Rudy Giuliani: If Flynn Has Trump Dirt, We'd Already Know

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In a late-night court filing Friday, attorneys for Cohen wrote that their client was a changed man who was cooperating extensively with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as well as other prosecutors conducting probes related to Trump and his 2016 campaign.

He also repeated his accusation that special counsel Robert Mueller - who is investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign - is forcing witnesses to make up lies damaging to the president.

Cohen, once one of the president's closest allies and a top executive at The Trump Organization, last week admitted lying in testimony about contacts with powerful Moscow figures over building a Trump Tower in Moscow. There appear to be at least two redacted headings for redacted sections after this. Kislyak calls Flynn. The next day, Flynn consults another high-ranking Trump transition team official and returns Kislyak's call, asking Russian Federation not to retaliate. The filing indicated that Flynn's assistance was useful to two investigations besides the Russian Federation probe, but Elaboration of his assistance on those yet unknown investigations was redacted.

But the filing's lengthy redactions also underscore how much Mueller has yet to reveal.

Trump also praised another former advisor, Roger Stone, for refusing to testify against him - drawing accusations of witness tampering and illegally obstructing the Russian Federation collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Mueller's office offered the 72-year-old Corsi a plea deal: if he will plead guilty to lying to federal investigators in connection with the Russia-related investigation, he will get probation rather than jail time. One knowledgeable source said the bulk of Flynn's cooperation with the special counsel occurred immediately following his December court appearance. "The President of the United States should not be using his platform to influence potential witnesses in a federal investigation involving his campaign".

Flynn's time in the administration was brief.

Friends and relatives have said Flynn, who at 2016 campaign rallies led chants of "Lock her up!" about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, is eager to face the judge and accept his fate following his dramatic guilty plea nearly exactly one year ago.

Flynn's false statements stemmed from a January 24 2017 interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his and others' interactions with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's then-ambassador to the US.

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Flynn's long career in the military culminated with his appointment by President Barack Obama as director of national intelligence in 2012.

And then, on December 12, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to be sentenced in federal court in NY, in a hearing during which his other "bad acts", and his cooperation with Mueller, are likely to be further detailed. George Papadopoulos, a foreign-policy adviser to Trump's 2016 campaign, is serving a 14-day jail sentence and lawyer Alex van der Zwaan got 30 days.

In addition, the Mueller probe has brought down indictments on over two dozen Russians related to cyber intrusions into USA affairs, though they will likely remain out of the grasp of prosecution as the US has no extradition treaty with Moscow.

That substantial assistance led Mueller to recommend a light sentence.

Mueller's office said Flynn's cooperation merits a sentence at the bottom end of that range.

"Several senior members of the transition team publicly repeated false information conveyed to them by the defendant about communications between him and the Russian ambassador regarding the sanctions", it continued.

That sentence is followed by three-and-a-half lines of redacted information.

In the year since he was charged, Flynn has been a recluse, and mystery surrounds the scope of his cooperation with Mueller. Flynn was sacked three weeks into Trump's presidency after news reports revealed the true nature of Flynn's conversations and the White House said he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the calls.

As part of his plea, Flynn also admitted to lying about Turkish lobbying and research work.