The Washington Post reports:
In a statement, White House lawyer Ty Cobb said, “The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel’s work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion.”
Even after Flynn was described as having misled Vice President Pence about the contact with Kislyak, Trump was conflicted over firing him — and even said after Flynn left the White House that he may have made a mistake. Trump’s request of former FBI director James B. Comey to be lenient with Flynn has also come under scrutiny by the special counsel.
As part of Flynn’s negotiations, his son, Michael G. Flynn, is not expected to be charged, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. Barry Coburn, a lawyer for Flynn’s son, declined to comment Friday morning.
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