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Read It: Michael Flynn's Complete Statement After Guilty Plea in Russia Probe

Here is the full text of a statement issued by former national security adviser Michael Flynn following his guilty plea to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian diplomat

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    Flynn Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to FBI

    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to a count of making false statements to the FBI. He is the fourth person charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. (Published Friday, Dec. 1, 2017)

    Here is the complete statement issued by former national security adviser Michael Flynn after he pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian diplomat. 

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    "After over 33 years of military service to our country, including nearly five years in combat away from my family, and then my decision to continue to serve the United States, it has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of "treason" and other outrageous acts. 

    "Such false accusations are contrary to everything I have ever done and stood for. But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right. My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel's Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions."

    Flynn's Court Exit a Throwback to 2016 'Lock Her Up' Speech

    [NATL] 'Lock Him Up': Scene of Flynn's Exit a Throwback to 2016 'Lock Her Up' Speech

    Demonstrators at the scene of the Washington, D.C. courtroom where Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI chanted "lock him up," as he left the area. They were invoking a 2016 speech Flynn gave at the Republican National Convention, where he chanted "lock her up" in regards to Hillary Clinton's email controversy. 

    (Published Friday, Dec. 1, 2017)