Robert Mueller‘s office has announced that they will schedule a plea hearing with Michael Flynn, who has now been charged on at least one count of lying to the FBI.
Court documents show that Flynn, a former national security adviser to President Trump, has been accused of “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to federal investigators. Flynn’s court appearance today is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., and he is expected to plead guilty.
United States vs. Michael T. Flynn: pic.twitter.com/t9U8H3ORHz
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 1, 2017
Since campaigning with President Donald Trump, General Flynn has consistently been a lightning rod for controversy. Perhaps one of the most notable moments in the Republican National Convention was Flynn’s encouragement of the “Lock Her Up” chants directed towards Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton.
Flynn was initially named the National Security Advisor in the Trump Administration, but resigned from that position within his first month amid questions about the veracity of his past work as a foreign agent. Flynn notably told a falsehood to Vice President Mike Pence, who then parroted his claim on national television, causing embarrassment for both Pence and the White House as a whole.
Recent reports said that Flynn’s legal representatives were breaking off their arrangement with the White House to share information pertaining to Mueller’s investigation. This was taken by some to mean that Flynn was entering into a plea deal or similar cooperation with the special counsel.
This story is developing, and we shall add new information accordingly.
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