- Mueller, in a court filing, says Flynn’s “substantial assistance” to the special counsel’s probe over the past year warrants a light criminal sentence, which could include no jail time.
- The memo relates to lies Flynn told FBI agents about his conversations with Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, during the presidential transition.
Former national security advisor Michael Flynn has given special counsel Robert Mueller “first-hand” details of contacts between President Donald Trump’s transition team and Russian government officials, a bombshell court document filed Tuesday says.
Mueller in a sentencing memo said Flynn’s “substantial assistance” to his probe warrants a light criminal sentence — which could include no jail time for the retired Army lieutentant general.
That assistance, which includes 19 interviews with Mueller’s team and Justice Department attorneys, related to a previsouly unknown “criminal investigation,” as well as to Mueller’s long-running probe of the Trump campaign’s and transition team’s links or coordination with the Russian government.
“The defendant provided firsthand information about the content and context of interactions between the transition team and Russian government officials,” the memo says.
Mueller’s memo almost completely blacks out details of what Flynn might have said.