Michael Flynn

  • Trump administration Jan 15

    Michael Flynn Moves to Withdraw Guilty Plea After DOJ Flips on Prison Time

    Attorneys for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday filed papers to withdraw his guilty plea after the government indicated it would no longer pursue a lenient sentence against him.

  • Michael Flynn Jan 8

    US: Ex-Trump Aide Flynn Deserves Up to 6 Months in Prison

    The Justice Department says President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn deserves up to six months in prison. That’s according to a court filing Tuesday. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States, including about his request that Russia not escalate tensions with the U.S....

  • Michael Flynn Dec 16, 2019

    Judge Rejects Michael Flynn’s Attacks on the FBI, Accuses His Lawyers of Plagiarism

    A federal judge on Monday scheduled a sentencing hearing for next month for Michael Flynn after rejecting arguments from the former Trump administration national security adviser that prosecutors had withheld evidence favorable to his case.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    House Committee Subpoenas Flynn, Gates in Russia Probe

    The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday the committee is examining “deep counterintelligence concerns” raised in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and “requires speaking directly” with...

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Trump Tried to Thwart Mueller Probe, Redacted Report Says

    Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him. Mueller laid out multiple episodes in which Trump directed others...

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Adviser and Allies Warning Trump Against Issuing Pardons

    The end of the special counsel’s investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It’s also spawned a don’t-go-there chorus from some of Trump’s closest advisers and GOP allies. They’re warning that pardons could ignite a political firestorm that overshadows what Trump sees as a moment of triumph. Trump mused about...

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Taking Stock: What Mueller’s Trump-Russia Probe Revealed

    Since the Justice Department announced that Robert Mueller found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Donald Trump has urged Americans to toss the whole Russia investigation aside as a waste of time. It’s true the special counsel didn’t find an agreement between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government to influence the 2016 election, and he decided...

  • Mar 24, 2019

    GOP Cheers Mueller Report Summary, Dems Seek Transparency

    President Donald Trump and the White House claimed vindication by the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election of President Donald Trump after the attorney general said it found Trump’s presidential campaign did not coordinate or conspire with Russia. Other Republicans, like Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, cheered the summary...

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Key Findings Coming on Mueller Report — But Not Quite Yet

    Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but Barr’s “principal conclusions” summary for Congress was not coming for at least another day. No summary for Judiciary Committee leaders — or the public — just yet, said a senior Justice Department official, speaking only on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t...

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Lawmakers Push for Release of Mueller Report

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report to the Justice Department, and Democratic lawmakers are urging Attorney General William Barr to release it in full.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Trump Calls Mueller Probe ‘an Illegal Takedown That Failed’

    President Donald Trump claimed vindication after nearly two years of unrelenting investigation on Sunday, seeing “complete and total exoneration” in the Justice Department’s account of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings and signaling he was eager to go on offense in the political fight ahead. A buoyant Trump reacted to the release of Mueller chief findings with a mix of celebration,...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Manafort Faces Second Sentencing for Conspiracy Charges

    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort faces a second sentencing for conspiracy charges in federal court today. All eyes will be on Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s ruling, both for its length and whether it and the Virginia sentence will run concurrently or consecutively after the first ruling faced backlash for its light sentencing from the legal community.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Manafort Gets 7 Years in Prison, Then Faces Fresh NY Charges

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president’s power to pardon. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort’s pleas for leniency and...

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Sean Spicer Buys Home Near Michael Flynn in Rhode Island

    Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Newport Daily News, citing public records, reported that the sale closed Jan. 2, and Spicer paid $795,000 for the 1,800-square-foot Middletown home, which...

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Flynn’s Ex-Business Associates Charged With Illegal Lobbying

    Two business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, were charged Monday with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric. Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin are accused in an indictment of conspiring to “covertly and unlawfully” influence U.S. public opinion and politicians, all while...

  • Dec 6, 2018

    ‘Late Night’: A Closer Look at Flynn’s Cooperation With Mueller

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the special counsel revealing that President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has been cooperating with multiple investigations after lying to the FBI.

  • Dec 1, 2018

    Trump Aides Caught in Web of Deception Over Russia Contacts

    One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition period, has unraveled bit by bit in criminal cases brought by special counsel...

  • Oct 23, 2018

    Four Students Get Sick Eating Marijuana-Laced Chocolate

    New Hampshire officials say four middle school students got sick from eating marijuana-laced chocolate and face disciplinary action.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    With White House Stung by Cohen Accusation, Trump Fires Back

    President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution Wednesday as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them. Confronting mounting legal and political threats, Trump took to Twitter to accuse Cohen of making...

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Back-to-Back Legal Blows in Trump Circle Jolt Presidency

    President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled “guilty” of criminal charges. Although Trump largely ignored the jarring back-to-back blows at a campaign rally in West Virginia, questions mounted about his possible legal exposure and political future. In a split screen for the...

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