Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to intentionally lying to the FBI about statements he made regarding his relationship with senior Russian officials; making him the latest target of special counsel Robert Mueller’s months long investigation.
Flynn entered his guilty plea Friday morning in Washington, DC, admitting to “willfully and knowingly making false statements” to the bureau when asked about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in late December, reports Fox News.
“willfully and knowingly made false statements”
According to court filings, Flynn admitted to the following false statements:
“On or about Dec 29, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Government of Russia’s Ambassador to the United States.”
“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.”
Last month, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates were indicted by Mueller’s probe; both men pleaded not guilty to all charges.