UPDATE: ABC’s Brian Ross has reported that he heard Flynn testify that President Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians,” during the plea hearing.  SOFREP has not been able to independently corroborate this report.  According to the ABC’s sources, Flynn is “prepared to testify” against the sitting president as a part of his plea deal.

 

Former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts he had with the Russian Ambassador to the United States early Friday morning, according to court filing made by the U.S. special counsel’s office.

I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right,” Flynn said in a statement released after his hearing.  “After over 33 years of military service to our country, including nearly five years in combat away from my family, and then my decision to continue to serve the United States, it has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of ‘treason’ and other outrageous acts,” Flynn said.