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Flynn has given ‘substantial assistance’ to the special counsel

Flynn has given ‘substantial assistance’ to the special counsel

Special counsel Robert Mueller told a federal court Tuesday that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has given “substantial assistance” to the Russia investigation and should not get jail time.
Flynn has sat for 19 interviews with the special counsel and other Justice Department offices, and his early cooperation gave prosecutors a road map for their Russia investigation and may have helped to encourage others to cooperate, the filing states.
The new details explaining how Flynn has helped the special counsel investigation will ratchet up the pressure on President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attacked the Mueller probe as a “witch hunt.”
Last week, Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about his work on the proposed Trump Tower Moscow during the 2016 campaign and prosecutors accused former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his cooperation agreement by lying to the special counsel.
Tuesday’s memo appears to list at least three ongoing investigations being pursued by the Justice Department. The details of two of them are redacted. The special counsel’s office says Flynn cooperated with the investigation into links or coordination between the Russian government and members of Trump’s team.
Mueller’s office says Flynn assisted it “on a range of issues, including interactions between individuals in the Presidential Transition Team and Russia.” The rest of the sentence-long description of how Flynn helped in the Russian interference investigation is redacted.