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Trump says Flynn's actions during presidential transition were 'lawful'

Trump says Flynn's actions during presidential transition were 'lawful'

Flynn accepted a plea deal on Friday on one count of lying to federal agents - part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Flynn was forced to resign on February 13 as national security adviser after 24 days on the job for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about Russian contacts.

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal agents about phone calls with Russia's ambassador
Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal agents about phone calls with Russia's ambassador

The court documents provide the clearest picture yet of coordination between Flynn and other Trump advisers in contacting Russian officials to influence worldwide policy, and raise questions about who higher up the chain of command in Trump's orbit -possibly even including the president himself- is in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sights after he agreed to a plea deal with the retired general. He admitted Friday to making false statements about his contacts with Kislyak. Unlike previous charges against top Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, it actually involved actions taken on Trump's behalf. At a news conference just days after Flynn was let go, Trump said he ousted him because of "what he said to Mike Pence". However, it seems like he may be admitting to information he knew before but did not share. He acknowledged as part of his plea to lying during that interview by saying, among other things, that he had never discussed sanctions. Flynn called Kislyak again on December 29 to ask Russian Federation not to escalate an ongoing feud over sanctions imposed the day before by the Obama administration, court records say.

Trump said he was not concerned about Flynn earlier Saturday. Asked if he stands by his former national security adviser, Trump said, "We'll see what happens".

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DONALD Trump has upheld his decision to fire Michael Flynn because he "lied to the Vice President and the FBI".

A former Justice Department official under President Obama said Saturday that President Trump "admitted to obstruction of justice" in a tweet.

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Flynn left the White House in February, only acknowledging that he had given an incomplete account to Mr Pence of his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

The texts came up during an investigation into how the FBI handled (or mishandled) the Clinton's email inquiry, which is being led by the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz. "I hope you can let this go", the US President allegedly said to the Federal Bureau of Investigation director when they were alone in the Oval Office.

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It was the only question by the media about the investigation.


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