Robert Mueller put his cards on the table.
The special counsel announced a guilty plea that the media jumped to label a smoking gun.
But when the smoke cleared, you won’t believe who ended up with egg on their face.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pled guilty one count of making a false statement to the FBI.
In his plea agreement, he admitted he spoke to the Russian Ambassador about sanctions and Israeli settlements in concert with a senior Trump transition official.
He also claimed Donald Trump ordered him to reach out to the Russians in order to establish a relationship to combat ISIS in Syria.
Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn has promised “full cooperation” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and, according to a confidant, is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria.
The stunning turn comes as Flynn, who is cooperating with investigators in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI about his back-channel negotiations with the Russian ambassador – talks that occurred before Trump took office. The Special Counsel made the plea agreement public Friday morning.
But this story was not the bombshell the media built up into.
The contact with the Russians came after the election.
And the pleading makes it clear the conduct Flynn lied to the FBI about was not criminal.
Trump and Flynn were acting in their legitimate capacities as President-elect and incoming National Security Advisor.
Nothing in this plea mentions the campaign or collusion.
It’s another dead end in a farce of an investigation.
If this is all Mueller has than Trump should fire him immediately and shut this witch hunt down.
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