Trump wishes Flynn 'good luck' before sentencing

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Flynn is scheduled to be the first former White House aide to be sentenced in the Russian Federation investigation.

Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak regarding USA sanctions against Russia.

"Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn", Trump tweeted.

Still, the mere insinuation of underhanded tactics has been startling given the seemingly productive relationship between the two sides, and it was especially striking since prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office have praised Flynn's cooperation and recommended against prison time.

Added Maddow: "National security matters affect all of us and you can't get anywhere near the lurid story of Mike Flynn and his lies to investigators and his schemes and his foreign entanglements that he was covering up while he was involved in these sensitive matters, all the ways he was caught, all the warnings and the red flags flying around, you can't get anywhere near this lurid saga of Mike Flynn as a national security and counterintelligence disaster at the highest levels of this administration without at least wondering why the Trump administration did not care about any of this...."

On Monday evening, the dispute- and a judge's intervention- led prosecutors to publicly file a redacted copy of the notes from Flynn's Federal Bureau of Investigation interview that largely bolster the case, showing he told agents things he later said were false. Mr. Flynn also has acknowledged lying to the agents about his conversations with Mr. Kislyak involving Russia's impending vote in the United Nations on an Egyptian-sponsored resolution to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank. A company headed by Flynn took in $530,000 in payments from a businessman connected with the Turkish government in exchange for Flynn's failed efforts to get the United States government to extradite the cleric Fethullah Gülen, prosecutors demonstrated.

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FBI's Flynn Notes Show He Was Aware of Nature of First Interview

The notes, publicly filed Monday evening, show that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed Flynn about his contacts with Russian Federation, including his past trips to the country and his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

Flynn, 60, is a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a retired lieutenant general in the USA army. He was on Turkey's payroll when Trump made him national security adviser in November 2016.

Flynn's attorneys argued in a sentencing memo last week that he should get no jail time when sentenced Tuesday.

Mueller's team dismissed that argument in a terse responding memo.

At the Republican national convention in July 2016, Flynn became the first major campaign figure to join the Republican crowd in a "lock her up" chant directed at the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. "So much for the law and order president, folks", he reminded viewers. Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who contacted Flynn to arrange the interview, was sacked this year for what the Justice Department said was a lack of candor over a news media leak. "Yeah that's right, lock her up".

Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump
She pointed to Trump's tweet this weekend calling Michael Cohen , who has implicated the president in a campaign finance crime, a "rat".

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