The former assistant to the US President accused of giving false testimony to the FBI about the content of his conversations in 2016 with the then current Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Donald Trump wished good luck to his former assistant for national security Michael Flynn on the eve of the verdict in the case of giving false testimony to the FBI about the conversation with the Russian Ambassador. The American leader made it clear that he does not know what testimony Flynn gave to the group of special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating the alleged collusion between the Republican campaign headquarters and Russia in 2016.
“Good luck in court today to General Michael Flynn,” Trump wrote on Twitter. – It will be interesting to know what he will say, despite the enormous pressure he is under, about the Russian collusion in the course of our beautiful and, of course, very successful political campaign. There was no collusion!”
On Tuesday, it is planned to announce the verdict of Flynn, who is accused of giving false testimony to the FBI about the content of his conversations in December 2016 with the then Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak. The case is being considered as part of the investigation attributed to the Russian interference in the US presidential election in 2016. Flynn on December 11 filed a petition to the court for the appointment of a preventive measure in the form of 200 hours of community service, as well as probation, not exceeding one year. He explained this in part by the fact that on January 24, 2017, the FBI did not warn him about the possible consequences of false statements before the conversation began.
Last week, Trump in an interview with Fox News channel said that investigators have pressured his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen and Flynn to get fabricated testimony. The US President suggested that the investigators could exert strong pressure on Flynn and force him to give evidence that is not true.
In February last year, Flynn was forced to resign due to the fact that he did not fully inform Vice President Michael Pence about the conversations with Kislyak. Trump and his key aides have repeatedly denied suspicions of any illegal contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election campaign. Moscow has many times denied the allegations of trying to influence the presidential elections in the United States.