Former White House advisor Michael Flynn copped a plea with the Special Counsel Friday and the White House was caught off guard. No one knows yet what Flynn is giving for the break that he appears to be getting. Flynn was facing up to 60 years in sentencing. He now is looking at 6 to 12 months.
What he pleaded to was a process crime. That is Robert Mueller’s wedge to get at the President. We will soon see if there is anything there that will damage the President.
As Written By Joel B. Pollak for Breitbart:
“No one in the White House was prepared.”
That is how Politico began its article Friday afternoon, reporting that the White House legal team dealing with the Russia investigation, headed by Ty Cobb, was taken completely by surprise when former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI earlier in the day.
As Breitbart News had already more than a week ago, the New York Times reported on Thanksgiving that Flynn’s lawyers had terminated an agreement with President Donald Trump’s legal team to share information about the probe. As the Times noted, that termination would have made sense if Flynn had begun cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And, indeed, other reports in the days that followed seemed to indicate that was likely.
Yet somehow the White House lawyers reportedly failed to anticipate that Flynn would plead guilty to a minor charge in return for offering to testify against the president or members of his family and his inner circle.
Politico reported (emphasis added):
One person close to the White House described the mood this way: “What they’re freaked out about is that there are no leaks. Papadopoulos didn’t leak. Flynn didn’t leak. They feel like they can’t trust anyone. Their own counsel didn’t…….
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