Flynn has promised special counsel 'full cooperation' in Russia probe: Source

Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI.
3:00 | 12/01/17

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Transcript for Flynn has promised special counsel 'full cooperation' in Russia probe: Source
Former national security advisor Michael Palin part of Donald Trump's inner circle report today. Pleading guilty to lying to the FBI and promising full operation with a special counsel a confidant of Flynn tells ABC news. Flynt said he's prepared to testified as a candidate Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians initially accordingly the fight against crisis in Syria. My hope is the general fund will tell everything he knows. So why was having these contacts with Russians who directed these contacts. The charge stems from his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey his plea act in December 2060. On December 28 the Obama administration imposed sanctions on Russia for their election meddling in court prosecutors sat and Flynn confirmed. After being contacted by Kinsley act the next day Flynn coordinated with a senior official and other transition officials are law ago to discuss what if anything to communicate to the Russian ambassador about US sanctions. Flynn says the transition team did not want Russia to escalate the situation. And he immediately called Russian ambassador with that message. Two days later Russia announced it would not issue retaliatory sanctions that same day president elect's trump tweet it. Great move on delayed by The Who and I always knew he was very Smart there appears to be a lot of evidence that people around. The president. Have had interactions with the Russians in a statement the White House said the false statements involved near the full steam is to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. And they added nothing about the guilty plea for the charge implicate anyone other than mr. flag. Flynn faces up to nine years in prison leaving the court. Facing the same chance once led against Hillary Clinton during the RNC convention. Confidant of Michael Flynn tells ABC news any group increased. Concerned about crippling legal fees and felt abandoned by the presidents in recent weeks he only told people in the past 24 hours and planes hit the plea deal. In a Marshall ABC news outside the US district court in Washington.

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