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A memo filed by special counsel Robert Mueller in the sentencing of former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn has recommended that he serve no jail time. The memo states that Flynn, a retired army lieutenant, has given "substantial assistance" to the Russia probe, including "first-hand" details of contacts between President Donald Trump's transition team and Russian government officials. Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI.

Mueller's probe is also poised to make court filings for the sentencing of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort this week. The memos in these filings will be the strongest indication yet of the progress of the Russia investigation.

Earlier in the week, President Trump tweeted support for a “full and complete [prison] sentence” for Cohen, accusing him of making up stories for the Mueller probe to get a reduced prison sentence after pleading guilty to lying to Congress.