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The Daily BeastMay 16, 2019
Michael Flynn Helped Robert Mueller in WikiLeaks, Obstruction Probes
Jonathan Ernst/ReutersPresident Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn told special counsel Robert Mueller and his team about top Trump campaign officials discussing plans to reach out to WikiLeaks after the group released emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to newly unredacted court documents.

In a filing concerning Flynn's sentencing unredacted in federal court Thursday, prosecutors outlined his extensive cooperation in the Russia probe after he pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI in December 2017. In addition to providing investigators with evidence of "potential efforts to interfere or otherwise obstruct" the Russia investigation, Flynn is said to have given Mueller's team insider information about discussions concerning WikiLeaks in Trump's campaign.

While the unredacted Mueller report detailed communications between WikiLeaks and figures within Trump's orbit in the run-up to the 2016 election, the special counsel did not offer any conclusions about direct coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks on the group's release of emails stolen from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta by Russian intelligence.

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