My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel's office reflect a decision I made int he best interests of my family and our country.
Those officials discussed the details of what Flynn was supposed to communicate to the Russians about USA sanctions imposed by the Obama administration. Former FBI Director James Comey, whose firing in May precipitated the appointment of Mueller as special counsel, has said Trump had asked him in a private Oval Office meeting to consider ending the investigation into Flynn.
The FBI folded Flynn into an official investigation into the possibility that Team Trump colluded with Russia, an inquiry that began in July 2016 after the USA intelligence community picked up reports of a pattern of odd contacts between the Trump campaign and an assortment of Russians.
At the center of this story is a mystery that will propel the rest of the inquiry: What was Trump so anxious about that it made him deny contacts with Russian Federation and denounce attempts to investigate those contacts?
Flynn was forced to resign in February after White House officials said he had misled them about whether he had discussed sanctions with Kislyak.
The White House cancelled a meeting between Trump and the press, while White House lawyer Ty Cobb said nothing about Flynn's guilty plea "implicates anyone other than Mr Flynn".
Flynn is the most senior member of the Trump administration to have been indicted by the special counsel thus far.
The "false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year", he said. In charging Flynn, prosecutors made clear they believe that claim to be false.
Previous reports have purported that Flynn spoke with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak shortly after President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia.
In October, Paul Manafort, Trump's one-time campaign chairman, and Manafort's deputy Rick Gates were arrested on money laundering and tax-related charges in relation to their work for Moscow-backed Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych. Meanwhile, Papadopoulos, a low-level campaign staffer, is already doing so, after he was nailed for lying about his own, repeated contacts with Russian Federation, including the fact that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton and "thousands of emails".
The same day, George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign foreign policy advisor who had sought to arrange a pre-election meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, pleaded guilty to a charge of lying to investigators in a deal that made clear he too was cooperating in their investigation. Scheduled grand jury testimony regarding Flynn was also postponed by prosecutors.
The Obama administration, in a rare step that shocked its Middle East ally, planned to abstain on the motion rather than veto it as had been done in the past.
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. That appears to refer to the body's vote a day later to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Trump personally called Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to press the case against the condemnation, and Egypt surprisingly postponed the scheduled showdown on December 22 - the same day Flynn met Kislyak.
SP leader and MLC Rajpal Kashyap alleged it was "disheartening" that the BJP gained on places where EVMs were used. The overall percentage recorded an improvement from 46.2 per cent in 2012 to 52.5 per cent this time.
We agree to these contracts without reading them or even understanding what types of behavior scale from prohibited to illegal. Every time Epic took action, he simply created new accounts under false names and continued to play and cheat at Fortnite .
The attack apparently set off rocket sirens in the Israeli town of Sderot and other communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Witnesses in the southern Gaza Strip said two Islamic Jihad posts was hit there.
The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks. That quake, which occurred on August 23, forced the shutdown of the Washington Monument due to damage.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a Norway spruce that came from State College, was lit on Wednesday night in New York City. Since 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association has been holding a competition for the official White House Blue Room tree.
Considering that a full moon can be covered with a fingernail, even a 7% larger moon may not look that much bigger. On Sunday, Dec. 3 is when the moon will become totally full and at its brightest, specifically at 10:47 a.m.
The film is Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, which makes the Rotten Tomatoes' feat all the more impressive. Lady Bird dethroned 1999's Toy Story 2 from the top spot on the basis of the number of reviews counted.
Brandenburg state police said they inspected the package and confirmed that it was a possible IED that was successfully defused . Schroeter told reporters at the scene earlier that nails and a powder were inside the parcel.
MGM Resorts International, which owns the Bellagio, issued a statement saying they are working with the police. The employees complied with the suspect's demands and handed him an undetermined amount of money.
Even more promising, minority women have started almost 8 in 10 new women-owned businesses. The former entrepreneur said when women work, it creates a unique multiplier effect.
Stranger Things Season 3 Is Coming
But it's still great to have the next season set in stone, even if we know very little about where it's headed. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have confirmed that Netflix has already greenlit Stranger Things Season 3.
Google data-saving tool aims to help manage smartphone bills
Dogs are more intelligent than cats, Vanderbilt study shows
The researchers found that dogs have "about twice as many neurons in the cerebral cortex [as] cats do", said Herculano-Houzel. The study's findings also challenge the prevailing view that domesticated animals have smaller brains than their wild cousins.
Trump plans to replace Tillerson with Pompeo
His slow approach to filling diplomatic openings at the State Department is also a factor, another official said. Asked about Tillerson, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the secretary of state remained in his post.
Update Immediately to Block the Root Vulnerability Bug
When that happens, "Make sure to update your Macs and MacBooks at your earliest opportunity after it is released", he added. In October a flaw was discovered that could have allowed anyone to gain access to encrypted hard disk volumes .
We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city
A two-acre open air plaza will house running and walking trails, soccer and cricket fields, and retail space. Microsoft says the new campus will be "built for pedestrians and bikes" with auto parking moved underground.
BMW's all-new i8 Roadster makes LA debut
The long-awaited i8 Roadster will go on sale alongside an updated version of the two-plus-two i8 coupe early next year. Its cell capacity has risen from a previous 20 Ah to 34 Ah, with energy capacity increasing from 7.1 kWh to 11.6 kWh.
49ers announce Jimmy Garoppolo will start Sunday vs. Bears
The team announced on Tuesday that Garoppolo will be the 49ers starting quarterback against the Chicago Bears in Week 13. Beathard, who was making his fifth start after displacing veteran Brian Hoyer for the top job Week 6 in Washington.
Tiger Woods on comeback trail
Tiger Woods spoke at a press conference Tuesday ahead of his comeback at this week's Hero World Championship starting on Thursday. The difference this time, Woods said, is that he doesn't feel pain, and he thinks now he can take on any shot.