Eleven Words in Flynn’s Sentencing Memo That Will Scare the Hell out of Trump
Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, has been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller since December of 2017. Yesterday, Mueller filed Flynn’s sentencing memo, and although heavily redacted, it provides us further insight into Mueller’s investigation.
The link to Flynn’s sentencing memo can be seen below with my prior posts.
Mueller’s Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing goes in detail about false statements made by Flynn to the Department of Justice. I think it is safe to assume that Flynn, like Michael Cohen, probably believed that President Trump would pardon him.
Flynn was in violation of the Logan Act which prohibits U.S. citizens from corresponding with a foreign government to “influence the conduct of that foreign government regarding disputes with the United States,” but not only that, Flynn lied about it.
In addition to registering as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act since Flynn’s consulting firm worked with the Republic of Turkey, Flynn lied about his role in working with Turkey while serving as an adviser to the Trump campaign.
Eleven Words for Trump
In Section II of Mueller’s memo titled “History and Characteristics of the Defendant,” Mueller details mitigating and aggravating circumstances in relation to Flynn’s cooperation. The memo explains Flynn’s three decades of service, but after praising Flynn, Mueller writes “however, senior government leaders should be held to the highest standards.”
Mueller over and over again has provided information in his indictments that criminal law attorneys have opined is more than usual and/or necessary. The reason Mueller has done so is to protect his investigation and provide clues as to the path he is taking. With those eleven words, Mueller does it again.
Mueller is letting everyone know that no one is above the law, not even the President, especially as Giuliani and Trump’s legal team continues to argue before the media that the President of the United States cannot be prosecuted for crimes. Mueller is letting them know that he could be and will.
The Department of Justice guidelines dictate that a sitting President cannot be indicted or prosecuted, but those are just guidelines, not laws. I believe Mueller has shown his hand with Flynn’s memo and it’s clear that he has enough to charge President Trump.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Robert Mueller’s late night filing of the Michael Flynn sentencing memo provides further insight into the Mueller probe.
Read the sentencing memo filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Michael Flynn and his ongoing cooperation.
Michael Flynn’s Page and Archives
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