Robert Mueller is expected to disclose on Tuesday how Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has been assisting his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
According to the document, Flynn participated in 19 interviews with investigators with the Office of the Special Counsel or Department of Justice, wherein the former Trump official gave "first-hand" information about communications between Trump transition team members and Russian officials.
Last week, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress to help cover for Trump.
Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction in September and struck a plea deal with prosecutors to answer any and all questions they had about the Russian Federation investigation and any other federal criminal inquiries.
Lawyers for Cohen asked a federal judge in NY on Friday not to sentence him to prison. He did all this without first obtaining a traditional, ironclad deal under which the government would commit to seeking leniency on Cohen's behalf when he is sentenced on December 12. The sentencing guidelines for Flynn's offense suggest 0 to 6 months of incarceration.
The sentencing memo was expected to inflict some kind of punishment for Flynn's false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his relationship with Russian Federation while serving as a top official in the Trump administration.
But the special counsel's team has delayed Flynn's sentencing date for over a year, repeatedly saying that "due to the status" of the investigation, "the parties do not believe that this matter is ready to be scheduled for a sentencing hearing at this time".Читайте также: China stays silent as Trump talks up trade truce
US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen exits Federal Court after entering a guilty plea in Manhattan, New York City, November 29, 2018.
Trump has continually railed against the special counsel investigation and Russian Federation has denied interfering into the 2016 election, though Putin admitted at a joint appearance with the US president this past summer that he had hoped Trump would prevail over Clinton.
The criminal charges included five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements to a financial institution, one count of willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate.
Whatever it is that Flynn said, it's clear that Mueller liked it. Stone told ABC News on Sunday he would not testify against Trump and has not discussed a pardon with the president.
Two other Mueller defendants who also pleaded guilty to making false statements, Alex van der Zwaan and George Papadopoulos, both had to serve prison time.
The special counsel concludes by noting that Flynn's early guilty plea, "likely affected the decisions of related firsthand witnesses to be forthcoming with the [special counsel's office] and cooperate".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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