Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn plead guilty today to lying to FBI agents as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The charges are light compared to the illegal activity that Flynn has been accused of, leading many to believe Flynn will make a deal with Mueller. Well, we just got the first details on that deal and it appears to be the end of President Trump.
— Liberal Resistance (@LiberalResist) December 1, 2017
Breaking: In statement, Flynn rejects "false allegations of 'treason'" he says he has endured but admits he lied to the FBI. Says plea deal was "in the best interests of my family and of our country." pic.twitter.com/PCgNNEYX31
— Shane Harris (@shaneharris) December 1, 2017
ABC News is reporting that Flynn will testify that he was directed to make contact with the Russians by President Trump. Flynn reportedly has promised “full cooperation to the Mueller team” and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, “Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians.”
MORE: Michael Flynn "is prepared to testify…against Pres. Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House," @BrianRoss reports. https://t.co/aiagnvIJDs https://t.co/yuVw9iDrKp
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2017
Interestingly enough, the stock market is already starting to fall on this news. Hopefully we can get some further confirmation of this ABC report. We will update this post as we continue to monitor this breaking story for you. Updates will be posted below.
— Bloomberg (@business) December 1, 2017