Trump’s pick for deputy commerce secretary.  Possible collusion and criminal charges.  Michael Flynn delivered his last statement during the daily briefing at the White House in February after being removed by Mike Pence whom he lied to about his Russian contacts.  The NSC was a hotbed of dysfunction until recently when Flynn’s replacement, H.R. McMaster, finally asserted himself fully. 

Must be Halloween, the Trick and Traitors are out....

Michael Thomas Flynn (born December 1958) is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General who served in the US Army for 33 years, from 1981 until 2014. In January 2017 he briefly served as National Security Advisor to US President Donald Trump. 

In December 2017 he pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI, a felony, about contacts he had with the Russian government during Trump's presidential transition.

Flynn's military career included a key role in shaping US counterterrorism strategy and dismantling insurgent networks in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he was given numerous combat arms, conventional, and special operations senior intelligence assignments.

He was appointed by President Barack Obama as the eighteenth director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, serving from July 2012 to his retirement from the military in August 2014.[4] After leaving the military, he established Flynn Intel Group, which has provided intelligence services for businesses and governments, including ones in Turkey.

Flynn briefly served as the National Security Advisor for President Donald Trump, from January 20 to February 13, 2017.[7] He resigned after information surfaced that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.  Flynn's tenure of just 24 days was the shortest in the office's history.

On April 27, 2017, the Pentagon inspector general announced an investigation into whether Flynn had accepted money from foreign governments without the required approval.  Flynn initially refused to hand over subpoenaed documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, pleading the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination, but a compromise with the committee was worked out.  On December 1, 2017, Flynn appeared in federal court to formalize a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to plead guilty to a single felony count of "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI.  He confirmed his intention to cooperate with the Special Counsel's investigation.

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