THIS IS President Donald J. Trump‘s worst nightmare to date.
Flynn signed his cooperating agreement *yesterday.*
He agrees to cooperate “completely” with Mueller and turn over “all evidence of crimes” he knows about. pic.twitter.com/5DI4i7WglC
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) December 1, 2017
For Mike Flynn it could mean a sweet deal to help himself and his son.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December during the presidential transition, bringing the special counsel’s investigation into the president’s inner circle.
Mr. Flynn, who appeared in federal court in Washington, acknowledged that he was cooperating with the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into Russian interference in the 2016 election. His plea agreement suggests that Mr. Flynn provided information to prosecutors, which may help advance the inquiry.
A lot of speculation… and deciphering tea leaves leads to dangerous territory for Trump, Junior, and Kushner. ABC News later retracted their report Trump directed Flynn.
Trump’s reaction was hilarious.
77/ It requires minimal flexing of my muscles as a legal expert to point out that the new party line from the White House is not going to fly—whatsoever. Obama told Trump not to hire Flynn; Trump's pal Chris Christie told him not to.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka overruled them all. pic.twitter.com/qmw6u1FJur
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) December 1, 2017
James Comey got the last word in the form of a one in a million troll effort.
“But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” Amos 5:24 https://t.co/o89PSY1YBd
— James Comey (@Comey) December 1, 2017
The pros did not mince words.
The former National Security Advisor to the President is pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about contact with the RUSSIANS. In the immortal words of the former VP this is a " Big F'ing deal"
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) December 1, 2017
“I am working to set things right.” https://t.co/0CYsir2YOP
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) December 1, 2017
Eli Lake reports…
Two former officials with the Trump transition team who worked closely with Flynn say that during the last days of the Obama administration, the retired general was instructed to contact foreign ambassadors and foreign ministers of countries on the U.N. Security Council, ahead of a vote condemning Israeli settlements. Flynn was told to try to get them to delay that vote until after Barack Obama had left office, or oppose the resolution altogether.