>> Any positions of the administration.>> Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, should never have lied to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia. That's the crux of an unusual statement from special counsel Robert Mueller's office Friday In response to comments from Flynn's lawyers that were critical of the FBI.
>> Michael Flynn.>> In a court filling the special counsel, who's investigating possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, said Flynn doesn't deserve leniency. Even if, as he claims, he received no warning not to lie in his January 27 interview with FBI agents. The statement saying, quote, a sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents.
He does not need to be warned it is a crime to lie to federal agent to know the importance of telling them the truth. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about the nature of his conversations with Russia's then-ambassador Sergey Kislyak just weeks before Trump took office.
He has since been cooperating with Mueller's investigation.>> Do you believe that the FBI acted improperly in how they
]?>> Earlier this week a judge in Flynn's case ordered Mueller to turn over documents relating to the FBI interview of Flynn on January 24, 2017. Flynn's lawyers have asked the court to sentence him to a term of probation not to exceed one year, and Muller's office has not objected.
He's expected to be sentenced early next week.