Flynn is cooperating with investigators in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. According to a court filing, Flynn said that a "very senior member" of the presidential transition team asked Flynn on December 22 to contact officials to help delay or defeat a United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlement policies.
With his guilty plea, Flynn became the first person who worked in the Trump White House to admit guilt as part of a broad investigation being led by Mueller, who is investigating alleged coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, the AP said.
Flynn is the fourth former Trump associate to face charges in the investigation, the first who actually served in Trump's White House.
Flynn was forced to resign in February after intelligence leaks showed he had lied to Pence and other senior United States government officials about his conversations with Kislyak in late December, when Trump was still president-elect. The FBI folded Flynn into an official investigation into the possibility that Team Trump colluded with Russia, an inquiry that began in July 2016 after the USA intelligence community picked up reports of a pattern of odd contacts between the Trump campaign and an assortment of Russians.
The government did not reveal the identity of the senior transition official.
Three others have been charged in the Mueller probe.
Flynn denies that he discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation with Kislyak.
Court documents say Flynn was instructed by "a senior official of the Presidential Transition Team" to discuss holding back on retaliation with Kislyak. Flynn's decision to admit to these lies and cooperate with the Special Counsel occurred, if press reports are to be believed, with the backdrop of broad legal exposure by Flynn, in addition to his son.
Flynn is now accused of "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the feds.
White House attorney Ty Cobb downplayed the significance of Flynn's decision to cooperate with Mueller, though the former Trump adviser said that he had kept senior administration officials apprised of his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the presidential transition past year. Trump, who publicly fretted about his desire to have Mueller wrap up his investigation sooner rather than later, and who supposedly will "blow a gasket" if he isn't exonerated by year's end, will now watch as Mueller proceeds full steam ahead, bolstered by Flynn's input. That appears to refer to the body's vote a day later to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The rest of the 15-nation council, including Russian Federation, voted unanimously against Israel.
Flynn was forced to resign roughly 18 days after Yates first warned McGahn about his conversations with Kislyak.
The last game of the group will be against two-time World champions Argentina at the St Petersburg Stadium on June 26. Champions Germany are in Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea, in what seems to be a tough group.
I don't respect men who don't", said Franken, who joined the Senate in 2009 after a career as a comedian. "It isn't amusing . On the flight home from Afghanistan she says she was exhausted and fell asleep. "I respect women.
However, both have an improved electric range - the Coupe can travel 55km on electric power only, while the Roadster can do 53km. The long talked about roadster features an electric folding soft-top that's stored in a space-saving vertical position.
While she hasn't been sharing full body shots as of late, her makeup promos and selfies have never been better. There is no word when or how she will make the announcement, but she's apparently ready to do so.
The winter session of Parliament traditionally convenes from the third week of November and lasts till the third week of December. Unemployment, rising inflation, falling exports and GST are causing tremendous suffering to millions of people.
Meanwhile, the Nokia 5 and 6 Series are now running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and available and are already available in India. The HTC U11 is a great smartphone, but it didn't receive enough attention from the consumers in the country.
Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney accused Nassar of sexually abused them when they were teenagers. He told the court: "I'm so sorry that this was like a match that turned into a forest fire, out of control".
A diplomatic source said Riyadh was seeking to adopt a condemnation of "Iran and Arab militias linked to this country". Hezbollah is a partner to Lebanon's coalition government. "Worldwide law should be respected", he said.
The incident allegedly happened during United's 1-0 win on Saturday , but referee Neil Swarbrick took no action. In the build up to the goal, Romelu Lukaku got into an altercation with Brighton defender Gaetan Bong .
His release came after a panel of judges dismissed a government request to continue his house arrest, which ended Thursday. The United States has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing
In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump tried to link Democrat Hillary Clinton to the controversy. Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said prosecutors were disappointed in the verdict but respected the jury's decision.
4.1 magnitude natural disaster rocks East Coast
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Microsoft Will Demolish Its Campus to Build a Mini
Although the project is set to start in fall of 2018, it won't be completed for another five to seven years after that. As part of the project, Microsoft will also tear down older buildings that no longer fit its needs.
Shoppers likely to meet Christmas tree shortage
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New Caledonia quake no threat to NZ
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Saudi FM Denies Ties With Israel
After French intervention, Hariri flew to France and met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday. A source close to Hariri said that meeting aimed to "continue the series of Arab and global consultations".
ICE touts arrests of alleged MS-13 gang members
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State's October unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent
The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year. Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs.
UNSC to vote on Syria chem gas attacks probe
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Qualcomm rejects $130bn Broadcom takeover bid
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