Robert Mueller Files Michael Flynn's Sentencing Memo - Read it here

Robert Mueller Files Michael Flynn's Sentencing Memo - Read it here

The office investigating Russian collusion in the United States election has recommended that ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn should not have to serve a jail sentence.

The special counsel has until Friday to submit similar sentencing memos for Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, who spent a decade as the real estate tycoon's personal lawyer.

Flynn, whose sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period from election day 2016 to Trump's inauguration in January 2017. The filing could also give some insight into the direction of the Russian Federation probe.

"Given the defendant's substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range-including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration-is appropriate and warranted", the memo reads.

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He then campaigned vigorously for Trump in 2016, encouraging audience members during his speaking turn at the Republican national convention in Cleveland, who were chanting "Lock her up!" when he mentioned Hillary Clinton's name. Flynn was under investigation by the Justice Department for that work when he became national security adviser. The filing indicated that Flynn's assistance was useful to two investigations besides the Russian Federation probe, but Elaboration of his assistance on those yet unknown investigations was redacted.

His sentencing was delayed for several months but even close confidantes have told ABC News they don't know why. The deadline comes ahead of Flynn's December 18 sentencing and more than a year after he pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about reaching out to Russian government officials on Trump's behalf.

He has instead spent considerable time with his family and worked to position himself for a post-conviction career. According to later congressional testimony, acting interim attorney general Sally Yates warned the administration that Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation made him susceptible to blackmail, while former FBI Director James Comey testified that Trump pressured him to refrain from investigating Flynn. The sentencing is scheduled on December 12.

The government notes that Flynn "falsely stated that he did not ask the Russian ambassador to refrain from escalating the situation in response to the sanctions" and further, "falsely disclaimed any memory" of his subsequent conversation with Kislyak, in which Kislak told Flynn that Russia had complied with Flynn's request.

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