It is being reported that Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, will plead guilty to lying to the FBI.
His plea hearing is scheduled this morning.
Per NBC News:
Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was charged with making false statements to the FBI and is expected to plead guilty Friday morning in federal court in Washington.
Flynn, who was fired after just 24 days on the job, was one of the first Trump associates to come under scrutiny in the federal probe now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
Here’s the story, per Axios:
The lies that Flynn allegedly told FBI agents:
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- Flynn claimed he did not ask the Kislyak to attempt to “refrain from escalating the situation” after sanctions were imposed against Russia by the Obama administration during a December 29, 2016 conversation.
- Flynn “did not recall” that Kisylak told him that Russia planned a moderate response to the sanctions thanks to that conversation.
- Flynn claimed that he did not ask Kislyak to delay or defeat a pending vote on a U.N. Security Council resolution during a conversation on December 22, 2016.