Washington D.C. [United States], Dec 1 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) about conversations with the Russian ambassador in January.
Flynn acknowledged that he was cooperating with the investigation by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, into the Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election campaign, reported CNN.
In a statement, Flynn said he acknowledged that his actions "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," he said.
His plea agreement is suggesting that Flynn provided information to prosecutors, which may help advance the inquiry.
Flynn's only comments were to answer yes and no to questions from the judge in the court.
He also stated that he has not been coerced to plead guilty.
Michael Flynn was charged with "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements."
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."
Apparently, Mueller's team was seeking a deal of some kind to win Flynn's cooperation in that investigation.(ANI)