Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn will be charged with lying to the FBI on Friday; making the former White House official the latest target of special counsel Robert Mueller’s months-long investigation into allegations of Russian “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election.
According to Fox News, Flynn will be charged with one count of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI, and will enter his plea Friday morning at approximately 10:30am.
The comments in question relate to Flynn’s “false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements” to the bureau regarding his conversations with the Russian ambassador in the run-up to President Trump’s inauguration.
The charges make Flynn the latest target of the ongoing special counsel investigation.
Last month, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates were indicted by Mueller’s probe; both men pleaded not guilty.
More information as it becomes available.