Washington D.C. [United States], Dec 1 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been charged for making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about his post-election discussions with Russia's ambassador to the United States in January.
Michael Flynn was charged with "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements," reported the Independent, citing the court documents.
Flynn is accused of falsely telling the FBI that he did not ask Kislyak to "refrain from escalating the situation in response to [the] sanctions."
Flynn was scheduled to appear at a plea hearing at 10.30am in Washington DC.
He was forced to resign in February after misleading the White House about meeting the Russian ambassador before Trump took office.
Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates were indicted last month; they pleaded not guilty.
Apparently, Mueller's team was seeking a deal of some kind to win Flynn's cooperation in that investigation. (ANI)