Flynn, a retired US Army lieutenant general whose brief tenure in 2017 as part of President Donald Trump's inner circle is still causing legal aftershocks, is not charged as a co-conspirator with Rafiekian.
It has not been the end of his presidency, but it has come to consume it. Although the resulting two-year investigation ended without charges against Trump, Mueller’s report painted a damning portrait of a White House dominated by a president desperate to thwart the inquiry only to be restrained by aides equally desperate to thwart his orders.
The disclosure came in a joint court filing between Flynn's lawyers and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office in which they asked for another delay in Flynn's sentencing, citing his ongoing cooperation with the other federal investigation.
At Flynn’s sentencing hearing in US District Court in Washington, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan called Flynn’s crimes “a very serious offense” and said he was not hiding his “disgust” at what Flynn had done.
Flynn, who held the White House job for only 24 days, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. He will be sentenced in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on December 18.
Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, in exchange for cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and a senior Trump surrogate during the presidential campaign, has been seen as a key cooperator in Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible involvement with Donald Trump's campaign.
National security adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Tuesday amid reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials from the Trump office over his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. The Trump loyalist held the post for less than a month. His ties to Russia, however, caused serious concern among other […]