Wednesday US briefing: Mueller recommends no prison time for Flynn

Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s headlines.

Top story: Flynn giving ‘substantial’ help to Russia inquiry

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has given “substantial assistance” to the Trump-Russia investigation, the special counsel Robert Mueller said on Tuesday, recommending Flynn face no prison time. In a redacted court filing, Mueller said details of Flynn’s cooperation had to stay under wraps because they included “sensitive information” about ongoing investigations. The memo said Flynn had given his account of “interactions between individuals in the presidential transition team and Russia”.