5 things to know for December 5: Flynn, stocks, Khashoggi, Somalia, NYPD drones

( CNN) Today is a national day of mourning for the late former President George H.W. Bush. That signifies a lot of government agencies will be closed and regular mail service suspended. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.( You can also get “5 Things You Require to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here .)

1. Mueller investigation

As expected, FBI special counselor Robert Mueller filed a sentencing memoranda for President Trump’s ex-national security consultant, Michael Flynn. The big takeaway: Mueller proposed Flynn should NOT get prison time because he gave “substantial assistance” to the investigation. How substantial? The filings expose Flynn sat for 19 interviews with the special counselor and other Justice Department officials, and is not merely did his information lay out a road map for the results of this survey, his early cooperation may have encouraged others to do likewise. Despite this revelation, the filings were heavily redacted and didn’t contain any concrete answers to great question. But whatever is written under those black saloons, it throws pressure on the Trump administration. A legal expert told CNN that such cooperation probably signifies Flynn’s information helped Mueller build a criminal case. Against whom? REDACTED.

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