Former national security adviser Flynn charged with lying to FBI, turns himself in — RT US News

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has turned himself in to the FBI. He has been charged with making false statements to the FBI about his conversation with the Russian ambassador in December 2016.

The charge was detailed in court documents unsealed on Friday. The document accuses Flynn of making “materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements” to law enforcement about a phone call he had with former Russian Ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. The statements were made on January 24, four days after Trump was inaugurated.

Flynn, 58, is expected to plead guilty to the charge during a 10:30am EST hearing in Washington, DC.

Flynn resigned less than a month into Trump’s term, after the acting Justice Department head – who was subsequently fired for refusing to enforce a travel ban executive order – warned that he could be subjected to blackmail because his dealings with Russians hadn’t been disclosed.

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