President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty for lying to the FBI on Friday morning. The investigation of corruption and ties to Russia, during the Presidential campaign, had led to the charges that Flynn will plead guilty to at 10:30 am. according to special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
According to unnamed sources, the charges that Flynn will plead to are not the only charges that will be leveled against the former national security but these are the charges Flynn would not fight. The result of this plea agreement could also signal that Flynn has turned over evidence of higher ranking officials at the Trump Administration.
The charge of lying to the FBI is a felony charge with the accused facing 5 years in prison. But again, with Flyn agreeing to plead guilty, the punishment most likely, will not face the 5 years.
According to the court filing made public Friday, the charges are that Flynn “did willfully and knowingly make materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to FBI agents during a January 24th meeting. The interview was about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Prosecutors charged that Flynn falsely told FBI agents that he did not ask Kislyak to delay a vote on a pending United Nations Security Council resolution.
The hearing will be before U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras at the D.C. federal courthouse on 3rd and Constitution.
Representatives for Flynn did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC.