President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his post-election discussions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
A plea hearing for Flynn, the first Trump administration official charged in the ongoing Russia probe, has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C. federal court, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said.
The retired Army lieutenant general is expected to plead guilty to a criminal information charging him with a single count of knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to FBI agents.
Specifically, Flynn is accused of falsely claiming that he had not asked Russia’s ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak last Dec. 29 “to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day.”
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