Mueller to detail ex-NSA Flynn's cooperation in Russian Federation probe

Michael Cohen's lawyers ask for no prison time

The national security experts at Lawfare wrote, moreover, that the public might also learn more "in the context of that briefing about the relationship Manafort appears to have maintained, through counsel, with the White House after his plea and cooperation agreement". Assuming each redacted portion was in reference to at least one investigation, that means that Flynn helped with at least two unknown investigations besides Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

Special counsel Robert Mueller recommended that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn receive a sentence for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that included no prison time, in a court filing Tuesday that called Flynn's cooperation "substantial".

In it, prosecutors said Flynn has assisted with several ongoing investigations, participating in 19 interviews with federal prosecutors.

Flynn served as Trump's national security adviser for less than a month in early 2017, but was sacked more than two weeks after then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates told White House officials that Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his communications on Russian sanctions with then-Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Mueller's office says Flynn assisted them "on a range of issues, including interactions between individuals in the Presidential Transition Team and Russian Federation". He did all this without first obtaining a traditional, ironclad deal under which the government would commit to seeking leniency on Cohen's behalf when he is sentenced on December 12.

The sentencing of Flynn, a retired U.S. army lieutenant general, was delayed four times after Mueller repeatedly said he needed more time "due to the status of the investigation" - an indication that he wanted to protect sensitive information.

On Monday, Trump praised longtime associate Roger Stone, who has been under scrutiny by investigators over his comments about leaked Democratic emails during the presidential campaign.

The special counsel is also due to make three crucial court filings this week, including sentencing memos for Michal Flynn, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.

With Flynn providing enough valuable information that Mueller feels it's enough for him to finally be sentenced, one can only speculate as to what will come next in he Russian Federation probe, or the other investigations.

Mr Flynn had been a fervent supporter of Mr Trump during the election campaign.

He has instead spent considerable time with his family and worked to position himself for a post-conviction career. Both of those matters had been previously referenced in the court filings and hearings for Flynn's plea a year ago. During those conversations with Kislyak, Flynn asked Russian Federation to delay or vote against the resolution, a request the Kremlin ultimately rejected. Stone told ABC News on Sunday he would not testify against Trump and has not discussed a pardon with the president.

President Donald Trump passed Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as he arrives via Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 6, 2017.

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