Mueller probe seeks no jail time for ex-Trump aide Flynn

Dec 05, 2018, 5:00 AM EST
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has admitted to making materially false statements to the FBI.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller in a memo filed in the court on Tuesday recommended no jail time for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing his “substantial assistance” to the criminal probe into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 U.S. election.

Flynn has admitted to making materially false statements to the FBI regarding his meeting with the Russian ambassador to Washington before Trump came to power, writes the BBC. The special counsel’s leniency towards Flynn can be attributed in part to his clean record and the crucial evidence and insights he may have had to offer on the Trump campaign-Russia links.

A series of explosive developments in Mueller’s investigation have kept Trump and White House advisers on tenterhooks, and the heavily redacted memo hints at troubled times ahead for the government, reports The Guardian.

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