Michael Flynn, who were Trumps security adviser in the White house, has played a key role in the special prosecutor Robert mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the election campaign of 2016. Flynn has repeatedly lied in interviews with the FBI about their contacts with Russia, then the united states ambassador Sergey Kisljak, and Flynn work for the Turkey.
On Tuesday, would Michael Flynn have scored its judgment in the case, but instead he went at the last moment on a closer cooperation with Robert mueller's investigation, while the judgment is postponed to the next year.
Emmet Sullivan scolded Flynn sharply to the face of the judgment, which seems to have served as a warning to Flynn who reminded him that the punishment can still be relieved, if he works more closely with Mueller. Judge Sullivan was clear that he looked very seriously at Flynn's crimes.
" I claim that this is contrary to everything the american flag stands for. I claim that you sold out your country, " said Sullivan.
During more than a year, Flynn has already made 19 interviews with Robert Mueller, where he is said to have revealed a lot of valuable information. Otherwise would not Mueller himself have suggested that Flynn should not get a prison sentence.
Trump's close associate, who admitted guilt in mueller's study. To Flynn now, we will continue cooperation with Mueller may mean that more damaging information is revealed about president Trump. It will be Flynn's last chance to save their own skins.
– Something with Flynn and Kisljaks conversations must have been so radioactive that the Flynn risked imprisonment in order to hide them, said the conservative debater David Frum afterwards.
Trump's opponents seemed frustrated after that the judgment against Flynn pushed up. They are eagerly waiting to see dominobrickorna fall around Trump and his associates. But Flynn continues to work with the inquiry whether the Trumps of Russian contacts is a victory for Mueller.
Michael Flynn lawyer with him to say that Flynn didn't know it was a crime lying to the FBI, but in interviews published in the week it became clear that Flynn knew that there was a crime.
”A sitting national security adviser, the former director of a underrättelseorganisation, retired lieutenant-general and war veteran then 33 years know that he is not to lie to federal agents,” wrote Robert Mueller, in a pleading before the court.
Even the president, Trump has the face of the judgment spread conspiracy theories from right-wing sites, who claim that Flynn did not know that he lied, but Mueller instead tried to use his mistakes to ensnare him in the investigation, in the hope of being able to put the Trump. Despite the fact that this has already been disproved continued White house spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders to spread the lie in a press conference on Tuesday, where she described the trial against Flynn as an ”ambush”.
that Russia made an organised attack on Robert mueller's credibility, through the social media. Trump himself has escalated his attacks on the Mueller and the news media as more and more of his close associates convicted or indicted in the investigation. 34 individuals and companies are now sentenced or accused.
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