>> Former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI Friday about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States. In a statement Friday, Flynn said he's now cooperating with special counsel Robert Muller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 race whether Trump officials colluded with the Kremlin.
Flynn is a central figure in the federal investigation, it was reported last week that his lawyers stopped communicating with President Trump's lawyers, signaling cooperation with Muller's team. According to the filing, Flynn falsely told FBI officials that in December 2016, he did not ask Russia's ambassador to the US to refrain from escalating tensions after Washington imposed sanctions on Moscow.
A decision which then president elect Trump praised in a tweet quote, great move on delay( by V Putin) I always knew he was very smart. Reuters writers national security correspondent Mark Hosenball.>> What Mueller the special prosecutor seems to be doing here, is laying the foundation to support the larger framework of allegations of this scandal.
There are various things, various ways this could go, and this is not a good development for Donald Trump>> White House Attorney Ty Cobb brushed off the news saying that quote, nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The retired Army general was fired from his post in February, after revelations he had mislead Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the ambassador.
The federal charge against him is another escalation in an investigation that has cast a cloud Over Trump's presidency.>> Were you trying to tell the Justice Department to grant immunity to Michael Flynn?>> Moscow has denied interfering in the presidential campaign in Trump's favor, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign.
Flynn who famously chanted, lock her up at the Republican National Convention.>> Yeah that's right lock her up.>> Left the court room on Friday to a very similar chant.>> Lock him up.