Michael Flynn, the embattled former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, is expected to plead guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about interactions with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
Flynn will be the fourth person with connections to the Trump campaign to be charged in the Russia probe. A plea hearing will reportedly unfold at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning.
The conversation in question between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak unfolded last December. According to the BBC, Flynn is charges with knowingly making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements.” CNBC has more:
Specifically, Flynn is accused of falsely claiming that he had not asked Russia’s ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak last Dec. 29 “to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day.”
Flynn also allegedly lied by telling the FBI “he 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,” the information says.
Flynn also allegedly misled investigators about his conversation with the Russian ambassador about a pending United Nations Security Council resolution.
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