The Department of Justice backed-away from their recommendation of prison for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Thursday; saying they will be satisfied with “probation” instead.
“The Department of Justice backed down from seeking jail time Wednesday and made clear that prosecutors would accept mere probation in the case of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — a shift that comes as Flynn moves to withdraw his guilty plea leveraging accusations of government misconduct,” reports Fox News.
“Just weeks ago, the DOJ said it would seek up to six months of prison time for the retired Army lieutenant general who spent just 24 days at his post in the Trump administration. Represented by an aggressive new attorney, Flynn days later had moved to withdraw his guilty plea for making false statements to two FBI agents in 2017 — statements that eventually wrapped him up in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election,” adds Fox.
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HANNITY: Michael Flynn Moves to Withdraw His Guilty Plea, Claims ‘Bad Faith’ by Prosecutors
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean weighed-in on Michael Flynn’s decision to withdraw his guilty plea; claiming his prosecutors were acting in “bad faith.”
“After months if irregularities in the Michael Flynn case, now Flynn has formally filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea; alleging bad faith by his prosecutors,” said Hannity. “We know that the Inspector General found James Comey lacked candor, that would be lying.”
“We know that the FBI investigators that interviewed Michael Flynn didn’t think he was lying, they said that,” he added.
Watch Hannity’s opening monologue above.
MUELLER’S MESS: ‘Missing Document’ from Mueller's Office Could Derail Flynn Sentencing
The “apparent omission” of a central document from special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent court filing threatens to derail Tuesday’s sentencing of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, reports Fox News.
“U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had ordered the special counsel to turn over all government documents and ‘memoranda’ related to the questioning of Flynn, after his attorneys claimed the FBI had discouraged him from bringing a lawyer to his fateful Jan. 24, 2017 interview with agents at the White House. He eventually pleaded guilty to making false statements about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, in connection with that meeting,” writes Fox.
Mueller met the judge’s Friday deadline, but failed to include the original 302 interview document; instead filing a 302 that was created seven months after Flynn’s initial interview.
“Judge Sullivan has a well-established history of taking on discovery issues head-on,” said a former DOJ official. “So providing a seven-month-old FBI 302 is absolutely going to be a red flag for the judge, and I can’t imagine there are not going to be questions tomorrow about whether there are contemporaneous notes, or a contemporaneous report, that is in the FBI’s possession.”
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