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>> Former national security adviser Michael Flynn guilty plea in federal court on Friday revealed the extent to which some of the most senior Trump officials were involved with contacts with Russia during the presidential transition. Sarah Lynch was at Friday's court hearing.>> What was really shocking I think that came out today was that we learned that Michael Flynn had in fact been directed by senior presidential transition team officials to go.
And speak with Russia's ambassador on a number of issues from Russian sanctions that the US had just imposed and how they should respond to it all the way to how they should vote on an UN resolution concerning Israeli settlements. In the documents that prosecutors filed today, they said that, he had spoken with the ambassador about the sanctions and urged Russia not to retaliate against the United States.
And in fact he was directed to do this by a senior official for the Trump transition team, who was down at a meeting at Trump's resort in Florida, Mar-a-Lago. Today, we actually confirmed that one of the unnamed officials in the documents is Jared Kushner the son in law of President Trump.
We don't know yet if Mueller has enough evidence to show there was actually collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. But, we can clearly see a mounting pile of evidence that they were certainly in communication with one another. Prior to and after the November election, concerning policy issues that would be mutually beneficial, perhaps, to both countries.
Which raises the question, I think, of whether there was a quid pro quo between the Trump campaign and Russia. We certainly don't know yet if there was collusion, but it is clearly going higher and higher up the totem pole. As more and more unnamed officials are being cited in federal charging documents.