- Attorneys for Michael Flynn have released a memo requesting 200 hours of community service and no prison time in return for his cooperation with the US government’s Russia investigation.
- The memo gives a broader scope of Flynn’s cooperation with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s office – beyond what was revealed last month in Mueller’s sentencing recommendation for Flynn.
- According to the defence’s memo, Flynn “has produced thousands of documents to the Department of Justice,” “facilitated the production of electronic devices,” and sat in meetings with officials for “approximately sixty-two hours and forty-five minutes.”
Attorneys for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser who before that served as a policy adviser for Trump’s campaign, released a sentencing-recommendation memo on Tuesday night – and it contained new information about the extent to which Flynn cooperated with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.
Flynn’s attorneys are asking for “a term of probation not to exceed one year,” 200 hours of community service, and no prison time. Mueller’s office released its own sentencing memo last week that also recommended no prison time. Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced next Tuesday, according to Politico.
In December 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI about his contact with the Russian ambassador to the US at the time, Sergey Kislyak, during Trump’s postelection transition, which Flynn was heavily involved with.
“He has cooperated extensively with several Department of Justice investigations, as detailed in the addendum to the Government’s Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing,” the defence’s memo said. “As the Government has made clear, his cooperation was not grudging or delayed. Rather, it preceded his guilty plea or any threatened indictment and began very shortly after he was first contacted for assistance by the Special Counsel’s Office.”
This cooperation was first hinted at in Mueller’s memo – which said Flynn spoke with either the special counsel’s office or other Department of Justice officials 19 separate times.
In the new memo, a broader but still limited picture has been painted.
“He participated in five pre-plea proffer sessions with the Special Counsel’s Office and fourteen additional meetings with the Government pursuant to the Plea Agreement entered on December 1, 2017,” the memo said.
It added that he spoke with officials for approximately 62 hours and 45 minutes, provided thousands of documents – both before and after his plea agreement – and facilitated the “production of electronic devices.”
The memo itself is 14 pages. Additional exhibits include 50 letters of support and seven references to his military service.
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