• The former national security adviser Michael Flynn was charged Friday with one count of making false statements to federal investigators.
  • He is expected to plead guilty to the charge on Friday.
  • Experts say it’s a sign he’s cooperating with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.

The former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been charged with making false statements to federal investigators about his conversations last December with Russia’s ambassador to the US at the time, Sergey Kislyak.

A plea hearing was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET Friday at the federal courthouse in Washington. Flynn is expected to plead guilty.

“This is completely indicative of cooperation with the government,” said Andrew Wright, a former associate counsel to President Barack Obama and Vice President Al Gore. “You have a right to a grand-jury indictment, but Flynn evidently waived that right in order to plead guilty. So that is a clear sign that he is cooperating.

 

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