Chris Wallace: Flynn FBI Interview Was Not Entrapment, He Lied

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn departs U.S. District Court where he was expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States in Washington U.S

Flynn's sentencing has been postponed four times over the past year.

Flynn told investigators that he did not discussion sanctions relief in discussions or other foreign-policy concerns in conversations he had with Sergey Kislyak, the-then Russian ambassador to the USA, during the transition period.

Former national security adviser to President Donald Trump Michael Flynn has asked a federal judge to spare him from prison time, according to his defense team's memo before his sentencing. The trove presumably would include the long-awaited 302 form filed after the FBI's January 24, 2017 interview with Flynn.

"A sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents", Mueller wrote.

The lawyers said the retired Army general was not warned before a meeting with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in January 2017 that it was a crime to lie to them.

The reference was to then-FBI Director James Comey's admission to lawmakers that FBI agents didn't believe Flynn lied during the interview.

Flynn's likely sentence is between zero and six months in prison. They describe him as a model cooperator who has provided substantial assistance in the investigation into whether Trump associates coordinated with Russian election interference.

In the time since he left the White House just weeks after Trump's inauguration, Flynn has moved back to Middletown, Rhode Island, where he and his wife, Lori, grew up and where they have a deep social network.

Flynn, who became Trump's national security adviser before he resigned in February 2017, has been cooperating with investigators since, though most of his 19 interviews with the special counsel team occurred early this year, a source close to Flynn has told ABC News. Flynn was "relaxed and jocular" during the interview session, it adds.

That footnote does not say exactly when the Mueller Special Counsel handed over these exculpatory documents detailing the scheme to entrap Flynn.

Despite the extensive cooperation, Flynn has not drawn any of the vitriol that Trump has hurled at those who have turned on him - most notably his former fixer Michael Cohen.

The special counsel said last week that Flynn has provided "firsthand information" about interactions between the Trump transition and Russian government officials.

In notes following the interview, Mr. McCabe said that he told Flynn he wanted to clear the matter up as quickly and discreetly as possible.

Central to the investigation are Flynn's December 2016 phone discussions of Obama administration sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, conversations that triggered intelligence community alarms and led to his ouster from the administration after officials maintained that he had lied to them about the communications. The memo also revealed that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe suggested that Flynn not have a lawyer present for his interview with FBI agents Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka.

Flynn initially denied but eventually said that they had discussed sanctions and a United Nations resolution during the presidential transition. Mr. Flynn agreed and offered to do an interview that day.

President Donald Trump says in a new interview that he is not concerned about being impeached by Democrats, saying, "I think that the people would revolt if that happened".

"He has cooperated extensively with several Department of Justice investigations, as detailed in the addendum to the Government's Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing", the memo states.

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