The retired Army lt. general whined about how "extraordinarily painful" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign had been for him.
To start with, and there are already reports to this effect, Flynn can say it was President-elect Trump and/or other Trump aides who directed him to say what he did to Kislyak.
He is prepared to testify that, as a candidate, Trump "directed him to make contact with the Russians". But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right.
"My guilty plea and agreement to co-operate with the Special Counsel's Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country".
Flynn is the first Trump White House official to be charged with a crime in connection to Mueller's investigation.
He was forced to resign that post in February, just weeks after the president took office, due to public concerns over his contacts with Russian Federation.
Flynn denies that he discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation with Kislyak. At a minimum, that would mean Trump was covertly behind those contacts and that the president knew about the content of the Flynn-Kislyak meetings last December even as other senior officials, including Vice President Pence, were in the dark and publicly exonerated Flynn.
Prosecutors also cite an earlier December meeting, in which Flynn asked Kislyak to delay or defeat a UN Security Council resolution.
Before the vote, the Israeli government lobbied the Obama administration to kill the resolution, but the efforts fell flat.
This MacOS High Sierra Bug Lets Anyone Login Into A Mac The security update - which Apple advises should be installed "as soon as possible" - is being pushed out via the Mac App Store. To change the root user password, Click on the Apple menu icon, then System Preferences and click Users & Groups (or Accounts).
Because the Obama administration had expelled 35 Russian diplomats that same day to retaliate against Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign, my column posed the basic question: "What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the USA sanctions?"
While the two interactions do not indicate a clear instance of collusion, they raise questions about the Trump team's dealings with Moscow before taking office - and whether they actively worked to undermine Obama's policies.
"The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year", he continued.
Friday's news made clear that Trump's inner circle, if not the president himself, are increasingly under threat by Mueller's investigation. Congressional staff have done the same with respect to their separate probes.
Former FBI director James Comey, whose firing by Trump led to the appointment of Mueller, sent out a tweet quoting a bible verse shortly after the news was announced.
Since the first allegations of Russian interference a year ago, Trump has dismissed it as "fake news" and an excuse for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's stunning loss in the election.
But Trump has repeatedly rejected that view.
"Nothing that I heard, your honor", Flynn replied.
Donald Trump and Michael Flynn speak at a campaign rally in Colorado on October 18, 2016.
. Trump, who publicly fretted about his desire to have Mueller wrap up his investigation sooner rather than later, and who supposedly will "blow a gasket" if he isn't exonerated by year's end, will now watch as Mueller proceeds full steam ahead, bolstered by Flynn's input.
Violations carry fines of up to US$2,000, and Ferguson said each day Uber failed to notify each customer constitutes a violation. If that penalty were applied to each of the affected drivers in Washington, it would total almost $22 million in penalties.
By popular demand, MTV is bringing back the OG Jersey Shore for a new reunion, so start your GTL in preparation. Just like the original show, there will be nonstop partying and drinking in the hottest beach in town.
The air forces of the United States and South Korea are scheduled to hold a regular joint drill early next month with six U.S. Haley sternly warned North Korea's leadership saying it would be " utterly destroyed " if war were to break out.
Liu was cast after a yearlong search worldwide, beating almost 1,000 hopefuls for the role, the Associated Press reported. The film will be directed by Niki Caro , who is so-far known for his work on the movie Whale Rider .
Efficiency improvements in the batteries also liberate an extra 12bhp from the electric motor , which powers the front wheels. The world's highest selling plug-in hybrid sports vehicle has had a haircut, subbing the standard roof for a soft-top design.
During an occurrence, the full moon generally appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an apogee full moon. The moon will be closest to the earth in the first hours of the next morning, although it will be a little less full.
Trump has given final approval to the plan", but that Chief of Staff John Kelly has drawn it up and widely circulated it. Bill to save cyber diplomacy office advances America's decision on North Korea hinges on Trump's success in Asia MORE.
This will connect with a planned Redmond Technology Transit Station where the Link Light Rail is expected to arrive in 2023. Microsoft has been at the campus for 30 years; it now has 125 buildings there.
Xiaomi has launched Redmi 5A at a price starting from Rs 4,999 for 2GB/16GB variant and Rs 6,999 for the 3GB/32GB version. Battery: This time Nokia beats Xiaomi with its long lasting 4,100mAh battery as compared to Redmi 5A's 3,000mAh battery .
The Argentine navy said it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago. The search for 44 sailors on board a lost Argentine submarine has ended, leaving nearly no hope for their survival.
Netflix Renews Stranger Things For Third Season
Season one was released in July 2016 and season two followed over a year later in October 2017. "We have an end game", Ross said . But now that it's official, it has us thinking about all the things we want to see in thew new season.
Tips to monitor and control data usage
Although the search giant has removed Tizi-infected apps from Play Store , the spyware has already affected around 1,300 devices. Datally works on all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and it's available globally on the Google Play Store .
Bay County christmas tree lighting
There will be no parking along the parade route and on some adjacent side streets beginning at 2 p.m. on the day of the parade. Decatur's "Christmas in Toyland" parade will roll through downtown's Second Avenue and Bank Street on Monday at 6 p.m.
Are Dogs Smarter Or Cats? This Study Has The Answer
The study also found that even though raccoons have brains the size of cats - they have the same number of neurons as a dog. The bear is an extreme example. "I would bet money on a large dog over a cat any time", Herculano-Houzel said.
4.4 magnitude DE quake shakes Philly, South Jersey region
The Maryland Emergency Management Office said the quake was felt by many in the state neighbouring DE to the west. The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks.
14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him
We agree to these contracts without reading them or even understanding what types of behavior scale from prohibited to illegal. Back in October, we learned that Epic Games had filed a lawsuit against two specific Fortnite cheaters .
San Francisco 49ers name Jimmy Garoppolo starting QB
Beathard started the past five games after replacing Brian Hoyer , who began the season as San Francisco's starting quarterback. The one-win San Francisco 49ers will be changing things up to try and get another "W" against the Chicago Bears .
Actress' Lawsuit Accuses Weinstein Brothers Of Sex Trafficking
After that, Noble claims she was allowed to leave and told by Weinstein that his people would be in touch with her about the role. Neither a representative for Bob Weinstein nor The Weinstein Company immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
India welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit
But she said that in developing countries, 70% of women-owned small and mid-sized businesses have no access to capital. The senior White House adviser has always been considered a sort of whisperer when it comes to her powerful father.