Russian case: "substantial help" by Michael Flynn highlighted - Le Monde

Michael Flynn was Donald Trump's national security advisor for only 24 days. Here on 22nd January 2017.
Michael Flynn was Donald Trump's national security advisor for only 24 days. This is January 22nd 2017. ANDREW HARNIK / AP

The Russian special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, announced Tuesday (December 4) that he would not demand a conviction for Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's national security adviser.

"Given the substantial assistance of the defendants (…)a sentence at the bottom of the scale – including a sentence that does not impose a prison sentence – is appropriate and justified ", details an official judicial document.

The special prosecution adds that Mr. Flynn provided "First-hand information" on the content and context of the interactions between Donald Trump's transition team and representatives of the Russian government.

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He also collaborated with other criminal investigations, they add, whose details have been masked in court documents as these investigations are still ongoing.

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Mueller is leading the investigation into the suspicions of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections and the possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign team and the Kremlin representatives.

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Michael Flynn, who was a White House advisor for only 24 days, pleaded guilty in December 2017 for lying to the FBI during these investigations. The District Court of Columbia is scheduled to make its judgment on December 18th.

Several other Donald Trump-related individuals pleaded guilty after being indicted, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

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