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Flynn’s Plea Deal May Be The Birth Of A Star Witness

Law360, New York (December 1, 2017, 9:48 PM EST) -- The fact that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could stay out of prison after having admitted to lying to FBI agents shows how valuable a witness he may be in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, legal experts said.

On Friday, the retired lieutenant general pled guilty to one count of making false statements to agents over his contacts with the now-former Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. The charge carries a potential prison sentence of up to five years, but under Flynn’s plea agreement, he could see anywhere from zero to...

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