Former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn will provide ‘full cooperation’ to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia probe after his stunning guilty plea in federal court Friday morning.
‘My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the special counsel’s office reflect a decision I made in the best interest of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions,’ Flynn said in a statement.
Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., in the latest bombshell development in the Russia investigation that has ensnared leading advisors of President Donald Trump.
Although he pleaded guilty to just a single count, it is what Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that immediately exploded across the political landscape.
Flynn has promised to provide ‘full cooperation’ to Mueller’s team, ABC News reported.
A confidante told the network Flynn was prepared to testify ‘against Trump, against members of his family, and others in the White House,’ Brian Ross reported on air, and that Trump ‘ordered and directed him to contact the Russians.
Flynn is facing extraordinary legal and financial pressures. According to the report, he was facing ‘serious financial problems’ and wanted to do the ‘right thing for his country.’