EAGER TO COOPERATE

Michael Flynn Turned Over 'Sweeping Categories' of Documents, Electronics Before Plea Deal: Court Docs

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s lawyers revealed in court documents filed late Tuesday that Flynn turned over “sweeping categories of documents” from his two companies to the Department of Justice. He “facilitated the production of electronic devices” prior to his plea deal with the government last year for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador. The lawyers used their client’s support as the basis to request a sentence with no jail time, and to ask for one year of probation with “minimal conditions of supervision” and 200 hours of community service for Flynn’s sentence. “Gen. Flynn has accepted responsibility for his conduct. He has cooperated extensively with several Department of Justice investigations,” the lawyers wrote. “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 very shortly after he was first contacted for assistance by the Special Counsel’s Office.” Prosecutors have reportedly agreed that Flynn should not serve time behind bars.