December 22, 2016: A senior member of Trump's transition team tells Flynn to contact government officials from multiple countries, encouraging them to vote no on an upcoming UN Security Council resolution regarding Israeli settlements.

Trump accused Cohen of fabricating stories about his Russian Federation dealings to minimise his sentence on multiple counts of tax evasion, financial fraud and campaign finance violations that he has admitted in federal court in NY.

Shortly after special counsel Robert Mueller released a document that recommended Flynn not get any jail time because he has cooperated, Giuliani spoke with MSNBC's Hallie Jackson about it.

In Tuesday's filing, Mueller's office blamed Flynn for other senior Trump transition officials making misleading public statements about his contacts with Russian Federation, an assertion that matches the White House's explanation of Flynn's firing.

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Mr Flynn has admitted one count of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The president compared Mr Cohen with Mr Stone, who is also being investigated by Mr Mueller over his possible role in colluding with the Russians during the campaign.

Trump continued to appear to be distracted - and infuriated - by the Mueller investigation.

After the plea deal, Trump described Cohen as weak and a liar and said he himself did nothing wrong in relation to the Moscow project.

Others charged by Mueller include Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign deputy Rick Gates, as well as Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump skyscraper in Moscow.

George Conway, who is married to senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, retweeted Trump's tweet with a reference to a USA statute on witness tampering and obstruction of justice: "File under '18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512'".

Trump showed no signs of sounding a lighter tone about Cohen or the Mueller probe during official events related to Bush's death and funeral.

"Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'" he said.

He was caught out for lying, but by telling the truth to the special counsel since then, Michael Flynn may avoid jail time. Trump said. "He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence". In other words, Mueller alleges that Manafort never really flipped on Trump. While this filing doesn't spell out the President's legal vulnerabilities, they argue, it provides a glimpse of the wealth of information he has accumulated about the Trump campaign's conduct.

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