On November 30, 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Trump’s former National Security Advisor with one count of lying to the FBI.
Flynn immediately agreed to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office (SCO), citing the best interest of his family. Terms of the agreement included Flynn engaging in “covert law enforcement activities.”
After a year of cooperation, the SCO filed its sentencing memo, advising the sentencing judge on Flynn’s “substantial assistance” to the investigation, and recommending a sentence at the low end including zero jail time.
The 8 December memo lays out Flynn’s deceit, which included false information regarding phone calls with Russia’s ambassador Sergei Kislyak about sanctions and Flynn’s falsehoods on behalf of the country of Turkey.
At the same time, the government released an addendum which described the content and context of Flynn’s cooperation. The document points to three ongoing investigations: the SCO, a criminal investigation and one unidentified probe, possibly a counterintelligence investigation. This final piece of the Flynn filings is heavily redacted.