Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Mueller Didn't Show Much on Flynn, Says Manafort Report Friday Will be Public

It was something of a letdown yesterday when Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing report on former Trump national security advisor, Michael Flynn, was released to the public, most its contents redacted. What was made public is that Flynn cooperated fully, was of great assistance to investigators and should not receive a jail sentence.

Friday, however, Team Mueller will be submitting another report, one that will detail how former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, breached his plea bargain by continuing to lie to investigators.  That report apparently will be released to the public in its entirety. From Axios:

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is expected to make its memo about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort public, Mueller's spokesman Peter Carr told Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff, despite speculation that Mueller might file the memo under seal to avoid publicly revealing the additional crimes Mueller's office believes Manafort is guilty of. 
Why it matters: This will give the public rare insight into some of the findings Mueller has unearthed over the course of his Russia investigation, and could provide clarity into what else we can expect from his team when the probe eventually wraps. Meanwhile, memos about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen are reportedly expected to be unveiled this week as well.

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