Robert Mueller Recommends No Prison Time For Michael Flynn
By Bill Strange
December 5, 2018
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is recommending no prison time for former Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Mueller released his sentencing recommendations in a memo last night. Mueller noted that Flynn is cooperating with the government and should receive a light sentence for one count of lying to the FBI. Mueller's sentencing memo noted that Flynn made multiple false statements to members of the Department of Justice.
Those statements dealt with his connections with a Russian ambassador and his contacts with Turkish officials. Later in the memo, Mueller said Flynn cooperated in 19 interviews with the Special Counsel's Office and provided documents and communications. There is a heavily redacted section of the memo that starts with the phrase "The defendant has provided substantial assistance in a criminal investigation."