LIVE VIDEO: Michael Flynn Appears For Guilty Plea

CNBC reports:

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his post-election discussions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.

A plea hearing for Flynn, the first Trump administration official charged in the ongoing Russia probe, has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C. federal court, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said.

The retired Army lieutenant general is expected to plead guilty to a criminal information charging him with a single count of knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to FBI agents.

Specifically, Flynn is accused of falsely claiming that he had not asked Russia’s ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak last Dec. 29 “to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day.”

  • bkmn

    I would not want to be a White House staffer today.

    • Reality.Bites

      even if you were wearing a wire?

    • kaydenpat

      No worries. Sarah Huckaliar will soon come out and throw out some nonsense for the rubes.

      • Gustav2

        “See how honest we are? Everyone is cooperating!”

      • bzrd

        fire sale
        tablecloths must go
        stat

    • Gustav2

      Today?

  • JoeMyGod
    • djcoastermark

      Meow !

    • Gustav2

      I want to post ‘dancing Snoopy” but I think it would be inappropriate.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Yasssss!!!!

    • Do Something Nice

      Queue something outrageous from Trump. If he actually has the launch codes, watch for a ‘peace keeping’ attack of North Korea or something else.

      I bet he breaks the twitter machine today.

      • (((GC)))

        I hope the Twitter machine finally suspends him for his hate speech, threats, and other violations of their rules and Terms of Service.

        But they make an exception for “newsworthiness” er, lots of eyeballs for their advertisers.

        (I do wonder if they would have treated a continuous pattern of similar outbursts from a Democratic president the same way. Maybe so.)

      • bkmn

        He will be at his most dangerous today – feeling trapped and afraid.

    • Guess

      Come all without
      Come all within
      You’ll not see nothin’ like a mouthy Flynn!

    • kaydenpat

      It’s going down!!

    • pj

      make america great again

    • Stogiebear

      If he’s copping to a plea of lying to the FBI then that is probably the least of the charges that could have been brought against him.

      • zhera

        And what is he giving to the feds for this deal? I want to know!

        • lymis

          We’ll find out.

    • Jeffrey

      Delicious

  • canoebum

    Flynn should decline any invitations to tea with his Russian friends.

  • GayOldLady

    I just read that this charge could carry a sentence of 10 years. He’ll be lucky if that’s all he serves because it’s obvious the FBI has more on him and that he’s a cooperating witness. This is getting ready to get really good.

    • Do Something Nice

      He will probably die from Polonium 210 poisoning before 10 months is up.

    • Taylor Bixler

      Tribe tweeted 5 years?

      • GayOldLady

        Well, not as good as 10, but I’d be ok with that.

        • Taylor Bixler

          His point was 5-years federal, but also likely just the tip of a “YUUUGE Russian/Turkish iceberg”

    • Gustav2

      It doesn’t mean a damn thing unless we take away his retirement bennies…including the tax deductions for his light bulbs.*

      *Yes my dears, the ordained and military officers may deduct the cost of any household expense when they retire.

      • GayOldLady

        And strip him of his former rank. I wonder if there are other charges waiting in the wings if he doesn’t sing loud enough. Or perhaps there are other charges that will follow and this is the opening salvo to get him off the grid.

      • Snarkaholic

        If he shags hookers in his home, does that count as a household expense?

        • Gustav2

          Not unless the hookers are attached to house…seriously.

          • jerry

            Easily solved: It was the maid service. Honest!

    • Dayglo

      He’ll undoubtedly have a sweet job waiting for him over at Fox News.

  • Leo
    • bkmn

      The uber-wealthy really want their money’s worth

    • TampaDink

      Motherfuckers!

      • Gustav2

        They need to pass this shit so they all have private sector jobs after the Fall 2018 election.

        • TampaDink

          Yup. I suspect that there are going to be a lot of new lobbyist after Jan. 2019.

    • The_Wretched

      Fvck. also not a surprise and this is not good.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Scum

    • William

      Fuckhead.

  • Xaca

    White men don’t do perp walks.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    Oh, that’s why I saw a camera operator lugging a huge Sony video camera this morning, accompanied by his sound man.

    That picture is taken on 3rd Street, looking north. The ugly brutalist (yes, I know that’s redundant) building in the background houses the Department of Labor.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
  • Taylor Bixler
    • Leo

      The only person on TV, let alone most journalism period right now that’s brought up the Pence angle consistently is Rachel. He’s never been clueless. Complicit.

      • RoverSerton

        Complicit, the word of the year.

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      • lymis

        What I want to know is what happened that night in Indianapolis that resulted in the sudden shift from Christie to Pence. Pence is in this up to his beady little eyes.

    • The_Wretched

      Hmmmm, nailing Pence.

      • TampaDink

        A hate fuck for the common good.

        • Ben in Oakland

          You’ll have to ask Mother if it’s ok.

      • (((GC)))

        YES!

        We Do. Not. Want. “President” tRump OR President Pence.

        • lymis

          Honestly, Ryan for the duration of the term would be better than either of them.

    • kaydenpat

      This is why I’m not worried about Pence. He’s dirty too.

      • Todd20036

        He’s also gay. Quislings are the worst.

        • William

          You take him. I don’t want him on my team.

        • lymis

          You’re confusing him with Race Bannon. Understandable, but I think inaccurate.

        • I feel like we should reserve the term gay for those of us who are comfortable and accepting of who we are. I’d call him a man-fucker instead.

    • William

      We know Pence was informed about Flynn multiple times.

    • Nax

      A soon to be Paul Ryan presidency?

      • William

        Orrin Hatch.

        • Nax

          (Why would Ryan be skipped?)

          • William

            He’s all kinds of guilty.

    • Bryan

      Please oh please oh please…

      • Bryan

        oh please oh please oh please…

  • Leo

    OT2. So it was just for humiliation. Tillerson may be cutting State out of existence but Cotton at CIA is far worse. Latter is debatable I know but let’s do that later.
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/936613273713168386?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    • Gustav2

      ….because Cotton can’t leave the Senate until all the shit Republicans want to do is passed.

      • BearEyes

        Wouldn’t he just be replaced with another R?

        • The_Wretched

          Timing matters. If Cotton rolls to the CIA, there could be a gap before the relevant State law is followed to put up his replacement and someone will file a fig leaf of a law suit to hold it up for a day or two.

  • TampaDink

    I guess that you have to be a cabinet member to answer such charges with an amended testimony.

  • Buford
    • TampaDink

      This will never get old…unless & until we see a montage of the real arrests.

      • bzrd

        exactly

      • Snarkaholic

        I think the real Chump will be flailing wildly as he’s being dragged out.

        • TampaDink

          I’d love to see your thoughts on this on a repeating loop on every channel.

          • Snarkaholic

            If I had the editing skills, I’d see to this myself!

    • AlternativeQuacks

      This video should get an Oscar.

  • Taylor Bixler
    • bzrd

      “if he sat next to me, I wouldn’t know who he was”

  • Kevin Perez
    • Leo

      Fynn flipped mostly to save his son who’s also been charged. That’s been my theory from Day 1 and I’m sticking with it.

      • Reality.Bites

        And that tweet is why he shouldn’t have bothered

      • William

        With those ears, Flynn Jr will be very popular in prison.

    • kareemachan

      Wow, he thinks a lot of himself and not a word about his father. Dipshit.

    • David Walker

      Wasn’t there a Joan Crawford movie that went something like this?

  • Michael R
  • gaycuckhubby

    Let me guess.. NFL, Uranium, jury in SF, Franken?

    • Leo

      Jury in SF. Alt-Right Twitter’s been frothing/beet-red the last 2 hrs.

  • Tawreos

    First day of December and Christmas seems to be putting in an early showing, I approve. =)

    • (((GC)))

      LOCK HIM UP!
      LOCK HIM UP!
      LOCK HIM UP!

  • kaydenpat

    The goose is cooking and shoes keep dropping. Let’s go, Mueller!!

  • Taylor Bixler
  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
  • MB
  • i’ll remain cautiously optimistic, but still have burn marks from fitzmas. 5 years tops isn’t going to scare a lot of the other traitors.

    • IDavid

      Then there’s the Republican Roast Fest in general. Not baaad TV but could be better.

    • Reality.Bites

      ??? They’re not making an example of him.

  • safari
    • AlternativeQuacks

      The lunchroom scene from Mean Girls is flashing through my head.

  • PickyPecker
  • Joe in PA

    Yup, WH throwing Flynn under the bus that he’s already under.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Praise be
    Praise be
    Praise fucking be !!

  • Taylor Bixler

    Mr. Pizzagate channels infowars. ROFL
    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/936616683074093056

  • safari
    • Sam_Handwich

      jesus christ

    • bkmn

      The wealthy really want to get their payday

    • AlternativeQuacks

      I saw they surrounded Corker and Flake last night like a pack of coyotes.

    • Leo

      Eh, sigh. After Murkowski and McCain both broke I knew it was over. Enough of the impacts will be felt enough by next October to win back the Senate (still a heavy lift) but the House is out of play with gerrymandering.

    • safari
      • The_Wretched

        They’ll pass it regardless of ‘regular order’ including but not limited to 1. missing tax scoring 2. missing cbo scoring 3. huge structural changes that they couldn’t have read 4. or understood 5. outside regular order.

        this isn’t law. this is theater and dictation. In a functioning government, it doesn’t happen. In a functioning government, the courts look at the lack of due process and kill the bill for lack of it.

        • (((GC)))

          All the more reason to CALL OUR DEMOCRATIC SENATORS and urge them to WITHHOLD UNANIMOUS CONSENT on Senate procedures, to delay or block more of the Popular Vote Loser’s lifetime appointments to federal courts!!!

          Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121
          Senate website: https://www.senate.gov/ – “Find Your Senators”
          Govtrack: https://www.govtrack.us/ – enter your address or choose “I’m at Home” to use your location

    • William

      They are arranging furniture while the house is on fire.

  • Karl Dubhe II

    As this is a plea deal, does the prosecution have to tell the court what the deal was?

    • Reality.Bites

      No.

      • Karl Dubhe II

        That’ll be the next trial then?

        I suppose the Shitgibbon’s still asleep, or he’d be tweeting by now.

        Or he’s panicking.

        • Reality.Bites

          Yeah, like that guy who’s already pleaded guilty.

    • The_Wretched

      typically the language will be something like: the prosecution and flynn agree to this conviction; flynn recites and admits to facts sufficient to support the charged crime; “and other things were told by flynn to the prosecution/flynn did things for us that we won’t talk about here”.

      The “other stuff” isn’t brought out at trial.

  • Michael R

    Can they force people not to accept a pardon in these deals ?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      IDK, but there is talk that if trump tried to now pardon Flying Flynn, that it may be cause for an untested violation as in direct conflict of interest, or abuse of power.

      • David Walker

        And I have no doubt that the NY AG might have a thing or two to say.

    • Reality.Bites

      wouldn’t matter. he’d still be required to testify and they’d still have his deposition or grand jury testimony or whatever they have from him.

      Pardoning Flynn does nothing for Trump now.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    One of the cable shows said; a source close to White House when asked about this said ” Well…everyone lies ”

    Umm, not to the FBI !
    LOL, ha ha ha ha Stupid, Stupid answer.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I love that the news anchor called it a “perp walk”.

  • Gustav2

    HM Queen Elizabeth II and PM Theresa Mary May are laughing up their sleeve.

    • Reality.Bites

      They both have their own worries and no time for laughting.Theresa about surviving in office and Elizabeth about killing Philip before he says something racist about the wedding.

      • Gustav2

        You mean like, “It’s fine Henry Charles Albert David, but you don’t have to marry them.”

  • Leo
    • Gustav2

      The poor dear, Mnuchin is going to have to show his work.

      • Joe in PA

        Or lack thereof. 🙁

  • Reality.Bites

    Last night in the discussion of bail for Manafort I speculated that they may actually let him get away – and never come back – because he’s given them what they needed from him, which wasn’t testimony in open court.

    • TampaDink

      He’d be a bigger idiot than I imagined if he doesn’t think he’ll be safer behind bars.

      • Reality.Bites

        Either way, not my worry.

        • TampaDink

          Nor mine….but I do hope that he & the rest of those who are in Mueller’s cross hairs are extremely worried.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I would let him run all the way to the airport then bust him for trying to skip out.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Gustav2

      …and to wife #1 and wife #2

    • Leo

      Tillerson needs to stay because of Cotton and Sessions needs to stay because of Mueller. For now. Inconvenient but necessary imho.

      • Gustav2

        The donors must get their tax cuts.

        • The_Wretched

          Literally the only thing the republicans care about. 1 and only.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    So is all this shit going to speed up the Fuck America ( tax bill ) vote, or slow it down ??

    • Leo

      Speed up. They ain’t doing any other major legislation the rest of Trump’s first term except attempting to address the endless fall-out from this bill.

      Bookmark this post and you watch.

    • Randy Ellicott

      I’m betting speed up as they will see that their cover (trumps craziness) is either going to evaporate soon or start getting them more involved… they need to get their buddies the money so they can have nice jobs after they are voted out.

  • William

    What about Flynn’s conspiracy to kidnap a legal US resident and transport him to Turkey?

    • Reality.Bites

      Yes, so imagine the crimes he’s given them information about

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I hope there is a performance clause that says if he doesn’t blab in a useful manner, that could be on the table again.

        • Reality.Bites

          I think they have his testimony down already in sworn depositions. He contradicts, they have him on perjury. And everything else they haven’t charged him with yet.

    • The_Wretched

      Prosecutorial discretion. that’s what getting a plea deal gets you out of. Kidnapping on behalf of a foreign nation against US policy when a governmental official is a throw away the key offense.

      • William

        It seems like failing to register as a foreign agent and tax fraud would be enough to make Flynn sing.

        • Stubenville

          Yup – they finally got Al Capone on tax evasion.

  • whollyfool

    LOCK HIM UP

  • kareemachan

    No tweets from the shitgibbon yet?

    • Randy Ellicott

      i betting someone stole his phone….

      • TampaDink

        Your bet is much nicer than my thoughts which would require urgent medical intervention. The first hour after a stroke is ever so dodgy.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Trump: Flynn? I never knew him. Wasn’t he the coffee boy?

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Nope, they must have shot him with tranq darts and confiscated the phone.

    • Karl Dubhe II

      He’s having a stroke.

      Not the pleasurable kind, either…

    • Tawreos

      He may be too busy trying to get going towards wherever he is playing golf this weekend

  • William

    Oh my! During the commercial break of the Flynn coverage on CNN, there was a Lincoln commercial with music by Shostakovitch. Can’t keep the Russians away from Flynn.

    https://youtu.be/XdfkIFMwKQw
    https://youtu.be/ZYhZVqODYsI

  • bkmn

    I wonder what is going through Kelly’s head right about now…

    • Reality.Bites

      Let’s hope a self-inflicted bullet

    • Bluto

      How to blame Obama.

    • Karl Dubhe II

      Probably something to do with that really old movie; Birth of a Nation (1915)

      • Ben in Oakland

        “Mirth of a cretin” is the alt title.

  • Hey Congress, you remember when Trump admitted to firing Comey over Flynn on national TV. Yeah, that’s called Obstruction of Justice. Flynn just plead guilty for charges related to that investigation. The case for impeachment is more than made. Get going you corrupt fucks.

    • -M-

      The case for impeachment has been more than made regarding that, violations of the emoluments clause, and dereliction of duty for a long time.

      • Absolutely. But since this goes through Mueller, I feel like congressional Republicans could use that as a shield against blowback from the rabid base.

    • William

      Jeffy refused to answer yesterday when asked if Trump had told him to impede the Russia probe. Adam Schiff is going for blood.

      • David Walker

        As he should. As we all should. Funny how I tend to think of the few congress critters that I like as “my” congress critter, and in this case, I wouldn’t mind if he were. If Beauregard has something up his sleeve, he’d best play it soon. The honorable Mr. Schiff is not amuse.

  • Michael R
    • iambu

      Hypnotic…

    • Karl Dubhe II

      It would be done better if the reset of the film was better hidden. 🙂

  • Leo
    • RobynWatts

      Oh, darn and I’ve had a fresh cheeseburger emoji to share too. 🍔

    • bzrd

      Festivus early
      grievances diminish as
      we open a gift

    • The_Wretched

      I get the feeling the Faux News audience doesn’t get out of their alt-reality bubble long enough to notice they are missing current news.

  • Reality.Bites

    Dear Michael Flynn: as you enter your plea, please say, “I may be a traitor but at least I’m not a fucking child molestor like Trump and Moore.”

  • justmeeeee

    Get those presidential pardon papers drawn up!

    • Stubenville

      Probably should be a MS Word template.

  • Acronym Jim

    OT: Ad profiling algorithm fail.

    “This is not a typical dating website. No fake profiles. No credit card required. Girl will make first move.”

    I have never searched for or entered a dating website and if a girl makes the first move, she’s going to be sorely disappointed.

    • Tawreos

      Maybe they just didn’t want to spell it guuurrrrllll

      • Acronym Jim

        If they really targeted me by my online history, guuurrrllll would be the only way they’d be ABLE to spell it.

    • Michael R

      Trump University is expanding ?

      • Acronym Jim

        Apparently, whoever wrote the targeting algorithm was a graduate of Trump U.

    • Stubenville

      Wait – does she wash windows? I might be interested.

      • William

        I can wash windows. We need someone who can cook. Meal time here is a daily exercise in terror.

  • William

    Can Mueller make possible charges for violating military policies go away? Flynn should have informed and received permission from the Pentagon before going to work for Russia or Turkey. Not doing so is a crime under the UCMJ.

  • bkmn

    Have Jared and Ivanka fled the country yet?

    • Leo

      Vanity Fair says they’re leaving the administration in January.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Steve has room for the Jared, but his place is too small for Ivanka. she can go to Ethiopia and hide out in the shoe factory.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Or Saudi Arabia.

  • Leo

    So! Tax bill passes, Dems get something resembling a plan to win back the Senate over the next year. Placing bets on how many more are charged and/or leave Trump administration at 4-5 and no more major legislation passes as R’s deal with bill fallout. Did I cover everything for 2018?

    • Stubenville

      Your work is done here.

  • Halou

    Dotard rage tweets imminent!

  • TexasBoy

    I wonder how many emails and paper records will suddenly “go missing” at the White House this afternoon…

    • William

      They havn’t been keeping papers or emails. Trump doesn’t think those rules apply to him.

      • TampaDink

        In this instance “those” is interchangeable with “any”.

  • How much do we want to bet his punishment is not very big?

    • The_Wretched

      yes, that’s the expectation with a plea. that’s also not the question.

      • These guys always get off easy.

  • Leo

    Sessions is pissed at the Steinle ruling and will likely press federal charges, CNN Breaking

  • Mike C

    Locking him up!

  • Michael McReavy

    I hope that Flynn’s guilty plea actually does advance the investigation into Russian interference in the election. Hopefully he has revealed some new, substantive, and damaging material to investigators. However, I’m not going to celebrate yet. I’ve been credulous and disappointed too many times before.

    • The_Wretched

      I’m cautiously optimistic as well.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Even if Flynn was not much help, his conviction will motivate other potential defendants.

  • Boreal
  • Denis

    Fox News lady: Yeah he lied to the FBI, but the crime here is who leaked this to the media? This is a CRIME. Is this being investigated? Why isn’t the mainstream press talking about leaks!

    • The_Wretched

      Public court hearings are public. there’ll even be an order from the court

  • billbear1961
  • MikeBx2
  • Slippy_World
  • Megrim Twist

    Who’s locked up now, bitch?!

    • The_Wretched

      What a fear based argument.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        It’s all he ever has to offer.

        • What good will come out of impeaching Trump? Pence as president? Yay. How about fixing the Democratic party and getting some real opposition so we don’t have these monsters in the first place.

  • Reality.Bites

    Me as judge:

    As part of your plea agreement you will publicly apologize to Hillary Clinton for suggesting she’s a criminal when in fact, you are.

  • JohnJay

    OK. Time for some Judgement Day music. Let’s see, Mozart Dies Irae? How bout Verdi’s Dies Irae? Well, here’s something a little different:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiLnOwNotZo

    • Michael White

      Dies Ira (day of mourning, day of wrath) is more appropriate than “the grieving mother at her station keeping. Just like the idea of wrath striking the assholes that stole the election. Sorry, but I studied way too much latin and greg chant

  • Bryan

    Great! Now he can tell us why he lied.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Thirteen months before this treasonous, lying fuck pushing the Shitgibbon on AmeriKKKa’s elections the Democrats warned the Republicans that Flynn was an unregistered foreign agent for the Turks and made his Russian ties clear.
    The Holy Republican Cannibal Cults of Jeebus’s Missionary of Hate and GOTP Fascists are all treasonous. Just cut the chase and set up the gallows. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e5b7f003bf557812e7183511039c6fec46902fdc99884cec2ac85791349ddab0.png

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The noose tightens….good.

  • J Ascher

    I’m waiting with bated breath to find out which “senior administration official” told Flynn to do this!