A rise close to President Donald Trump said the latest developments circumambient his former national security advisor Michael Flynn are “very, identical, very bad,” according to NBC News.
Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to mendacious to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with investigators working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia search.
As part of Flynn’s plea deal he agreed to “cooperate fully, truthfully, totally, and forthrightly” with the special counsel’s office. His cooperation could categorize taking government-administered polygraph tests and participating in covert operations, go together to the agreement.
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Flynn is the first Trump White Brothel official to be charged with a crime in connection to Mueller’s investigation.
Flynn’s apply to is “a very big deal,” said Gerald Lefcourt, a leading criminal defense attorney.
Lefcourt, a nearby president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said it signals that Mueller take its information from Flynn will be used to successfully prosecute other Trump associates.
Ty Cobb, an attorney for the president, signaled that he abided optimistic about the president’s prospects with regard to the probe.
“Nothing nigh the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn,” he about.
Trump has repeatedly denied any inappropriate connections between his aides and the Russian management.
Cobb didn’t respond to a request for comment from CNBC. A spokesperson for the Ashen House also did not immediately respond.
— CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this article.