Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has provided “substantial assistance,” according to court filings Tuesday.
The 13-page heavily redacted filing says Flynn provided “first hand” information about interactions between Russian government officials and President Trump’s transition. That information was pieced together during Flynn’s 19 meetings with the special counsel’s office.
But the filing does not disclose any new details about the information Flynn offered beyond saying it was a “benefit.” The special counsel’s team said it is not ready to disclose the full scope of Flynn’s cooperation because the investigation is still ongoing.
“His early cooperating was particularly valuable because he was one of the few people with long-term and firsthand insight regarding events and issues under investigation by the ,” wrote Brandon L. Van Grack, an attorney with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
As a result of his assistance, Mr. Mueller asked that Flynn serve no jail time for pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range — including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration — is appropriate and warranted,” Mr. Van Grack wrote. – READ MORE