Special Counsel Robert Mueller takes another scalp.
Back in October, Mueller formally charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with making false statements and conspiracy. Now, it looks like Michael Flynn is facing the same charges.
The news break comes via CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins. Check it out below:
CNN: Robert Mueller has charged Michael Flynn with “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 1, 2017
The exact incident took place just four days after Trump was inaugurated:
Court filing says Flynn made false statements to the FBI on or around Jan. 24, 2017 — four days after Trump was inaugurated. pic.twitter.com/dFyE4CYKsn
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 1, 2017
CNN provides more of a breakdown on their site:
Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn with “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia’s ambassador.
He is due to appear in court later Friday morning, a court spokesperson said. The White House declined to immediately comment.
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This is big. We all knew that Mueller was going to throw the book at the Trump Administration, and everyone affiliated with it. This may be a ploy to charge Flynn and get him to roll on the President, extracting more information about potential wrongdoing.
Michael Flynn, of course, was the short-lived National Security Advisor for the White House, who left the job after only a few weeks over a controversy where he lied to Vice President Mike Pence over his ties to the country of Turkey.
These charges show that the Mueller investigation into Trump connections to Russia is just heating up. We’re also just getting word that Flynn is pleading guilty to the charges:
BREAKING: Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn to plead guilty to lying to FBI about talk with Russian ambassador.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 1, 2017
Many are speculating that Flynn cut a deal with Mueller in exchange for possible damning information on President Trump:
If Flynn did indeed cut a deal, what does he have for Mueller? https://t.co/EshWjkujl8
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) December 1, 2017
What do you think? Is this a sign that President Trump is in trouble? Did Michael Flynn cut a deal so that he only needed to plead guilty to charges of making false statements to the FBI? Will Democrats use this to further impede the Trump agenda? Tell us your thoughts below and share this breaking news now!
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Jodi Arias, who lied to t he police countless times, and who even admitted she lied to the police countless times, was not charged with lying to the police. No one is ever charged with lying to the police, even though it would be a felony charge, whether it be the local police or the FBI, and no matter if it is under oath or not under oath. Lying to the police is a felony under federal law, and either a misdemeanor or felony under states’ laws. But no one ever gets charged with such a crime. Notice Hillary, Washington’s Jodi Arias, was never charged with lying to the police.
The reason Flynn is pleading guilty is not because there is MORE. If there were MORE, he would have been charged with the crime that is related to the underlying investigation, i.e. collusion with Russia, or violation of the archaic Logan Act. The reason Flynn is pleading guilty is because he does not wish to spend $100,000 in lawyer’s defense costs, and since he is at the end, and not the beginning of his career, he figured it was not worth the money. It is very obvious what has occurred here. Mueller at this point wants anything to make them look bad, and this is all he has got. Notice that no matter who is charged with a crime, and no matter how many lies the perpetrator tells the police, the perpetrator of athe crime is NEVER charged with lying to the police.
Lying to the FBI, no matter how insignificant, is a felony. Lying to the local police department is also a crime, but it depends upon the gravity of the matter. Grave matters will result in a felony. Minor matters will result in a misdemeanor charge. Wtih the FBI, it doesn’t matter if it is insignificant or grave. Both are felonies, and it doesn’t matter if you are under oath, or not under oath. It is still a felony. This tells me that Hillary should have been charged with at least 10 felonies for she lied to the FBI, to Congress, and to the American public more than once.
Another nothing burger. Time to go after the FBI for letting Clinton off the hook. Looks like Trump is the only honest one in this dirty game. Go Donald. Drain the swamp.
Why would this be a sign Trump is in trouble? Just because Flynn didn’t tell the truth to the FBI, it shouldn’t be detrimental to Trump. Besides Mueller, Comey, Hillary, Rice, Lynch, Abedin & countless others haven’t been truthful about their actions whatsoever. There the ones who Trump should have had someone investigating all along!
President Trump is the best thing that has happened to USA but the President has been set up by people who don’t want him in the White House. I believe that if President Trump steps down the United States is finished. The world will be engulfed in a nuclear Holocaust because of a parasitic China. North Korea will bomb the USA. I hope the American people open their eyes before its too late.This is my believe. I also believe that justice must prevail in the end.
And what about Hillary, and Bill and the IRS lady, and….? Doesn’t this seem a bit one-sided? Corruption is rife, and the FBI is up to it’s neck in it! Selective enforcement isn’t the ‘rule of law’ we cherish in this country. If there is corruption, root it out, on BOTH sides of the aisle!
Mueller sucks. When will he go after the Hag Hillary? Oh that’s right; NEVER. I wonder how much he’s been paid off.
Where are the charges against Hillary for lying to the FBI? How about criminal charges being filed against Mueller for lying l(aiding and abetting Hillary in the uranium deal).
When is Hillary going to be charged for her many lies over the years?
This is what happens when you cant win an election so you have to resort to stealing. This is only the beginning. LOCK THEM ALL UP, especiallt DEVIANT DOTARD! LOL!!!!
First off this is very old news. This has been in the works for many months now and Trump fired Flynn for lying so Mueller is way behind the curve on this one. Furthermore, none of what Flynn lied about has anything to do with Trump. Additionally, this has been in play for so long now if it was going to lead to anything against Trump the deal would have been struck Flynn would not have to plead guilty on this rather minor charge as he would have immunity and charges would already have been leveled against Trump. This is much ado about nothing or as they like to say now days a big nothing-burger.
So Flynn is charged as a liar then Mueller will believe him if he testifies later against Trump? Right !
If I were the President I would outright fire Mueller as he is just making up his investigation as he goes along. He has turned his investigation into a witch hunt and a vendetta against Republicans and attempting top any way he can implement President Trump in some trumped up charges to put a hold on the Trump agenda for America..Mueller is just as guilty of the charges that he is slapping Michael Flynn with. Mueller should not even be in charge of this investigations because of being butt buddies with Comey….Trump needs to fire Mueller and get the dog and pony show behind him..
As if Meuller wasnt a CROOK himself! Investigste the INVESTIGATORS!!!!! Theres more there than here. bunch of frauds.! Ñuing miscreants, thugs, disgraceful pathetic creeps.
The party is over for you lying, theiving, treasonous basturds. LOL!!!
This is just what Repubs do. When one of theres get caught. they accuse the accuser. ha ha.
Obviously Ronald, you’re an idiot democrat who has far more crooks, perverts, pedophiles, etc. than the Republican party so I wouldn’t be throwing stones at glass houses.
A “Top Administration Official”??? Flynn worked for Trump for 28 days before Trump fired him for lying to Mike Pence. Flynn worked for Obama for several years, but Obama never fired him. Obama promoted him. Nice distraction from the liberals setting Kate’s killer free or all the liberal perverts.
…mueller charging Flynn with ‘false…statements’…like mueller is not one of the biggest liars in the ohbummer sewer…the kettlr calling the pot black….why isn’t someone going after him?? and comey, and clinton, and ohbummer, and eric holder and soros and on and on…why for goodness sake won’t the normal people kick back…????
Mueller is CORRUPT as hell and everybody knows it , Clinton lied to the FBI 39 times , Lynch, Comey , Rice , Obama you name it . Obama should already be in prison for illegally wiretapping but Sessions is so incompetent as an AG it’s pathetic .
Democrats directly worked with the Russians to take Trump down , Mueller is a criminal .
F——Bunch of Idiots, what does an agent sell for now?
And FBI is allowed to tell lie … right Comey ??
Everyone under investigation lies to the Damned F.B.I.! When’s Lo-Retta
Lynch and Co. going to Trial??
what about Mueller? what does he cost?
hillary said more than 50 times, “I do not recall” to an investigation. Then wrote a book about the very same incidents and people. I’m convinced that it was never about some video on Youtube that caused the death of 4 men in Benghazi. Does this not appear to be “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements”????
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES????????
It never was about a video. Hillary was trafficking guns to rebels & had Ambassador Stevens doing her beck & call, she didn’t want to get caught so figured it’d be better if he was just killed. She’s the one that needs a bullet between the eyes, the evil witch!
Trump fired him for lying also. I don’t think this has any connection to the Trump administration, except they beat Mueller to the punch. Hard as he may try, Mueller can’t find what he was hired for because it doesn’t exist. Imagine if the same effort and standards were applied to Obama and Clinton. The investigation would take one week-end and he would have a 100 charges each. Ridiculous dog and pony show.
Dear Mr. Deputy AG Rosenstein:
You would be fully aware of all facets of the Trump-Russia 2016 Election collusion, if any. No collusion was discovered. And so, it would behoove the present Attorney General Mr. Jeffrey Sessions, Esq., to un-recuse himself now that there is no evidence of a Trump felony. You, however, Mr. Deputy AG, are complicit with Attorney Robert Mueller, Esq. in establishing a Special Council and appointed Mr. Mueller to that position.
It is known in public circles that Mr. Mueller is a close friend of former Dir. FBI, James B. Comey. When POTUS Trump fired Comey, Attorney. Robert Mueller can be seen as an extremely biased prosecutor. Mueller’s assignment, at the suggestion of Comey and its actual enactment, is, in my opinion illegal.
I am aware that a Special Council is triggered by ongoing or previous criminal activity and is based upon hard evidence that can be used to prosecute a felon. Yet Atty. Robert Mueller was made Special Council without any criminal activity performed by a felon and without any evidence. And then, to establish a Grand Jury for the prosecution, that is totally out of line with ethical justice and the Rule of Law. The complicit activity described in the body of this letter is the criminal activity, in my opinion. No, the Mueller investigation and Grand Jury is not a witch hunt. Rather it is a stronger term, a Vendetta.
“round up…the usual…
Here is the deal. When will B. Obama and the Clintons, among others, be seriously investigated and charged with their crimes???? Until this happens, any charges against President Donald Trump and his administration is just witch hunting and/or more hiding of crimes against America by the those waiting to take us over, including the liberal and bias media.
when is it going to be Obama, Hillary and the rest of the crooked teams turn???
Michael Flynn has done NOTHING in comparison to what Hildabeast and Obama and many other of their associates have done. Sure looks like Obamy had it out for Flynn and it is most likely him and his administration that made sure Flynn was taken down. With this in mind, I believe Trump is clean. I also believe Trump is way to intelligent to ever get involved with such careless illegal activities. There better be a day for Hilda, Comey, Lynch and many others whose asses should have fried a long time ago!
This just goes to prove, never talk to an FBI agent…period! Flynn isn’t charged with any other crime, just talking to an FBI agent…wow!
What a freaking joke – IF they brought charges against everyone who “made false statements to the FBI” they would immediately drain the swamp – they would also have to bring charges against the past three FBI directors – Mueller Comey and Freeh.
What a total crock! There is no justice left in our Country. Hillary, Comey, Lynch and the rest commit treasonous acts and they have not yet been held accountable yet this witch hunt by Mueller continues. Its a pathetic travesty of justice.
Good points, Bill Clinton lied about his tarmac talk with AG Lynch, Holder lied about gun running. Mueller lied about not being conflicted? The DOJ/FBI are corrupt from the top to the bottom. Congress need to act and take them down.
The DOJ/FBI has refused to provide documents for over one year – maybe it is time to defund the Mueller fiasco and then the entire DOJ/FBI. Fire them all and then start over.
That’s why Commey couldn’t swear-in HRC, because you’ve gotta know at least every other word out of Her mouth is a lie!!
AG Jeff Sessions and DAG Rod Rosenstein need to be replaced with pitbull-type leaders. Mueller needs to be fired by Congress.
This is what happens when the criminals control the justice system.
Shocker, shocker I tell you
Flynn made false statements to the FBI! Doesn’t the FBI make false statements to congress, the press and public? Like Comey?
Where is the identified crime – I have not seen one have you?