The biggest news this week has dropped on Friday, perhaps by design.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who resigned in disgrace in the early days of the new administration, has reportedly pled guilty to lying to the FBI.
But he’s agreed to a plea deal with the Mueller team in exchange for testimony against Donald Trump that involves an order — either directly or indirectly — to contact the Russian government.
What’s not yet clear is whether the order came before after inauguration.
If after, it’s much ado about nothing, but if before it could raise additional questions that will add more drum-beating to the Democrats’ calls for impeachment.
Also, the nature of the order (specifically to what end) could be the terms of whether it is considered a ‘high crime or misdemeanor’.
It’s about to get crazy, folks.
Here’s more from Redstate…
If confirmed, this is the biggest revelation yet from the Robert Mueller investigation, which is already reported to be getting retired General Michael Flynn to plead guilty:
The wording of this release is important. It’s unclear now whether this happened before or after Donald Trump was inaugurated. The difference matters. Presidents get to conduct diplomacy in a way that others don’t.