Prosecutors are now okay with General Flynn going to prison


Prosecutors today told Judge Sullivan they no longer object to giving General Michael Flynn jail time, and are recommending up to 6 months in prison. He faces 0-6 months, but prosecutors believe he should serve time.

They are reversing their original recommendation for no prison time (see below). They cite his lying to the FBI and not taking responsibility for his ‘crime.’ He also didn’t complete his cooperation in his partner’s criminal case.

The sentencing memo shows the Justice Department is not responding well to Flynn’s recent attempts to unravel his guilty plea in the Mueller investigation.

It reports that he undermined a separate criminal case involving his business partner, an abrupt turn from his months of cooperation and public reticence during the Mueller probe.

“Given the serious nature of the defendant’s offense, his apparent failure to accept responsibility, his failure to complete his cooperation in — and his affirmative efforts to undermine — the prosecution of Bijan Rafiekian, and the need to promote respect for the law and adequately deter such criminal conduct,” prosecutors wrote, recommending between zero and six months in jail.

The prosecutors even quoted the judge. They had accused Michael Flynn of misrepresenting facts and peddling conspiracy theories to get the case dismissed.

Flynn is set to be sentenced on January 28th. That will be 26 months since he pleaded guilty to lying federal investigators.

I’m sure we will all feel better when he’s locked away [sarcasm]. Is this really necessary? The FBI behaved badly and owe him something, in our humble opinion. In December 2018, Judge Sullivan said General Flynn, Trump’s first NSA Director, “betrayed” his country. He doesn’t appear to have any use for the General.

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