Michael Flynn, former Trump national security advisor, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with a Russian ambassador. He is now fully cooperating with the special counsel’s office.
Flynn is the first domino to fall inside Donald Trump’s administration since Robert Mueller launched his probe. The investigation appears to be coming to a head as Friday’s details helped to tell the story of how exactly Flynn and other top members of the administration coordinated their effort with foreign officials to influence international policy.
An FBI statement outlines how Flynn communicated with Sergey Kislyak, the then-Russian Ambassador to the US, after being asked by a senior Trump official to find out the stance many foreign governments had regarding the UN Security Council’s Israel resolution.
Flynn said in a statement that his actions “were wrong, and, through (his) faith in God, (he) is working to set things right.” He added, “My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.”
Flynn is working with the FBI to reduce his sentence, however, he can still be prosecuted separately by state governments.
Sources close to the president report that Trump is disgusted with Mike Flynn’s newfound honesty. He has lamented that honest people cannot be trusted with information that might incriminate him.
Typically, Trump voices his frustration over Twitter, but he has confided that now he feels he has nowhere to turn except for his diary. Fortunately, a brave White House staffer managed to take a photograph of an entry Trump crayoned about Mike Flynn and bless us with it:
I don’t know who I can trust with my lies anymore. Sad!
Mike ‘Thin Skin’ Flynn is giving Robert ‘nosey’ Mueller exactly what he wants. I even gave him a diamond-studded friendship bracelet and this is how he repays me? He’s going to rat. Not a doubt in my mind. Very bad, very bad.
Meanwhile Crooked Hillary is loved by the mainstream media and fake news.
Diary, I feel like you’re the only person that understands me anymore. What should I do? Tweet horrible things to distract the media from the investigation? Bomb North Korea? I could kill Little Rocket Man that way and start World War III. Can’t go to jail if I start the third world war, am I right?