With new judge on case, Flynn’s guilty plea up in air

Former National Security Adviser and retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn

In ordinary circumstances when a defendant pleads guilty to a charge, the prosecutor’s work largely is done, except for making a sentencing recommendation.

But apparently not when the defendant is former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and the prosecutor is Robert Mueller, appointed as special counsel to investigate claims of Russia interference in the 2016 election.

Mueller released an indictment Friday naming 13 Russian nationals and three organizations that allegedly used American social media and held campaign rallies to  create chaos in the American election. The Justice Department said no one in the Trump campaign knew that the defendants were Russians.

Flynn pleaded guilty in December to a count of lying to the FBI.

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York pointed out the unusual developments in the Flynn case since his plea.

For one thing, Judge Rudolph Contreras,



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