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John Light

John is TPM‘s Prime editor. His writing has also appeared at The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, UN Dispatch, Vox, Worth, and Al Jazeera, and has been broadcast on Public Radio International. Before joining TPM, John was a producer for Bill Moyers and WNYC, and worked as a news writer for Grist. He grew up in New Jersey, studied history and film at Oberlin College, and got his master‘s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Articles by John

In a court filing earlier this month asking that former national security adviser Michael Flynn be spared jail time, Flynn’s lawyers suggested that their client was hoodwinked into lying to the FBI.

That suggestion has caused quite a bit of drama around his sentencing hearing today including White House claims that Flynn was “ambushed.” In a surprise move, the judge delayed Flynn’s sentencing at the request of Flynn’s lawyers.

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Two years after his conversation with the Russian ambassador about sanctions, and more than a year after he started cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn will appear in court to be sentenced. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following.

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We knew from sentencing memos that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was helping the federal government with investigations separate from the Russia probe. It’s become pretty clear that one of those had to do with his work for the Turkish government, and further indication came today when Michael Flynn’s former business partner, Bijan Kian, was charged with illegally lobbying for Turkey.

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Alleged Russian spy Mariia Butina will be in court today, and we could learn quite a bit more about her case. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following.

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