Former Trump Adviser Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI

Dec 1, 2017

Former Trump Adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty Dec. 1, 2017 to lying to the FBI.
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  Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

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NPR: Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI

  • The Associated Press reports that President Trump is not answering questions about Flynn's guilty plea. White House lawyer Ty Cobb: nothing about the guilty plea "implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn." 
  • In a statement, Flynn acknowledged his actions were illegal. He says the guilty plea is in the best interest of his family, and the country.
  • Flynn says a senior member of Trump's transition team directed him to make contact with Russian officials before Trump took office.

As the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, multiple news outlets report allegations that President Trump pressured certain senators to end the probe. U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., in a statement on the Flynn guilty plea, said she would work "to stop the Trump administration from interfering with the Mueller special counsel probe's independence, because the American people deserve the truth and nothing less."

(Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.)