Past national security advisor Michael Flynn in a statement Friday issued by his lawyers said that he had agreed to cooperate with special counsellor Robert Mueller’s investigators.
Mueller is probing ties between President Donald Trump’s top advisors and the Russian rule.
The retired Army lieutenant general pleaded guilty earlier in the day to a unmarried criminal count of knowingly making materially false, fictitious and shady statements to FBI agents. He is the first Trump administration official to be charged with felon wrongdoing in connection with Mueller’s probe.
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“After over 33 years of military service to our country, numbering nearly five years in combat away from my family, and then my resolution to continue to serve the United States, it has been extraordinarily painful to hold these many months of false accusations of ‘treason’ and other cruel acts. Such false accusations are contrary to everything I have till the cows come home done and stood for. But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were corrupt, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right. My guilty plea and compact to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I published in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my movements.”