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Rudy Giuliani downplays Mueller’s latest memo, calls it ‘bupkis’

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  • Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney,
    downplayed any concerns following the release of special
    counsel Robert Mueller’s latest court filings.
  • In a memo and addendum, Mueller recommends a lenient
    sentence for former national security adviser Michael Flynn,
    who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with
    the Russian ambassador.
  • Mueller cites Flynn’s extensive cooperation in the
    Russia probe and an unspecified criminal investigation, and his
    service in the military, for his recommendation to a District
    Court judge.
  • Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced on December
    18.

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney, downplayed any
concerns following a legal memo that indicated former national
security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to
the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, had
extensively cooperated with prosecutors on the Russia
investigation and an unspecified criminal investigation.

“Wow big crime for a SPECIAL WHATEVER,” Giuliani said in a text
message to
Politico
, adding that “maybe a group of Angry Bitter
Hillary Supporters who are justifying themselves by the goal
justifies the means.”

Giuliani also described the latest developments as “over
the top In ethical [sic] behavior,” according to Politico.

In an interview with
NBC News
, he referred to Flynn and said, “if he had
information to share with Mueller that hurt the president, you
would know it by now.”

“There’s a Yiddish word that fits,” Giuliani said. “They don’t
have bupkis.”

Read more:
Mueller filing reveals Michael Flynn interviewed with
investigators 19 times, recommends no jail time

In a heavily redacted addendum attached to the memo released on
Tuesday night, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office
recommended no jail time for Flynn, who had assisted in the
investigation “on a range of issues” and “provided firsthand
information” on the ongoing Russia investigation and a criminal
investigation.

“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other
considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the
guideline range — including a sentence that does not impose a
term of incarceration — is appropriate and warranted,” the court
filings said.

Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced on December 18 for misleading
the FBI on his contacts with Russia. Flynn pleaded guilty to
lying to federal investigators in December 2017, the first of
numerous Trump officials, including former Trump campaign
chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

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