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Ex-Trump adviser Flynn charged with lying to FBI, expected to plead guilty

He was fired from his White House post after revelations he had misled Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian ambassador

Reuters  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States, the U.S. special counsel's office charged in a court filing made public on Friday. The Office of the Special Counsel, which is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion by Trump's campaign, said a plea hearing for Flynn had been set for 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 GMT) on Friday. Flynn is expected to plead guilty. Flynn, a retired Army general who was ...

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 20:44 IST
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