FULL TEXT | Michael Flynn Indictment

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will plead guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI. He'll appear at a federal courthouse in Washington Friday morning before U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras for a plea hearing.

A document filed with the court by the special counsel says that Flynn "did willfully and knowingly make materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements and representations" to the FBI regarding his interaction with then-Russian Envoy Sergey Kislyak.

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FULL TEXT | Michael Flynn Indictment

On or about January 24, 2017, defendant MICHAEL T. FLYNN did willfully and knowingly make materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States, to wit, the defendant falsely stated and represented to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
in Washington, D.C., that:

(i) On or about December 29, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Government of Russia's Ambassador to the United States ("Russian Ambassador") to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day; and FLYNN 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; and

(ii) 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; and

that the Russian Ambassador subsequently never described_to FLYNN Russia's response to his request.

Flynn was forced to resign in February for misleading Vice President Pence and others about the content of those calls.

Flynn's legal team recently stopped cooperating with the White House, which appeared to be a sign of an impending plea deal. Previously, Flynn's lawyers had openly shared information about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation with President Trump's legal team. 

Flynn's legal team recently stopped cooperating with the White House, which appeared to be a sign of an impending plea deal. Previously, Flynn's lawyers had openly shared information about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation with President Trump's legal team. 

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