Sep 17, 2018

Mueller asks judge to set sentencing date for Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, arrives for his plea hearing at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse in December. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Special counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge on Monday to set the sentencing date for President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of his ongoing Russia probe, according to a court filing. The filing said the parties are available the week of Nov. 28.

Why it matters: Flynn who pleaded guilty in December to lying to the FBI about his conversations with former Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, had agreed to cooperate fully with Mueller's investigation. It's unclear what he's told the special counsel's team so far and how that may affect his sentencing. His single charge carries a maximum of five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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By the numbers: Nearly 6 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 2.5 million have recovered from the virus. Over 367,000 people have died globally. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.7 million.

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Live updates: SpaceX launches NASA astronauts to space station

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SpaceX just launched NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on an historic ride to the International Space Station.

Why it matters: The launch brings crewed launches back to the U.S. for the first time in nine years, since the end of the space shuttle program.

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