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All The Criminal Charges To Emerge So Far From Robert Mueller's Investigation

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    tildez Link
    The punishment for these sort of crimes is a joke.

    The punishment for these sort of crimes is a joke.

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    1. lazydictionary Link Parent
      I'm hoping it's because there's bigger fish to fry...namely one giant orange one...

      I'm hoping it's because there's bigger fish to fry...namely one giant orange one...

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      Kind_of_Ben Link Parent
      At least in the case of Flynn, the speculation is that the reason they recommended no jail time is because he gave the special counsel so much dirt on the people higher up than him.

      At least in the case of Flynn, the speculation is that the reason they recommended no jail time is because he gave the special counsel so much dirt on the people higher up than him.

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      1. uselessabstraction (edited ) Link Parent
        There is also the possibility of charges being brought in other districts. Flynn was only charged for false statements, and Mueller's recommendation falls within the sentencing guidelines for that...

        There is also the possibility of charges being brought in other districts. Flynn was only charged for false statements, and Mueller's recommendation falls within the sentencing guidelines for that charge.

        There is a possibility he can also be charged with crimes related to his actions as an unregistered foreign agent of Turkey, or that third mystery investigation which was entirely redacted from his sentencing memo - though it does seem likely that Flynn will be treated with generous leniency for being the first major witness to cooperate.

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    3. avze Link Parent
      You have to give the little fish incentive to rat out the higher-ups, unfortunately. They're recommending a steep sentence for Cohen, at least.

      You have to give the little fish incentive to rat out the higher-ups, unfortunately. They're recommending a steep sentence for Cohen, at least.

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