Justice Department Asks Judge to Send Flynn to Jail for Six Months

Headline Roundup January 7th, 2020

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn to jail for six months for lying to federal investigators. Flynn pleaded guilty to this charge about two years ago; Federal prosecutors further stated that Flynn's lying was an attempt to obstruct a federal investigation into his business partner.

Justice Department Asks Judge to Send Flynn to Jail for Six Months

From the Center
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WASHINGTON–Federal prosecutors recommended Tuesday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn serve up to six months in prison for lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian ambassador.

The government's position is a reversal from more than a year ago, when prosecutors urged no prison time for the retired Army lieutenant general. Flynn is one of a half-dozen former aides to President Donald Trump who were convicted or pleaded guilty due to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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From the Left
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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn should serve up to six months in jail, prosecutors told a federal judge on Tuesday, saying Flynn has failed to accept responsibility for his actions and undermined a separate criminal case.

The sentencing memo shows just how harshly the Justice Department responds to Flynn's recent attempts to unravel his guilty plea in the Mueller investigation and says that he sought to thwart the government's investigation into his former business partner, an abrupt turn from Flynn's months of cooperation and public...

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