Mike Flynn on TrumpGate
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is a key figure in Trumpgate. He was a senior member of Trump’s transition team, serving as one of his national security advisors during the transition period.
When Trump took office, he appointed Flynn as National Security Advisor, which lasted for 24 days until Flynn was fired for private discussions he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Flynn and Kislyak discussed the lifting of US sanctions against Russia, which had just been imposed by then President Barack Obama. They also discussed a UN resolution about Israeli settlements. Both conversations undermined US plans and policy at the time.
It was also discovered that Flynn had secretly accepted money from Turkey and was acting as an unregistered agent on their behalf but failed to mention any of this.
In December of 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to the charge of lying to the FBI and, in a plea bargain arrangement, agreed to cooperate with investigation being led by Robert Mueller.