Mueller recommends Trump ex-aide face no jail time

Michael Cohen's lawyers ask for no prison time

According to Mueller's filing, Flynn has been helping investigators longer and on more Justice Department probes than had been previously known.

It was filed two weeks ahead of Flynn's sentencing and just over a year after he became the first of five Trump associates to accept responsibility by pleading guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Prosecutors said Flynn also provided help on other criminal investigations, although those details were blacked out to keep information about ongoing probes secret. "Not at all. I am not anxious at all about him", Trump told reporters shortly before he left for the G-20 summit in Argentina.

Gen. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court on December 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.

America may get its most intimate look yet inside Robert Mueller's secretive Russian Federation investigation in the next four days, with a series of disclosures that have the potential to be greatly damaging for President Donald Trump.

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

Most of the Trump associates who have flipped on Trump and agreed to a plea deal with Mueller's office have been highly cooperative-from Michael Flynn to George Papadopoulos (a foreign policy advisor for Trump's 2016 campaign) to Michael Cohen to Rick Gates, who was a Trump campaign aide and became the prosecution's star witness in Paul Manafort's trial during the Summer of 2018.

The memo doesn't provide any insights into what Flynn told Mueller. In a 2015 email found by the New York Times, a Trump associate, Felix Sater, wrote to Mr. Cohen: "Our boy can become president of the U.S. and we can engineer it".

"Several senior members of the transition team publicly repeated false information conveyed to them by (Flynn) about communications between him and the Russian ambassador regarding the sanctions", the filing states.

The detailing of at least some of Flynn's cooperation also comes as Trump has increasingly vented his anger at the probe.

There was another example of suspicious timing in the Cohen indictment last week: Prosecutors revealed that Trump's fixer called off plans to visit Russian Federation for the proposed Trump Tower Moscow deal on the exact day that first news reports emerged about Russian Federation hacking the Democratic National Committee.

Now Trump says the confessed liar Mr. Cohen is lying again in hope of getting a lighter prison sentence.

He added that Cohen "could have fought the government and continued to hold to the party line, positioning himself perhaps for a pardon or clemency, but, instead - for himself, his family, and his country - he took personal responsibility for his own wrongdoing and contributed, and is prepared to continue to contribute, to an investigation that he views as thoroughly legitimate and vital".

His revelation in court that Mr Trump and his family were kept informed about contacts over building a Trump Tower in Moscow has ratcheted up the pressure from the investigation on the USA president.

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.

"In truth and in fact, and as Cohen well knew, Cohen's representations about the Moscow Project he made to (House and Senate intelligence committees) were false and misleading", the Mueller team said in a court filing. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 12, reports Xinhua news agency. During those conversations with Kislyak, Flynn asked Russian Federation to delay or vote against the resolution, a request the Kremlin ultimately rejected.

Within weeks, Flynn was forced to resign after it was alleged that he lied to top White House officials as well about his Kislyak talks. The White House said he was sacked for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other senior officials about the content of his conversations with Kislyak.

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