Mueller releases memo on Michael Flynn interview, on eve of #Flynn sentencing

Flynn pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges, and is set to be sentenced on Tuesday.

On the eve of former Trump aide Michael Flynn's sentencing on felony charges, special counsel Robert Mueller has released a January 2017 FBI memo that details an interview with Flynn by agent Peter Strzok and another FBI agent.

Here is a PDF copy shared by USA Today.

In the interview described in the SCO memo, Flynn --President Donald Trump's national security adviser at the time -- lied about his contact with Russia's Ambassador to the United States at that time, Sergey Kislyak.

Flynn, writes Mueller, “does not need to be warned it is a crime to lie to federal agents to know the importance of telling them the truth.”

From the Daily Beast's synopsis:

The document, dated February 2017, recounts Flynn’s conversation with FBI agents at the White House in January of that year. The notes state that agents asked Flynn if he remembered asking Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to refrain from retaliating against President Obama’s expulsion of Russian diplomats for meddling in the 2016 election. Flynn responded by saying, “Not really. I don't remember. It wasn’t ‘Don’t do anything.’” Agents also asked Flynn if he asked Russia and other countries to vote down a pending U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements and Flynn claimed the calls were only polling about “where countries would stand on a vote” and not an attempt to sway them. Mueller’s office later charged Flynn with lying to the FBI on both counts. He pleaded guilty and is set to be sentenced on Tuesday.

You can read the entire document here.