What was a common in 1999 but is unusual in 2019?

Again, Flynn served no jail time for his "crimes". He now says he never lied about his communications with the Russians. Both of those men realized it was not prudent to go up against the entire politically motivated law enforcement and intelligence apparatus in the legal system, and that it would be better to plead guilty, give them what they want, a political victory for the Mueller investigation (which found nothing). Again, neither served jail time. This is not an argument, these are facts. No jail time for either one. Neither of them went to prison for any amount of time. Their cases are closed. That alone says it all about the severity of their alleged charges. If you didn't somehow have skin in the game you'd immediately understand this.

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