Almost exactly a year ago, Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn entered into a cooperating plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn admitted lying to investigators about his communications with Russia’s ambassador to the US late in December 2016. The discussions related to sanctions then president Barack Obama had imposed on Moscow over its interference in the US election, and a UN security council vote on halting new Israeli settlements. After several postponements, Mueller has now made his sentencing recommendation illuminating the extent to which Flynn cooperated with the Office of Special Counsel in the Russia probe.
Read Mueller’s sentencing memo for Michael Flynn here and the redacted addendum here. The latter discusses the significance and usefulness of Flynn’s assistance. See also this Washington Post analysis and this New York Times analysis.