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Due to his 'substantial assistance,' Mueller recommends no prison time for Flynn

In a sentencing memo filed Tuesday night, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said because former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn provided "substantial assistance" with his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, he is recommending Flynn receive little or no prison time.

Flynn pleaded guilty late last year to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the days before President Trump's inauguration. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18. Under his plea agreement, Flynn agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, and the memo states that he gave 19 interviews to Mueller's team and other Justice Department offices, and handed over documents.

This isn't the only Mueller filing to come this week — the special counsel will submit sentencing memos for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen by Friday.