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WASHINGTON | Top senators ask for leniency for ex-staffer who lied to FBI

WASHINGTON — Three high-ranking senators asked a federal judge for leniency on behalf of a former Senate intelligence committee staffer who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, even as the government argues that the ex-staffer “significantly endangered national security” by speaking with reporters. The letter from Democrats Mark Warner and Dianne Feinstein and Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Top senators ask for leniency for ex-staffer who lied to FBI

WASHINGTON | Flynn, Manafort to make arguments in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Their fortunes sliding in divergent directions, two former Trump aides are pleading their case to judges Tuesday in hopes of easing the punishment they could face for their crimes. Lawyers for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn will make a sentencing recommendation in a court filing due by the end of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn, Manafort to make arguments in Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Lawyers for Michael Flynn to make sentencing recommendation

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn are expected to make a sentencing recommendation Tuesday to the judge. It’ll come a week after the special counsel’s office said Flynn has been so cooperative in the Russia investigation that he doesn’t need to serve any prison time. Flynn’s attorneys are expected … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyers for Michael Flynn to make sentencing recommendation

WASHINGTON | Lebanese businessman pleads guilty to violating US sanctions

WASHINGTON  — A Lebanese businessman accused of providing millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group has pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions. The Justice Department says Kassim Tajideen appeared in court Thursday in Washington. The 63-year-old is accused of violating sanctions that barred him from doing business with Americans and U.S. companies because of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lebanese businessman pleads guilty to violating US sanctions

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Special counsel notes Flynn’s cooperation

WASHINGTON — The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The special counsel’s office is calling Michael Flynn’s cooperation “substantial” and is recommending no prison time for the former Trump administration national security adviser. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a sentencing memorandum in the case of Flynn, who pleaded guilty … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Special counsel notes Flynn’s cooperation

WASHINGTON | Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.” The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn’s assistance … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

WASHINGTON | Mueller to detail ex-NSA Flynn’s cooperation in Russia probe

WASHINGTON— The special counsel in the Russia investigation is set to give the first public insight into how much information President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser has shared with prosecutors. Robert Mueller’s team is facing a Tuesday court deadline to file a memorandum recommending a sentence for retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller to detail ex-NSA Flynn’s cooperation in Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Trump wants ‘full and complete’ sentence for Cohen

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is calling for a “full and complete” sentence for his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump tweets Monday: “You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?” Trump added that Cohen “makes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump wants ‘full and complete’ sentence for Cohen