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Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty Over False Statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty Over False Statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation”

The court documents provide the clearest picture yet of coordination between Flynn and other Trump advisers in contacting Russian officials to influence global policy. My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel's office reflect a decision I made int he best interests of my family and our country.

Details of the cooperation Former national security adviser Michael Flynn intends to give to special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and after emerged around noon on Friday as a "statement of the offense was release".

He added that his actions "were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right". "I accept full responsibility for my actions", he said.

Flynn has confirmed that he is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his guilty plea for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prosecutors indicated Flynn has already testified that Trump transition officials directed his contacts with Russians.

Jack Posobiec, an aggressively loyal social media Trump sycophant who was kicked out of a pizza restaurant for filming a child's birthday party in an attempt to discover the truth about "Pizzagate", made desperate attempts to spin for President Trump after news broke that General Mike Flynn had testified that officials from the Trump campaign instructed him to talk with Russians.

Warner, the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, was asked whether he believes Flynn will implicate President Trump.

In late December of past year, Flynn called senior Trump transition team members at Mar-a-Lago in Florida three times to discuss conversations he was having with Kislyak about sanctions the U.S. placed on Russia and the Russian response to them.

Flynn had told Pence and other White House officials that he had merely spoken to the then-Russian ambassador about their winter holidays when in reality the two men had discussed the Obama administration's sanctions against Moscow. He also receives a speaking fee from a Russian government-run television network that US officials consider a propaganda outlet. At a time when tensions were hightened between the USA and Russia, Flynn was asked about whether he discussed sanctions against the country with the ambassador before he took office. "It was about the 35 guys who were thrown out", Flynn told the Daily Caller at the time.

In a hearing before US District Judge Rudolph Contreras at a Washington federal courthouse on Friday, Flynn admitted he made false statements to the FBI about his contacts with then Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, Efe news reported.

"The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year", Cobb said.

A White House lawyer said that nothing in Flynn's guilty plea "implicates anyone other than Mr Flynn".

The opposition Democratic Party was quick to slam Trump. As Mueller's probe intensified in the early months of the Trump administration, Gates left the nonprofit altogether.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort surrendered to federal authorities on October 30 after he was indicted, along with his business associate Rick Gates, on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the U.S. and money laundering.

But Trump has repeatedly rejected that view.



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