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Mueller Probe: Flynn Asks for Community Service, Not Jail

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Former Natioanl Security Adviser Michael Flynn (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:51 PM

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, one of the first people to get caught up in the Russia investigation, has requested he be given no jail time and offered to perform 200 hours of community service instead.

CNN reported Tuesday night Flynn, who will be sentenced Dec. 18 on one count of lying to the FBI, is seeking a light sentence. Special counsel Robert Mueller recommended no jail time for Flynn in a court filing last week.

Flynn's cooperation with Mueller's team, his lawyers wrote, "was not grudging or delayed. Rather, it preceded his guilty plea or any threatened indictment and began very shortly after he was first contacted for assistance by the special counsel's Office."

Flynn met with members of Mueller's team 19 times over the past two years. He pleaded guilty one year ago to lying to the FBI about conversations during the presidential transition period with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States. His sentencing will mark the first time a White House official, former or current, has been punished as part of the Russia probe that started in May 2017 over allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Flynn has stayed largely out of the public eye over the last year and refrained from discussing the Russia investigation despite encouragement from his supporters to take an aggressive stance. In a public statement after his plea, Flynn said he cooperated with prosecutors because it was in "the best interests of my family and our country."

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has offered to perform 200 hours of community service in lieu of jail time after being one of the first people to get caught up in the Russia investigation.
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