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- - - -: Flynn's guilty plea came in 2017. As part of this, in court UNDER OATH he (1) admitted his crime, (2) described his crime in detail, and (3) acknowledged he could not recant. He made similar oaths on at least one other occasion. As part of his deal, he agreed to cooperate with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign contacts with Russians in 2016 in exchange for the prosecutor's recommendation for a lenient sentence. Prosecutors did indeed recommend a lenient sentence; however, Judge Sullivan let Flynn have a chance to complete his cooperation with the government before submitting to sentencing. Thereafter, the Mueller investigation concluded, Mueller's appointment ended, William Barr replaced Jeff Sessions as the Attorney General and Flynn, seemingly on cue, abruptly changed course over a year after his guilty plea, alleging misconduct by federal prosecutors handling the case and ultimately moving to rescind his guilty plea, claiming it was coerced by prosecutors and that no crime had been committed. The precipitating event was the appointment of William Barr - an unqualified appointee slavishly loyal to Trump who's ouster has been demanded by over 2000 prosecutors around the country for (a) trying to hide then redact the Mueller report, (b) describing it incorrectly to Congress and the American people before a misleadingly redacted version was released, (c) declining to pursue and prosecute the targets of the Mueller investigation even though evidence against them was overwhelming, (d) hiding information from Congress during the impeachment of Trump and (e) now refusing to conclude the prosecution of Flynn even though Flynn admitted his guilt at least twice under oath. Flynn recanted because he knew Barr would help him, surely at the direction of Trump. There is no consequence for perjury if you're Republican and in Trump's circle - and William Barr will make sure that happens. Not even Nixon went this far.