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Judge Napolitano: What Did Flynn Tell Mueller?

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By    |   Friday, 01 December 2017 11:24 AM

A question of significance regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn is what did he say to special counsel Robert Mueller that reduced his potential jail time from 60 years to as little as six months, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Friday morning.

Napolitano appeared on Fox News shortly before Flynn was expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI as part of the Department of Justice's Russia investigation.

"Mike Flynn was facing jail time if he was prosecuted and convicted of all of the charges to which the government claims it has evidence against him as 60 years, as a result of the guilty plea that he will enter in a couple of minutes. He's reduced that to somewhere between six and 12 months. That is obviously an enormous, gargantuan, monumental reduction," Napolitano said.

"That doesn't come easily and it doesn't come for free. So the tantalizing question … is what did Gen. Flynn, through his lawyers, give to Bob Mueller, through his FBI agents, to induce Mueller to reduce that exposure from 60 years down to [six] to 12 months? We'll find out soon. Not today, but we'll find out soon."

The New York Times reported last week that Flynn's lawyers told lawyers for President Donald Trump they were breaking a joint defense agreement that had both parties sharing information on the Russia case with each other. That may have indicated that Flynn was being cooperative with the FBI and Mueller's team.

Napolitano also addressed the fact that someone in the Obama administration requested that Flynn's name be unmasked last year in transcripts of phone calls he had with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. at the time. Some of that information was then leaked to The Washington Post.

"That act of leaking is a felony," Napolitano said. "It's not a felony for the Post to publish it or receive it, but it's felony for a government person who has a national security clearance to leak it."

Flynn is a retired Army lieutenant general who worked for Trump's campaign. He briefly served in the West Wing earlier this year before he resigned after it was discovered he had lied about contacts with Russians. His activities and ties to Russia, Turkey, and other entities have since come under scrutiny.

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A question of significance regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn is what did he say to special counsel Robert Mueller that reduced his potential jail time from 60 years to as little as six months, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Friday morning.
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