White House lawyer Ty Cobb responded to the news that former national security advisor Michael Flynn pled guilty on Friday by saying that “nothing” about Flynn’s guilty plea implicates anyone in the White House.
Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his post-election contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, CNBC reported.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison but Flynn’s plea agreement calls for no more than six months in prison and a possible maximum fine of $9,500.
Following this latest development in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, White House lawyer Ty Cobb issued the following statement:
Today, Michael Flynn, a former National Security Advisor at the White House for 25 days during the Trump Administration, and a former Obama administration official, entered a guilty plea to a single count of making a false statement to the FBI.
The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel’s work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion.