Trump: I’m not worried about Flynn’s guilty plea


President Trump on Saturday addressed for the first time his former national security adviser’s admission that he lied to FBI investigators about his contact with Russian officials.

“No, I’m not” worried about what Michael Flynn will tell investigators, Trump told reporters.


“What has been shown is no collusion,” he said. “There’s been absolutely no collusion so we’re very happy.”

Flynn, as part of a plea deal announced Friday, has agreed to cooperate fully with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

Trump has maintained that his campaign did not collude. 

Trump has also called the investigation a “witch hunt” and a Democratic ploy.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters of the investigation on Saturday.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December of last year, during the presidential transition period.

Flynn reportedly spoke to the ambassador about tensions between the U.S. and Russia regarding former President Obama’s sanctions against the nation.

Flynn is the third Trump campaign associate now charged in Mueller’s probe. He is the first individual prosecuted by Mueller who held a formal position in the Trump administration.

– Josh Delk contributed to this report that was updated at 9:58 a.m.

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