Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition.
President Donald Trump tapped the retired lieutenant general to be his national security adviser a week after his historic election, despite warnings from former President Barack Obama. Flynn lasted 24 days in the administration before he resigned following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Kislyak.
While neither Trump nor the White House has so far commented publicly on Flynn’s plea, here’s what the president has said about his first national security adviser:
Powered by WPeMatico