IATHINKSPORTS Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office recommends little to no jail time for Michael Flynn in exchange for assistance SHARE THIS — RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Flynn “provided firsthand information about the content and context of interactions between the transition team and Russian government officials,” the memo says.

By Tom Winter, Ken Dilanian, Rich Schapiro and David K. Li
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Michael Flynn

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn provided “substantial assistance” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and should receive little to no prison time, federal prosecutors said in court papers filed Tuesday.

Flynn met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team 19 times after he pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators, according to a sentencing memo filed by Mueller’s office.

The court papers offered few new details on the Russia probe but the prosecutors, citing Flynn’s extensive cooperation in “several ongoing investigations,” said a sentence that includes no prison time is “appropriate and warranted.”

“The defendant provided firsthand information about the content and context of interactions between the transition team and Russian government officials,” reads the heavily redacted memo.

The memo says Flynn began providing information to investigators “not long after the government first sought his cooperation.”

“His early cooperation was particularly valuable because he was one of the few people with long-term and firsthand insight regarding events and issues under investigation by (Mueller’s office),” the memo says.

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