Here's What We Know About Mike Flynn Cooperating With Mueller

The President's former national security advisor has been most helpful to Mueller in building a criminal case.

Michael Flynn, the President's former National Security Advisor, really, really cooperated with Robert Mueller's investigators. He sat for 19 interviews and, because of his cooperation and military service, Mueller says he should not go to jail or, potentially, even pay any fines. In fact, some of what Flynn provided is still being investigated by Mueller and it appears part of it could be directly related to a criminal investigation of President Trump.

According to court documents filed by the Mueller investigators, Flynn admitted to lying about his conversations with Russia's ambassador prior to the inauguration and also lying to the FBI. Flynn also lied to the Vice President.

Mueller's team claims that Flynn's cooperation also "likely affected the decisions of related firsthand witnesses to be forthcoming."

What is new in the document is Mueller revealing there is a previously unknown criminal investigation that may or may not implicate the President directly. Flynn also testified about the transition team's conversations with the Russians in the run up to the inauguration, though that seems likely not to be criminal.

We do know that Mueller is investigating whether the President tried to obstruct justice related to an investigation into Mike Flynn.

I do have to say that I think any conversations the President's transition team had with Russia are legal and legitimate as part of the transition, but I've also long suspected the President's team would get hung up on the President's private dealing with Russia. If the President really has a weakness in all this, I do not think it is collusion to steal an election, but using the Trump Organization as a pass through entity for Russian money.

Time will tell on all fronts.

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ekay
ekay

Will it never stop? How much time and taxpayers money have been spent on this, and what work for the people of this country has not been done because so much concentration has been on "getting" the president. All this has been accomplished is to put more enmity between the people in this country. From the beginning we knew that Trump was flawed, but he is our president even with all of his warts and narccisim, but it doesn't help our country for this to continue. Just the monetary outlay alone has cost the people too much money. Never mind that we must look like a lot of fools to the rest of this world.

ilan
ilan

again the only issue is that Flynn lied. Nothing else was done wrong. May or may not is meaningless. Trump has had good conservative policies and that is the only reason for the witch hunt.

Tledab55
Tledab55

The main question that Mueller want answer is why did Trump instructed Jr, the son-in law and campaign manager to meet with the Russians at the Trump tower before the election. If the answer is to obtain dirt on Hilary that apparently the Russians possessed, then it is a very clear case of conspiracy against the federal government by colluding with the enemy. If the answer is still the BS about adoption then you know Trump is really a liar.

GLFM
GLFM

I like Dan Bongono’s book. It explains much of the Mueller investigation.

Ron Black
Ron Black

What we know is that Trump his tweeted that if Manafort keeps his mouth shut he gets a full pardon for his crimes of bank fraud, embezzlement, and tax evasion.

That's witness tampering in plain sight.