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Flynn requests no prison — only community service — after cooperation with the special counsel

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Attorneys for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn have requested that he only serve 200 hours of community service after lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

In the “government’s memorandum in aid of sentencing,” Special Counsel Robert Mueller said, “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.”

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Tonight’s Flynn’s lawyer’s replied.

The defense requested the judge, “sentence him to a term of probation not to exceed one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, along with 200 hours of community service.”

“General Flynn has accepted responsibility for his conduct,” the defense argued. “He has cooperated extensively with several Department of Justice investigations.”

“As the government has made clear, his cooperation was not grudging or delayed,” the defense added.

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Deputy national security adviser accused by White House officials of being ‘Anonymous’ may be reassigned

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According to a new report from Axios, there's a discussion amongst top Trump officials about reassigning deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates to the Department of Energy from the National Security Council. Coates has been the target of some inside the White House who accuse her of being behind an op-ed in the New York Times -- and later a bestselling book -- which chronicled a resistance movement inside the Trump administration.

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Ex-Obama adviser offers three essential tips for any Democrat who wants to beat Trump

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Dan Pfeiffer, a former adviser to President Barack Obama and current host of the "Pod Save America" podcast, has written a piece in Politico that offers three essential tips for whomever the Democratic Party nominates as its candidate for president.

In particular, Pfeiffer looks at the major mistakes that Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) made when he ran against Obama in 2012, and which allowed Obama to win quite handily despite being stuck with an unemployment rate of 8 percent.

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White House advisers fear Trump’s passive approach to China is making the coronavirus worse

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President Donald Trump has already expended all of his political capital with China over his trade war and he is unwilling to pressure the country now that the coronavirus is getting closer and closer to pandemic status.

"U.S. health officials have been signaling for nearly two weeks now that a coronavirus pandemic may be on the horizon," wrote infectious diseases reporter Helen Branswell for STAT. "While stressing that the virus presents only a 'low risk' to Americans right now, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, acknowledged Tuesday that that might not remain the case for long."

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