Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to testify that President Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the 2016 campaign, according to a report by ABC News.
Flynn is saying that Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians,” ABC’s Brian Ross said Friday, just moments after Flynn entered a guilty plea for lying about his contact with Russians during the presidential transition period.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday, after being charged with one felony count in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
According to ABC News, Flynn is also prepared to testify against Trump, members of Trump’s family and White House officials.
The former adviser has reportedly also “promised full cooperation to the Mueller team” within the last 24 hours.