Michael Flynn Turns Stool Pigeon For Head Witch Hunter Mueller
President Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., communications that court documents said Flynn had discussed with “a very senior member” of Trump’s transition team.
U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras said at Flynn’s plea hearing that the retired three-star Army general had agreed to provide “substantial assistance for prosecution of another person,” suggesting that Flynn is helping the FBI target a higher-up in the White House, reports the Los Angeles Times.
According to court papers, Flynn repeatedly lied to FBI agents when they interviewed him at the White House on Jan. 24, four days after Trump was inaugurated, as part of the investigation into whether any of the president’s aides had assisted Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Flynn’s cooperation means special counsel Robert S. Mueller III can focus on members of Trump’s inner circle, including the president’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, who took part in meetings with or concerning Russian officials or intermediaries last year or during the transition.
Flynn surrendered Friday morning before a hearing in Washington federal court, where he admitted guilty to a single criminal count of knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to FBI agents.
That charge against the retired Army lieutentant general was lodged by prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing alleged connections between the Trump presidential campaign with Russians.
At the plea hearing, prosecutors said Flynn had spoken last year with senior members of Trump’s transition team about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, which were related to sanctions imposed by the Obama administration.
Specifically, a prosecutor said, Flynn spoke to one senior official who was at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort property in Florida about what to say to Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
According to CNBC, in a statement after the hearing, Flynn said it had been “extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of ‘treason’ and other outrageous acts.”
“But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and through my faith in God I am working to set things right,” Flynn said.
“My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.”
The charge against Flynn carries a maximum possible prison sentence of five years — but his plea agreement calls for a recommended sentence of no more than six months in prison.
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November 1st, 2017
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