The U.S. Department of justice 7 may stop the criminal prosecution of the former presidential adviser Donald trump on national security General Michael Flynn, one of the first officers involved in the investigation of possible collusion between Russia and the election campaign trump 2016. This was reported by the Agency Reuters.
Three months ago, justice Minister William Barr instructed the attorney Jeffrey Jensen to review the case of Flynn. He came to the conclusion that the most fair solution would be to withdraw all charges.
In January 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal reported that intelligence agencies had investigated when Flynn with representatives of the Russian authorities. In particular, they talked about the phone calls Flynn the then Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. On the day of introduction of additional sanctions against the Kremlin, on 29 December 2016 there were five telephone conversations adviser and Kislyak.
Flynn was fired from the post of Advisor, 24 days after the appointment of trump, in February 2017. The reason for his departure in the White house called a “loss of confidence” from the President.
November 30, 2017 spectracolor Robert Mueller has put forward against General accusations on two episodes of disinformation the FBI concerning contact with Kislyak. 1 Dec 2017 Flynn pleaded guilty and announced he was going to the plea deal. The ex-Advisor claimed to have made contact with Kislyak at the direction of the headquarters of the trump.
The prosecution asked for Flynn’s imprisonment of up to six months, the defence argued for the appointment of probation and community service. The court hearing in Washington on this case was postponed indefinitely.
In the beginning of 2020 Flynn said that withdraws guilty plea in fraud, the FBI and terminates the transaction with justice. Trump Mar 15, reported that considering a pardon of his former adviser.