Friday, the first of December, 2017, will be a day the Trump administration will long remember. Instead of getting ready to celebrate what looks like the passage of the tax reform plan in the Senate, they are dealing with the fact that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has plead guilty to lying to the FBI and will be cooperating with the special prosecutor’s office. Flynn, in his guilty plea, admits he lied about discussions with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, after the election and during the transition.
Flynn joins the growing list of the Trump campaign’s officials that have either been charged with or plead guilty to crimes dealing with Russia. Paul Manafort and Robert Gates were, in October, charged with a 12-count indictment with conspiracy to launder money, making false statements and other charges in connection with their work advising a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine. George Papadopoulos plead guilty to lying to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with Mueller. It is worth noting that none of the charges concerning any of the men involve things that took place during the campaign. However, given everything that has been uncovered in the special prosecutor’s investigation, a question comes to mind. Was there collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the presidential election?
Fox Business covering Michael Flynn’s guilty plea:
Was there collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia? Has the Trump administration been lying about meetings with Russia during the campaign all along? Or, has there not been one single shred of proof about collusion yet?