Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that President Donald Trump directed him to contact Russia. Flynn claims that initially Trump was interested in cooperating with Russia in the fight against ISIS.
Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn has promised “full cooperation” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and, according to a confidant, is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria.
Flynn had felt abandoned by Trump in the last few months.
A close confidant told ABC News that Flynn felt abandoned by Trump in recent weeks, and told friends about the decision to make the plea deal within the last 24 hours as he grew increasingly concerned about crippling legal costs he would face if he continued to contest the charges.