Trump insists any cooperation with Mueller is based on 'lies'

05 December, 2018, 04:43 | Author: Carlos George
  • Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to financial crimes in August in New York and to a separate charge of lying to Congress in a case disclosed by Mueller last week. — Reuters pic

Mueller's team, in two memos filed ahead of Flynn's December 18 sentencing, said that Flynn participated in 19 interviews with the special counsel or other DOJ officers and provided documents and communications. But his lawyers, in a sentencing memorandum filed late Friday night, offered the fullest explanation yet for Cohen's motivation in switching sides and joining the government team, as prosecutors like to say.

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.

The filing was a sentencing memo ahead of a sentencing hearing Flynn will have before a federal judge in Washington, D.C. later this month.

The sentencing memo was "respectfully submitted" by special counsel Mueller himself.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting, June 21, 2017.

Last week, Corsi refused Mueller's offer for a plea deal over his role as a suspected intermediary between Stone and WikiLeaks, saying he was prepared to spend the "rest of my life" in prison rather than "sign a lie".

UN Climate Change Summit kick off in Poland with boost from G20
Poland is heavily dependent on coal, which accounts for some 80 percent of all the nation's energy, the Associated Press noted. Mr Guterres warned negotiators at the meeting that the world was "in deep trouble" with climate change.

Nick Saban got choked up in postgame reflection on Jalen Hurts
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will have surgery on his right ankle and recovery is expected to take about two weeks. The team will be off for finals week, although Tagovailoa could be named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy on Monday.

This radio station is banning 'Baby, It's Cold Outside.' Here's why
It was never meant to be a holiday tune, but it became one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time due to its winter theme.

Cohen's lawyers, meanwhile, submitted a sentencing memo on his behalf last week that contained a slew of bombshells about Trump and his interactions with Cohen previous year and before the 2016 election. As part of his plea agreement, Flynn agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation. Stone told ABC News on Sunday he would not testify against Trump and has not discussed a pardon with the president.

President Donald Trump has called the investigation a witch hunt and denies there was any collusion between his team and Russian officials to try to secure his election victory. He also pleaded guilty in the Mueller investigation to one count of lying to Congress last week, and his lawyers say he expects to cooperate further.

In court papers filed along with his plea deal, Flynn said that members of Trump's inner circle, including the president's son-in-law and White House aide Jared Kushner, were involved in, and at times directing, his actions in the weeks before Trump took office. The sentencing is scheduled on December 12.

The filing details the series of false statements Flynn made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department. Flynn "made multiple false statements, to multiple Department of Justice ("DOJ") entities, on multiple occasions".

Mr Flynn's short tenure as Mr Trump's national security adviser ended in February 2017 after just 23 days.

Recommended:



Popular

Passwords from 100 million Quora users stolen in data breach
Those wishing to delete their account can do so in the settings section and the deactivation will happen immediately. Other non-public content is also impacted by the breach which is answer requests, downvotes, direct messages.

USA to Lead 'Restoration of Liberal Order Among Nations' - Pompeo
The Trump administration is urging Europe to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program. Pompeo criticised Iran and China in his speech, rejecting suggestions that Washington was acting unilaterally.

McCoy expected to miss rest of season
McCoy was declared out for the game coming out of halftime, and the latest report from ESPN's Lisa Salters shared the bad news. McCoy was sacked by Malcolm Jenkins in the first half, and it was clear following the play that something wasn't right.

Donald Trump urges 'full and complete' jail term for Michael Cohen
Warner (D-Va.) weighed in later. "He (Trump) is attempting to influence an ongoing investigation in an overt way". Corsi has released documents showing prosecutors offered him a deal to plead guilty to a false statements charge.

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra hold second wedding ceremony
After a white wedding on December 1, Nick and Priyanka got hitched according to the Hindu tradition on December 2. Once again we made it our own and it was afternoon that kicked of the celebrations in the way we both dreamed.

George H.W. Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan
Pence said that the last correspondence his family had with the former president was a letter and photo that his son, USMC Lt. It's unclear what role Sully will play in the procession for Bush, who died Friday at his home in Houston .

This ‘Clark Griswold’ Christmas decoration has people calling 911
Alfred, who eventually realized that the Clark Griswold decorations weren't real, had a sense of humor about the holiday mishap. The incident prompted the family to put up a sign that said: 'Clark G is part of our Christmas display please do not call 911'.

Nvidia announces Titan RTX
Data scientists will look forward to the accelerates data analytics with RAPIDS , one of the most popular data science workflows. Nvidia has launched the recently teased Titan RTX , which it variously refers to as "The Titan of Turing" and "T-Rex".

Powell's Dovish Remarks Were A Plus, But There's Still More To Come
The central bank has already hiked rates three times this year and is largely expected to raise the rate again in December. That "just below" phrasing seemed to indicate that the Fed is almost done raising rates for the time being.

Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Warriors 131-128 in OT
Withstanding such a performance from a superstar is big for the Raptors, who played spoiler to his season-high performance. Toronto started the season 12-1, then suffered a three-game losing streak before rattling off three consecutive wins.