WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested on Tuesday a sentence of a year's probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said last week Flynn had provided substantial cooperation with its investigation, as well as with other probes.Flynn held the White House job for only 24 days. He pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and will be sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Dec. 18.Flynn participated in 19 meetings with the special counsel's office and other government bureaus and produced thousands of documents to the U.S. Justice Department, his lawyers said in a court filing."As the Government has made clear, his cooperation was not grudging or delayed. Rather, it preceded his guilty plea or any threatened indictment and began … [Read more...] about Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn asks for probation in Mueller probe
World Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, was detained by Chinese authorities during a visit to Beijing on Monday night. In a statement on Tuesday, The International Crisis Group (ICG) confirmed Kovrig's detainment and called for his "immediate release." However, the group have not yet disclosed details as to the reason for his capture and have not responded to Newsweek's request for comment. "The International Crisis Group calls for the immediate release of its North East Asia Senior Adviser Michael Kovrig. Michael was detained on Monday night in Beijing by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security," the statement read. "Crisis Group has received no information about Michael since his detention and is concerned for his health and safety. We are making every effort to learn more and to secure consular access to Michael from the Chinese authorities." "Among [Kovrig's] recent publications are a paper about China's expanding role in peace and security in … [Read more...] about Former Canadian Diplomat Michael Kovrig Detained in China
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Michael Flynn Asks Judge for Leniency for Lying to F.B.I. Supported by ByAdam Goldman Dec. 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, asked a federal judge late on Tuesday to spare their client any prison time for pleading guilty to lying to investigators, citing his significant cooperation with the special counsel’s investigation. Mr. Flynn’s lawyers said his lengthy military service and willingness to assist the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, should warrant a sentence of only probation. Lawyers also included letters from supporters vouching for Mr. Flynn’s character. “His cooperation was not grudging or delayed,” Mr. Flynn’s lawyers wrote in a sentencing memorandum. Mr. Flynn … [Read more...] about Michael Flynn Asks Judge for Leniency for Lying to F.B.I.
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 12, 2018 / 3:03 AM GMT By Alex Johnson Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's attorneys asked a federal judge on Tuesday night to spare Flynn a jail sentence, asking for probation and community service. Flynn pleaded guilty this month to making false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russia. He was the first senior White House official to be charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and he was the first to officially agree to cooperate with investigators. In a sentencing memorandum filed last week, federal prosecutors, themselves, told U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan that Flynn should receive little to no prison time because he had provided "substantial assistance" in Mueller's investigation that "likely affected the decisions … [Read more...] about Michael Flynn’s lawyers ask judge for no jail time
Decades ago, Michael Cranford remembers leaving his grandmother's house on Oak Street, crossing McCallie Avenue and meeting his friends outside the Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga. They would lean against the fence, watching the children play ball on the other side, but since Cranford was black he wasn't allowed in. Years later, Cranford became one of the first black employees at the club and spent decades of his life devoted to the organization. On Tuesday, colleagues and community members celebrated his retirement. "Over all these years, he has impacted thousands and thousands of kids, and then young adults, and now their children," said Debbie Gray, executive vice president of the nonprofit organization. "He's been CEO for the last 25 years, and during that time, he's impacted kids, but he's also impacted staff. There's a culture here that he has instituted." Mike Cranford stands in the gym at the Highland Park club where he has been for decades. Cranford is retiring after 50 … [Read more...] about Head of Boys and Girls Club Michael Cranford retiring after 50 years