Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI. Will he cooperate and lead to deeper investigations against higher-ranking officials such as President Donald Trump?
A plea hearing was set for 10:30. If he pleads guilty and offers some cooperation, things could get interesting. The US dollar has been quite immune to recent revelations about the Russia investigation. The indictments of Manafort and two others were widely covered but had little impact on the greenback.
EVerybody knew that Manafort had his issues but he was ousted as campaign manager back in August 2016. Flynn was always problematic as well, but he continued and held a top position in the administration. The news comes one day after report came out about a “Rexit” – Rex Tillerson being ousted as Secretary of State.
Here is a snippet from an article by The Guardian:
Flynn is at the center of a broader investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into links between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. It had appeared that Mueller’s team was seeking a deal of some kind to win Flynn’s cooperation in that investigation.
We already know that he lied about the contents of the meeting to then vice-president elect Mike Pence. That was the reason for his firing 24 days after entering office.