After Flynn plea deal, what’s next in special counsel Mueller’s investigation? Video

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two legal experts. Former attorney general Michael mukasey and Dan Abrams. You both agree this tweet in and of itself not that damaging? No, I don’t think this is going to be a huge piece in the investigation. I don’t think the president’s tweets in general are going to be a particularly important focus. Coming on the heels of this deal. With Michael Flynn. The two things they’re focusing on are not the things in the transition. It’s about what happened during the campaign. And what happened after that in terms of possible obstruction of justice. Those will be the focuses. You’re a former prosecutor as well. When you saw that plea agreement, relatively narrow plea agreement, what did you make of it? What I made of it is that a lot of the heavy breathing and speculation is completely unwarranted. That plea agreement, does not, to me, indicate there is much else there. When you have a witness who can put other people into criminal behavior, you can do one of two things. Give them immune tie. Immunize them. Or else. You can make them plead guilty to participating in the same criminal conduct you’re trying to proof up against the other people you’re after. Because that’s the most — We have been — Evidence of the existence of a conspiracy. We thought Robert Mueller could have gotten Michael Flynn on several other counts. That’s right. He made it clear in the document. Didn’t he have to get something significant in return? No. Not necessarily. I think that is a very generous way to view it. Take it out of this investigation and put it into the context of any investigation like this. Flynn is considered the smaller fish to get to the bigger fish. You can hope he won’t have anything else. But, he did offer a proffer. He basically told them, here’s what I can give you. They thought to themselves this is important enough for us to cut a deal on a small fry indictment here. Six months in jail. At most. It’s speck that live. And if tease or not, if he testifies at trial, to a wheel lot of the sort of things that Dan was just suggesting, then he’s going to get cut to ribbons. You pleaded guilty to the patty-cake charge and you’re telling us you knew all this other stuff. That happens in every case. No it’s not what happens. Of course it does. Of course it does. The bottom line is when you cut a deal with someone, they’re going to get attacked for cutting a deal when…

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