Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is scheduled to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
A plea hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST. The Justice Department announced Friday that the hearing will take place before U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras at a D.C. federal courthouse.
Michael Flynn arrives at federal court ahead of his plea hearing in the special counsel's probe. (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/Ell26GB79N
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Court documents released Friday show Flynn has been charged with a single count of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI on Jan. 24.
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Prosecutors with the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller say Flynn falsely stated to the FBI that he had not discussed sanctions with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States.
Flynn is the fourth person charged in connection with Mueller’s investigation.