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US Special Counsel Defends FBI Interview of Michael Flynn


The Federal Bureau of Investigation did not cause former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to «make false statements to the FBI,» the special counsel’s office, charged with investigating allegations of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government, argued in a filing on Friday.
Flynn asked a federal judge on Tuesday to not sentence him to any time in prison, arguing that the FBI agents who interviewed him had tricked him. That interview was conducted by the since-fired FBI agent Peter Strzok. Another agent was also present.
«In his sentencing memorandum, the defendant cites circumstances surrounding his FBI interview on January 24,2017, as a factor that mitigates the seriousness of his offense,» the special counsel’s office wrote in the Friday filing. «The circumstances of the defendant’s interview, which are further described below, are not mitigating.

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