But there is a single sentence in the 13-page document that will send shakes on President Donald Trump's spine and…
But there is a single sentence in the 13-page document that will send shakes on President Donald Trump’s spine and everyone in his inner circle. It’s like this: “The defendant deserves credit to accept responsibility in good time and significantly help the government.”
Pay special attention to the last words: “Greatest aid for the government.”
1) Flynn is the only one of the seven Trump employees who have committed and cooperates with the Mueller probe that bridges the gap between Trump’s campaign, the transition and the presidency. Flynn was a counselor to the campaign, a member of the transition team and for about three weeks, the administration’s national security advisor.
, 2017. The calendar buffer out there is more than a year ago. We know from the verdict documents that Flynn has met the Special Councils team 19 – yes 19! – times during that period. We also know that Mueller has delayed Flynn’s judgment four times in the past year.
As can be seen from the verdict document, Flynn may be the key of the Mueller survey. He has been less flashy than the former Trump fixer Michael Cohen. And less lies than before Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. However, given that Mueller does not recommend Flynn’s imprisonment despite his failures to lie to the FBI about the nature and extent of his contacts with Russia and Turkey during the election and transition, it can be assumed that the cooperation and information provided by the former national security advisor Has the supply is essential.
Flynn was the first Trump employee to blame and agree to cooperate with Mueller. A reading of the verdict document clarifies that Flynn provides information and guidance on “multiple” ongoing investigations: 1) A criminal investigation of unknown origin and focus 2) Special Council investigation of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election to assist Trump and harm Hillary Clinton and 3) An investigation of unknown origin and focus.
It’s a big deal. Instead of a single survey of Russian interference, there are actually (at least) three surveys that Flynn has had material support. Three!
To be clear: There is NO evidence in either the judgment document or the addition to that indicating that Trump itself is a focus for any of these investigations. We can not say the president is not a goal – for this is an ongoing series of investigations whose details Mueller works hard to keep the cover – but we can not say that he is a rather .
But if I’m president or his eldest son or son-in-law or many others involved in the 2016 campaign, transition or management, Flynn’s dictation document will make me very courageous. He is talking – and talking and talking. And judging from the Mueller team’s reaction, it’s not just free words; prosecutors do not recommend zero imprisonment for someone who has not been significantly supportive of their wider efforts.
The words of Flyn, on the day he alleged, owed even more resonance with a year later.
“I acknowledge that the documents I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and through my faith in God, I work to put things right,” Flynn said. “My guilty opinion and agreement to collaborate with the Special Counsel Office reflects a decision that I made in the interests of my family and our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.”