The broader story in this entire Russia witch hunt is if the one count on Flynn announced today is a plea deal. Flynn is being charged with only one count so this raises red flags…There has been talk that Flynn would do what he could to protect his son who is also involved in this witch hunt…
The crime is not the substance but the cover-up of conversations Flynn had with the Russian ambassador. This is exactly what President Trump fired Flynn for…
Fox News is reporting:
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been charged in the special counsel’s Russia investigation with making false statements to the FBI and is expected to plead guilty at a hearing Friday morning.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office released a one-count charging document ahead of the hearing.
ABC News is reporting that this is a plea deal and that Flynn will assist in the witch hunt:
Flynn’s plea signals the former top adviser to Trump is now cooperating with the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. A brief statement released by Mueller’s team Friday morning does not say what information Flynn has provided the government as part of this deal, but sources familiar with the agreement told ABC News Friday he has made a decision to assist investigators.
THE DOCUMENT ACCUSING FLYNN:
The document accusing Flynn of making false statements pertains to his interactions with Russian officials in late December — specifically discussions about sanctions and other matters.
According to the document, those statements were that:
“On or about Dec 29, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Government of Russia’s Ambassador to the United States (“Russian Ambassador”) to refrain from escalating situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day; and FLYNN did not recall the Russian Ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his request; and … On or about December 22, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Russian Ambassador to delay the vote on or defeat a pending United Nations Security Council resolution; and that the Russian Ambassador subsequently never described to FLYNN Russia’ response to his request.”
Flynn is accused of “willfully and knowingly” making the false statements to the FBI while serving in the Trump administration.