December 1, 2017

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the FBI

Carol D. Leonig, Josh Dawsey, and Devlin Barrett – The Washington Post:

Flynn admitted making false statements to the FBI about asking the ambassador in late December to “refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed on Russia that same day.”

Separately, authorities say Flynn lied about asking the ambassador to delay a vote on United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Flynn cops to violating the Logan Act. Seems I’ve read (no, written) that somewhere before.

Small potatoes. Nobody has ever been prosecuted for it. Lying to the FBI, though, that’s bad. Go to prison bad. As ABC News reports, Flynn will flip and give testimony that a “very senior official” directed him to communicate with the Russian government, to save himself. And the plea deal requires Flynn to cooperate with all Federal, state, and local law enforcement. The president has no pardon authority at the state or local level.

Yup, this is much better than Hillary.

#MichaelFlynn #Trump #FridayNewsDump

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